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Galata Hostel - 2

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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

For the price and location I can't complain. Weak wifi signal in my room. Very noisy live band that we could here pounding until 1am then got turned down until around 3am (Tuesday night). Location great next to Galata tower. Easy to get to boat and metro. Taksim high street nearby.

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1 Thank Barclay K
Istanbul, Turkey
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129 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The room and the bathroom were so tiny that I couldn't dare to close the window fearing I might suffocate. The ceiling itself was a horror movie. Yes it has a great location but there are lots of other places to stay with a location like this which doesn't make you claustrophobic, unlike Galata Hostel-2

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Excellent location, between Istiklal and the Golden Horn. Just off of a busy shopping street this cafe offered a haven of calm. Excellent selection, fantastic Turkish coffee and tea for reasonable prices as well as shisha and food. Would definitely recommend as a pitstop.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Nice hosts and fair price, in a very central location, but really dirty and in need of a better management. Some room were under repairs and we got a room full of the dust from the works. It won't have take much to vacuum the floor before we got there. Wifi is available only at the ground floor. The bed... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

My wife and I were attracted to it because it was relatively cheap and the online pictures provided by management were relatively nice. When we arrived around 9pm, the person working placed us in a small room directly next to the front desk area. The man working at the desk had the television on loudly and was talking on his... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

I spent there 3 nights in late November, 2014. The hostel was pretty clean and when we complain about something, they change it fast. The location is good, even if it was hard at the begining to find it. Very limited breakfast choices but I think it is normal for a relatively cheap hotel. No important complains. It would be... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Positive: close to Galata Bridge and Tower, tram, walking distance from the Süleymanye and Eminönü districts you might like to visit. The price is fair, but not the services. Wifi works quite ok. Negative: dirty - bot the rooms and the bathrooms in rooms / shared bathrooms. Forget the breakfast and the morning coffee, you better get out and eat... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

At 10 pm it was an Odyssey to find it. When we finally arrived, we knocked the door and nobody was opening. After 10 minutes we had decided to try to find another place, and then a guy came out. At first he couldn't find out reservation (a private "deluxe" room), but when he finally did, he told us he... More 

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

excellent location near the tram and within walking distance from taksim and sultanahmed. very good breakfast, fast wifi at all floors and friendly staff. there is no elevator but it's fine if you stay on 1st-3rd floor, but not on 5th if you are not young.the matress was not perfect and the ceiling (on a 5th floor room) needs refresh.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2014

+ perfect location, + Galata bridge 5 min, Eminönű 10 min, Topkapi Saray 30 min. + very cheap (20 eur/night) - very dirty and smelly bathroom - weak wifi - little room (I can't pull over my suitcase between the bed and the wall...) - noisy backyard - not too friendly hosts - too simple and poor breakfasts (same menu... More 

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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Additional Information about Galata Hostel - 2

Address: Yuksek Kaldirim Cad. Yuksek Kaldirim Cikmazi No: 1 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
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Price Range: £11 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Galata Hostel - 2 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“I won't stay here, unless they manage to get cleaner...”
 of 5 bubbles consu_sar, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Check your room and bathroom before accepting to pay it all in advance.”
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 of 5 bubbles Magor_K, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“people with heavy baggages or elderly ask for room on 1st or second floor”
 of 5 bubbles mairisf, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The wifi is faster on the first and the 4th floor :)”
  • sloppy electrical wiring and dirty ceiling
 of 5 bubbles KutyaZX14, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Take a standard single or doubled room with own bathroom (not shared)”
 of 5 bubbles katarinap723, 3 Dec 2013 | Read review
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