Soho Hostel Istanbul Reviews
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For Istanbul and for its location , this hostel was very cheap. Not an amazing hostel, but very reasonable.
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Location in Besiktas is very pleasant, and I personally prefer the quiter environment, but most of the shopkeepers etc. in the area only speak Turkish, and it's a walk + metro/bus away from the more English speaking touristy areas like Taksimi and Istiklal.
If you want to get a normal night sleep, dont stay here. It feels like your room is in a middle of party from all the street noise. Location seems to be good and going out in the neighbourhood looks like fun.
Very clean bathrooms. Beds were adequate, but came only with a fitted sheet and a blanket; blankets are less than practical in Istanbul in May. Staff seemed friendly, but not all spoke English. Staff smoked in the kitchen, but far enough from bedrooms that it was mostly a non issue. Overall, I would recommend this hostel.
The 4-person rooms are very cramped-- the bathroom facilities even more so and few in number. There is a lingering smell of cigarette smoke in the air. The staff didn't speak an adequate level of English to be helpful. The club next door keeps the beats pumping pretty loudly all night, but not every night. It was very inexpensive, but next time we would probably spend a couple extra dollars to stay in a proper hostel.
The staff is absolutely terrible, they will literally kick you out the minute you are due to check out. They don't want anyone hanging out in the common room. The place is in a good location off of Istiklal street in Taksim and is cheap but is the absolute bare minimum. Stay in Taksim Sopha for the same price, same location and FANTASTIC staff who will cook for you.
The owner of the hostel is the only one who speak english, he is very nice and helpful. They don´t have any maps, the rooms are small and without key. They have a TV is a living room (really small) and a kitchen, but i´ve never go inside cause it seemed really dirty. The location is great, is always full of people and it seems safe. Ipve forgot a TERA in the hostel and they keep it for me so I went back and get it.
Adorable staff, perfect location (it can get noisy on weekends but the windows isolate very good), nice room (4dorm female), very stable wifi. I will come again :)
definitely a value option if you're on a low budget ... if you're lucky and get a room facing the inner court it's fine, out front it is quite noisy ... other than that nothing special but fine for the location
After booked 3 nights in this hostel we decided to move. The bad were broken, the old guy at the reception wasnt friendly and helpful at all, the manager instead was helfpul. The last days an Austrian guy lost some stuff or someone steal it and strange thing we too lost my phone and some food. The same food was in a plastic bag in the fridge with a packet of crisp, that the old receptionist guy were eating the last night we were there. Not safe at all.
Good location, very nice staff. They were very helpful in giving me directions. I highly recommend this place.
Room smelled of smoke all night, like it was being ventilated into the room. Not sure where it was coming from, if the staff or guests were smoking downstairs or if it was coming from outside. Good location and price though.