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Chambers of the Boheme

#279 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kucuk Parmak Kapi Sok. No:13, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
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Ranked #279 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here by chance, because I had to get out of my previous sweltering hostel... The owner, Ahmed, welcomedme iimmediately upon my arrival and allowed me to look at the rooms. They were beautiful abd refreshingly cool in the Turkish summer. Even though it was already evening, he was still able to find space for me in a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Comfortable bads, cleanliness of rooms and common areas, good wi-fi. Excellent location - 5 min from Taksim. Every morning I had wonderful freshly brewed coffee. Its also possible to take good breakfast in hostel at good price. Stuff are friendly, helpful, It was not my first experience of staying in hostels in Istanbul, but now Chambers of the Boheme -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

While the hostel's owner is incredibly personable, helpful, and kind, unfortunately the hostel barely lived up to the lonely planet hype. Staying in the large mixed dorm, there were two shared bathrooms, and perhaps the luck of roommates was not in our favor, but the cleanliness of the bathrooms was questionable. One toilet seat was broken, and one morning the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great location. Ahmad is keen to give advice to prevent scams. I reserved an air conditioned room for a one-night stay. When I asked for the a.c. remote, the staff member said the air conditioning was broken, and that in fact all the air conditioners in all the rooms were broken. The power was on and in fact the air... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was there with an Erasmus+ project and it was a great stay! The location is great (right next to Istiklal Caddesi, the overcrowded and a hot spot for Istanbul's nightlife) and even though it is so central, the alley where the hostel is was quiet and perfect for a good night's sleep in the center of European Istanbul, next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

During my Model United Nations Conference at Deuche Schule (German School Istanbul), I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights. First I have to say that the location is the best because it is both close to the taksim square (which has various transportation opportunaties) and beyoglu/sishane (main district that you can go with following the Istiklal Street - the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Istanbul was my first of many stops and I was a little nervous, but Chambers of the Boheme was easy to find and very accommodation. They let me check in straight away, helped me get a metro card, told me where to get money out, gave me a map, made me coffee and showed me some good restaurants in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My friend's and I stayed here for 5 nights. The location is perfect. Close to Taksim, transport easily accessible, just of Istiklal, which is also great for night life. Ahmed and his staff are truly the most wonderful people. Great breakfast. Everything you need. I would really recommend anyone to stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My friend and I stayed here 5 days april 2015. Very helpful and friendly staff who have good advice for you, if you need it. Good beds and, important, your own individual locker to store your backpack in when you enjoy the city. The prices are very reasonable as well. Highly recommended backpacker option in this city and very close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This hostel is close to Taksim square which is close to the havatas bus terminal. Just up from the busy shopping street this quaint hostel had the friendliest man in all of Istanbul. Ahmet went out of his way to ensure every single one of his guests were looked after and even chased us down the street to return a... More 

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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