Sumo Cat Hostel is located very central in Taksim area (European site of Istanbul) next to the famous sight Galata Tower. The area it lies in is kind of fancy with deserted, unoccupied houses on one hand and crazy designer stores on the other hand. For making trips to famous sights in Istanbul is located good. It takes like half an hour walk to get to Sultanahmed (Blue Mosk, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, etc) but also has a good connections to public transport system.
The hostel itself is a small but tall building in a quite area. I stayed in the office site room. Even though it was next to the reception most of the time it was quite. There were six beds inside, one night even an extra matress on the floor which was quite disturbing.
The personnel is friendly and helpful and the breakfast really good. There is a cosy atmosphere in the hostel.
The things I really disliked is the (non-)cleaniness. The bathroom was really really dirty and distgusting and the floor in the bedroom not clean at all either (hairs, used condom below the bed, etc).
In general I can recommend Sumo Cat Hostel for a few nights if you dont spend too much time in the hostel but rather in the city. If there is a high need for cleaniness, one should rather not go there.More
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