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Route 39
Ranked #481 of 1,078 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 December 2012

two times we have been to this place and surely there will be more!!
u got a certain vibe from this hostel that gets u in the istanbul spirit immediately!!
nice breakfast, frindly owners, clean bathrooms...
what u want, is there!!!
we love it!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ciujema
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

amazing place, 10 walking from taksim square... clean, friendly, nice breakfast, great to meet other people from all over the world...
budget so u dont need to spend a lot of money in instanbul...
check it out!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank manalilaki
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

we really enjoyed our stay here, the hostel is right by the taksim square and very close to the tram so you can get everywhere really fast. in addition to that, we absolutely LOVED the roof terrace AND the 3 super cute baby cats they have :)

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank KatharinaB12_12
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

excellent hostel ın a very good locatıon of modern town. well connected wıth publıc transport - tram and busses.
very clean and comfy rooms and good ratıo of bathrooms.

breakfast plentyfull but a lıttle strange ıs on the roof that adds an extra value

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Great roof-top terrace for spending some time relaxing. Spacious dorm rooms with plenty of natural light and windows that open (very much appreciated in any dorm room). It is difficult to find at first (it's above a Domino's and there's no external sign for the hostel), but locale is extremely nice

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank ktrkat
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I stayed here with my two friends while we were studying abroad in Istanbul because we wanted to spend a few nights in the heart of the city. I knew exactly what I was getting into when I stayed here. Like the name, Route 39, and dirt cheap price tag, imply, this is a no-frills hostel. I am reading about breakfast being provided in other reviews. I was unaware that they had breakfast, but wasn’t looking for it.
The people that stayed in this hostel seemed like a calm and polite crowd. We did not come in terribly late and everyone else was already asleep. It was very quiet, which was nice.
Mostly students, single travelers and backpackers stay here.
The bathrooms were clean enough. The beds were a little stiff, but also clean enough.
The location is excellent.

Don't go in expecting a luxury hotel and you will not be disappointed. I would highly recommend this to the budget traveler or students. Probably not a great family place.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank katieinistanbul
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

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.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank roopinoo
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Additional Information about Route 39

Address: Mebusan Yokusu 39 | Taksim Findikli Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #481 of 1,078 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Hotel Class:1 star — Route 39 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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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