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“Trendy hotel with best location” 5 of 5 stars
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Portus House Istanbul
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Mumhane Cad. 31 | Karaköy, Istanbul 34340, Turkey   |  
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“Trendy hotel with best location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Small but very nice hotel in best location - very close to all sights, shopping and night live in Istanbul. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Also public transportation, very good restaurants and a nice hamam are very close. We can only recommand this hotel. We will book here again for sure!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

the hotel were located on the strategic place.. 5 minutes to walk to karakoy station which is near to a lot of touristic places around istanbul.. it is the most suitable for someone who would like to enjoy their day more than spend their money on the hotel.. the staff were very friendly and can speak english well.. they also could help u guys on trip schedule on the day by day..

Room Tip: for me, it wasn't worth to spent hundred+++ euro for a night and u might be use the room for 8-1...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Irbid, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

U know what. The price are cheap. The staff are very friendly. Near the restaurant to eat. Have a fast Wi-Fi (this important), Near tramvay (karakoy station). U can stay here with ur family or friend or even solo. All are what travelers were looking for. I'm so respect to each one of their staff. Some other time even they helping a very old person to go down and up stair. And are always always always helping us to go around istanbul. They always smile. And they can talk in english very Good. ^_^

Room Tip: All rooms are clean and comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 January 12, 2014

Right down by the ferry terminal in Karakoy, this is an excellent littlemodern hostel located close to everything. It's very clean, with friendly staff and a good breakfast included in the price. it has free wifi in every room. We had a private room with a shared bathroom with the room opposite. It's a 10 minute walk uphill to Istiklal and 3 minute walk from Galata bridge and the T1 tram that takes you to all the historic places in Istanbul. The only downside is that nothing is open at night in the immediate area. The staff, although very hospitable and eager to help, speak limited English. But the location, cleanliness and friendliness makes up for it. Like most places in Istanbul, it doesn't have an elevator. I would warmly recommend the place. For typical hostellers, this is more a small family run hotel of sorts. It's also very quiet.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

what else I should expect from an hotel.. ah yes also portus house has very good location. some steps later you are at ferry marine. little bit more. tramvay and bus little bit more tunnel public transportation. and walking from Portus house to tunnel public transportation takes not more than 7 minutes...

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Portus House is an excellent choice. Much better than much much costlier hotels (not hostels) that I have stayed. Super clean rooms and bathrooms, helpful personnel and located in a place that is close to everything (ok not on top of Taksim, but it was two minutes walk from Galata bridge on one side and Galata Tower on the other). If you are considering visiting Istanbul and do not want to overspend on your stay, I cannot think a better choice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Copenhagen, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed for 4 days in Portus House.

We're two budget travelers and also stayed at other places in the same pricerange near the Galata Tower.

COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES
Portus Hotel is a good deal if you compare to other hostels/hotels in Beyoglu which is nearby across a big street. The atmosphere is non-hostel like and not sterile as in most large scale hotels in the same price range. The reason to is low price compared to other housing options, is because of the localtion which is not in Beyoglu, but 5 min away.

THE AREA
The area is called Karakoy and we knew nothing about it before we came to Istanbul. But the area has loads of small local hip cafes and restaurants. Its a 5 min walk to the Galata Brigde, 5 min to the soon-to-becoming tourist trap of Beyoglu, 5 min to the tram, but you'll not need it as its so close to everything.

THE HOTEL
Just like in the pics!
Clean, warm and welcoming.
Nice shared shower facilities.
Best turkish breakfast compared to our other hotels in Istanbul in the same pricerange.
Very friendly english speaking staff
Great if you're 3 people or a couple

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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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 #7 of 850 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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