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Reviews of Taksim Lounge

Hostel | Katip Mustafa Celebi Mah., Billurcu Sokak Mucadele, Cikmazi No:5 Taksim Istanbul, Turkey 34433

91.2% Overall Rating

119 out of 128 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/09/2014)

Onur Ülcetin thinks…

"Everything! The Location ist great, just a 2 minutes walk to Taksim square and Istiklal street, but a bit hard to find; definitely print out the directions! The 24/7 reception guys are very…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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91.2%

Overall Rating

119 out of 128 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Taksim Lounge'

Atmosphere
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Location
94.4%
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88.8%
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97.6%
Value
91.2%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Onur Ülcetin

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 September 2014 Onur would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! The Location ist great, just a 2 minutes walk to Taksim square and Istiklal street, but a bit hard to find; definitely print out the directions! The 24/7 reception guys are very friendly and helpfull. The breakfast is not that breath-taking, but its okay and there is unlimeted tea and coffee. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The terasse is very nice to hang around in the evenings. I really loved the place!!

Disliked: There is nothing to dislike about this hostel

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Kyle weir

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2014

Liked: We had some really helpful staff and it is among the most secure hostels we have stayed.mour room too was very tidy and clean

Disliked: Unfortunately we found the bathrooms to be below par re: cleanliness which included mould spots on the sink

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Paula Koski

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 August 2014 Paula would recommend this property

Liked: Higly recommended ! Helpful and nice staff, good and clean rooms, good breakfast compared to the price of the stay and super good location. Everything was working just as promised or even better :) The only con is the lack of a mirror in the room (at least in our 6 bed dorm) - but there's plenty in the hallway anyway.

Disliked: Paula left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent and helpful about all aspects of the city. The property was safe and secure. The price for the experience can not be matched.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Helen Burkitt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2014 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: very simple hostel, with friendly helpful staff at the desk 24/7. We stayed in a private room that was perfectly adequate, breakfast in the morning was fine- nothing amazing but filled you up and it's included, so you can't grumble! The location was great- just 5 minutes from Taksim square and a really nice area, lots of cobbled streets, nice little cafes, vintage shops, quite 'bohemian' feel to it. About half an hour or more walk to Blue mosque etc, but the walk takes in a lot of touristy sites and you wouldn't want it to be any nearer as it means you can make a day of walking to the sites and back, take in everything on the way, and not be in the tourist madness at night time!

Disliked: Our bedroom windows faced out onto a street that although was quiet, had quite a lot of people shouting and motorbike engines going from quite early on in the morning....earplugs are a simple solution, which I had, so it didn't really bother me too much.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean and very close to the main shopping and tourist strip.

Disliked: There wasn't any locks on the doors except the bathroom door which locks gets stuck.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ana eloane alves xavier

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

02 June 2014 ana eloane would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, staff are so kind and sympathic, breakfast is delicious and all very clean! Will def stay there again!

Disliked: ana eloane left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, nice & clean. Would stay again!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2014 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Decent facilities maintained to a reasonable standard. Knowledgeable and friendly, but not fake, staff. Comfortable room.

Disliked: Lockers should be standard by now in all hostels. Promising hot water 24hrs, but delivering luke warm for 12 and cold for 12 is common in the badly run hostels; disappointed to find it here.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ali Ahmed

Alone

Visiting friends or family

12 February 2014 Ali would recommend this property

Liked: I like every thing at this Hostel , the awesome owner Engin and all his friendly staff , sometimes i liked to stay at this hostel rather than staying outside with other friends , really the hostel is cleaned well every day and the toilets are very clean and the location is near to every thing , if you need help at anytime you will find your guide in this hostel like Engin and Sezai. I recommend this hostel for every one who wants to enjoy his stay at the hostel. Thank you for every thing Taksim lounge , see you soon :)

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Alan Prickett

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 December 2013 Alan would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: Alan left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yasser Merabet

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2013 Yasser would recommend this property

Liked: I've been in this hostel for about ten days and I found it lovely! The location is perfect just couple of minutes walk from Taksim square or Istiklel street the centre of night life in Istanbul and almost all the transportation choices are nearby The staff is awesome especially the owner Engin one of the coolest people I have ever met the guy is extreamly nice and very helpful Breakfast is satisfying and beds are clean and comfortable actually the whole place is clean Free tea and coffee anytime and they can order food for you if you want to I'll definitely go back if i'll have the chance

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

tariq rathore

Alone

City break

14 November 2013 tariq would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, friendly, helpfully property is good

Disliked: Nil

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Barend Kunz

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 November 2013 Barend would recommend this property

Liked: It was great! The location is perfect and is around the corner from all the coolest bars mentioned in the Lonely Planet and is a block away from Istiklal street where everything is happening. The friendly staff assisted us in arrangements for Turkish baths, a Bosphorous cruise and finding great local restaurants.

Disliked: The bathrooms are not always clean and the shower doors do not close properly flooding the bathrooms....

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and confortable beds

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

16 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had such a great time staying at Taksim Lounge! Location,breakfast,staff is great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Locatıon ıs close to many of the maın sıghts and all the nıght lıfe and shoppıng yet ıs secluded enough to keep the noıse out.

Disliked: Nothıng.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

MIN ZHAO

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2013 MIN would recommend this property

Liked: Good location with low rate.

Disliked: Hard to find, in a small dark lane.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: For me the location was perfect, one minute walk to the main avenue where you can find a million options for drinks, food, music, etc. Five minute walk to all public transportation in Taksim, and about a 10 minute walk to Havatas airport bus. The staff were extremely friendly, my private room with bathroom and balcony was cozy, nice basic breakfast included on the rooftop.

Disliked: If you're looking for a bit of quiet, then this may not be the location for you as there is street noise. But then again you're in Istanbul so you're not going to avoid it.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to Taxim Square and the surrounding area which is a really cool area to explore. The staff are friendly and really helpful. They also serve free breakfast everyday.

Disliked: Its a little hard to find, as it is tucked in down a little street.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013

Liked: Good location, decent wifi, comfy beds

Disliked: Bathrooms not clean at all. No locks on doors. Info that staff give is not clear and they are not overly friendly.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Sarah Jackson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent. It is close to Taksim Square and the Istiklal but a few streets down so it is nice and quiet. The facilities are basic but clean. The breakfast on the terrace is lovely and the staff speak very good English and are very helpful.

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice to have both a communal area with TV and kitchen, and a roof terrace. Clean room, always someone on reception so you can ring the bell and be let in. Reception helpful when asked about location of post office etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Arun Bhat

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 September 2013 Arun would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was very helpful and courteous. Even though he was sick, he helped me with planning a walking tour and getting bus tickets. Breakfast was standard hostel fare: jams, cheese, cake, bread and a melon slice, washed down with Turkish tea. Lockers were provided, but they were outside the room. The other travelers were delightful, and I had a great time in Istanbul

Disliked: Nothing springs to mind, but if I force myself, I would say the terrace view is rather dull. Clicking at straws, really

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is in city center, easy to find, nice, cozily, more than friendly stuff, nice roof terrace, good breakfast.

Disliked: /