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Stray Cat Hostel Reviews

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

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88%

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750 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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97%

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.

83%

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)

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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.

89%

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)

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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

89%

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.

97%

There are cats in the living room :) and the staff is very nice, they share all the valuable information with you even before you ask, I enjoy the caring.

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It was our pleasure to host you , thanks for mentioning about the kittens in common areas , and nice to know you enjoyed your stay with us in Istanbul. Happy new travels.

91%

I was looking for a hostel where id feel safe but where it would be easy to meet people. Stray Cat covered perfectly both of these requirements. There was someone always at the reception, the hostel was located on a lighted street that had at least some pedestriands even at night (i left 3:30 am but still walking alone to the havatas stop didnt make me scared), theres 24h grocery shop just across the street, hostel staff is extremely nice and helpful and the common are perfect for making friends

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Very nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is our pleasure to be a part of your trip to Istanbul which you will always remember with a smile. Thanks for being here and for all nice words. Happy and safe travels.

91%

The staff try to help you a lot, they are so friendly. The location is good , but be aware, from the hostel to Taksim is a very hill road.

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Dear Tsen Thank you for your review for Stray Cat Hostel, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in Istanbul. Special thanks for your nice words about stuff and location. Hope to see you again for your next Istanbul visit. Happy and safe travels.

94%

Absolutely loved staying at this hostel. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the hostel itself is very clean and social. If I had to nitpick, I would say the only things wrong are the fact that the WiFi doesn't reach the rooms, the kitchen does not allow for cooking, and the location makes for a steep climb to Taksim Square. Besides that though, this is a great choice for your stay in Istanbul.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We love to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for wonderful words about stuff , cleaning and athmosphere. We have a kitchen at basement with cooking facilities and a kitchenette in common room, Sorry for not being informative enough for that issue, We are delighted to know we are going to be your choice for your next Istanbul visit. Happy travels.

91%

Great place, thank you for the music, chilling time and breakfast... love to the team!!!!!

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Thanks for your nice words about our free breakfast , athmosphere and staff. We hope to host you agaın ın your next Istanbul vısıt. It ıs a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay wıth us.

86%

Nice stay, totally reccommend it!

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Nice to know you liked overall your stay in Istanbul with us. It will be our pleasure to host you again. Happy travels .

94%

Very friendly staff and lovely atmosphere, clean rooms and facilities.

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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This is very nice to know you enjoyed your stay with us in Istanbul. Special thanks for your nice words about staff and athmosphere . Wish to have you again with us for your next Istanbul visit.

97%

One of the best hostels I've ever been to! Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and you meet the most amazing people on the common area! Super close to taxsim square and a tram line. Love love loved it at Stray Cat!

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with us, Thanks for the nice words about staff and athmosphere. We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul again. Happy new travels.

86%

I loved the stray cats :) it was close to taxim and to tram line t1. The stuff was absolutely amazing and helpful!

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with our location, rooms, atmosphere, cleaning and staff .We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul again.

71%

The rooms are very basic, but clean. The staff are chatty and always ready to give advice and tips about where to go in Istanbul. It was easy to meet people in the common area, and lovely to have the cats jump up and cuddle next to you on the couches. The location is great - within walking distance to the big tourist sites, but away from a lot of the hustle of the main streets that surround it.

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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 , social atmosphere, cleaning 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.

91%

I have traveled a lot over the past years and my week long stay at Stray Cat was one of my best experiences at a hostel. I was traveling on my own and was very happy to be assisted by a great staff who helped give me suggestions, as well as met many other very friendly and like-minded travels in the common area-- there you can always meet some interesting people (...and a cat or two). Bonus points was that the breakfast was really great. I would definitely recommend this hostel.

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Very nice to hear your kind words. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with our rooms, social atmosphere, cleaning , kittens and staff. We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul again.

89%

What a great hostel! Very social, staff is great, chill atmosphere, plus there are cats around! Rooms are clean, and the included breakfast is tasty. Only complaint is that the bathroom/shower on my floor (3rd floor) didn't always work. But it wasn't even a problem because I just used the one on another floor. Awesome hostel, wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else if I go back to Istanbul.

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel. We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with our rooms, social atmosphere, cleaning, staff. We apologize if you experienced some problem with the shower on your floor. We would like to inform you and our future guests that we fixed the problem to prevent future occurrence. We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul.

86%

The guys working here must be the friendliest people in Istanbul! Very helpful. There are indeed felines here but not that many (and I think they're only in the common area) so don't worry about the rooms smelling or anything. Great breakfast but the shower did have problems. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone! Close to public transportation too.

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with our rooms, social atmosphere, cleaning , staff , We apologize if you experienced some problem with the shower in your floor . We would like to inform you and our future guests that we fixed the problem to prevent future occurrence.We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul

86%

Cracking hostel. Small but decent enough vibe. Excellent location, really good staff, comfy beds in decent sized rooms. (Nice that they're not all bunks too!) The cats are an excellent touch. Would definitely stay again.

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Very nice to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with your stay with us . Very nice to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul next time . Happy travels.

94%

We had an excellent stay. The staff were very helpful, kind and offered us a lot of cake!

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with us, We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul again. Happy new travels.

94%

Loved my stay here. Friendly staff, cool surroundings and a really good location. And cute cats. It was definitely value for money. Check out the picture of cats in istanbul on the stairwell too (by yours truly)

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We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.We are delighted to know that you were satisfied with our location, staff, neighbourhood and service. Special thanks for the compliment for kittens. And also for the artwork on the stairwell. We are happy to know that you would choose Stray Cat as your home in Istanbul again. Happy new travels.

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