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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came late night with out booking ahead and everything went smooth and easy, i was welcomed and got a bed. the hostel is located right in the middle of everything - its a cool neighborhood in walking distance from all the sights you wish to check. I've slept in the 4 bed dorm and it was clean, convenient and...

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Dear Dan! We are very happy to hear from you, thank you so much for your kindly review about World House! You are always welcome here :)

Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Hostels is located in a top location. Close to Galata tower, ferries metro and taksim. Staff very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. People from literally all over the world staying here. For business and leisure. The hostel offers lots of group activities. Including bar crawls and boat parties. When I stayed there we all had a good social night at...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed September 21, 2016

The BEST hostel in Istanbul. I stayed in 5 different ones and this was by far the best: AWESOME location across the street from Galata Tower ( and surrounded by tasty and cheap restaurants and coffee shops, easy walk to sultanahmet and taksim), easy to meet other travelers, really clean, super comfy beds, big rooms, free towels, 6 TL laundry...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed August 8, 2016

A great experience! I stayed there several times and I highly recommend this place! The staff is very gentle, friendly and helpful with about everything you might ask them. Free wi-fi everywhere and a great breakfast from their lovely cook. The rooms are very clean and you always meet interesting people. Very close to Galata Tower and if you love...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed July 4, 2016

As long as you don't mind steep, cobbled hills, you should probably stay here. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, the atmosphere is excellent for both meeting like-minded travellers or some solo chilling. Breakfast is excellent (bread, fruit, cheese, jams, olives, vegetables, hard boiled eggs), and there's a great cafe with patio attached. I stayed in the 6 dorm....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 21, 2016

We had an amazing stay at World House, the staff were so helpful and really helped advise us on how we should spend our 4 days in this huge and beautiful city. We loved our room which felt much more like a hotel than a hostel, but yet it was also great to sit in the lounge and chill out,...

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Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I had the best experience with the people and location of this hostel. I'm sure it has the best view of Istambul. In World House you not only find a place to stay, but a place to share and make new friends. I definitely will recommend it. Thank you!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I love this hostel. Every time I visit Istanbul I go back and all the staff are friendly and welcoming. It's in a fantastic central location and there's a grey cafe out front where you can sit and watch everyone wander by. It's also very social and there's always people to meet and do things with. I definitely recommend staying...

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Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in a sea view double shared bathroom for 4 nights in June. Our room was in a separate building down the street on the top floor. The building itself looked quite old and run-down and there was no lift so negotiating 7 flights of stairs with luggage was tough. But once we arrived at the...

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Reviewed June 2, 2016

The hosts of this hostel are amazing. They ensure a good stay for all their guests and are very accommodating for most reasonable requests. The atmosphere in the hostel is great. Breakfast is alright. Had lunch there once and it was delicious! Clean beds, toilets, bathrooms etc. Pub crawling is organised by the host every week atleast 2 times. Overall,...

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
World House Istanbul offers comfortable beds, 24 hr hot water and a superb atmosphere in the heart of the city, the right fit for any urban traveller. Since 2005, we are working very hard to keep our hostel clean, secure, fun and still affordable. World House Istanbul is a 150 year-old Genoese-style stone building located just a few steps away from the iconic Galata Tower and the renowned Istiklal Avenue, and just several minutes away from the Sultanahmet. It can accommodate up to 82 people with its ensuite double and triple rooms, 4-bed, 6-bed, 8-bed and 14-bed dorms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about World House Istanbul

Address: Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Price Range: $16 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“one small thing - it could be a little bit noisy at night if your room is facing the front, but nothing critical”
 of 5 bubbles H2661FXdanl, 1 week ago | Read review
“6 bed "deluxe" dorm has a sweet balcony with amazing views (but it's on the top floor and stairs only)”
 of 5 bubbles GraceH238, Jul 4, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the 8 bed with the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Theycallhimdestroyer, May 14, 2016 | Read review
“room 10 - dat view doe!”
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“Room with 6 people, great balcony”
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