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World House Istanbul
Ranked #33 of 1,191 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Best place you could stay in Istanbul!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. The people you meet there are awesome and have the chance of becoming very good friends with! The atmosphere is there is just great, there is always something to do. The staff there are all very very friendly and will help you with any problem that you have. The dorms are very accommodating and the bathrooms have hot water! Breakfast is plentiful so you will always have a good meal to start your day. Location is great next to Galata Tower, easy to get to everything else! Loved it there!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: World House Istanbul
Address: Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 1,191 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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