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“Priced for staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bahaus Guesthouse

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Bahaus Guesthouse
Ranked #39 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Priced for staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2011

The hostel is highly rated because of the experience or that they request guests to do so. It is an OK place with clean beds but in old rooms with dusty furniture. Bathrooms are hygienic though we never used them for showers since we stayed for one night only. The terrace is cool but there are many hotels and hostels all over Istanbul with similar or better views. The staff is particularly friendly and organises something special everyday - one day it could be free food and another it could be a free belly dance.

My sense is that the rating reflects the friendliness of the staff and that they try to make the terrace fun. However, for the price you can find rooms that are five times better in many of the hotels in the same street. Stay here for a night if you have to and then search for rooms in the same street (which is awesome and is open till 3-4 am) or in Taksim (pricey). You can always go to Bahaus terrace even if you are not a guest.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2011

Bahaus is a place that you will always remember, even if you're there only for a day. While the location is fantastic (Sultanamet), the hostel itself is quite clean and spacious for a hostel. The people are friendly and it attracts various travellers from all over, most of whom are incredibly interesting and have one or two engaging stories to tell.
THe thing i liked the most about the hostel is the activities they organise for the guests every night, which is always different. So it can be a pub hopping night, movie night, belly dancing night, spaghetti night etc. Keeps you entertained even if you're broke or bored with nowhere to go. The staff is also quite delightful.

Room Tip: Stop over for a drink on their roof
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

This was my first hostel experience, so this may not be the best review to read if you're a regular hosteler. I've always stayed in hotels (wasting my money as I have found out), and this experience staying in a hostel was much more fulfilling. I met several great people from many different countries, had great conversations and had excellent company.

I don't have other hostel experience to compare cleanliness, rooms and value to, but the hostel staff were amazing. The four people they had working were accommodating, very friendly, and knowledgeable. The roof-top terrace had a great view and facilitated a great environment to meet people, relax, smoke Hookah and enjoy beverages. I will stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2011

Stayed there on March last year with two friends in 3 bedroom room.
Room cleaniness was quite ok, nothing to complain about - its a hostel after all.
Breakfast was modearate but enough if you can fill yourself with bread and sweet tea :)
Facilities were fair, atractions - almost none except for a rooftop terace which was closed because of cold weather.
What dissapointed me most was that upon departure they asked me to log on the hostelworld website and give them 5star ratings for everything. Thats clear cheating and it also explains how do thay manage to float atop on rating scale.
Just because of this fact I would recommend to look for other place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

I enjoyed my 4 day stay at Bahaus Guesthouse. Convenient location, friendly staff, well managed and maintained facility, generous all-you-can-eat breakfast, clean beds and plenty of hot water. The guest lounge on the 3rd floor is cozy and an excellent place to meet people. Free treats and entertainment every evening. Well worth the price and excellent value. Thank you Bahaus Guesthouse!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2010

The location is good if you want to see the old city and all the historical sites, but not good for nightlife, which is more lively around the taksim area. The area where it's located, Sultanahmet, is a tourist trap full of overpriced mediocre restaurants.

The only good thing about this place is the rooftop bar and lounge area, where it's easy to meet and hang out with other travellers. The staff is generally helpful, but really more interested in boinking the next attractive female traveler who walks through the doors of bahaus hostel (especially the guy named volcano).

The bar hop they take you on is alright because they shuttle you to the taksim area, but it's bad because volcano will take you to his friend's bar at the end, which is completely empty and an utter waste of time. They don't shuttle you back to the hostel either, so you have to take a taxi back.

I was there during the fall and it was starting to get cold at night, but they don't turn on the heaters.

So although this place has it's pros, the cons outweigh them and i would not stay here again

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

OK OK people - this is not the cleanest hostel I have been to but its the people and ambience that make it cool. If you are looking for a clean boutique place .. you should look to spend more than a £100 for the pleasure of having a proper hotel room.

The place does exactly what it says on the tin... the bathrooms could do with some improvements .. but there is no more I can say to add to it .

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Bahaus Guesthouse
Address: Akbiyik Cadessi, Bayramfirin Sokak No 11 | No 11/13 , Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #39 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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