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“Great hostel in perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
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World House Istanbul
Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #70 of 850 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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“Great hostel in perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

World house hostel is exactly how a hostel should be - friendly and relaxed place to meet other travellers, comfortable and great value for the money.
I stayed here for almost one week early July 2009 in a six bed room with shared bathroom (only 13 € per night!) and a balcony on the top floor of the house. From there we had a nice view to the Galata tower which is right next door.
The location is just perfect, in the center of the lovely Galata quarter: Only a few minutes by walk up to Tunel and the main shopping street with hundrets of bars and restaurants and also only five walk minutes down to Galata bridge that leads you to the basar and all the main sights.
A nice turkish breakfast is included (maybe a little late at 9.30am for city tours). In the evenings the small cafe area downstairs is a wonderful place to start your night trips or to simply watch the streetlife. There is a mosque next door but they didn't called for prayer in the morning.

Overall a great place to explore the fascinating city of Istanbul - thanks a lot for the nice time!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

I have been living in a double room with toilet for a week in Worldhouse hostel. The place positively surprised us for the high quality of the service provided to the price we paid. The double room is terribly cheap (around 40 Euros per night), and we toke it right in high summer season. The room had a perfect size for two people, livable, with a super nice view on Galata tower and a little-well equipped private toilet. Although it is an hostel (with a collective room just next to us) the place was perfectly silent, being inhabited by all kind of super nice and young travelers coming from different countries. The people running the place are cool, nice and always available for giving you information about the city or any other kind of info. Breakfast was light but varied, with a typically Turkish taste. But the top was its location, right in the middle of one of the most interesting and hip neighborhoods of Istanbul, next to the most busy walking street but also not far from the more touristic central districts. Metro and tram are 5 minutes walking. Cheap good food everywhere around. The place is ideal for any kind of open minded traveler. Only mole: our room has not been cleaned for a week...but this can be solved if you are daily respectful with your own accommodation.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Ranked #70 of 850 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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