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Stray Cat Hostel

Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
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Ranked #68 of 806 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

don't think, definitely go there! Staff, staff and staff again! you will find amazing people there.. full of love and kindness. Have no idea how hostel made this "positive collection". Whole hostel is like exhibition of different kind of art. in every corner you can find some special detail.. paintings, writings, photos.. you will feel in love with this hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this Hostel for our school trip and liked our stay there: the location is practical, 2 minutes away from the tram station and 15 minutes walking distance away from Taxim, the famous shopping/restaurant/bars place. They also had a cat with kitten when we were there, they were lovely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came there with group of good friends to celebrate our graduation. We were so exhausted when we arrived, and they let us used the boarding room while waiting for our room to be ready. In the end, we had semi private room for girls. It was comfortable during Turkey's winter, and we felt as if we were at our... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent four nights at this hostel during our stay in Istanbul, and we loved it! It is colorful and cozy, and it's name is certainly fitting-- the lobby was always occupied by some of the friendliest, lovey kitties, not to mention the incredibly friendly staff! Every time you come or go somewhere, they will ask you... More

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Nancy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hostel is very good, it is located in a good part of the city really near to the tram station and only some minutes walking from taksim square, the staff of the hostel is really nice and the help you a lot, even they give you some suggestions of what you can visit in the time you will stay... More

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Borehamwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As others have mentioned, the stuff were excellent! They're helpful, relaxed, friendly and cool. We stayed in the upstairs double room which was clean and good. Artwork was funky all throughout, and chilling out downstairs with the cats was great atmosphere after a day of sightseeing. The location means that you can easily walk down to the tram and head... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Since the beginning all staff was great. Even when we arrived early in the morning, they let us to drop the luggage and eat the breakfast. Awesome taste for decoration, theme of stray cat is just perfect for Turkey - they are everywhere! Fantastic breakfast! Location is good, you can get the tram to main sights or walk for 15/20... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stayed in Stray Cat Hostel for several days, have been in two different rooms and just fell in love with both of them! Don't know from where to start.. I love the atmosphere there, love the paintings on the walls, love the cosy meeting room! Love that every room has it's name and different design that I liked a... More

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights and had a great time, it's a cosy little hostel with, like the name suggests, quite a lot of cats around (though mostly they have their own area downstairs!) - wicked communal area and very friendly staff who were full of recommendations and happy to socialise. Rooms, showers, breakfast. WIFI etc all fine as well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The location of the hostel is very easy to find.Also the staff there are amazing and very friendly young people. Free wifi in the lobby .. great breakfast and fine atmosphere where u can meet people from around the world definitely a great hostel I would recommend it

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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): $
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The Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul offers a simple , laid back, comfortable , affordable accomodation in city center. The hostel is located 5 minutes walk from Taksim City Center, Taksim is full of bars , cafes and clubs for every taste, 200 meter down from the hostel there is a tram stop takes you in 15 minutes to historical monuments of Hagia Sofia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque. Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul has double, triple, four bed and 6 bed rooms . Some rooms have their own bathrooms some has shared ones . Breakfast is included in all prices. Also free tea, coffee and mineral water all day long is included to room rates . Safe deposit in reception for valuables are free of charge . Free bedding , beds, sheets and towels are included in price. Free high speed wi-fi is also available, and we have one kitchenette with tea coffee making facilities, and one equippied kitchen for free guest use.Stray Cat is a quite social hostel but not a party one. We do not serve alcohol just you can enjoy your drinks that you bought from several discount supermarkets and liqour shops in 2 minutes walking distance to hostel in our smoking or non smoking separated common areas. Just please note that although we are a very social hostel with an artistic vibe, that different paintings made by different guests and artists, the Stray Cat is not a hard partying hostel. We offer free night stay to artistic travelers would like to make a paint or performance in hostel . We have 24 hours reception with people working on desk who are knowledgeable and helpful for your possible needs, wishes and questions in Istanbul. We do not tolerate any kind of behaviour that consist of sexual, religious, ethnical, and racial discrimination, we reserve the right to refuse service anyone falls under these categories.Thank You. We wish you a nice stay. ... more   less 
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