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Stray Cat Hostel

Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location near the metro and also to all the nightlife around Istanbul - we basically had the top floor to ourselves, a huge room and beautiful bathroom - couldn't believe what we paid for this! Breakfast was also good, typical bread, fresh veggies, and cereal. The only complaint is the cats have definitely made this their home and it... More 

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Bedford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Very good value for your money. We paid a bit more than usual (20 euros/night/person in a 4-bedroom dorm) but it was high season (around New years). Rooms were nice and warm, and service was excellent. There is an attendant available 24/7 to help you with traveling advice, to recommend inexpensive but good restaurants, and to ensure you are comfortable.... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There is strange culture in turkey of hosting stray cats, and you can see the perfect example of this manner in Stray Cat Hostel (Don`t worry! They don`t allow cats to come into the bedrooms, they are only in the common room). Let yourself to have this amazing experience. Mr. Sedat -the manager- speaks English very well. He try to... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Stray cat hostel has an extremely friendly staff and decent rooms. It is near the tramvay and thus allows access to various parts of the city. It is also near Taksim square and lets you get a good experience of the city's nightlife. A backpacker's dream!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Loved this hostel and the fun vibe. The cute live in cats were a bonus and the artwork on the walls and the option to add to it was great. Rooms were clean and quite big and the hodtel was in a great location really close to taksim

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I perhaps I'm not a hostel type person, this was only my second time staying in one. It didn't totally match what at I expected based on what I read when we booked it. The only lockers used are tiny ones in the lobby, and when mentioning that that didn't work for me, the lockers in the room we weren't... More 

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sedatbasman, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you found us helpful and friendly , our athmosphere and vibe laid back , special thanks for mentioning about kittens in common areas. Thank you for sharing your experience and review for Stray Cat Hostel.At our hostel we strive to provide a social and welcoming environment where travellers can meet and sleep for a... More 

Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Nice easy atmosphere. Room was grand and quiet. It was easy enough to get to following web site directions. Lots of cats around the place which I loved but might not be to everyones liking. Would wholly recommend staying there.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was staying in a single room with shared bathroom, and the room was nice and spacious enough. The shared bathroom were not amazing depending on the floor you would go to, yet in exchange the room were clean. Loved the staff, super friendly super helpful, and the common area was super cozy. Breakfast looked nice although didn't have time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

And 3 for people looking for perfect all inclusive hotel service. It's lovely place as long as you are not paranoid of ( cats, sitting with people you don't know, bed sheets not ironed...) Keep it simple, enjoy Istanbul and get ready to hike around People here are very polite,helpful, and try their best to keep every1 feel home. Add... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I only booked this hostel due to the amount of favourable reviews which was very hard to believe as it was amazingly cheap but I thought I would book for 3 nights and see how I go. I am a solo female traveller 31 from Sydney, Australia, turkish background, stayed in Istanbul 4 weeks and booked the female dorm. Located... More 

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sedatbasman, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Pınar I am happy to hear that you found us very helpful and friendly. Thank you for your time to evaluate our hostel. As you know we offer both dormitories and private rooms and I am sorry if neither pleased you. At our hostel we strive to provide a social and welcoming environment where travellers can meet and sleep... More 

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Address: Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoğlu , New City / Taksim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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