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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Ranked #31 of 1,199 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
“Great location for backpackers!!”
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Hands down if you are a backpacker, best place to stay at. Extremely clean, great break fast and very friendly staff to talk to. Oh location is great, it's on a street called fish market area and believe me even the very own Istanbul crowd flock here to eat good food and to party. It's just an year old and so it's very very clean.

Room Tip: Mixed dorms are facing main street, so you may have trouble sleeping if you are not a night person!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

A great little hostel!! We booked here for four nights, knowing it was a little bit more than other hostels in Istanbul, but it's well worth it if you don't want that crusty backpacker vibe. Super clean and modern, all amenities working, friendly staff.
We stayed in the double room with shared bathroom, but the dorms looked good too if you want something a bit cheaper. It's in a great location; close to all the action, but without being noisy at night.
Will recommend this to all our friends!! A fantastic place.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

(+)
VERY clean hostel.
Good design, stands apart from the normal looking hostel.
nice, new linens: white and fluffy
A/C
Nice breakfast down in the lobby; good front desk people.

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Quite small rooms (but me and 3 friends had our own 4 person room, so the tight quarters weren't bad b/c we knew each other)
Location is near bars and shopping, BUT it's about a 9 block walk from the Taksim Square public transportation options and no where near a metro tram stop. Ya, from Taksim, you can take the funicular down to the end of the line. If you're trying to go site-seeing or do Istanbul in <36 hours, just know you gotta walk a lot to get to where you wanna go.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Weimar, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2012

We booked the double room with shared bathroom with my boyfriend being ready to pay more for a nice stay but was quite dissappointed when we saw the room.. The atmosphere in the hostel is perfect, no words for that: super clean, all white and soo fancy for a hostel. But right after we payed we were informed that the air condition is broken in the room but there's a fan waiting for us. When we reached the room after climbing many steps, saw the tiniest room ever! The bed wasn't even a double bed, it was a comperatively big single one.. The room itself was so tiny and the so called terrace was so small that it's even hard to put a second chair! There was no fan and I'm sure it wouldn't matter if there was one since the room was super hot.. So we left right away and asked for our money back. The girl in the reception was so nice but if you're looking for a nice double room which worths this price don't go there.. If you're looking for a single room then it may be nice. Bunk sure has a unique style and character, but it doesn't worth that money for sure!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The #bunk is very well located if you want to dine and party where the locals go. Very clean dorms and nice ambiance in the lobby area. I would recommend to take the shared dorms; I think the private rooms do not offer a good value. Bad points:The street can get a bit noisy if you leave the windows open and also the included breakfast leaves room for improvement (no Turkish breakfast here).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Pros: clean and modern bathrooms, clean rooms and fresh towels daily, lovely neighbourhood, helpful and friendly staff

Cons: a little bit noisy - but earplugs help, breakfast is a little too basic compared to other turkish hostels - but does the job, and the hostel can be a little hard to find with #bunk's map which is not drawn to scale and a little confusing

Loved the "berber" across the street, #bunk kitty and ceilings in the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Pros
- Very clean rooms and bathrooms
- Nice terrace
- Great location, right in Taxim

Cons
- Very, very noisy at night
- TINY rooms
- Not as spacious as the pictures make it look. I don't know what kind of lens they were using for these pictures but they are NOT accurate.
- I was promised a bar with happy hour deals?...
- Stairs only. We were on the top floor, so this sucked.

Other notes
- Computers and terrace are located at the top floor only, where there are also rooms. We stayed on this floor so there were always people coming in and out, which can be a good or bad thing
- Breakfast is until 11am every day, but it's pretty meager. Cereal and toast.
- Wifi was a little unreliable for me, but that could have just been my iPad
- Would I stay here again? Well, this is one of the more expensive hostels I have ever stayed in, and aside from the location I don't necessarily think it was worth the price. So, good experience, but no.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Address: Kamer Hatun Mahallesi | Balik Sokak no: 7, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey (Formerly #bunk beyoglu)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #31 of 1,199 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Stay Inn Taksim Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Inn Taksim is a revolutionary new hostel concept offering luxury, service, security and style to the budget traveler. Our first building is located in Beyoglu, Istanbul, commonly recognized as the centre of the Istanbul party scene and host to an assortment of chic cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and shops. #Bunk beyoglu is a 32 bed hostel, its facilities include bespoke #bunkbeds and cool street level bar/cafe. Our team spans four nationalities and is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English, German, French and Turkish. ... more   less 
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