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Planet Paprika Hostel

Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Akarcasi Sok. No:3 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335, Turkey
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Ranked #289 of 806 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the greatest time in Planet Paprika, the staff is simply amazing and the whole place is full of good vibes. Istanbul is a great place to visit, and Paprika is THE place to stay there. It is like if you had great friends in Istanbul and you are there to visit them and they will show you around... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The ambiance that everybody needs, Mr. Paprika is someone you can count on and you can talk to, you gonna find there a lot of nice people, the owner is awesome and amazing (Mr.Paprika) and the hostel is near to whatever u might need. Bars with different ambiance, restaurant, AL ISTIKLAL Street, where you can do all your shopping.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is what they have a a sign hanging outside and this is what you find inside. Great staff including the boss to whom I became friends with. After two years of crushing in here I came to Istanbul in the middle of the night without any further notice. I was received immediately warm-hearted again so knew why I came... More

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Belem, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Excelent location nearby Taksim Square. Confortable and clean instalations. Good relation cost-benefit. Many options of bedrooms. Very friendly staff!!! They are able to give us several tips about the city (culture, gastronomy, night life, fun, etc.) I fully recomend this hostel.

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I came to Istanbul to stay directly at the famous Taksim Square, with direct access to the main pedestrian shopping street İstiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue) and to the bar quarter located in the side streets of İstiklal. At the same time, I wanted to pay almost nothing and have a friendly hostel team to show me around in the bar... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I booked the double room on the top floor and while it was all OK it simple was not value for money. The location is great if you plan to party all night otherwise you cant escape the external noise. The owner and staff were sort of helpful albeit nothing was explained when I checked in i.e. there is sort... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

To start this review I am going start of with the postives of the hostel. Planet Paprika is located about 5 mins walk from Taksim Square off the main street of istiklal. It has a great location if you want to be in the centre of Taksim's night life, cafes, restaurants bars and clubs. The hostel has the facilities that... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I liked the comfort facilities of the hostel: rooms, bathroom, kitchen, common room and location excellent. The fact that it is run by a group of friends is a plus as you have a hands on service everytime. Wi-Fi works in the common room - so form the moment you want to check ur e-mail, the friendly atmosphere brings people... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Great hostel, great personal at the reception. Good prices and near to Taksim. Personal was very helpfull, they told us all the places to go out and have fun. The rooms are nice and if you want to stay 9 person they have a double bed (all the hostels have 8 or 10 beds). Also on the left side at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

My journey in March 2013 to Istanbul, the first trip to this fine city , has helped me luck in choosing hostel, in fact it was fantastic hygiene, guarded 24/24, and close to Taksim Square where all you need: cafes, clothing stores, and means transportation ... and you can walk around in Istiklal Street at night and return to the... More

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Address: Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Akarcasi Sok. No:3 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Welcome to Planet Paprika Hostel, where you can experience the Turkish hospitality at the heart of Istanbul. Our hostel is providing the cozy, friendly and clean place to stay. We are not a big , impersonal hulk hostel. We value the independent travelers and we are against any kind of discrimination. So come here to be a citizen of Planet Paprika. 1. Location Planet Paprika Hostel is conveniently located at Taksim square. We are the closest hostel to Taksim square and Taksim metro station, just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, the most happening place in Istanbul. At Taksim you can have a better chance to mingle with the local, not with a tourist. And after the exhausting night out, you don’t need to worry about the transportation to your hostel. We are right here to serve you. We are also closer to old Istanbul; the touristic peninsula and big touristic spots. Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Topkapı Palace. You can walk to Sultan Ahmet or you can take a metro with tram. We prefer walking. Since it takes only 30 minutes from here to Eminönü and a bit more to Sultan Ahmet on foot. On the way to old town you can visit Cite de Pera, Nevizade , Galata Tower, Galata Bridge , fish market, Yeni Mosque, historic Sirkeci train Station, and so on. Yes. Everything you want to visit in Istanbul is on the way to Sultan Ahmet from our hostel. And Taksim Square is the transportation hub in Istanbul, so you can visit almost everywhere without any worry. 2. Our Rooms - Dorms - We have Girl’s Dormitory room and Mixed Dormitory rooms. At Planet Paprika Hostel, we know that when travelling with your partner, you would rather spend the night with them than have to sleep in separate dorm rooms or beds. That’s why we have DOUBLE beds in our 8-bed mixed dorms. Couples can enjoy the budget price but also share a bed in the same room. If a couple or the close friends who want to share the double bed in the dorm room, can book "double bed in the dorm" from room type. In this case you should reserve a one bed for two guests. You don’t need to book two beds.- Double Private En-suite This room has 1 double and 1 single bed. The room has a big balcony. Inside the room, you have TV, fridge and a bathroom - 3 Bed Private En-suite This room has 1 double and 1 single bed. The room has a big balcony. Inside the room, you have TV, fridge and a bathroom. 3. Our facilities: Fully Equipped Kitchen, from Microwave to Electronic Cattle, Gas range to kitchen Ware and so on. Laundry Machine for a fee, Wi-fi free of Charge, Hair Dryer for hire, Free of Charge Lockers with your own padlock, Free Luggage Storage, Free Linen, Free Towels, Free Coffee and Tea at any time, Fridge for our guests to use, Air conditioning during summer, Central heating system during winter, Hot water for shower at any time 4. Check In and Check Out: Check in from 12pm or leave your bags before at our luggage room. If we have a bed available at the time of your arrival, we’ll be more than happy to provide that bed for you, but we can not guarantee the early check in. Check In : 12:00 Check Out : 11:00 We know that many travelers want to take a shower before the night bus to Cappadocia, Fethiye, Izmir or anywhere. At Planet Paprika you can take a shower even after the check out. 5. Cancellation Policy: Planet Paprika has a 24 hour cancellation policy. You need to contact us by 12.00pm the day prior to arrival to make any changes or cancel your reservation. Otherwise you will be charged for the first night of your booking.6. Etc We are organizing the pub crawl regularly for free. But you need to pay for your own drinks. We are not taking any commission from any kind of venue. We accept cash only to pay for the balance upon arrival. ... more   less 
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