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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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in the summer when it was owned by a nice kiwi guy. That changed to a very greedy new owner. Place is extremely dirty now. They smell bed sheets to decide if they should be changed between guests. Whatever you do, don't look under the bed. The receptionist is a young muscular bully. No more social life in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

And spend some days there, a place full of great people all staying there for a longer time during their l long lasting trips, some stay and work there for a month. Great people, just the place needs some clean up ;) .. But then it wouldn't be that cheap.

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Thank Tö N
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed luckily just one night and it was horible. Thw guests were unplasent and bad. The rooms were dirty and uncomfortable. The staff is okey and they speek English very good. The loby is dirty and smells bad. We rather ate at park then in the kitchen or lobby. We were veeeery happy to see a back of it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We booked the private apartment room for four girls and had the best time. We all adore Istanbul and the location of this hostel/hotel was perfect. Equal distance between Taksim Square and the Galata Tower, both very quick walks away (no more than 10 mins), by Taksim Square there's a small taxi rank and they'll take you whether you need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We stayed at this hostel for three nights. We were planning to stay for four but decided to move on in the end. First impressions: Seemed like a cool place. The staff were friendly, except sometimes the supposed manager appears a little disinterested. Maybe he was bored. The place was actually fully booked but he was helpful in organizing a... More 

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Thank Justin F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is dim and dark.I can't believe people were staying there. I am happy with a clean basic hostel but this hostel is certainly not.They are also horrible people.The Turkish Lad on the reception was taking great pleasure talking down to people. Broken Toilet seat and a hole in wall of communal bathroom.1nightmare Toilet to use which also was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This hostel looks nice in the pictures but when I arrived it was poorly maintained. The countertops in lobby were dusty and stained with water circles and dried food. The kitchen was covered with gnats. The sofa cushions were all over the place. This was a Friday afternoon and conditions did not improve. The dorms were dark and damp like... More 

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Nathan A, Owner at Taksim Sopha Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay, The day shift guy who was working was incredibly lazy and is no longer with us and as such the place is much cleaner and well organised. I had to admit we have a problem with fruit flies, I've tried so many things but they go for a week and then are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Very nice enviroment. The staff so warm and reliable, beautiful place and great location ! Close walking distance to metro, tram, bard and ferry. All spaces were tidy and clean, the bedroom quite and comfy . Perfect to spend your days there!

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great hostel, very nice people and a nice international vibe. They organize pub crawls, tours and are happy to give you recommendations on what so see/do in or around Istanbul. Basic, fine rooms, great location. A bit dfficult to find, just ask people on the street to show you the way.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The dorms were clean and quiet and the hostel was filled with friendly, vibrant guests. Nathan (the owner) and the rest of the staff were always willing to recommend activities or restaurants/bars and would often come and hang out with us. Really great place. Missing it already!

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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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