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Galata Hostel - 2

Yuksek Kaldirim Cad. Yuksek Kaldirim Cikmazi No: 1 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
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Ranked #265 of 820 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Chania Town, Greece
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Me and my boyfriend have recently stayed at Hotel Galata 2. Everything seemed to be fine for the first night. In the morning we asked if we could stay one extra night. The guy at the reception had a terrible English but after 10-15 min of checking his papers, he finally told us, very clearly, that we could stay another... More

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Kragujevac
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Excellent location for travellers who visit Istanbul for the first time especially if you want to explore Istanbul by walk. It is at a half a way from Sultan Ahmet to Taksim. There is also excellent public transportation if you want to use it. You get very good services for the price you pay.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Galata-2 is a great budget hotel for singles, small groups of friends, or couples. The location is phenomenal, the hotel is clean and very safe, and the staff friendly and warm. Location: The hotel was initially a little hard to find as not many taxi drivers knew it. Our cab dropped us off at the foot of the Galata tower... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The location was very convenient. A few minutes walk from the Galata tower, bridge and metro station. The owner was nice and warm but not speaking much English. The room was basic but good value for money considering how much we paid. Breakfast was not bad. There were a couple of occasions... More

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Athens,Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I stayed early September .The Hostel has not elevator and the reception is at the 1st floor .Rooms from 2nd till 5th floor - renovated.Roof garden with nice view ( not serving cofee).Cleaning of rooms every 3rd day.Entrance of Hostel and view of the rooms at the narrow alleyway next to Yuksel str.( there is morning light). Neighbouring buildings have... More

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Warszawa, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We didn't choose this hotel, because we booked another one, but - due to the lack of free rooms - they moved us to Galata Hostel 2. This hostel has at least two types of rooms - with bathrooms and without it. Even if you have restroom in your room you can use another one on the corridor. And... that's... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I really don't understand the bad reviews on this place. We staid in this hostel and in the Cheers Midtown Hostel in Istanbul. The Cheers Midtown Hostels receives better reviews but for us the Gallata2 hostel was far far better. - This hostel is located perfectly: you can go to the old city center and to the trendy spots by... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Never have I experienced such unprofessionalism and rudeness. On my last night I needed to leave for the airport at 3:00am. I got to sleep at 12:00am. At 12:30am, just a half hour after falling asleep the hotel manager started banging on the door as loud as he could yelling for me to get up, "Manager, open the door" over... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This hostel is in a good location but be warned! The rooms have a lot of black mould on the walls and ceilings! Could be a potential health risk. There isnt an elevator either and some rooms are on a 5th floor and the staircase is spiral. Staff friendly and breakfast is typical Turkish bread, hard boiled egg, and some... More

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Address: Yuksek Kaldirim Cad. Yuksek Kaldirim Cikmazi No: 1 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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