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change the kitchen tools they are old and unuseful
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Tazmania Hostel was in a great location and in a nice old building. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As it was very hot and humid in Istanbul then, the room I was in really needed a fan. The toilet attached to my room gets used by everyone in the hostel, so I was woken up a lot during the night by people coming and going from the toilet. There is no proper communal area except the small back courtyard which is used by smokers. The smoke from there drifts up into the dormitory rooms.
Positives: easy access to bus/dolmus/tram; good sized lockers for use; plenty of hot water; very friendly and helpful staff. Negatives: no place to hang out other than a dirty, dingy smoke infested room which lead into the tiny kitchen; smoke filled up the entire building and was noxious; extremely noisy street; uncomfortable beds; rooms were packed beyond comfortable capacity with barely any room to move; cleanliness was questionable (mold in bathrooms, floor filthy); some guests had no manner
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
The most family hostel i have ever been. Ariffe the manager and james are a wonderful team who build up this almost new hostel in besictas. There is a televisioin with ps3 and a kitchen. The rooms have a small balcony or a toilet :) and are cleaned every day. I had a wonderful time. As there is a bad infrastructure to Besiktas in general there is a good and cheap conection to and from Taksim with shared cars and a ferry point is there as well. The price is unbeatable for Istanbul standards.
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I chose this hostel for the price. I liked that it was outside the touristy area. However there is much improvement needed. The toilet situation is not ideal, being on the top floor, its very annoying when you need to pee in the middle of the night to walk all the way to the basement and back up. sometime i arrive down there and someones using it so i wait or have to walk back up. also a stair light should be kept on for safety, More tourist info should be available. and locks on the doors.
The hostel is very far away from the airport and other public transportation lines. The directions to the hostel need to be updated and provide a warning that 99% of the cab drivers do not know where the hostel is located. It felt more like a long term hotel for many of the guests there versus a hostel for backpackers. The ensuite was not one at all because everyone in the hostel used what was supposed to be the private toilet for the 4-bed room. It should be private when paying more.