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Route 39 Reviews

Mebusan Yokusu 39, Istanbul, Turkey

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361 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Staff is nice! The place isn't nothing fancy - rather stripped down actually - but its very clean.


Tell the truth, If I want to come back to Istanbul, absolutely I will to this Hostel, Why? I lost my Swedish keys, its value was around of 2500 SEK, I guessed it should be there, but I was not sure, when I went after four days, the administer gave it to me, now I'm very happy that I was there.

  • 19th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Shared bathroom should be better lighted.

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We arrived at 2.00 AM (late flight) Nobody was there . We stuck around 30 minutes until some kid opened the door. I suggest to arrive to the hostel before 22:00.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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When its too late you should send us e-mail. .So we can wait for you happily... Sometimes we need sleep and rest ...So next day we can give you the best service


SMELLY AND DIRTY. I wouldn't recommand this hostel. Even if the location is good, the staff - often drunk - is not very sympatic. The rooftop is nice, but you're are not allowed to drink there, not even a single beer. They prefer sell there own beer twice the price you can get in the little shop downstairs. Plus, they 'close' the rooftop for no reason at night. The dorms are cheap, but the beds are not confortable. The common bathroom, for guys and girls, is always dirty and smells.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We try to clean as much we can the dorms. and wcs ...about staff ... after the shift is over they have right to drink with guests... because hostel is not like hotels... our guest is our friends. the beer in market we sell 9 tl... that we have to pay beautiful terrace rent and expenses... Thank you for suggestions and complains ... we gonna be better fixing our problems.


Nice place, for best price in good location

Owner Comment (Hide)
You are nice person with good character... Nice to meet you... Have a good trips in your life


great location, ambient and facilities in this place! the staff is friendly and so cool, you can use the kitchen and there are coffee & tea facilities during the day great terrace & view from istanbul!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much Martin... you are cool guy. We gonna miss you... holla coca cola


I stayed here for less than a day... basically rented a bed to crash on for seven hours. That said it was a great spot! Staff was super friendly, the rooms were very clean and well kept, and the bathrooms immaculate. Also in a great location on the hillside of Besiktas close to good bars and great views.

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