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“Chambers of the Boheme” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chambers of the Boheme
Ranked #520 of 1,116 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Limassol, Cyprus
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Chambers of the Boheme”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

I booked into this IHA hostel (I am a member) by telephone, as I didn't have the use of a computer in the place I was staying in, in Bulgaria. I have only praise for the welcome, assistance, concern of the manager. The hostel was comfortable, had a good feeling about it. Yes, it is old, and I had to climb many stairs, but that was ok with me. The main thing, the bed was comfortable, there was hot water, and a great welcome. Nice and central in Taksim square. Definitely to be recommended. I stayed there for 3 nights this month. Rosemary

Room Tip: The older side has no lift, but the newer side has - ask for the lift side!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank 1745
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

We spent some tıme at Chambers of the Boheme after Anzac Day thıs year. Taksım ıs an awesome part of town and the hostel ıs ın the perfect locatıon for shoppıng, nıghtlıfe and gettıng around town.
The dorm room and bathrooms were both very clean.
The owner and owners famıly were all very accommodatıng wıth tourıst advıce for travellıng around Turkey and had some great deals on tours avaılable ıf you havent planned too much ın advance.
Would defınıtely recommend to other travellers.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jaynieruss
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Sao Paulo, Brasil
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

The Location is just good if you want to party at Istiklal Street... its in a small street near Istiklal but the taxi driver did not know the place. The hostel was Smelly, mainly the dorms floor and old. Helpful was staff and they also had a good shower...but I wouldnt go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank BrunaMagalhaes
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

This hostel has a great location, easy walking distance to everywhere in beyoglu. The room was very clean with comfortable beds. There was hot water all the time. We were upgraded to a 5 bed dorm with its own bathroom, this was great.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mcgeigertravels
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Bilbao, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

The hostel is good located, 5 minutes from Taksim square. The building is very nice, the room and WC were clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I forgot my photo camera there and they managed to send it to me back in Spain. I would recommend it 100%.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aingeru G
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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

The Hostel was really easy to find and right off the main street in Taksim and close enough to the Taksim Metro stop as well. The only downside was that I stayed in the mixed room which was at the very top of the hostel (I think maybe 5 floors with no elevator) The hostel is large, and there's wi-fi in the common areas but not on the top floor. The owner was really friendly and gave good advice. This was my second trip to Istanbul and if I were to have a third, I would stay there again, just on a lower floor. : )

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kstarno
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

It's the first time I've ever booked a Hostel, I imagined it will be lived in and not that clean, no bed linen and smelling like cigarettes, but what the hell the location was so good, everywhere was walkable and it was so CHEAP you only live once!
Once I arrived there the staff were actually really nice and had personalities, and daily asked how I was, did I sleep comfortably, any issues with the room. They spoke perfect English (as have lived in England), gave free internet, tea/coffee, maps, even the good conversation and directions where at no extra cost ;) and as a girl traveling alone they took this into consideration and gave me a room to myself at no extra cost, really it was such a nice thoughtful gesture, I was aware I would be sharing so really it was generous of them.
My room consisted of an en-suite clean bathroom, a solid 'real wood" bed, firm mattress, duvet/pillow and clean bright white cotton linen,. The wooden floors polished, a wooden cabinet/key for personal belongings.
I WAS THINKING IS THIS REALLY A HOSTEL? If this is the standard of Hostels I'm an idiot who's wasted so much money staying in hotels, but you live and learn.
This place was homely, clean, quite and it was just by luck I chose it..so did I feel real lucky! By the way no one paid me to write this :) Chambers of the Boheme really was this good and the location was perfect, shopping, restaurants, bars, trams, taxis and coaches to BOTH airports at a stones throw, touristic sites were walkable.
For sure I will visit again, it's a little hidden gem!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Chambers of the Boheme
Address: Kucuk Parmak Kapi Sok. No:13, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #520 of 1,116 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Chambers of the Boheme 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best hostel in Istanbul: Chambers of the Boheme. Located in the heart of Istanbul's most popular district, Taksim, Chambers of the Boheme is truly the most beautiful hostel with an unbeatable location, extreme comfort and sincere customer service. Just steps from Taksim Square, Chambers of the Boheme puts the best of Istanbul's unparalleled nightlife at your fingertips. Our tourist information desk will give you FREE city maps and all the information you need about Istanbul & Turkey. Don't book any tours in Istanbul or in Turkey without asking us first! Whether you fancy a night of Turkish delights and nargile, a cruise on the beautiful Bosphorus, live music and all-night dancing, or a glance at Istanbul's historical sights, all are within reach when you stay with us. With hundreds of bars, cafes, and clubs within walking distance, you can kiss those car keys goodbye. Situated in a beautifully restored 19th century building, Chambers of the Boheme offers the glamour of the Bohemian lifestyle, without compromising modern comforts. Private, semi-private, and family-style rooms are available. Relax in our large common area and patio, or socialize with other global travellers in our newly renovated espresso bar. Named Turkey's #1 Hostel in 2009, we're certain your stay in Istanbul won't be the same without staying at Chambers of the Boheme. With over 750 positive recommendations, you are sure to be delighted with your experience. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Istanbul'a Hos Geldiniz! ... more   less 
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