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Puffin Hostel Istanbul Reviews

Sinanpaşa Mh., Çelebi Oğlu Sk, 34398 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey

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20 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The hostel was a little hard for me to find, but people on the street were very helpful. Once I arrived the staff were VERY accommodating! I felt very cared for. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. I would highly recommend this place!!

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great 'non-touristy' location however tourist attractions very accessible . Close to bus stops, ferries etc. Staff happy to help and are always available. Relaxed and 'home away from home' atmosphere. Great price too. Check it out!!


My friend and I stayed here at the end of October and loved it. It's right in the middle of Besiktas, which is a great are full of shops and cheap food. Nice and local. It's a bus ride to the sites, but we ended up sightseeing around Besiktas too! The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. All of the recommendations were wonderful and delicious. There wasn't much of an atmosphere, but I think that's because it was the off-season.


Fantastic stay; right in the Besiktas 'Food mile'.... lovely staff, nice and quiet atmosphere, lovely Music and great security! Absolutely loved it and if I come back to Istanbul one day (which I should) I will stay here again! Well done lads - Keep up the good work!


Staff are very helpful and besiktas is a lovely area to stay in, albeit somewhat complicated to find at night. Some lovely cafes and shops in the area.


Really nice!!! Good location in Besiktas. Its very convenient to take ferry to Princes' Islands and take mini bus to Taksim. The host is really nice~!! Clean bathroom and dorm~ Fully equipped kitchen~ Definitely recommend~


It is one of the best Hostels I have ever stayed in. It's probably the best Hostel in Istanbul. It is located in Besiktas, which I think is the best Location. It is surprisingly quiet, even though plenty of bars, restauraunts and pubs are so close. Several Busses in every direction leaves from here and in addition to that the ferry leaves every ten minutes to the Asian site of Istanbul. Mini Buses to Taksim (5 Minutes) for 2 TL drive the whole night. The atmosphere feels like a big family.


Staffs are very kind and friendly. The dormitory room was big enough. The terrace was so nice, good atmosphere. It was perfect, if we could use wifi in the room.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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