X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Taksim Lounge Reviews

Katip celebi mh. mucadele cikmazi No:5, Istanbul, Turkey

Reviews & Ratings Explained

91%

Rating
470 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

100%

Thanks guys, I had a wonderful time in Istanbul! The location is great, just a couple of minutes away from Taksim where the heart of Istanbul is beating. Surprisingly it's fairly quiet. It's a very good deal for money. The guys working there are very helpful and friendly, I got the best advices from them! Definitely an hostel to recommend!!


94%

Nice hostel near Taksim Square. This an area that is away from the Old City but close to the metro. This was nice place to stay for the three days in Istanbul. Nice breakfast in the morning and very helpful and friendly staff. Hot showers, great wifi, lockers, kitchen...everything you would want in a hostel. This isn't a party hostel ...it's more on the quite laid back side.


94%

Great hostel. The breakfast was very nice and the staff are really helpful. The wifi was good but dropped out occasionally.


83%

We had a fantastic time at Taksim. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable of the city, and also fun to hang out with. The free breakfast is a nice perk. Definitely worth the money if you're in Istanbul on a budget.

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel, the people are very helpful and very nice!

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very good hostel.Nice and helpfull staf especially Sezai.Good rooftop and breakfast.Very central location.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing staff and location. Made my experience in istambul even more perfect.


94%

Located so close to Taksim, Istiklai, and Galata neighbourboods. Endless shopping and eating out options. Safe and nice. Staff was very helpful, make sure to ask for eating recommendations - we were very happy with ours. Breakfast was very nice and on the roof terrace. People socialize in the kitchen a lot as well. Wifi is the only downside though-it's very sporadic.


100%

This hostel is excelent! If you are planning to visit Istanbul and having a very good time definitely this is your best option! The place is always clean, the ubication is perfect, the best atmosphere in a hostel I've ever been, very secure place and the staff is always there to help you out in everything when you need it and for plus it has a good breakfast included. When I go back to Istanbul I'll go back this hostel for sure!


83%

it was a very nice experience there, good location, good staff, I recommend.


100%

I love this hostel, so I extend my stays 3 more days with my sister. Staff are really helful. They found camera repair shop for me, I could my camera repaired. Near the Taksim square It's Easy to take the airportbus. Locker, bathroom, kitchen, bed are all ok.


100%

sezai and engine were a great help. These boys have a bright future ahead of them, and they would make great candidates for running a five star hotel. The roof terrace has a great atmosphere. Staff are always willing to help with information about transport, tours, and tourist locations. Clean hostel and great location.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This hostel has a great location and good vibes. The staff are friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel!!! Thank you for having us there! (Little hard to find, but very nice people helped us to find it!)

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

The staff at this hostel are really helpful and super-nice. The staff help put this hostel on the map. The breakfast here is also pretty decent compared to other hostels I've stayed at.


100%

Great staff, really courteous, friendly and helpful! They do their best to give you a warm welcome and feel comfortable all time. Tasty breakfast is served at the rooftop terrace when the weather permits it. From my opinion the best neighborhood in town for backpackers, small alleys, many restaurants/bars, reasonable prices, no tourist crowds and many young people/backpackers. Feels very secure as reception is manned 24/7. Recommended!


97%

Really enjoyed staying here. Rooms are spacious and have natural light, bathrooms are clean and not cramped. Breakfast is included too, and there is a water cooler available to guests. Thanks Engin for all your help!


91%

Great place to stay while in Istanbul. Located near to the main shoping street, which allows walks and acess to dinner spots till late evening. At the sam etime one can easily reach the old town to see the main city attrcations. Staff is friendly, giving advice on where, when and how to go upon arrival and then answering every question that may arrise during the stay. Small, but enough for strat of the day breakfast on the top of the building. Would choose the place again on next visit.

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice hostel, with a really good location (less than 5 min to Taksim Square). Staff is helpful, breakfast is correct but not great (though served on a really cool rooftop). Our room was so pretty, with a big balcony, and there is a lot of restaurants in the neighborhood. The shared bathroom was clean on the first nights because we were the only guests at this floor, but on the last two nights, the guests in the other rooms were really noisy and dirty... Otherwise, definitely would go back there !


94%

Fantastic hostel is fantastic area. Taksim is wonderful and we walked into sultanahmet each day (45-50min) walk with plenty to see on the way (markets, Taksim, galata tower and bridge - you walk past them all!), really easy walk. Helpful hosts aswell - would recommend staying in Taksim rather than sultanahmet, everything was cheaper in Taksim and a much more local feel. Excellent location! Book here!


(64 results)


View all Istanbul Hostels

Please give us your feedback