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Taksim Sopha Hostel

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Kuloglu Mah. Aga Kulhani Sok. No:5 Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Formerly Taksim Sofa Hostel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is super welcoming and the staff is hands down amazing! The rooms are a bit small and there's visible mold or mold-like discoloration a on the ceilings and bathroom walls. The beds creak w every movement and you need sandals to wear into the bathroom given the type of shower present, but perfectly located to Taksim and Ikstikal... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights, but I mainly just used it to sleep. Kitchen is small and usable but don't plan on making any big meals. Furniture in common room could use some sprucing up. The cute little cat seems to have scratched everything. Also I find that the bed sheets were torn and the top sheet was kind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really nice hostel, specially the owner makes it even more special with his hospitality. Very cosy and frendly hostel! A good choice for meet people and have a different experience in Istanbul! Greetings from Juliana and Diana!

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my Sister stayed in Sopha hostel for 2 nights in the begining of February. We liked the hostel very much. First of all, it was very easy to find it, the hostel is very close to Istiklal street. The staff of the hostel were always very friendly and helpful. We stayed in female shared room in the new... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Staying at Taksim Hostel was a great decision. The staff is wonderful, helpful beyond compare and it is easy to stay longer than expected, be aware :) The location is not directly located in the main tourist square of old town and especially because of that, it is most charming. In those few days there were a lot of musicians... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Very nice hostel to stay :) Good location on the European shore, many nice international people there and staff was very kind and helpful. It was a bit too cold during the nights, but that's what you get for going to Istanbul during a snowstorm..!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

nice and cool staff there! I stayed there around 3~4 nights, I met many cool travelers there. I had a good time there.I would like to visit there again! If you visit Istanbul, you cannot miss it. Just book several nights there and enjoy it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Taksim Sofa was the last hostel I stayed in after a 3 month backpacking journey. It had everything a backpacker needs & was a great place to meet & make friends with other travellers. The staff were so awesome & helpful - one made me lunch on my first day there & the other took me out for Turkish tea... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I highly recommend this hostel! Free wifi in the bedroom. Hot showers. Very cool and helpful staff, they give you maps and advices about routes, transportation, things to do and places to eat. Well located, clean...

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Baleal, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

No really, this place is special. Staff/owners/guests MAKE a great hostel & it happens here. Mix of cool locals & cool guests. Best location, eating places w/in 20 meters, great chill vibe. Inexpensive. Wi-fi, small kitchen, a real backpackers' gem. Met out-of-this-world people here. Booked for 3 nights but stayed for 20 nights (worked on Indian visa). I've worked/managed in... More 

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