We stayed at this hostel for 2 nights with some friends on December 2012. A friend booked it after looking at the pictures but they were proven to be very misleading...As soon as we entered the hostel, the smell of paint penetrated our noses. After this first surprise we 've found out that there was just one bathroom for the whole floor (12 of us plus don't know how many from the rest 2 rooms). At least the bathroom was kept clean by a young guy that was also stalking us, staying outside our rooms all the time- don't know if this was a weird way of hospitality to make sure if we need something or just to spy and tell the owner what we 're doing. Really annoying though...The owner himself was quite annoying as well making comments like "don't be late at night", "don't drink alcohol" etc and was occupying the lobby with his friends all the time making it impossible for other people to stay there... Furthermore he didn't provide a genuine 24h reception service - not for asking crazy stuff but just to open the door! The furniture and the sheets were dusty and generally dirty and a friend even had himself a sheet with blood stains on! All in all, the hostel is nicely located but I would look for something better with that price...Paint smell can be very disturbing and waiting to go to the bathroom can make you lose precious time of visiting the amazing Istanbul!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheap,clean,comfortable and best location ever! We set in a XIX century building and we are few steps away from Taksim Square. If you are a young traveler looking for a cheap and clean hostel in Istanbul, then the Levanten Hostel offers you the perfect solution for your holiday. The hostel is strategically located in the heart of the city center, thus allowing you quick and easy access to all the major attractions. Levanten Hostel is excellently positioned for discovering the marvels art of Istanbul!Offering cheap,comfortable and clean guest rooms in Istanbul, the Levanten Hostel makes for an excellent choice if you are planning a trip to this famous Turkey's destination ... more less
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