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Very nice and quiet hostel in ubeatbale location. No kitchen facilities though. Super friendly staff.
It was a wonderful place with really kind and helpful staff. The common rooms felt warm and cozy.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The staff are amazing, you feel like home, Good position. Nice place to stay and enjoy Istanbul. The Staff can give you good advices about the City.
We booked a dorm but when we arrived they put us in a private room seeing how we were a couple which was very nice. The beds were comfy, good free breakfast, great view from the roof. Perfect location next to Galata tower. Short walk to Istiklal street and across the bridge to old town. Say hi to Rabia for us!!
Very nice stay, nice breakfast, nice rooftop view, clean, very well location strait bit down of galata tower that its very near by 5 min walk to the Bosphorus. And just crossing the bridge to join the Egyptian Bazar... The girls working there were very nice and putting nice songs but the guy was very unpleasant and very contemptuous ! Just for that I'm not sure to go back even if its nice and peacfull place to stay. What a pity !!!
I miss you all sooo much already. you made my stay in istanbul all the more better. thanks soo much!
Rapunzel is well located around the corner from Galata tower. All major tourist destinations are in walking distance, but it's also close to trams. I originally booked a 6 bed dorm but ended up in a double. No complaints there. Ensuite had a nice shower, plenty of hot water. As other reviews warn it is next to a mosque so you will be awakened at 5:45 every morning. Istanbul is loud no matter where you are so bring earplugs. Nice roof terrace, ok breakfast, not too social as hostels go.
Great spot, just near the Galata Tower. If you don't want to stay in the old town (i.e. near Blue Mosque etc) this is perfect
Location is the best part of Rapunzel. You are only a block from Galata tower which is a middle point to all things in the new and old city as well as to the transfer ferries that go to the Asian side.
Great, central location. Friendly staff with local knowledge. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The terrace at the top provides great views!
Loved staying here. We met some really great people staying here and got to relax and have some fun on the roof terrace. It's well located - and easily food if you use Galata tower as your marker. The staff are friends and extremely helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
Great staff, very helpfull and awesome recommendations for food and going out. Amazing location with nice view to the Golden Horn
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Excellent stay at Rapunzel Istanbul. Great terrace with a view, comfortable beds and air conditioning. Very clean. Delicious basic breakfast served every morning, and I found the location to be absolutely perfect. Need a few more power outlets in the dorms.
Great atmosphere, a little bit expensive but the location in from of galata tower is hard to match.