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325 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description


Lola Backpackers Hostel is a brand new hostel started by a local backpacker who is devoted to creating a backpacker-friendly environment. Our priority is to provide backpackers and travelers on a budget with a warm and comfortable atmosphere. If your purpose is not traveling or you are looking for something fancy, please look elsewhere. Guests here are not just a number and you might feel like you're staying in a shared flat while still having your privacy. The vision for this hostel is to become a melting pot of different cultures and a second home for travelers alike to share old stories and create new experiences!

Located in a quiet street in the bustling Galata area, you can experience Istanbul through its winding alleyways filled with little stores, cafes, and plenty of amazing eateries just a short walk away. The surrounding streets are filled with workshops, but we're just a few steps away from the main streets that follow along the seaside, while also being just a five-minute walk from Galata tower and nearby metro and ferry stations. We will be happy to help you find your way through Istanbul and share its charms and beauty. Dont be afraid to ask for help! :)

**This hostel currently is still on its way to becoming complete so there might be some maintenance and renovation work during your stay.

Lola Backpackers Hostel Terms & Conditions:

If you will be arriving after 11pm on the day of your check-in, please let us know! We will assume you are a no-show and cancel your reservation after midnight!!

Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check-in: 2:00pm
Check-out: Before 12:00PM

Please have cash ready at check-in. We accept Turkish LiraEuroDollar.

From IST airport, you can grab the Havabus shuttle to Taksim square. Then you can take the metro two stops from Taksim to Hal?c station. From there, it's only a five minute walk to the hostel. We are located in an alley d?rectly to the right of Vavien Hotel. The alley looks like a deadend, but follow it down and turn left and you will find our hostel.

From Esenler bus station, you can take the metro to Yenikapi and transfer to the M2 line and get off at Halic station. From there, it's only a five minute walk to the hostel.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

24 Hours Reception.
Free Wifi
Free towels upon request
Pet friendly. (We have a lovely hostel kitten)

Reviews & Ratings

325 Total Reviews
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Sep 12, 2023
It is the shitiest hostel I’ve stayed at. They use the backpacker concept as an excuse to provide rubbish service. The shower didn’t work properly, the staff were not very helpful, specially the Night Shift guy and in general it was all quite disgusting
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Male, 25-30
Sep 02, 2023
Only here for a night but got a warm welcome and there was as a good social atmosphere in the courtyard outside the hostel. Nice and close to the metro station to explore the city too
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Male, 25-30
Aug 30, 2023
Long review so to sum up: Average first impressions, did get better. It’s in an interesting area, down small and dirty alleyways. It’s a little hard to find but with a mix of Google maps and the instructions provided I managed. I arrived at night and I actually felt more safe in this area at night with no one around than I did during the day. It ended up fine, just in a very backstreets local area and you will get stared at if you’re a woman. Otherwise it’s in a good location sight seeing wise, accessible
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Hair Dryers
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Currency Exchange
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi