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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Really great experience. Nathan who runs and owns the hostel is awesome and knows a ton a local spots to eat, drink, and party. The dorms are nice and clean. Met a ton of fun people while I stayed there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First I stayed in a private double bed room with a friend. We liked our stay: Sheets were clean, wi-fi worked perfectly everywhere in the building. Hot water all the time, toilets and hallways clean and the location is really good (nearby the famous street). The staff were friendly and helpful, I remember the guy Matt who also let me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My friend and I stayed at Taksim Sofa for 10 nights at the beginning of this month and had the best time! The rooms are clean, the place is funky, but what really makes it is the location and the staff. From mapping out exactly where to go and food to try, to taking us out to great bars and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at taksim Sopha for 11 days (we extended our stay) and had a fantastic time! The staff are some of the friendliest people I've ever met! Nathan, the owner, gave us an in depth run down of istanbul as soon as we arrived, and not just your typical tourist guide but ways to see things cheaper and great... More 

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Province of Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It´s the perfect place for young travellers. You can find all kind of nationalities, also perfect for alone travellers. We met an american who slept with us and we passed finally many days together. We also met argentinian girls and we had a crazy time. The workers will help you in everything, we lost a phone and they took us... 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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