We stayed in Istanbul for 4 nights (though we'd planned on 5) at Route 39 in a private room. The rate is really affordable and it doeas include breakfast, wifi, and towels. The room itself was ok, with a decent bed and table/chair. We had a shared bathroom, which was also ok, not great.
Overall we were disapointed that in the heat of summer the hostel had no fans or a/c running. This meant that you could not come back to the hostel to unwind, cool off, relax, but rather we found ourselves avoiding having to go back solely for the heat. In order to stay cool we opened the windows, and found that the shop directly across the road was open til at least 3, and the owners and their kids were really noisy. On our first night we got very little sleep, so the next day we bought earplugs!!
Had there been some kind of fan or a/c in the room I'm sure we'd have enjoyed our stay a lot more. Unfortunately we ended our time in Istanbul early and I feel the hostel had a lot to do with this.
Staff were helpful and friendly and the location is good. You can access the tram within 5 minutes and it's about 10mins to Taksim square.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located, the Route 39 is just over a quarter mile from the lively restaurants, bars and shops of Istiklal Avenue and Cihangir area. The hostel has a terrace and rooms with free Wi-Fi.All rooms at the Route 39 include heating. Some rooms have a private bathroom while others include shared bathroom facilities.You can relax with a cup of tea and coffee during the day on our rooftop-terrace with a Bosporus view. The friendly staff can provide you with local information and help you arrange activities. Laundry service is also available on site.The Findikli Tram Stop which provides easy access to the historic Sultanahmet area, is 215 yards away. Kabatas Ferry Port is a quarter mile, Taksim Metro Station is just under half a mile from the property. Ataturk Airport is 12 miles from the property.Beyoglu is a great choice for travelers interested in Galleries, Street Musicians and Beer. ... more less
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