I stayed early September .The Hostel has not elevator and the reception is at the 1st floor .Rooms from 2nd till 5th floor - renovated.Roof garden with nice view ( not serving cofee).Cleaning of rooms every 3rd day.Entrance of Hostel and view of the rooms at the narrow alleyway next to Yuksel str.( there is morning light).
Neighbouring buildings have craftsmen and laboratories occasionally making metalic noises till late afternoon.After dark the area its turning a little scary as it is not populated...Also there are no selection of restaurants here just two kebap houses uphill at Yuksel.
TV signal and Wi Fi : poor!
Breakfast turkish style buffet .Friendly staff - only the Mgr and the reception lady (hardly seen) speak English.
Yuksel str is a steepy one not approached by tourist minibus and the taxi will set you down at the main street the one crossing the Galata bridge so, be prepared to carry luggages or to call for asistance somebody from the reception through your mobile..let the driver do so.
Istiklal str. is reached through good walking the steepy uphill Yuksel str.
It's better to take the tram from Galata bridge and at the end of the line take the funikular to Taksim (3+3 YTL) and then walk returning to the Hostel.Location good to reach the ships' embarking to Prince's islands and the Bosporus cruise.Also good proximity to Sultan Ahmet area.Hostel suitable for low budget tourists.More
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