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“Great people, superb service and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sumo Cat Hostel

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Sumo Cat Hostel
Ranked #393 of 1,186 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Great people, superb service and great food!”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

I went to Sumo Cat hostel in March as I was in Istanbul on vacation by myself.The staff was really professional and friendly and helped me get acquainted with the city. When I arrived they even had some lunch for me, which was yummy. The staff at Sumo Cat truly helped make my stay in Istanbul awesome. I asked them all my questions about the best places to see and I even made some new international friends at a mixer they had. I highly recommend this place to anyone especially solo travelers, you will definately make friends if you're staying at Sumo Cat! Loved it!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Like others, we had quite high expectations for the Sumo Cat hotel and the sultan's room, but what a massive disappointment!

The sultan's room that we payed more than 70 euros is extremely small! There is one power socket in the whole room and one light! We got one tiny bed sheet full of holes and our room hasn't be done in 3 nights!

The bathroom is really nasty! You do not have space at all! You almost have to sit on the toilet to take your shower.

We have been charged in Turkish Liras at an absurd conversion rate of 1euro=2,40 TL, while the exchange was 2,25 TL=1 euros, when you are asked 70 euros, the difference is not so insignificant!

Do not let the nice wall graphics fool you and give the sultan's room a miss if you don't want to be disappointed! MIght be ok for backpackers but not when you pay more than 70 euros. At this price you can find a much better deal!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Sumo Cat is one of the few "normal" hostels in the Taxim area. The staff is ultra nice, the hostel clean and neat. Best of all, it's located right next to the Galata tower in an area that is unfamilliary peaceful for Istanbul. I've visited few hostels around Taxim and not one gets even near this place. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2011

the sumocat team is very sweet in a genuine way. Everybody is helpfull and understanding. The location is perfect, the best part of the centre because of the interesting shops, cute bars and restaurants, and still not overcrowded. I stayed in different rooms, they were all clean and neat. The only thing that I didn't like, was the fact that the dorm at the ground floor wasn't soundproof at all. Unfortunately I woke up with receptionnoises every morning. But in the other rooms, everything was perfect!

Room Tip: every room, except the ground floor-dorm is great.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2011

Location is bit difficult to find, and no signboard outside it does'nt help matters either, but overall, nice, clean and very very friendly and helpful staff !!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

I did not get a room at the Sumo Cat Hostel, but I walked down there during my stay in Istanbul to have a look. It is an excellent place to stay. The staff is extraordinary helpful and knowledgable for places to see and events to go :-) ... will definitely try again to get a room there when visiting Istanbul again. Have a look at those lovely rooms and visit them on FaceBook!!!

Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2011

staff were really friendly,location is very good just off istiklar street and they gave a good saturday party with much fun and a dj too.You can only smoke outside in a nice small yard and that was very good for non smokers like me.Breakfast is simple but good

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Sumo Cat Hostel

Property: Sumo Cat Hostel
Address: Mueyyedzade Mah. Luleci Hendek Cad. | Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #393 of 1,186 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5

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