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Sumo Cat Hostel

Mueyyedzade Mah. Luleci Hendek Cad. Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stayed here in January 13 with a couple of friends. The hostel is located on the modern side of the city but you can walk to both the old town and Taksim if happy enough to walk for half an hour. The hostel is basic but fine. It's a little set back off some quiet streets so I was glad... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

We booked the Sky Room (private, en suite) through Sumo Cat's website several days in advance only to arrive and learn there was some kind of error and the room was occupied by someone else. An employee had tried to email us, but the email went into a Spam folder so we didn't get it until it was too late.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We booked a double room, they sent us a confirmation email, everything was in order. We arrived at the hostel around 6pm and they told us that the room we booked was not available, but they could put us in a 6-beds room where we would be the only guests. There was a girl in the room at the time,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Cheap, neat, clean hostel in Istanbul. Great! Great location, near Galata tower, walking distance from Taksim. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed in February 2012, it was quite cold (but just like anywhere else in Istanbul in February!), but the staff did all they could to unfreeze our feet!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great location, close to the city and the Galata area. Although there's a killer walk uphill if you're arriving by tram and lugging a giant suit case, other than that it's just a 5 min walk from the bridge and into the Sultanahmet area. The people there were friendly and best of all, wasn't one of those over crowded /... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

not much to write, u just totally feel as u r with ur family at ur own house in a different country. Need info? Just ask to staff then u'll find ur way as if u had been to that place hundreds time. Need to hangout? Just in the middle of the center. Need to feel safe? In a metropol... More

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Izmir, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We have stayed there for 2 nights at the ground floor 6 bed dormitory at late October. The floor seemed like it haven't been cleaned for ages. The bathroom was also disgusting, when someone takes a shower it got all flooded and the shower curtain was very dirty and moldy. On the bed sheets there was a giant hole. When... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Sumo Cat hostel is located centrally in the European part of Istanbul on the Galata hill. It is close to Istiklal street (for shopping and going out) and within walking distance of Sultanahmed (the old city center), making it an ideal base for exploring Istanbul. The rooms are nice and clean, and so are the bathrooms. Staff is friendly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

if you are looking for a good hostel in Istanbul look no further the SUMO CAT is where you want to be you can walk it easy when you get off the airport shuttle bus just follow the directions . you will find friendly staff a good atmosphere you will meet people from every walk of life , it is... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Perfect hostel no questions!!!!!!! Excellent budjet accommodation, one of the very best hostels I have stayed in world wide. Staff are excellent informed, interesting and very friendly. Sumo cat attract a wide variety of people which makes it a good place to hangout between seeing the GREAT city. Facilities are very clean with a funky style. Coffee + Wifi a... More

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Address: Mueyyedzade Mah. Luleci Hendek Cad. Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Welcome to Sumo Cat Hostel, Istanbul. The colorful boutique hostel, surrounded by the fashion shops, hip residences, music workshops and art galleries of Galata. Sumo Cat Hostel is a recently renovated 19th century building with 5 rooms uniquely designed by 5 different artists. Located at the center of the attraction points, Sumo Cat is just a stone throw away from the Galata Tower, 2 min to Istıklal Street (night life, shopping and entertainment area) on foot and 3 stops to Sultanahmet (old city center -Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace etc.) by tram. ... more   less 
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