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Stray Cat Hostel Reviews

Mebusan Yokusu 35, Findikli Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

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90%

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699 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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97%

Confortable rooms, amazing staff, good location and great atmosphere. For the price you pay, it's really worth it!


100%

Excelent facilities, very confortable bed and extremely helpful staff. The common area is great to meet other travellers and there's always some nice music playing. The breakfast is simple but enough to keep you satisfied for a while. Besides, the hostel is really close to Taksim square, tram and ferry lines. Stray Cat is what every hostel should be! Keep up the good work guys!


89%

An excellent hostel where there is always someone at the front desk ready to help out or deal with inquiries. The name of the place is very appropriate as there is family of resident cats who have made the hostel home. If you are not fond of the creatures best you go elsewhere! For me like many others, cats conjure up images of homeliness. The current litter of kittens was a bonus. It is kept clean and the bathrooms and WC have functional plumbing which is essential in the hot summer months.


97%

I absolutely LOVED this hostel. LOCATION: right by the tram, short train ride to the main tourist area (Blue Mosque etc), but is itself in the cool place where you can explore the city at night (Taxim square, bars, clubs, etc). STAFF: the coolest, friendliest, helpful people. they're happy to help you plan. ATMOSPHERE: super chill, great music playing, cats to play with. can drink, read, whatever A/C is awesome. good showers and bathrooms. fridge, free water/coffee, breakfast. elevator


91%

Helpful and very friendly staff at all hours, free to use lockers, very friendly atmosphere between the guests, good location near Taksim Square, a simple but delicious breakfast.... I could be going on and on about the positive things about this hostel. Sincerely recommended!


97%

Staff were incredibly lovely and helpful. Nice bright rooms with aircon. Really good place for meeting fellow travelers and a good . Free breakfast, teas/coffees and water were a great addition to a really great hostel! I'd recommend this to anyone coming to Istanbul.


80%

Really good location and excellent hostel for a solo backpacker. Staff is a bit hot and cold but overall a really good environment with really really clean facilities. Big lockers in the room and small safe deposit lockers in the lobby. Only burn is walking up that gigantic hill up to Taksim but on the other hand it is really close to the T1 line and to the ferries


91%

The guys are very friendlys And give good service.


94%

Good hostel. The staff is excellent.


91%

Their are cats that live there


91%

Thank you for the good time


91%

Staff and atmosphere where great! Breakfast was very good and free tea, coffee and cold water all day. Also free cat entertainment :-)


89%

Loved the funky atmosphere, the decoration and the friendly cats hanging out with the guests. The best part was the staff, so friendly and willing to assist with all my questions. I definitely recommend this hostel.


100%

One of the best hostels on our trip!

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The staff were fantastic. The wifi didn't work in the rooms which was inconvenient. The atmosphere was nice but the security was questionable. The hostel had no keys, nor the room so the only safeguard was the receptionist. It was secure for all intents and purposes but left me a little uneasy since there also wasn't much space for locking valuables. Finally, it's not called stray cat for no reason. There were a lot of cats inside. I would recommend this hostel in any case! Good breakfast too!


97%

Really nice and easy going place to stay:) Really good location close to taxim. High five to stray cats!


83%

Excellent staff and great breakfast


100%

Great place to stay, very friendly and genuinely nice staff, secure area and close to public transport and tourist attractions. I got many new friends at this hostel. Highly recommended and I will definitely return! Linda


94%

This is definetely one of the bests (if not the best) hostel I've ever been to. Great location, just 2 minutes from tram stop that gets you to old town. Our room was really big and clean. They offer free sheets and towels if asked. Bathrooms are nice, modern and clean. The SUPER friendly staff makes the stay mindblowing. They are really helpful and give you directions to restaurants, shops and touristic sites, even help you plan your days. Breakfast is nice around the common table. Totaly worth

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

A great place to stay. Plenty of room in the dorm I was in, the guys working there were the most helpful I have ever had at a hostel. Actually, the breakfast was really good too! Made me get out of bed for it after a big night. The kittens are great fun as well. Just down the road from Taksim square, great spot. Get in there!


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