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.
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The staff were really friendly, the price is amazing and the location is good. However the dorm was very dirty and it was quite dark. Also the room smelt like cigarettes.
The staff is really helpful and fun and the prices are reasonable. Location is excellent, just down from bustling Istiklal Caddesi (plenty of bars and restaurants) and well away from the merciless tourist hustle of Sultanahmet. The hostel itself is a little dark and dingy (the photos aren't quite accurate) and you'll have to be up relatively early to get hot water in the showers.
great stay! Thank you!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
SOHO Hostel was one of the nicest places I have stayed in so far. It is the people that make it such a great atmosphere. There is always someone around for questions about the city but even more than that even for a tip, a phone call and a tea and warm hello in the morning. I will definitely stay in SOHO again next time I go back to Istanbul. Thanks for everything, guys!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I staied there just for one night. but from our arrive (like 7pm) until pur check-out (like 11am) there was no light, no electricity. they told many times that everything will be ok in 2 hours. later they told again that the lights will turn on soon. but all nights nothing, we could not clean ourself or similar. very good location in center.