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“Good place to stay in a good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Planet Paprika Hostel
Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Akarcasi Sok. No:3 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #229 of 849 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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“Good place to stay in a good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Planet Paprika is a good Hostel in a great location.. the Staff, basically the owner, is a great guy and he will help you in any way he can.. the prices are very reasonable considering the location..
the only draw-back i would say is that the rooms were a bit crowded, and there was no space to put our stuff..
I would recommend it to anyone who is going to Istanbul.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Address: Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Akarcasi Sok. No:3 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #229 of 849 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Planet Paprika Hostel, where you can experience the Turkish hospitality at the heart of Istanbul. Our hostel is providing the cozy, friendly and clean place to stay. We are not a big , impersonal hulk hostel. We value the independent travelers and we are against any kind of discrimination. So come here to be a citizen of Planet Paprika. 1. Location Planet Paprika Hostel is conveniently located at Taksim square. We are the closest hostel to Taksim square and Taksim metro station, just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, the most happening place in Istanbul. At Taksim you can have a better chance to mingle with the local, not with a tourist. And after the exhausting night out, you don’t need to worry about the transportation to your hostel. We are right here to serve you. We are also closer to old Istanbul; the touristic peninsula and big touristic spots. Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Topkapı Palace. You can walk to Sultan Ahmet or you can take a metro with tram. We prefer walking. Since it takes only 30 minutes from here to Eminönü and a bit more to Sultan Ahmet on foot. On the way to old town you can visit Cite de Pera, Nevizade , Galata Tower, Galata Bridge , fish market, Yeni Mosque, historic Sirkeci train Station, and so on. Yes. Everything you want to visit in Istanbul is on the way to Sultan Ahmet from our hostel. And Taksim Square is the transportation hub in Istanbul, so you can visit almost everywhere without any worry. 2. Our Rooms - Dorms - We have Girl’s Dormitory room and Mixed Dormitory rooms. At Planet Paprika Hostel, we know that when travelling with your partner, you would rather spend the night with them than have to sleep in separate dorm rooms or beds. That’s why we have DOUBLE beds in our 8-bed mixed dorms. Couples can enjoy the budget price but also share a bed in the same room. If a couple or the close friends who want to share the double bed in the dorm room, can book "double bed in the dorm" from room type. In this case you should reserve a one bed for two guests. You don’t need to book two beds.- Double Private En-suite This room has 1 double and 1 single bed. The room has a big balcony. Inside the room, you have TV, fridge and a bathroom - 3 Bed Private En-suite This room has 1 double and 1 single bed. The room has a big balcony. Inside the room, you have TV, fridge and a bathroom. 3. Our facilities: Fully Equipped Kitchen, from Microwave to Electronic Cattle, Gas range to kitchen Ware and so on. Laundry Machine for a fee, Wi-fi free of Charge, Hair Dryer for hire, Free of Charge Lockers with your own padlock, Free Luggage Storage, Free Linen, Free Towels, Free Coffee and Tea at any time, Fridge for our guests to use, Air conditioning during summer, Central heating system during winter, Hot water for shower at any time 4. Check In and Check Out: Check in from 12pm or leave your bags before at our luggage room. If we have a bed available at the time of your arrival, we’ll be more than happy to provide that bed for you, but we can not guarantee the early check in. Check In : 12:00 Check Out : 11:00 We know that many travelers want to take a shower before the night bus to Cappadocia, Fethiye, Izmir or anywhere. At Planet Paprika you can take a shower even after the check out. 5. Cancellation Policy: Planet Paprika has a 24 hour cancellation policy. You need to contact us by 12.00pm the day prior to arrival to make any changes or cancel your reservation. Otherwise you will be charged for the first night of your booking.6. Etc We are organizing the pub crawl regularly for free. But you need to pay for your own drinks. We are not taking any commission from any kind of venue. We accept cash only to pay for the balance upon arrival. ... more   less 
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