Having experienced some... interesting... hostels before, it's hard to call this place a hostel. It's definitely more of a bed and breakfast if you ask me. Sure, the rooms are like dorms, but this place has everything you need, the breakfasts are fresh every morning, and it's centrally located to make the most out of your trip to Istanbul.
Located right near the Galata Tower, which turns into a fun social gathering place at night in the summer, we could walk around to explore the Taksim side of the city, but it was a quick walk across the bridge to get to all the Sultanahmet sights. Lots of great food and bars nearby.
Only location problem is the street is small so you won't get door to door cab service, but if you walk up the hill toward the tower, there are plenty of cabs driving around when it's time to leave Istanbul.
Have already been recommending this place to friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rapunzel Hostel is centrally located in the hip and happening area of Istanbul, "Galata" (in the Beyoglu district) offering a budget hostel next to the famous Galata Tower. Istiklal Street, with its nightlife, shopping and famous cosmopolitan atmosphere is only 5 min away;as is Tunel square, which is officially the trendiest place in Istanbul right now, with a mixture of cool cafes and bars. The old city "Sultanahmet", which holds all the principal monuments of Istanbul, is also 5 min away by tram. The nearest metro station is 2 min, tram and bus stops are 3 min walking distance away from our beloved hostel. It is a place at the heart of the city, offering you a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the unforgettable beauty of Istanbul. ... more less
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