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Galata West Hostel

Bereketzade Mah. Savcibey Cikmazi No: 3 | Galata Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Galata West is a great option for those traveling to Istanbul on a low budget. Rooms and bathrooms are small, but the price is great and it's a really good option for a low-budget hostel. Be warned: there tends to be only one outlet per room, and 6 floors means a long walk up! The staff are very friendly and... More

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Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Its a really nice hostel for holydays. Its located next to the Galata Tower and really well conected to any other touristic area you want to visit from Istambul. The staff is simply amazing and they are always ready to help. It has a big terrace witch is maybe my favorite place, it has amazing views and its really nice... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

6 levels high hostel for backpackers isn't very smart, doesn't help when it's a spiral stairway. Tried almost every level shower - temperature and strength of water is an issue. 6 bed room has only 1 multi-plug for 3 devices - so everyone had to take turns. Provided very dirty/yellow looking sheets, no point changing because they are all the... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Stayed here in a group of 5 whilst sightseeing in Istanbul. We stayed in the large dorm room, which was very reasonable priced (about 10 euro). This is on the top floor though so a lot of stairs every morning / evening! Beds were good, sheets were well worn but smelt clean! We had seen complaints about the bathrooms from... More

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Vienna, Austria
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were only there for 2 nights, more like a transit, but although we woke up the poor guy at the reception when we arrived, he still welcomed us with a smile on his face and helpful tips. The breakfast wasn't anything special, but what would you expect at those prices? :) The view from the common room eating room... More

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Ha'il, Saudi Arabia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

A friend and I stayed at this hostel in June 2013 mostly because of it's location in Beyoğlu, but close to the historic sites in Sultanahmet. The views from the lounge at the top are amazing. You can see Galata Tower, Aya Sofya and Sultanahmet, Yeni, Süleymaniye and Rüstem Paşa Mosques. After that, you can feel secure in skipping Galata... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in April for 2 nights. Bedroom was okay. Didn't have any natural light so was a bit stuffy. Bed was okay but sheets didn't fit properly so they slid all around. Bathroom - shared with 2 other rooms and shower was pretty dirty, toilet light didn't work resulting in a messy floor and difficulty brushing your teeth! I... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Me and my friend stayed in Galata West for 1 night in May, It was quite easy to find as it is very close to Galata Tower and short 5 min walking distance from the Galta bridge whichj takes you to all main atraction places. Our room was clean and mattress was hard which made it nice and comfy. It... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Bedrooms were fine but bathrooms were a different story. Pretty dirty and toilet paper was not replenished. My main issue with this hostel was the noise...it travelled throughout the whole building anytime somebody opened a door, walked down the stairs etc. Very hard to get a decent nights sleep. I would have thought that with 24 hour reception some sort... More

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Cottbus, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

the LOCATION ---- a little bit far from the tram station,but it's worth it cuz its high on the hillside and you can see the Galata Tower from the top floor. the VIEW ---- as I writed before ,the view is very good and you can see at least half the city from the top floor,and when you eat your... More

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Address: Bereketzade Mah. Savcibey Cikmazi No: 3 | Galata Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #183 of 689 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Galata West:Galata West is a brand new hostel which is located in the heart of Istanbul. It is central, cheap and comfortable.Our hostel is new all mattresses and sheets are new and we work hard to keep our service in the same level all the time.We have a rooftop terrace cafe bar with a unique view at Galata Tower on the one hand and Saint Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Beyazit Tower and the Golden Horn on the other hand. On the 82 cm LCD TV you can watch all kinds of international channels, sports events and DVD movies.Facilities:Free breakfast from 8:00am till 9:00am(Everyday; cheese, jam butter,nuttella, honey and bread)Air Conditioning in all rooms Mini fridges in all double and twin roomsCommon fridge in the kitchenFree Internet Access (high speed)Free WI-FI connectionFree clean and fresh sheets, pillow and blanketFree coffee and teaFree City and Travel InformationFree 24 hours hot waterFree PC useFree Safe Deposit BoxFree Airport Transfer for GroupsFully fitted guest kitchen24 hours receptionNo Curfew or LockoutOur capacity is 42 bed :8 spacious 4-bed-dorms1 female 4-beds-drom2 twin-bed dorm4 double-bed rooms5 bathrooms (with shower and WC)ConditionsCheck in: 12:00 a.m.Check out: 10:00 a.m.Cash Only upon arrival for payment of balanceWe only accept reservations from international travelers . If you cannot present an international passport, ID, or flight information, we cannot accept your reservation and your deposit will not be refunded.Please contact us regarding your arrival time ... more   less 
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