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Hostel | Bereketzade Mah. Bereketzade, Camii Sok. No:3 Galata/Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey 34420

93.3% Overall Rating

113 out of 114 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/02/2014)

"We really liked the location: not too touristy, but still not far from major sites etc. The rooms were clean, the young people working there were really very nice and helpful - they gave us the best recommendations for…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 48.42
  • Towel USD 2.77

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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93.3%

Overall Rating

113 out of 114 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rapunzel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
96.0%
Value
92.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We really liked the location: not too touristy, but still not far from major sites etc. The rooms were clean, the young people working there were really very nice and helpful - they gave us the best recommendations for places to eat! The breakfast is also really good, you would not expect it to be this good at a hostel. + they have wifi.

Disliked: The walls are quite thin and you can hear people walking up and down the staircase...

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Alexis Niemann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2013 Alexis would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here are amazing! They help you with anything that you need. The location is perfect, it's in between Sultanahmet (Old Town/ a walk away or a short tram ride) and the Night life areas (istiklal/Taksim), without the hassle of all the tourist places. They have free breakfast and a terrace with an great view. The neighborhood is quiet, you can get to anywhere in the city , and close to cheap restaurants and eateries. Clean bathrooms and dorm rooms.

Disliked: Alexis left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the nicest hostels Ive ever stayed ın! Excellent locatıon, ın one of Istanbuls nıcest areas. Staff were extremely helpful wıth helpıng me fınd somewhere to stay ın my next destınatıon. Good WıFı!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Christie Blaskovich

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2013 Christie would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, great atmosphere, very safe area, great place to meet people if you are traveling alone. Enjoy!

Disliked: Christie left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, friendly people, nice roofterrace

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice hostel.unbelievable friendly and helpful staff.rapunzel definitely makes you feel you are home.will stay here longer after my southern turkey trip.

Disliked: nothing

65.7%
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DONG WOO SEO

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2013

Liked: Very near to Galata tower. If you want to visit Isticklar street, the location is very good.

Disliked: Too old. Hard to find the location.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I LOVED staying at rapunzel! the people at the front desk were so friendly, helpful and knowledgable. the location is great- just across the bridge from all the touristy things but also close to istiklal street and all the taksim nightlife. the area by the hostel is well lit at night, close to many shops, restaurants, 2 supermarkets and a pharmacy. they are always playing awesome music, you can hang out in the dining room, lounge or rooftop terrace (with great views), and i found it was realllly easy to meet people there, which was great since i was traveling alone. i can't recommend this hostel enough, next time i go to instanbul i will for sure be staying here again.

Disliked: nothing!

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Sarah Danner

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The Turkish breakfast was amazing. Thumps up for free internet connection, hot water in the shower and cleanliness. I definitely recommend to other people. They were giving a little party when I was there on roof terrace, amazing Golden Horn view, managers and staff they are warm and fun. Ask for insider tips, recommendations...

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Vladimir Shamanov

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

27 November 2012 Vladimir would recommend this property

Liked: the roof terrace!

Disliked: nothing!

74.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was helpful in arranging taxi for airport at 4am

Disliked: Location is nice if you're arriving by taxi but it is a hike up through lots of stairs if arriving by public transport. Would not recommend if you're planning on walking up with luggage

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

26 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is absolutely great. quiet and in the middle of everything and close to metro and tram. perfect....

Disliked: although others thought that cleaniness is a plus: mhhhmmm my room was not that clean...nothing to worry about but not that clean,...

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: excellent value for money.

Disliked: everything was perfect, except for the hike uphill to get to the hostel. but the location itself is excellent.

74.3%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

09 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice rooftop. Every room has its own bathroom, which is great.

Disliked: Its a bit small and crowded.

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Laura Gruber

With friends / other travellers

City break

29 August 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: One of the cleanest hostel i've ever stayed. Location is great, even though nightlife places are around, it is quiet and calm, not like elsewhere in istanbul. Staff is helpful and caring. They are full of insider tips...And also check roof terrace.

Disliked: Nothing

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Suzanne Schulz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2012 Suzanne would recommend this property

Liked: Just in the middle of old city and "new" city. Lovely staff helpfull about everything... Clean and most importantly quiet and safe at nights. Roof terrace with barbeccu, I would definitely recommend future guests.

Disliked: Nothing

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Anthony Forlin

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2012 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: Great feel to the place. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Internet was good. Bathrooms good.

Disliked: They were out of city maps when we were there which is annoying but not a huge deal.

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Karina Deiter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2012 Karina would recommend this property

Liked: This place is excellent ,safe for single travellers and one of the cleanssts places istayed. i really felt like I was at home..the owners are lovely people and make you feel welcome and recommend things to see and do.

Disliked: Karina left no negative feedback.

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Jane Barbini

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2012 Jane would recommend this property

Liked: Everything..The best hostel I ever been,great homely atmosphere and silent.The place is really clean. Beds are comfy..

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was helpful and friendly. It has free wi-fi and breakfast.

Disliked: The clealiness could be a little better (my boyfriend spotted a cockroach on the living room. You have to pay for the towels

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James Selby

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2012 James would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were all great, partıcularly Selin who went out of her way to make sure everyone had a good time

Disliked: creaky floorboards!

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Customer review

Alone

City break

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Tried other hostels in the area, this one definitely the best. (Including the supposedly highest rated, which is quite honestly, terrible)

Disliked: Could have provided maps? There were guide books for use though so that was helpful The size of breakfast varies hugely depending on which staff member was on that morning (but, its free, so not going to complain about it)

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location away from the touristy area but still really close to get to everything. Really comfy beds, cool to have a wee nightlight for each bed too! Other reviews go on about the noise from the street.. its really not that bad at all.

Disliked: Although it says 'self-catering facilities' there is no kitchen of any kind.

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Leandra de Valois Franklin

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

13 December 2011 Leandra would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed with a friend in a two-bed private room in this guest house for 4 nights. The charming room was spacious, clean, and cozy. The location is amazing, in a quiet area near Galata Tower, minutes away from all the busy shopping and great nightlife in nearby Istiklal. The hip staff are extemely caring and go out of their way to make sure the guests are safe and enjoying their stay. When my friend and I stayed out all night after finding a great party, the staff called us to see if we were okay! So cute! They were happy to recommend fun events and good venues. There's always amazing music playing in the lounge, and a great selection of international films to watch when you need a few hours to relax. The place makes you feel right at home immediately, which is so refreshing after having stayed at so many impersonal hostels around the world. Thanks to everyone at Rapunzel who made our stay amazing! :)

Disliked: Leandra left no negative feedback.

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William Zappa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2011 William would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent place, great location, really nice staff, great price, great bathrooms, great beds. Great everything!

Disliked: nothing