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Red River Hostel Reviews

Sahkulu Mah. Kumbaracı Yokusu, No:35 Red River Apt. Beyoglu/Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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85 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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We satyed in a private double room, and it was great. Good room, nice breakfast, close to Tophane metro station, so really easy to get to all the touristic stuff.


This place didn't any lockers to put our stuff. Although the owner told us, we can leave our important stuff in reception desk next to him. It wasn't we were looking for. Dorm room was smelling really bad and heating was not working. We had to wear our jackets/coats while sleeping and blankets they provide were so thin. Location is really nice, very close to taksim/Istiklal street. If this place is your last chance, you can use it. Otherwise, I'm sure you can find cheaper and better places.

  • 31st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed as a couple in the Double Bed Room for five nights. The Red River Hostel is a nice place, clean bed sheets, hot shower, Internet. The room was quite cool though and there was no breakfast. If you're looking for a hostel feeling with common activities and parties, you should go elsewhere, but if you just want a calm place to sleep in the center if Istanbul and with a very helpful receptionist, then you might like it here. We were all in all satisfied and wish the hostel good luck!

  • 20th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The guy at the reception is kind and very helpful. The location of the hostel is hard to find and difficult to reach because of the ascending bad constructed road especially if you are carrying a suitcase. The room had a broken bed in certain points. The breakfast is decent. I would not try it again because of the location mostly. Nevertheless you have to climb all these stairs to reach your room carrying baggages.

  • 20th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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