I still like this hostel very much. Very well run. But management have renovated the bar since I last stayed. I can see what they are trying to achieve, but hasn't really worked - the upstairs bar has zero atmosphere. Too well lit, feels like the breakfast room...which it is. I would still recommend the hostel, but not as good as it used to be for solo travellers.
Great hostel in very convenient location. Relaxed and welcoming, not a "party hostel", no bar but friendly common room and kitchen where you can cook yourself. I stayed in mid November, and the 8 bed dorm was full, so it obviously is popular even out of season, so book early to avoid disappointment!
The hostel is an island of virtue, in a sea of depravity.
Good hostel. There were people who moved back to this hostel, after trying others in Istanbul, saying that they much prefered the Bada Bing. Staff try really hard, particularly Denisz the barmaid. One thing I should mention is the location in a side street is really quite hard to find. Not helped by the fact I confused "Kadekoy" with "Karakoy" which are completely different areas.
Nice friendly hostel Actually wished I stayed longer and saw a bit more of the city.
This is a really well run hostel, and a pleasure to stay at. The staff are great, and management have thought hard about what people value in a hostel, for instance breakfast goes through to 1pm, important for a late night party city like Berlin. You can probably find cheaper in Berlin, but the location is excellent, and there are lots of "perks" from staying: such as bar events (eg Karoake, a quiz) and walking tours that break the ice with other guests staying. Highly recommended.
I really like this hostel, staff look after you well. They have a rule that no facebook after 7.30pm in the common room, which is a great idea so people mix, and should be adopted by more hostels. They also get people mixing with aussie drinking games.
Good hostel, easy to find right near the station.
This is a good hostel. But I was travelling on my own, and it would have benefitted from a "stam tisch" so other solo travellers or small groups could socialise. But I really liked the swimming pool and sauna!
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Great hostel. Flight arrived at 3.30AM and they arranged for a taxi to pick me up. The staff are very proactive at organising trips to places like Kakheti or Kazbegi, or just doing a bar b q on the terrace!
This is a good hostel, in an large apartment. Reminds me a bit of hostel Terviseks in Tartu, Estonia if you have ever stayed there. Staff really helpful and friendly, including ordering me a taxi when I arrived late at night at Odessa airport. The taxi drivers at the airport wanted to charge me 250 hrvynia, whereas the hostel got me a taxi for less than 50.
Very fun lively hostel. Large lockers in the rooms to store stuff. Friendly staff, happy hour at the bar, plus a sociable common room. Enjoyed my stay
This place is a small, cosy hostel in a very good location. Staff have integrated into Estonian life, so some quite interesting Estonian people and foreigners who have been living in Estonia for a while come and stay. I'd say that to get the best out of staying at the hostel you should stay at least a week.
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