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Stray Cat Hostel

Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey (Beyoğlu)
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Ranked #65 of 790 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Stray Cat is definitely one of the best hostels around. The staff are incredibly friendly, the place is clean, the rooms are nice and the location right by a tram stop makes it easy to explore the city. A good alternative to some of the lower quality hostels in Sultanahmet and a great price.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Stray Cat Hostel, and I was very impressed with this hostel. I have stayed at many different hostels throughout my travels, and this one is one of my favourites. The rooms are sparse, but comfortable. The artwork is very interesting, the kittens in the hostel are adorable. I thought it was clean... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had a great time at Stray Cat. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, giving us tips and even ordered me food online (it has the best Iranian receptionist ever :) The room was spacious and clean, and so was the bathroom. It is very well located on a quiet street but with shops and small restaurants, close to the tram... 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): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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