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“A great base to discover Istanbul” 5 of 5 stars
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Portus House Istanbul
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Eindhoven, Niederlande
1 review
“A great base to discover Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We, two young women living in the Netherlands, had a wonderful time in the Portushouse in Istanbul. The hostel is stylishly furnished and decorated (with good beds and airco) and the English speaking staff is really helpful and kind. They took the time for a chat, explain things we were curious about and gave some really nice suggestions on Turkish food, shopping and other tourist activities like which Hamam we should visit. The nice breakfast is served between 8 and 11 which is really convenient. The rooms were very clean. Even though the hostel is located quite central, the street was not easy to find (without a smart-phone) for the first time. It felt just a little uncomfortable walking there late at night. However, if we return to Istanbul (which is likely), we will certainly book a room in this hostel again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Aydin, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I stayed in Portus for 5 days. It was a great experience. Location of the hotel is amazing. It is right by the Istiklal street where all the shops and restaurants.Historical places and gorgeous Bosporus is right by the hotel. Portus's staff is very knowledgeable about the historical place and nice restaurants if you need an advice. Rooms are very clean and modern with fast WiFi connection(I needed that). I will be back..

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We loved the attitude, location, comfy beds, clean spaces, modern design, breakfast lady, curteous staff, options, black out curtains, little Turkish delights that greeted us in our room, proximity to the shore, atmosphere... it all contributed to us loving Portus and loving this wonderful city. Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My fiancé and I stayed at Portus House for 6 nights in May and we loved it. The location of he hotel is very excellent. It is easily to reach Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, Spice Bazar, etc.
The beds were extremely comfortable, especially at the end of long days spent walking around the city. The rooms and the hotel was lovely and everything was clean, modern and designed to make the most of the small space. Wifi was reliable and much appreciated. Owner Cigdem & Firat were very friendly and approachable. We loved Portus Hotel and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicoutimi, Canada
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Our choice for the Portus House followed a recommandation from a closed friend. We definitly are not disapointed about our one week stay at this hotel. The personnel, Murat and Ismael, along with the owner Cigdem made everything possible to feel us welcome to their lovely place. The location of this hotel is also an important feature for Istanbul visitors. Do not expect luxury at this place. But, you will find confortable beds, and extremely clean spaces troughout the property.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I’m infatuated with small, personal hotels. The Portus House Istanbul turned out to be exactly what I was looking for during my visit. It’s a quiet hotel in a quiet neighborhood, yet still close to all main sites that were on my itinerary. It’s run by young people who like to travel as well, thus are aware of the needs one might have. The staff is pleasant, the rooms and bathrooms are exceptionally clean, and it is close enough to walk to many sites – Istanbul Modern Museum, Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, etc. It’s a small hotel, so I guessing you should book early. We already booked again for next year. One thing – it's quite easy to find nowadays, as they have put up many signs and Portus has earned a well deserved reputation in this already progressive area...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I enjoyed during my stay of the hospitalty of the hotel personal. They were just lovely. It is a very clean hotel and I seept very well.
I can just recomment this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Portus House Istanbul

Address: Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 930 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Portus House Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in an Art-Nouveau building in Beyoglu, Portus Hotel Istanbul is a unique establishment designed and managed by travellers just like its guests. The main idea is to provide a feeling of comfort and safety. This comfortable hotel features 10 rooms with iPod docks and some flat-screen TVs. Portus Hotel is located in a quiet street by the lively Galata Port, in Istanbul’s prime starting point for tours in all directions by foot, by ship, by metro-tram and by bus. The Karakoy Ferry Terminal and the Galata Bridge are a 2-minute walk away. Free tea and coffee can be enjoyed throughout the day. Guest can also make use of the fully equipped, modern communal kitchen, where usually travelers like to mingle and exchange experiences. There is a supermarket across the hotel as well as plenty of good breakfast houses and restaurants. Decorated with modern art, all air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer. At the 24-hour front desk, you can find luggage storage and book a shuttle service to Ataturk or Sabiha Gokçen Airport. Private parking is also available. Come and enjoy a fresh, friendly and fun environment, the entry Port for your adventures in Istanbul… ... more   less 
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