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Reviews of Simurg Hostel

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

82.3% Overall Rating

36 out of 43 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/02/2015)

"This hostel is directly in the middle of Istanbul nightlife, and yet the noise is far enough off to be unintrusive. The staff are eclectic and helpful."

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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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 1.92

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Istanbul?

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82.3%

Overall Rating

36 out of 43 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Simurg Hostel'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
88.0%
Value
82.4%
Safety
84.8%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Michael Blake

Voyageur indépendant

Rendre visite à des amis ou à de la famille

21 April 2015

Liked: an easy relaxed place Very left friendly Emma Goldman and Che everywhere

Disliked: BLACK DECOR LOCKED DOOR= YOU HAVE TO HAMMER i COULD TOUCH BOTH WALLS SO ABOUT 2 METERS WIDE

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

Customer review

Voyageur indépendant

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Faire du shopping
Visites et culture

14 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is directly in the middle of Istanbul nightlife, and yet the noise is far enough off to be unintrusive. The staff are eclectic and helpful.

Disliked: Mattress was a little soft and the rooms a little chilly with the winter weather.

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

radka shentova

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

05 January 2015 radka would recommend this property

Liked: the New year festival was cool

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Escapade en ville
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Faire du shopping

27 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the atmosphere around the place

Disliked: The shower was quite horrible, and there's a bit of noise outside (though that wasn't a problem for us)

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

Claire Chyriwsky

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Visites et culture

17 September 2014 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Read bad comments on this hostel however was surprised. Stayed in a clean double room right at the top was not disturbed by any other guests or any outside noise. We were lucky that our room had a fan.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Voyageur indépendant

Escapade en ville
Visites et culture

29 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff who know about the area and are happy to help you, dorms are clean and showers too. breakfast was good value. location is close to the main street and east to get to

Disliked: several narrow flights of stairs and in the summer the rooms were a sauna. if you plan on partying and coming back late you will be fine but if you want to go to bed at an earlier time you probably will not sleep because all the clubs surround this hostel so choose wisely

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

gina perkins

Voyageur indépendant

Escapade en ville
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Visites et culture

25 August 2014 gina would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very cool place and is in a great location as far as going out is concerned.

Disliked: It's a little run-down and their are no screens on the windows, so I got a good number of mosquito bites that night. Also, it can be a bit loud with all the noise coming from nearby bars/discos

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

moustafa aly

Voyageur indépendant

Faire du shopping

24 August 2014 moustafa would recommend this property

Liked: location and price is good wireless is good in reception not in room the shower is clean

Disliked: only one fan in the room very hot in summer to sleep

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

Customer review

Voyageur indépendant

Escapade en ville
Visites et culture

05 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool, relaxed, but helpful staff

Disliked: Too many bars too close to the hostel

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

Valerie Sanchez

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Visites et 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

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Visites et 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

Voyageur indépendant

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

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.

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

Customer review

Voyageur indépendant

Visites et culture
Rendre visite à des amis ou à de la famille

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

Voyageur indépendant

Visites et 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

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

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

Pavle Blagojevic

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Escapade en ville
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Escapade romantique
Faire du shopping
Visites et 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

Voyageur indépendant

Escapade en ville

11 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great people, great location, clean accomodation

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

domagoj dikic

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Escapade en ville
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Faire du shopping
Rendre visite à des amis ou à de la famille

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

Voyageur indépendant

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

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

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

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

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

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

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Faire du shopping
Visites et 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

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Visites et 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

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Visites et 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

Avec un groupe important / en voyage organisé

Travail / volontariat

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)