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“The Best Hostel in İstanbul”

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World House Istanbul
Ranked #35 of 1,195 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
“The Best Hostel in İstanbul”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Good price, good staff and comfortable rooms, traditional turkish breakfast they serve and for lunch they cook delicious food just only 8 tl. All rooms have aircondition and heater , 24 hours hot water and receptionist in there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Here is the place you can see as home, cozy room and dorm, very clean. And on the top of that, the staff here is super nice, such a five-star service. Hi Banu ( a receptionist), thanks so much for such big help and so many beautiful and happy smile. The information from you guys are so helpful, thanks again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

World house is an awesome place to stay. Great location (5 minute walk from Istiklal street), super helpful and friendly staff, great common area/lounge/breakfast nook. Traditional turkish breakfast is included (bread, cheese, tomato, cucumber, olives, boiled eggs, tea) and it's delicious. We stayed in the 8 person room and it was clean and pleasant. Just know that it's near a mosque (most places are) so wear earplugs if you don't want to be woken up by the 6am call to prayer. I plan on coming back next time I want to stay in the Galata area!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The hospitality and help shown by the staff here is excellent. There is a very welcoming, professional and friendly atmosphere at the hostel. Doors open 24 hours.
They assist you in anyway they can - suggestions on what to do, where to go, how to get there etc.within Istanbul and all of Turkey too.
The hostel itself is clean and secure. I think most of it was shared with 6 to a room or so.
I had two stays there when i arrived in Turkey and before I left.
Great Location. Busy part of town.
If you're a runner - have a go at running to the hostel from the river.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Checked in for two nights, ended up staying a week. The location is superb, really friendly and helpful staff and a very social hangout area.

The beds are simple aluminum frame bunks in the dorms, but comfortable enough. My room was a bit cold in late January, but nothing that couldn't be solved by grabbing an extra blanket.

Really appreciated the help to find stuff around the city, too.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Perfect location and helpful and friendly staff with 24 hours reception, it's on the european side just behind the Galata tower, walk down the hill to get the metro to get to Sultan Hamet or to Galata Bridge to the fish market or Bosphorus boat tour, instead of walking you could catch the Tünel underground tramway one way or the other. Walk up the hill and you are in the main street Istikal crammed with people all day and night long, infinite side roads will take you to restaurants, shisha bars and clubs. The main road will take you to Taksim Square. It's easy to get here from the airport, just take a cheap Havatas bus (10TL in december 2013) that will drop you in Taksim Square and then you can walk down to the Hostel. Considered you are paying just a fraction of the price of a Hotel I was impressed, I stayed for 8 night in a private triple room with bathroom on the top with balcony with view on the Galata tower, it was clean with internet connection, consider subscribing a VPN in advance as you might need to browse legal social websites 'forbidden' by Erdogan conservative government. Turkish breakfast was included.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed there for six nights and overall it was a pleasant experience. The staff are nice, rooms and bathrooms quite clean and the location excellent (right beside the Galata Tower). There's also the common area downstairs where you can talk to people or just chill. It would have been better if there were more bathrooms on each floor, but that's a minor problem I would say. Istanbul is beautiful and hope you enjoy it as well :)

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: World House Istanbul
Address: Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #35 of 1,195 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World House Istanbul offers comfortable beds, 24 hr hot water and a superb atmosphere in the heart of the city, the right fit for any urban traveller. Since 2005, we are working very hard to keep our hostel clean, secure, fun and still affordable. World House Istanbul is a 150 year-old Genoese-style stone building located just a few steps away from the iconic Galata Tower and the renowned Istiklal Avenue, and just several minutes away from the Sultanahmet. It can accommodate up to 82 people with its ensuite double and triple rooms, 4-bed, 6-bed, 8-bed and 14-bed dorms. ... more   less 
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