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Galata West Hostel

Bereketzade Mah. Savcibey Cikmazi No: 3 | Galata Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4 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 of 5 stars
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Modena, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located in a good position to enjoy the nightlife. The 6-person room is small and the window sill (close to the beds) is full of pigeons and their droppings. There are no sheets nor towels. There is the air conditioner. The bathroom is shared with two other rooms, it's small and rather uncomfortable (not even a shelf). The view from... More

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Horsham
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A great place in a great location. Brilliant view, nice communal place to relax and get the free breakfast. Dorm was nice, although not much space for luggage. Friendly staff. Only issues ere the stairs (5 floors with a suitcase isn't so fun) and some of the toilets had broken seats.

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Florianopolis, SC
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15 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was very surprised with this hostel, all staff are very friendly and helpful. The price is absolutely awesome, and the breakfast is OK. The point is because is not very centralized and a little bit hard to find, but is all right.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed here on two separate occasions over a two week stay. The hostel itself is firstly a bit tricky to find but once you know where it is you have no problem. Staff are generally friendly and willing to help. The location is great as you are within walking distance or public transport to both the city and Taksim. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place certainly makes a good effort despite what it has going against it. The staff are friendly and accommodating and genuinely seem eager to help. The rooms vary, but you get what you pay for. We had a really big double bed in our room, but it was a windowless room. There's a good ratio of bathrooms to guest... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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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
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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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Oxford
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Address: Bereketzade Mah. Savcibey Cikmazi No: 3 | Galata Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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