Stayed here in April for 2 nights. Bedroom was okay. Didn't have any natural light so was a bit stuffy. Bed was okay but sheets didn't fit properly so they slid all around.
Bathroom - shared with 2 other rooms and shower was pretty dirty, toilet light didn't work resulting in a messy floor and difficulty brushing your teeth!
I agree with noise comments - people coming and going at all hours of the night, but this is to be expected at a hostel.
Location was good. Easy walk down to Galata bridge and across the the city if your keen for a big walk, or the tram is easy to use.
Breakfast was provided in a great top floor room with great views, but provided only bread and spreads.
If you expect a hostel then you shouldn't be disappointed, they don't charge much and hostel reflects this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About Galata West:Galata West is a brand new hostel which is located in the heart of Istanbul. It is central, cheap and comfortable.Our hostel is new all mattresses and sheets are new and we work hard to keep our service in the same level all the time.We have a rooftop terrace cafe bar with a unique view at Galata Tower on the one hand and Saint Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Beyazit Tower and the Golden Horn on the other hand. On the 82 cm LCD TV you can watch all kinds of international channels, sports events and DVD movies.Facilities:Free breakfast from 8:00am till 9:00am(Everyday; cheese, jam butter,nuttella, honey and bread)Air Conditioning in all rooms Mini fridges in all double and twin roomsCommon fridge in the kitchenFree Internet Access (high speed)Free WI-FI connectionFree clean and fresh sheets, pillow and blanketFree coffee and teaFree City and Travel InformationFree 24 hours hot waterFree PC useFree Safe Deposit BoxFree Airport Transfer for GroupsFully fitted guest kitchen24 hours receptionNo Curfew or LockoutOur capacity is 42 bed :8 spacious 4-bed-dorms1 female 4-beds-drom2 twin-bed dorm4 double-bed rooms5 bathrooms (with shower and WC)ConditionsCheck in: 12:00 a.m.Check out: 10:00 a.m.Cash Only upon arrival for payment of balanceWe only accept reservations from international travelers . If you cannot present an international passport, ID, or flight information, we cannot accept your reservation and your deposit will not be refunded.Please contact us regarding your arrival time ... more less
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