I stayed at this hostel only for a day, but the atmosphere of this place was very impressive. If you're a young bagpacker looking for a cheap but hip place,this place will be totally it.
This hostel has a public kitchen with refridge and a rounge on the first floor. These places make it very easy to get along with other travelers. It could be a bit noisy, but it's not a big problem at all for sleeping as rooms are on the other floors(this place has an elevator!) The room was normal. Like the name, there are some cats in the hostel. I've seen two cats and a kitty. The owner let the cats chill around freely, so if you have any problem with cats, this hostel is definitely not a place for you. But they're nice kitty cats, and I enjoyed playing with them.You can also find some random drawings on the wall. A girl was drawing an art piece voluntarily while I was there. It shows how much travelers loved the place.
Stray Cat could be just a decent hostel, but what made me to give 5 stars to this place was the receptionist(feeling sorry for forgetting his name). I got a big problem as soon as I got there, but he helped me very nicely. He didn't push me to check in first, but instead showed his hospitality. He moved me.
This hostel is on the hill from the tram station Findikli, and to go to Taksim, you have to walk up more. It can be hard,not gonna lie. But the cheap price and the most awesome receptionist cover all up. Willing to stay there again on my next visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul offers a simple , laid back, comfortable , affordable accomodation in city center. The hostel is located 5 minutes walk from Taksim City Center, Taksim is full of bars , cafes and clubs for every taste, 200 meter down from the hostel there is a tram stop takes you in 15 minutes to historical monuments of Hagia Sofia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque. Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul has double, triple, four bed and 6 bed rooms . Some rooms have their own bathrooms some has shared ones . Breakfast is included in all prices. Also free tea, coffee and mineral water all day long is included to room rates . Safe deposit in reception for valuables are free of charge . Free bedding , beds, sheets and towels are included in price. Free high speed wi-fi is also available, and we have one kitchenette with tea coffee making facilities, and one equippied kitchen for free guest use.Stray Cat is a quite social hostel but not a party one. We do not serve alcohol just you can enjoy your drinks that you bought from several discount supermarkets and liqour shops in 2 minutes walking distance to hostel in our smoking or non smoking separated common areas. Just please note that although we are a very social hostel with an artistic vibe, that different paintings made by different guests and artists, the Stray Cat is not a hard partying hostel. We offer free night stay to artistic travelers would like to make a paint or performance in hostel . We have 24 hours reception with people working on desk who are knowledgeable and helpful for your possible needs, wishes and questions in Istanbul. We do not tolerate any kind of behaviour that consist of sexual, religious, ethnical, and racial discrimination, we reserve the right to refuse service anyone falls under these categories.Thank You. We wish you a nice stay. ... more less
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