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Puffin Hostel
Ihlamurdere Cad. Celebioglu Sk. No:11 Besiktas, Istanbul 34000, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #81 of 930 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
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“perfect place to fully enjoy your travel in istanbul in an istanbulian style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I stayed at Puffin hostel for 2 weeks. My first impression of the hostel was like "wow!" and it´s still "wow!". I wanted to avoid too touristic places and this hostel was the perfect. Located in Besiktas, one of the hottest places in Intsnbul, you can get to the see in 5 minutes drinking some beer chatting with your friends. You walk juat for several minutes and you can get on the boat to go to the asian side, which takes just 7 minutes to get to Uskudar port and 20 minutes to get to Kadikoy. You can also easilly go to Eminonu and Taksim.
What I liked the most about this place is that you can feel at home while staying here. The hosts, Osgur and Hido are really nice guys and they can provide you with any information on tourism in Istanbul. Thanks for them, I could visit really cool places that a tourist staying in an another place would have never visited. They will make you enjoy really "turkish" things.
When it comes to facilities, I can say nothing but Cok Guzel(Sooooooooooooo nice). wifi, perfect room and toilets. I´ll stop here cause otherwise i´ll stay up all night writhing this review. just stay at puffin hostel. I really had a nice time

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Bergamo, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Puffin was a wonderful surprise in Istanbul. The neibourhood is full of life (24h), but doesn't mean that you don't get a good night of sleep. I slept like an angel. Is quiet and warm in here. The facilities are brand new. The location is fantastic, full of restaurants, bars, shops, ferry, buses and mini-buses.
The staff is so nice and helpful, that I felt like at home. I had a typical turskish breakfast with the owners. They're always take care of you with a big smile.
They gave me really useful tips about where to eat, to party and of course a good hamam.
I higly recomend this hostel, mainly because of the these two nice turkish friends. If you're travelling alone you won't feel alone,

Room Tip: Rooms are super clean and confortable. Staff is cool and helpful
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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 February 25, 2014

I liked everything here, the staff, the cleanness, the room, the shower room, the well-equipped kitchen, the terrace and the huge social area. The hostel just opened so everything was new and nice, with lots of space. The owners are really friendly and helpful. The location is awesome, in a quiet street in the heart of Besiktas, with lots of shops around and close to bus/boat transportation.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back have more light.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Ihlamurdere Cad. Celebioglu Sk. No:11 Besiktas, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 930 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in very safe area of downtown, Puffin Hostel offers you hospitality and cosiness of Istanbul, so you can observe local life and atmosphere. Due to its lively downtown, cafés famous for breakfast buffets and seaports that are used by thousands of people to get to Asian side, life is 24hr bright in Besiktas. ... more   less 
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