Reviews: Anonymous

Location: Germany, Gender: Female, Age: 31

Magic Bus Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
49%

Although the hostel is cheap, it was quite dirty and run-down when I stayed there. Even a Turkish friend from Istanbul told me that he wouldn't consider the neigborhood as being safe. When I arrived I was told that they didn't receive my booking, so the girl at the "reception" (a desk with a laptop in the corner) had to look for a bed. While doing so she was finishing her beer and had another one shortly afterwards. I had to ask twice for sheets and bedlinens. The people there were nice though!

  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (2 reviews)


80%

I liked the atmosphere there a lot. Nice people,nice location,all in all very clean and nicely furnished. Especially the terrace with the little pool is a blast. Staff was mostly very nice,however not all of them motivated. May be because they all seem to be volunteers. Some of the volunteers did a very good job, so for example the Polish girl Mariana, who was very friendly and helpful to all guests. So, at least my impression. What is a slight minus is that it is a little far off (not central).

  • 17th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (2 reviews)