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Stray Cat Hostel Reviews

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

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90%

Rating
797 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

We loved our stay at Stray Cat Hostel! The atmosphere was so amazing and the cats were so cute! Breakfast was yummy and the staff always asked how our day was and even figured out our transportation to and from the airport. I would have felt more comfortable if there were bigger lockers to store our stuff after we checked out and I would have liked more than a sheet on our bed, it did get a little bit chilly at night, but other than that, we loved our stay! Definitely would come here again.

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Thank you very much for your nice feedback and special thanks to your compliments to our laid back vibe and kittens This is so nice to know that we are going to be your choice again for your next Istanbul visit . Happy travels.

77%

It was a good place. If I return to the city I will stay there.

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy new travels.

77%

close to bus station but very difficult walking(hill)...good staff and the breakfast its ok...to share just a little living...you can visit the mosque walking 25m

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Thank you for your feedback and we enjoy to know you had a overall nice stay with us.

89%

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel! The paintings everywhere are so nice and the fact that you offer some cats a home gives the hostel an extra feeling of being very welcome. It's close to taksim but the hill is quite steep, i didn't see that coming. Wifi unfortunately doesn't work very well on higher floors (as well in the dorms as in the Twin bedroom) but downstairs is enough space to sit down. Breakfast was perfect! Thanks for all your good help! P.s. I was a little cold at night :s

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Thank you for being very kind and giving us such a nice feedback. Special thanks for mentioning about kitties. Nice to know we see you again in your next Istanbul visit.

89%

Location was great next to restaurants and cafes. Walking distance to two or three metro and tram lines. Room was a little cramped and the building and my room was a little noisy from the plumbing. Otherwise the staff was super helpful and friendly, and I felt welcomed. Recommended but maybe some rooms are hit or miss.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with our location and staff , We apologize if you experienced some small problem with the size of your single room . We have different sizes for single rooms, when you inform us beforehand or upon arrival we are more than happy to make the arrangements according to your wishes. Happy travels.

97%

This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The beds were comfy, the showers warm and the staff were wonderful they were really friendly and full of great advice The cats were an addedd bonus!

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Thanks for your nice words for Stray Cat Hostel . We enjoy to know you had a joyfull stay in Istanbul. Nice to know we are going to be your choice again for your next trip to Istanbul. Happy and Safe Travels

100%

The hostel staff was amazing, such a nice and cozy place. Very clean! Hope to be there again.

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Thank you for your nice words for the athmosphere and staff. It was a pleasure to know we are going to be your choice for your next Istanbul visit. Happy and safe travels.

100%

Honestly this place is perfect, however, if you are not into cats then this is not the place for you. Location is perfect. You are close to the tram and the ferry that takes you to the Asian side/prince's islands. You are a steep walk uphill to taksim but please be aware that Istanbul is FULL of hills. Staff is very friendly. I would come back if given the opportunity to do so.

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It was a pleasure to have you and your friend here. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, and for the nice words, a special thanks for mentioning about kittens. We wish to see you again for your next Istanbul visit.

80%

Close acres to the metro and Taksim Square/Istiklal Caddessi make this a good location, but the neighborhood is a bit run down. The atmosphere is very friendly and artistic, and very friendly staff.

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your nice words about our location, staff and athmosphere. It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed the vibe in hostel. We hope to welcome you again for your next Istanbul visit. Happy and safe travels.

89%

Awesome people running and working at the place! They can give you awesome recommendations on what to do and to see. And they will make sure you stay away from the tourist traps :-) just ask them anything you wanna know about the city!

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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This is a pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay with us in Istanbul . Thank you for your nice words, it was a pleasure to host you and your friend . Safe and happy travels.

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