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This hostel is quite good, it's not the best, it's not the worse. Honestly, the staff makes the whole thing just great and there are real cats living in this hostel, that can be a dealbreaker.
This place has a great value for money. It is close to the tram station where you can reach most of the city attractions. Its also very close (though through a hilly path) to Taksim Square and Istaklan. The staff were really friendly.they gave me maps and good advice about the city. Yes, there are cats there but they stay most of the time at the reception, they are clean, healthy and adorable. Cons The toilets and shower rooms were tiny and might be cleaner.
I cannot fault this hostel and I have traveled alot. l. I can respond to some minor comments. Someone commented that there is not wifi on every floor. But this is changing now and who would want every one to sit in their rooms anyway? If you love cats, then you will love this hostel. It is a safe place for women and minorities because they discourage discrimination. If you want to get very drunk....or worse.... and come back at 6AM then this is NOT the place for you. Needs shower hooks,/racks
Nice place. Rooms are good. Staff are very friendly, location is fantastic. Good value. Will come back.
I would definitely recommend this hostel. I would like to thank Stray cat hostel for their great hospitality...!!! The owners were just amazing...!! My mother fell sick during our stay in Istanbul and Stray cat helped us a lot. We owe them big time... No problems at all with this hostel...!! excellent stay... The cats and kittens were wonderful as well... :) Thank you so much for everything stray cat....!! Double thumbs up...!!
I thought Stray Cat was great, it's a very friendly place with a nice atmosphere, a great breakfast and the location is perfect with quick access to the trams and ferry boats for getting around. I will stay here again :-)
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Cosy place, great friendly and super helpful staff! Plus they have kittens!
I enjoyed my stay here, the staff were great and really helpful with ideas and also helping me get to the airport when I was leaving. It's a funky hostel with lots of character. Has wifi but reception can be a bit hit and miss, especially the further you are from the front desk modem, generally ok in common area though. Rooms are clean and big, bathrooms are ok, not unclean just a bit old. It's good value for money and super convenient for the tram and walking to Taksim.
Great breakfast, including curds and yoghurt. However, I'd appreciate real Turkish coffee (not instant). I was in Istanbul for a weak (ECER 2013 CONFERENCE), and there also was only instant coffee...