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Levanten Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Cihangir Mahallesi Purtelas Sokak No:42, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's kinda hard to find and on a very steep hill. I stayed only one night, but the atmosphere's not awful. Breakfast didn't look bad. It's not bad for short stays, but there are definitely better places in the city to be.

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for a night at Levantine hostel. It's near to Taksim park so it's convenient for traveling anywhere in Istanbul. I sent a message for some personal reasons and staff sent me back immediately. I really appreciate that. If I have a chance to travel here again,I would like to stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful, helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms, and the best location. The staff gave me some good tips on other cities to visit and I met many other friendly travelers in this hostel. It's located just a short walk from the heart of Taksim, best place in Istanbul.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed 2 days here - Altug was extremely helpful with advice for the city and sightseeing - the hostel is clean and has decent bedding, hot and cold water and is right next to a grocery store so you can shop The location is ideal - it's just 10 minutes to Taksim Square and Istaqlal Street - from Taksim you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Levanten is located a little south and a big hill from random square. Staff were fairly friendly. Room was ok bed, but stain on bedcover, not sure of what type, in corner. Heard every conversation, step, cough, and movement in bed of upstairs and next door neighbors. Room was pretty depressing as well, looked into trash filled... Hole between buildings,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

we stay here for two night's and we have no problem with everithing. Personel was nice and verry helpfull. We got some problems to find the location but when we ask people they lead us to location. It's close to taksim so and cheap.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This hostel, though centrally located took some searching to actually find the place since they don't have any board or name plate. The rooms are decent but the bathroom and toilet is very small and needs to be shared between ten people or more. It has no elevator and the rooms are four floors above. During our stay, we didn't... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

While the staff were very friendly and the location fantastic, the room and bathroom were not very clean. We entered our room and the window was open and there was a cat inside. It smelled incredibly of cat piss. The shower leaked water so we were constantly stepping in puddles in the bathroom. Unfortunately Wifi was only available in common... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Me and my friend was just looking for somewhere cheap to stay on our final night in Istanbul and we were very happy with our stay here. Firstly, it's worth mentioning that the staff are very friendly. The gentlemen who worked on the desks were always helpful. We were trying to find an Hammam to go to but was unsure... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed at levanter hotel on my first night on the start of many months away travelling. I would say this hotel is a good starting point and seeming the hotel had such good value, it was much better than expected. We did have trouble finding the place however I believe that we were rather ill-prepared in that sense, the hotel... More

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Address: Cihangir Mahallesi Purtelas Sokak No:42, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Levanten Hostel 2*
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Cheap,clean,comfortable and best location ever! We set in a XIX century building and we are few steps away from Taksim Square. If you are a young traveler looking for a cheap and clean hostel in Istanbul, then the Levanten Hostel offers you the perfect solution for your holiday. The hostel is strategically located in the heart of the city center, thus allowing you quick and easy access to all the major attractions. Levanten Hostel is excellently positioned for discovering the marvels art of Istanbul!Offering cheap,comfortable and clean guest rooms in Istanbul, the Levanten Hostel makes for an excellent choice if you are planning a trip to this famous Turkey's destination ... more   less 
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