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Neverland Hostel
Ranked #184 of 1,219 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Vienna, Austria
1 review
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“bed bugs”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

The hostel is in a perfect location and quite cool, but our first night there we discovered we had bed bugs. The staff were pretty non-plussed about it and didn't really seem to know what to do. They ended up letting us sleep on the couches in the lounge and then gave us a new room the next night (and put someone else in our old room). They also said it's been happening a lot and they can't figure out why.

They were perfectly nice, but seem to not be bothered the fact that the hostel is infected with bed bugs. I wouldn't recommend staying here.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

I know hostels are supposed to be economical places and this was, but it's not worth the savings when the hostel is this uncomfortable..had a private room which was too hot and noisy so I couldn't sleep the whole night..luckily was only there for night..it also claims to be located at istitklal street but if you're trying to leave the place it's a pain to walk up the steep slope with baggage..would avoid unless you have no other option..

Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Excellent location. Very close to the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Galata and Istiklal Caddesi. Great breakfast included in the price. Coffee, tea, and filtered water available around the clock. Colorful rooms and common area. English-speaking staff. Stayed with my husband in a double room ensuite (double bed with a private bathroom/shower) - all the amenities of a hotel, with the camaraderie of a hostel, all at a good price. It took a little getting used to the noises of Istanbul (the call to prayer, the cats, etc.) but I think this would require a bit of an adjustment wherever you chose to stay. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Marvelous hostel in an alternative Graffity-Design. Helpful English-speaking staff. Tidy Rooms. Nice and Simple. Tea, Coffee and Water is available for free 24/7 in the main hall. Liked it a lot and would recommend it to everyone with basic needs and an open mind.

Istiklal Cad. (main street in this area, surrounded by clubs and good restaurants) and Tophane (tram station to the main sights) are in walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

The hostel was perfect for me. A nice walk until reach the sights, but it is a really good one. The staff was nice. And the price for me was perfect. Theres a nice mood at the hostel and i really prefer to pay for this kind of hostels. Not that kind of mainstream hostels, that seems a hotel. If I can i like to hope the hostels of this kind of people.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Mainz
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We spent our Easter Break Family Trip in Istanbul and found Neverland Hostel on a usually helpful and trustful homepage where it was advertised to be clean and comfy.
Unfortunately this turned out to be false.
We had our first problems when we tried to find the location with the directions provided by the hostel.Descriptions were confusing and it took us a while to find the right adress.
The hostel is well located in Bayoglu on foot of a hill on which one would findIstanbuls hotspots Taksim and Istiklal Road.
The rooms were awful.My brother and I shared a twin room which lead to the streetside. The beds were uncomfortable and did not seem to be freshly made.At night,it was very loud,with noise coming both from the street and the neighbouring rooms.The beds were uncomfortable and old and we both woke up with bad back pain even though we are both sporty.
We did not dare to use the communal bathrooms.They were the dirtiest and most disgusting bathrooms I have ever seen in a hostel and seemed to be in this state since a while.
Our parents' ensuite bathroom didn't look much better.The walls and ceiling were covered with black mold and cold humidity made you feel very uncomfy.
Our parental then asked for cleaning the bathroom.Someone did so on the surface but still it was gross to shower and brush teeth in this deprecated area.
Furthermore nobody really seemed to feel responsible to Look after the other bathrooms in the house even though guests had been complaining about the desolate hygienic conditions.
Breakfast was okay and the staff were friendly but thats not sufficient to make a stay in Neverland hostel pleasant.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone except you are really into sanitary awfulness

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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new york
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

That is how this place was billed to me by a friend. It lived up to it...The green party graffiti that adorns the walls and the bohemian crowd give this place its character. Everyone (the staff and the other guests) were friendly and... chill. Breakfast of eggs, bread w jelly, nutella, salad, cheese...was delicious, free, and copious in amount.

At night, the first floor could turn into a party spot. The awesome music emanating from the speakers really set the ambiance of the place, but if you were trying to sleep on the second floor, this could detract from that experience.

Rooms were hostel rooms- they got the job done, but were not extravagant.

Room Tip: My friend and I shared a room, and had a cot brought in so that we had 2 beds. Rooms on higher floor...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Neverland Hostel
Address: Bogankesen Cad. No:96 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #184 of 1,219 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 21
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