Top Rated Hostels in Istanbul, Turkey
3 out of 3 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend #bunk taksim
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Like all of my fellow backpackers, researching accommodations and sifting through reviews is a necessity if one truly wants to enjoy the experience during your travels. When looking at the photo gallery of #Bunk Taksim, the pictures are akin to the actual aesthetics of the accommodation. This hostel is hands down one of the best I have booked. Three of the most important criteria for a hostel in my opinion is its cleanliness, value and social atmosphere. #Bunk Taksim gets high praise for all three. A dedicated cleaning crew ensures that the modern boutique style hostel is kept in immaculate condition. The bunks are clean and the mattresses refreshingly comfortable. Each bed is equipped with its own reading light and charging station. Another great amenity is the access to coded lockers with ample space for the over-sized backpacker bags. The reception area as one enters the building is aesthetically pleasing and the staff very friendly and helpful. As you check-in, Babett helps get you settled and offer you a luggage hold to keep your bags if you arrive a bit earlier than the check-in time. I was immediately offered an upgraded room and given a map with details on the attractions in and around the vicinity. Being several hours early for my check-in I was invited to lounge about on the rooftop terrace where a clean bar and airy contemporary layout spans a panoramic view of the red-tiled rooftops of Istanbul. The terrace is almost always occupied with friendly travelers from all parts of the globe eager to meet you and share stories of their travels. Between 6 pm and 8 pm the bar boasts their happy hour special which deducts 20% off the cost of cocktails but does not extend to the beer. If there is any negative to the offerings of this hostel it is only due to the cost of its beer relative to the cost at a local shop. I assure you however, that everything else is top notch and worth the very minimal amount of money you will spend on the booking which equates to a great value. Lastly, the staff`s attention to detail and the value they place on the feedback from its patrons is notable. John, one of the proprietors of Bunk Taksım is often seen meandering about with his notebook and a keen smile to inquire of everyone about their experience and ways to improve it. Except for the cost of the suds which may or may not be a damper in the grand scheme of things, #Bunk Taksim is the way to go if staying in Taksim, Istanbul. It is a stone`s throw from the main shuttle depot (Havatas) and a few blocks from Taksim Square and the always bustling Istiklal Cadessi so what`s not to like?
Amazing hostel! Never seen anything like it! Even if you dont stay here you must come and enjoy the sunset on their roof bar.
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1849 out of 1958 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Metropolis Hostel
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Great rooftop terrace to relax after a day of sightseeing and the hostel itself was practically spotless. About five minutes from the Blue Mosque meant that sightseeing was only a short distance way but on a sidestreet so very little noise compared to the main drag. Helpful and friendly staff.
My review is for the mixed gender dorm room, specifically the one in the lower level. My stay overall was very positive, the hostel is conveniently located near most of the attractions in the Old City, and a nearby tram stop let's you get to Galata and Taksim Sq within some twenty minutes-- also convenient. The rooms are your standard fare, but they are quite clean and have AC and outlets by the pillow. They have some of the cleanest bathrooms of any hostel I've been to, although there are relatively few per capita and they can get wet and a bit dirty during peak hours (understandably so). The staff is quite helpful and fairly friendly, but aren't very present. The breakfast in the morning is great for a hostel breakfast, definitely a nice addition. The terrace where you have breakfast gives great views as well and is quite relaxing. The doors are locked with a card key, and you have a private locker with normal key as well, so it feels quite safe.
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272 out of 302 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
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Awesome staff who were very helpful, friendly and remembered us when we came back this time after two weeks away. Great breaky. Good rooms (both dorms and private).
One of my favorite hostels of all time. En was a fantastic host and him and everyone who works there makes sure you feel comfortable and happy. The hostel is very clean and in the perfect location. Rooms are spacious with lockers for your things. Delicious breakfast on top of the roof overlooking the ocean. I wholeheartedly recommend this hostel and would return in a minute!
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553 out of 567 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Second Home hostel
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First of all, people working here are very nice and friendly. I enjoyed talking with these friends in my break time. And there is free walking tour, you can buy some gift with trustable advice. Not booking in advance, It is comfortable to be able to book several tours or transportation to other city. It has clean room, large common room. And I liked rooftop most.
Staff was so helpful and nice. The lounge area was great for socializing. They even gave us free dinner one night to break the fast for Ramadan with them. Wifi worked all over and the roof was awesome.
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3 out of 3 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend New Pera Suites
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Nice staff. Nice location. Nice and reasonable restaurant and local food place around. Facilities are very well maintained. It was great hotel.
new pera suites is located close to the main places of interest. just 5 min walk to taksim , staff is very helpful and provide a very good service , cute and friendly have beautiful smile :) , rooms are clean and have enough space. It's absolutely worth its price. During I stay everything was perfect, I enjoyed and would definitely recommend it. new pera suites close to nightclub that's normal of noise . For me no problem !! Coz it's make me not feel i'm too alone & lonely :)) see you very soon New pera suites
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138 out of 142 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Saruhan Hotel
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Great location, walking distance to the major sites, but far enough away to not be surrounded by thousands of tourists. The airport pickup service was great, very convenient. Breakfast is yummy and is topped of by a beautiful view from the roof top terrace. Staff were friendly and always willing to help.
The rooms were very clean and beautiful. We even had a small backyard with flowers for a view :) It is in a city centre, just 3 minutes walk from Aya Sofia. The staff was very helpfull and kind, we felt very welcomed there. The breakfast was very rich, with some elements of traditional cuisine. It had a terrace with the view at the sea so you could eat and enjoy the city. And there is free coffee and hot chocolate almost the entire day!
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9 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Blue Tuana Hotel
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We arrived at the hotel during the morning. We had entered a room at the time of check-in. Since we were tired with a long trip, we were very happy. And we planed sightseeing during drinking a cup of coffee and looking at the marmara sea on the hotel roof .
Spacious room, free breakfast, friendly staff. Perfect retreat for budget traveller requiring space as couple.
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118 out of 119 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rapunzel
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Cleanliness, the staff were friendly, it was in a great location that became very lively at night
Rapunzel has very nice staff, friendly and helpful with an excellent taste in music. The rooms are super clean and the living and breakfast rooms are made with love. They take care of the guests, give them fresh fruit for breakfast and whole bread and advices where to go, what to do. They have a terrasse with a beautiful view. You get easily in contact with other guests if you want. I slept in a 6 dorm bed and everybody was taking care of not disturbing the others.
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49 out of 49 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Portus House Istanbul
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It was a really nice stay. Great Location!!! And the staff is awesome! They help you with everything! Also everything was really clean.
Extremely friendly front of house staff and housekeeping staff. Great breakfast and AMAZING location. This location is on the European Side of Istanbul. The Asian side (where the Blue Mosque is) is a walk over the bridge. The walk is great with lots of fantastic shops, restaurants, and the fishmarket. The location is also close to the best baklava house in Istanbul, gorgeous Galata Tower, the bridge to the Iztiklal pedestrian walkway with awesome shopping. Couldn't be happier.
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379 out of 403 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Chambers of the Boheme
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it had friendly staffs, they helped me with maps and places and so many other things, so ofc they earned the TIPS ;) the location is close to every place i needed to visit.
This is a nice place to stay while in Istanbul! It is located in a popular district and the owner is the best hostel owner I've had for a while! He helped with everything and even found me a good cheap hairdresser!
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