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Route 39 Reviews

Mebusan Yokusu 39, Istanbul, Turkey

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347 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 61%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 51%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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This was the last leg of our trip and we were disappointed to find the service was less than appealing. Staff were vague and didn't seem approachable. Rooms were poor for money paid, sheets were dirty and bathroom was a disaster. We were thankful to leave to be honest.


Very nice hostel. great owners and friendly staff. The location is great, close to main shopping streets and main attractions only a 2 minute tram ride. Right near the beach and there is also a roof terrace with a great view and atmosphere. I was sad to leave this place. The value for money is incredible.


Friendly and helpful staff and everything, but the place really looks like a dump. Considering they charge almost as much as they would do in London, the conditions are really bad.

  • 17th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi Istvan thank you for your comment and rating. Our only objection is that for 16 euros per person in a private room we should be a good value for money in every megalopolis of the world.


Nice and big rooms with everything you need, clean bathrooms and a roof terrace with an amazing view. Only minus is that you can't bring our own drinks to the terrace. The bar is pretty cheap though. Definitely recommendable.


Really easy to find from Findikli tram stop. The atmosphere and workers are great, always ready to help (even it is at 5a.m n the morning THANK YOU!). Breakfast and the top terrace are great! I would only highlight that showers could work better and that there isn't any plug in in the room where I was! But overall perfect!


The bathroom was really dirty when we were there. The blankets on our bed did not fit well and were old and stained.


its a lovely place to stay. You feel welcome in Istabul the second you enter this place and it gets better the longer you stay. :)


Perfect location, frienndly people, great terrace on the roof. Only the facilities are very basic (sometimes no warm water, bad smell, for sure bring flip-flops for shower). But for the price the overall experience is definitely good...


great place, nice people, exremly helpful staff and cozy terrace on the rooftop with seaview. in the daytime quite noisy because of the car traffic, if you plan sleeping longer than 10 am earplugs would be useful ;)


Route 39 si the perfect place to enjoy istanbul! Once you found the entry ( it is really hidden beyond a Domino's pizza!) Staff is great, view is amazing, and apart from the bathroom that could smell better, i highly recommend this hostel


Cleanliness was a huge problem, especially in the bathroom and toilets. Water smelled bad. Lots of smoking inside. No air conditioning, a huge problem in the very hot summer in Istanbul. Friendly staff though, and nice terrace with awesome view. All in all a 64 percent is too high cause the problems mentioned kinda spoil the good things.


Some of the staff were friendly and some not so friendly, hostel was a bit cramped but close to the metro line, not an amazing hostel but it did have a nice chill out area on the roof/terrace :) 6.5/10


I wouldn't mind paying extra money for conditoned air in the rooms. Sleeping was difficult due to the high temperatures in the rooms.

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice Hostel in the near of Taksim. Friendly Stuff. Mattress was very bad !!!!


It's good if you're in a large group. I didn't like this place because cooking was difficult. They say they have a kitchen on their features list, but it is not really. And they say you can't bring outside food here... What? Seems like a good place, but with wacky management making dictator rules for guests to follow. It's ok if you re just here to party. But if traveling, look for something else.


I recently stayed at the Route 39 Hostel and I loved it. I met many nice people and the atmosphere was great. The staff is cool and very friendly. The location is great and the view is also nice.

  • 27th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a nice place with good location and great rooftop terrace for hanging out. Food up there is pretty limited to what they have lying around though. People smoking throughout the hostel is another downside for me, but generally, the place is fine.


Great staff, great atmosphere as well. Very helpful and welcoming. Excellent value for the price as well, and the facilities were decent too. Only downside to my stay was that the hostel was located downhill, which made it a little difficult to climb up and down with a suitcase, but despite that, I would definitely recommend this hostel to any solo traveller :)))


What a great hostel! we booked for three nights, but stayed for seven. The location is ideal - close to Taksim Sq. and a short walk to Sultanhamet. The facilities are basic, but clean, and we felt very safe.They have a great rooftop bar which looks over the Bosphorus and all the staff are very friendly. Highly recommended. Thanks Chris and see you next time :)

  • 17th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Decent location, staff were approachable, great location for public transport, good eateries near by, decent breakfast, rooms a but dirty, but we were upgraded free of charge, good value over all

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