My trip in Istanbul lasted for 3 weeks and I stayed at Soho Hostel Istanbul for the last 7 days of my trip, and it was the nicest stay in Istanbul.
1- The rooms are small and not that clean. For a backpacker, we don't care how small is the place.
2- The hostel in the heart of Taksim so the area is loud, not easy to sleep unless you sleep deeply or you sleep very late around 4 am - actually this is the whole purpose of staying in Taksim, staying up late, if you want to have a good and early sleep, go and stay in Sultanahmet area not in Taksim.
3- I only saw 1 toilet and 2 showers and they were very small.
1- The Hostel is in the heart of Istiklal street, Taksim. Considering that, 6 €/night was a great deal even with all the disadvantages.
2- The staff were super hospitable, super friendly and super helpful. They tried to help everybody with everything.
3- They allow to use the kitchen which is great thing to have for a backpacker.
4- No bugs - thank GOD.
5- I felt like home in this hostel not like a hostel, everybody were like a family - sitting watching TV, having a nice cup of tea while enjoying a good conversation.
I respect the other reviews that other travelers have left but this is my review from my own experience, which to me it was very nice.
Best wishes for everybody,
Fadi the Palestinian :)
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