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Reviews of Simurg Hostel

Hostel | huseyin aga mahallesi, buyuk bayram sokak no:13, taksim beyoğlu istanbul Istanbul, Turkey 34435

78.5% Overall Rating

27 out of 33 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/07/2014)

Valerie Sanchez thinks…

"We stayed at the this property both times we were in Istanbul. The location is prime, the staff is really helpful and the breakfast is delicious! Can't ask for more! The price is amongst the best for…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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78.5%

Overall Rating

27 out of 33 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Simurg Hostel'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
62.4%
Staff
85.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
80.8%
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Valerie Sanchez

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2014 Valerie would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed at the this property both times we were in Istanbul. The location is prime, the staff is really helpful and the breakfast is delicious! Can't ask for more! The price is amongst the best for the area and the place is tidy and comfortable.

Disliked: It's not a dislike, but because it is near a pub street it can be noisy during certain hours of the night but if you can see past this then it will be just fine like it was for us :)

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Micha? Chrzanowski

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2014 Micha? would recommend this property

Liked: Realy great place to stay in heart of Taksim! There is a lot of comments about loudness at late hours but in our dorm windows was realy quiet. There was also a lot of nice People, great funny Cat and free turkish tea. I will highly recommend this place!

Disliked: Micha? left no negative feedback.

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

Mathilde Ceccaroli

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2014 Mathilde would recommend this property

Liked: Excelent the bed was good and the autentical turkish breakfast was a great surprise !

Disliked: Mathilde left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very central and easy to get from there to any place, the staff is really helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Catherine Doran

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2014 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a great location for night life, shopping, and eating. It also served a great breakfast in the morning that was included in your stay!

Disliked: Because it's in the center of the night life district it stays very loud until very late which sometimes makes it hard to go to sleep. It also could be a bit cleaner and have better bathroom facilities/ ventilation.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2013

Liked: Okay location and close to Taksim square and the airport shuttle bus.

Disliked: No record of our booking on arrival and hostel is next door to a nightclub making it impossible to sleep.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pavle Blagojevic

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2013 Pavle would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel in one of the best cities in the world. We stayed here for 10 nights and can't complain about anything, just can say thanks for everything. Excellent locatin, excellent atmosphere, and more than excellent staff. 30 seconds from Istiklal street, very close to Taxim square, where you can find busses and metro to everywhere. Don't waste your time looking for other hostel in Istanbul. We would definitely come back and highly recommend this hostel to everyone. Thank you for your help and hospitality.

Disliked: Pavle left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great people, great location, clean accomodation

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

domagoj dikic

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

11 September 2012 domagoj would recommend this property

Liked: This was amaizingly fun hostel ...maybe one of the best I have visited Fun and cool people I recomend to everyone to go there

Disliked: domagoj left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is in a great location but be prepared for the noise. No frills, you get what you pay for.

Disliked: It is one of the cheapest hostels in istanbul and you can see why in the level of cleanliness but if you are prepared for it then it's not a big issue.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

sabrina leskovsek

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2012 sabrina would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good nightlife.

Disliked: I didn't mind, but a lot of people complained about the noise at night..but one really can expect that, since the hostel is surrounded by nightclubs.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Nicolas Collignon

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2012 Nicolas would recommend this property

Liked: good atmosphere, nice people! very good value and the rooms were ok.

Disliked: too many stairs. the common room isn't very spacious.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was awesome. Just off Istiklal Caddessi.

Disliked: The noise can be a bit much if you are staying longer but if you can sleep through it then perfect.

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

Casey Snzder

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2012 Casey would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and quite good money considering how good the location.

Disliked: This property is in the centre of the clubbing district so it is very loud most of the night. My room (number 10) had no curtains and could easily be scene from the bar next to it so there was little privacy. Also the toilet didn't work properly and the automatic lights are really annoying

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

MARK ISLES

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2012 MARK would recommend this property

Liked: Free Tea, Coffee & breaky was nice, great location in Taksim close too all the night life in fact surrounded by it!!

Disliked: the rooms were very crowded and HOT very low oxygen it felt like and hard to get an early nights sleep or to sleep in after a night on the terps, not the cleanest place and not all staff are friendly and willing to help but there were a couple that were very helpful and freindly!!

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Work / volunteering

10 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There are very nice and helpfull staff and the location is very good too.

Disliked: A little bit noisy (is not a probelm, if u are looking for a party), and there is a cat in the house (it's matter at the case of allergy)

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price, location, and atmosphere

Disliked: wasnt clean enough

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2012

Liked: Apart from the location - absolutely nothing

Disliked: The room was dirty, there was no bedding, the blanket, bed and pillows were filthy and itched with bed bugs. The room was inbetween a nightclub and a bar and was very, very noisy until closing time. The interior decor/decoration looked like a squat, and again was dirty.

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

ziya sarper ekim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2012 ziya sarper would recommend this property

Liked: especially location

Disliked: there is no much option about fresh air

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very sympathic staff, good location, a lovely place

Disliked: nothing

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2012

Liked: Crummy throughout hostel.

Disliked: Staff was unfriendly at times and constantly unavailable. One girl was nice but the rest seemed bothered at all times.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, close to Taksim and right into Beyoglu.

Disliked: Noise from the surrounding nightlife. Poor renovation standard.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is awesome! They are all very friendly and helpful, and the included breakfast was very nice. The location is great, and there is always something to do nearby. There internet is fast and the atmosphere is very friendly and it's easy to meet people at this hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Salih Avci

Alone

City break

19 December 2011 Salih would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff.

Disliked: Salih left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2011

Liked: Excellent location.

Disliked: If you're a non-smoker, AVOID THIS HOSTEL, your health will be destroyed. The smoke, both from the owners and guests, are so stick that you cannot even see your own computer screen and forget about having a breakfast enjoyed while dozens puff heavy smoke direclty in your lung while you try eating your food.