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Rapunzel Hostel

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Bereketzade District Bereketzade Cami Str. No:3 Arapcami, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Ranked #43 of 789 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was perfectly located in a very trendy area in Galata. The area was surrounded by cute coffee shops, great restaurants and the best little markets and shops. Also being very close to the tram line, it was super easy to get to all the main attractions. I would recommend buying an Istanbul card to use on the trams... More

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Cairo, Egypt
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at Rapunzel for three nights in July. For me the whole hostel experience was a first time event. The first two nights went smoothly, sharing the 6 bed room with 2 other guests who were very pleasant. The third afternoon I asked to be moved to a private double room and we paid the difference. I guess it's... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This artsy, quaint and cosy hostel is in an amazing location just behind Galata Tower. It's just a 5-7 minute walk to the tram line and a 3 minute walk to the main shopping street in Galata (Istiklal). Lots of fun little eateries around to suit every pocket. A great jazz bar called Nardis round the corner quite a number... More

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Alicante, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This quaint little hostel has excellent location and an awesome staff. The 3 owners which are almost always there make you feel very welcoming and right at home. They are super easy to talk to, hang out with you on the terrace, and very helpful. The location is perfect if your staying a few days and plan to travel back... More

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Moscow, Russia
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522 reviews 522 reviews
66 hotel reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I liked our stay in Rapunzel. The name made us a bit confused, as it states Rapunzel Guesthouse on booking site and Hostel on actual building and just for a bit we were wondering whether there's another. But that problem got solved quite fast. The staff was friendly and helpful, though they didn't mention the towel rental system to us... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The staff is here is so great. They're super helpful with any question you might have. The rooms themselves are clean and spacious. It's close to Galata Tower, the main shopping street, and the main tourist attractions (about a 20 minute walk for the last one). The breakfast is delicious and the roof terrace was absolutely beautiful!

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I went to Rapunzel because of the name. But it is not only the name that makes the stay so good. The staff is friendly and helps with everything. The rooms are very clean, the living room and breakfast area are made with love. They have a good breakfast with fresh fruit and they play the best mixtapes. Rapunzel is... More

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San Francisco
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The hostel was a little hard to find, so I advise arriving during the day, but other than that, our stay was lovely. The staff are very welcoming and can give you tips on places to visit, the beds are super comfy and clean, and the rooftop is a really nice place to eat breakfast. I highly recommend this hostel.... More

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Athens, Greece
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Rapunzel has a great hipsterish vibe, with a fantastic terrace, and great accommodations. It's comfortable and clean with awesome helpful staff. The proximity to galata tower is really nice. The breakfast is also really good.

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Funchal, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Great welcome at midnight (hot tea to warm me up and lots of smiles !!!). Great help with directions, cheapest taxi, more fresh mint tea after a morning of shopping, super clean, organized, oh and the breakfast !!!! Superb :)))) Perfect location, and wonderful decor, wi-fi works fine, well I think I ve made my point. Book now, and you... More

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Address: Bereketzade District Bereketzade Cami Str. No:3 Arapcami, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rapunzel Hostel 2*
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Rapunzel Hostel is centrally located in the hip and happening area of Istanbul, "Galata" (in the Beyoglu district) offering a budget hostel next to the famous Galata Tower. Istiklal Street, with its nightlife, shopping and famous cosmopolitan atmosphere is only 5 min away;as is Tunel square, which is officially the trendiest place in Istanbul right now, with a mixture of cool cafes and bars. The old city "Sultanahmet", which holds all the principal monuments of Istanbul, is also 5 min away by tram. The nearest metro station is 2 min, tram and bus stops are 3 min walking distance away from our beloved hostel. It is a place at the heart of the city, offering you a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the unforgettable beauty of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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