Wonderful atmosphere with nice people... and kittens! The neighborhood is great - right in between Taksim Square and the tram toward Sultanahmet - and the staff are really cool and helpful. The cats stay downstairs and somehow they keep the place really clean. Stray Cat is overall one of the best hostels I've been to and I would stay there again.
Perfect location if you only have a couple days in Istanbul and want to see the main attractions - it's a two-minute walk from Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Haga Sofia. Clean and comfortable facilities and delicious breakfast with a view, but not much in the way of a common area other than the restaurant.
new facilities in great location. comfortable stay and I would be back!
Fantastic stay with a great group of people. The hostel draws a young professionals crowd. I can't say enough good things about Olga, Gene, and Taylor. I'll be back!