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Hocapasa Mahallesi Ebussuud Caddesi No : 19 Sirkec, Istanbul, Turkey

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908 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Welcoming, friendly staff, gave us a second home for those six nights! Helped us with every questions we had and made the "turkish-anti-cold-tea" for us. The dinner nights they organize once a week are fun and good to meet other travellers. Located close to historic sights, mosques, bazars, eminönü harbour, supermarket, etc, everything within walking distance. Nice roof top terrace with view, kitchen for use and common area with good atmosphere to meet people. Drawers in the dorm can be locked!


The location was great as it is an easy walk to the Bosphorus, Hague Sophia, Grand Bazar and other main sites. There are also many bars and restaurants in the area. The staff are very friendly and helpful with bookings or advice. The free breakfast was adequate and there is also free wifi. Make sure you take up an offer for a meal at the hostel as the food they cooked me was great and you will sit down to eat with locals. There is a roof top lounge area which is great on a nice day.

  • 8th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best people, best location, best cats


Good hostel close to the major attractions. Our room had a vent to the toilet next door it seemed because when the guy was sick at 3 in the morning ..your could clearly hear the details. Food was ok. Average hostel in a great location.

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