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Galata Hostel - 2

Yuksek Kaldirim Cad. Yuksek Kaldirim Cikmazi No: 1 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The room and the bathroom were so tiny that I couldn't dare to close the window fearing I might suffocate. The ceiling itself was a horror movie. Yes it has a great location but there are lots of other places to stay with a location like this which doesn't make you claustrophobic, unlike Galata Hostel-2

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Excellent location, between Istiklal and the Golden Horn. Just off of a busy shopping street this cafe offered a haven of calm. Excellent selection, fantastic Turkish coffee and tea for reasonable prices as well as shisha and food. Would definitely recommend as a pitstop.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice hosts and fair price, in a very central location, but really dirty and in need of a better management. Some room were under repairs and we got a room full of the dust from the works. It won't have take much to vacuum the floor before we got there. Wifi is available only at the ground floor. The bed... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I were attracted to it because it was relatively cheap and the online pictures provided by management were relatively nice. When we arrived around 9pm, the person working placed us in a small room directly next to the front desk area. The man working at the desk had the television on loudly and was talking on his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I spent there 3 nights in late November, 2014. The hostel was pretty clean and when we complain about something, they change it fast. The location is good, even if it was hard at the begining to find it. Very limited breakfast choices but I think it is normal for a relatively cheap hotel. No important complains. It would be... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Positive: close to Galata Bridge and Tower, tram, walking distance from the Süleymanye and Eminönü districts you might like to visit. The price is fair, but not the services. Wifi works quite ok. Negative: dirty - bot the rooms and the bathrooms in rooms / shared bathrooms. Forget the breakfast and the morning coffee, you better get out and eat... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

At 10 pm it was an Odyssey to find it. When we finally arrived, we knocked the door and nobody was opening. After 10 minutes we had decided to try to find another place, and then a guy came out. At first he couldn't find out reservation (a private "deluxe" room), but when he finally did, he told us he... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

excellent location near the tram and within walking distance from taksim and sultanahmed. very good breakfast, fast wifi at all floors and friendly staff. there is no elevator but it's fine if you stay on 1st-3rd floor, but not on 5th if you are not young.the matress was not perfect and the ceiling (on a 5th floor room) needs refresh.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

+ perfect location, + Galata bridge 5 min, Eminönű 10 min, Topkapi Saray 30 min. + very cheap (20 eur/night) - very dirty and smelly bathroom - weak wifi - little room (I can't pull over my suitcase between the bed and the wall...) - noisy backyard - not too friendly hosts - too simple and poor breakfasts (same menu... More 

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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The location is very good, but our room was dirty, someone smoked in it, and overall I think the room was not ready when we arrived so they gave us a room someone just left . Bathrooms too were not clean and english is an issue with some of the persons working there. It is quite cheap, ok, but I'm... More 

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