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Stray Cat Hostel Reviews

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

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704 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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great hostel! always clean, comfy beds, good breakfast, perfect location, always wifi in the lounge room, friendly and helpful staff and adorable kittens! Staff even helped us stop a taxi out the front of the hostel on our departure!


Großartige Atmosphäre, einzigartiger vibe und tolle Mitarbeiter, die einem stets mit Rat und Tat zur Seite stehen. Hervorzuheben sind natürlich die süßen Katzen, die das Hostel so besonders machen. Ich werde auf jeden Fall wiederkommen.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • tugboat
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


If you don't like cats or are allergic, maybe is not the right place for you. Overall I had a fantastic time at this hostel. The guys who are working there are really friendly and try to help where they can. There are no lockers in the rooms or just in that one I stayed, but there are lockers in the common room. I would come back again. Ahja, the location is just perfect.


I am glad I cancelled my original booking in a hotel and decided to stay in a hostel. Straycat is probably one of the best hostels out there in Istanbul - it was recommended to me by a random traveller I met in Berlin. Very decent rates. Rooms are clean and spacious. I loved the common area the most where the rest of the occupants chill out after a long day of sightseeing with a cold beer and share their travel tales. Special mention to Hamid - super awesome & friendly guy from the reception.


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


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!


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.


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


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!


L'accueil , dans cette auberge est chaleureuse, il y a beaucoup de jeunes. Nous avons bien dormi, au calme coté cour , la chambre était correcte, propre ainsi que les sanitaires. Les espaces communs laissaient à désirer, odeurs de chats.., Le petit déjeuner turc était copieux, mais la salle trop petite pour tout le monde, en même temps cela favorise les relations. Située dans un quartier populaire, elle est à 3mn des terrasses le long du Bosphore, proches du métro et des bateaux.


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.


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


The guys are very friendlys And give good service.


Good hostel. The staff is excellent.


Their are cats that live there


El hostel se encontraba a una cuadra del metro, el cual te llebava a los lugares de interes en diez minutos, aproximadamente. Buena atención del persona, fueron muy amables con nosotras, y siempre preocupados por atendernos. Lo único de observarse sería que en el hostel se hospedan también varios gatos que viven ahí, se ven limpios, pero si hay alguien que no le agraden los gatos, no se los recomendaría.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Thank you for the good time


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


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.


One of the best hostels on our trip!

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

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