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Stray Cat Hostel

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgable! They gave us excellent recommendations for places to visit/eat. The location was also very good. Only a short walk to lots of great restaurants and bars. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend staying here! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcomed the eager support & willingly shared tips from all the staff. Appreciated the warm generosity of the host even more so that it was coupled with a wry, wordly cynicism. Great location for exploring (once you've learnt to negotiate the warren of twisted hills & steep stairways). Felt very at home here.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place totally met my expectations and the stay was even nicer. The hostel really hosts stray cats and beautiful kittens played with me whenever I was in the lounge in my free time. its a totally hip place and the staff are super helpful and cool. Highly recommended for solo travellers and backpackers. Taksim is just 10 minutes uphill... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've stayed in the Stray Cat hostel last year, but I am only writing my review now. We stayed in the Stray Cat for a total of 5 nights, and had a great time!! The people were great, the staff were very helpful, always happy to help, and always giving good advices on things to do, how to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

They take great care to leave guests enjoy the comfort of the lounge & relax to chat with others & enjoy kittens & some nice local music. They offer free tea, coffee & staff are MORE than helpful to spend that time making sure you know first hand what to do & where to go. All lovely people working in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you are a cat lover then you have to stay here! When we visited there were 3 new kittens only a month old which was the highlight. The cats bring guests together and makes a great social environment to meet other travellers. Staff are very friendly and helpful and spend time with you giving suggestions on what to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Super friendly and warm crew and homelike atmosphere. Great location in the center of town, 5 minutes from Taksim and Istaklal and 2 minutes from the tram but no noise from the street is heard. The cats are friendly, not noisy or annoying, great place.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I stayed at Stray Cat for one night and really enjoyed it. The best part was the friendly and personable staff- they genuinely want everyone to enjoy their stay. The vibe is very cool, bohemian and laid back, awesome breakfast in the morning, single beds rather than bunks, close to transit, excellent restaurant/nightlife recommendations. No negatives at all, I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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

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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