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Taksim Sofa Hostel

Kuloglu Mah. Aga Kulhani Sok. No:5 Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
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Ranked #197 of 809 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014
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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
  • Service
    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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Bali, Indonesia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this place before and it was good experience, the dorm clean, price included breakfast, and everything is just well organised. But NOW, They have new management ( I don't know since when ), and it's terrible. The price is increase but without breakfast. This new management is not well organise on maintaining the booking, he gave me... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

this hostel was by far one of the cheaper options in Taksim but it certainly catered to all our needs, good clean bathrooms, enough room in the doorms and comfy beds ( all for about half the price of the rest of taksim). The manager, Onur was great in advising us places to eat, drink and visit, he even came... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Under new managment, much improved!!!!!!!!!! awesome spot!! I had stayed at this hostel about a year ago, and wasn't particularly impressed with the management, but apart from that it was pretty good, good location, clean rooms etc, I was back in the area last week and decided to stay here for another few nights, and to my delight I found... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Great hostel to stay at, really friendly staff and great facilities, loved the atmosphere would recommend to anyone, have a chat to nathan the kiwi one of the owners he will give you a run Down of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Soho hostel for a couple nights which was horrid, rooms filled with ciggarette smoke and noises from the street. We decided to come here. Very quiet steet, yet so close to the action. Great cafes, shops and supermarkets near by. They have a kitchen which they allow you to cook in and a fridge to uses if... More

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

When I arrived at the hostel in the morning, there was no staff on the counter. The staff was sleeping beside on the couch and totally ignoring me, it was funny. The room was just okay, but the the location of its site was so great. It wasn't too far to reach the shopping street(Taksim square) and the subway station.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Ideal Hostel. Super cheap (6 euros a night for a shared room with 12 people), close to centre (5 minutes walking to Istiklal Cadessi). Ideal for people who don't mind to share with other people, and also it is quiet after 12 pm, so don't worry about your night rest. Fairly clean and friendly owner!

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Staff is friendly, tahsin told me "this is your second home" ^^ They have everything; common kitchen, roof top, at the loby comfy sofas They give all tips you need nice place to eat nice bars and clubs historical places, beaches

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed a couple of days in this hostel, it has a really good location in Taksim. Dorms were cool and clean and most of all staff were increadbly nice!! You can ask them everything, they are really helpfull and they indicate us many things to see in Istanbul it was really helpfull! Thanks for all!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in this hostel, rooms were clean and comfy. I think the quality/price ratio is really good cause the location is the best (in Taksim, the center of Istanbul) and prices are not high. Staff were reeeaaaaallly nice!! Thanks for all!

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Address: Kuloglu Mah. Aga Kulhani Sok. No:5 Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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New Kiwi (New Zealand) owner bring a fresh new style Taksim sopha hostel located in beyoglu/taksim area which is the heart of istanbul and heart of fun. We aim to give you a home away from home feel so you can make the most of your time in Istanbul as if you were visiting a old friend. We are located only 2 minutes to the famous istiklal street (walking st) which is the 24 hour party and shopping centre of istanbul and we are 10 minutes to the old city ( sultanahmet ) where you can Visit the Famous Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Tokapi place amongst other things in one of the most Important cities in the history of civiliasation payments cash upon arrival check in 14 :00 check out 11:00 ( but you can hang out all day and leave your stuff here) We have 3 dormitories; 10 bed shared bathroom 6 bed shared bathroom 4 bed with ensuite 2 double private rooms with ensuites Facilities: free internet(wifi) free luggage storage free tea and coffee free lockers laundry facilities to wash your clothes if youve been on the road for a while A small modest guest kitchen 24 hour reception no curfew or lockout travel information to help you plan the next stage of your journey without getting scammed by dodgy tour guides common room hot showers free pub crawls free walking tour (not like the typical tourist walking tour scams, we will tell you the local and real stuff.) Free costume party (we have more than a thousand costumes, you will chose or combine your costume, and we will go out well dressed!) And free hug :) and we dont work with local guests.. ... more   less 
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