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

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778 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Staff were all helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them, whether it be trying to rebook flights to finding good places to eat or luggage storage, they couldn't help quick enough. Rooms were extremely comfortable and large. Bathrooms all clean and in working order. Short walk down the hill for a 5 minute tram to the old town. Or 10 minutes walk up the hill to Taksim square. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough. As long as you don't mind cats this place is great!!

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It was great pleasure to welcome you and your friends . We enjoy to hear you loved your stay with us in Istanbul. Thank you for your nice words , special thanks mentioning about the kittens . Hope to see you again in your next Istanbul visit. Happy and safe travels.


It's very near the Taksim square,but when we arrived to Taksim we could not find the right street and had to take a taxi, because buildings don't have marked streets so good.We recomend a board on the Taksim square,on which it would say Stray cat hostel-in what direction it is.Rooms don't have WIFI,only in the common room. Shower in the 3rd floor is really bad.It is very cold in the common room.We really really liked the rooms and staff!!They are helpful and so nice!We Would choose again!LAURA&M

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are happy to hear that you found us very helpful and friendly.Thank you for your time to evaluate our hostel. At our hostel we strive to provide a social and welcoming environment where travelers can meet and sleep for a budget rate. We regrettable apologize for not fulfilling some of your expectations and wish you safe and happy travels.


Excellent hostel with amazingly helpful staff, good location and a great atmosphere to boot. Definite highlight being the staff who help you with anything you may need or want to see.

  • 4th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We enjoy to hear your nice words about staff and athmosphere, it is a pleasure to know you liked your stay with us and your visit to Istanbul. Wish to see you next time again. Happy and safe travels


The staff is extremely helpful and nice,though you have to pass the steep way before getting there,the location is perfect with easy access to tram and taksim sqare,recommended!!

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Thank you for sharing your experience and for your comment about Stray Cat Hostel. Happy to know you enjoyed your overall stay , we wish to see you again for your next Istanbul trip.

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