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Planet Paprika Hostel

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Vaassen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms and beds, nice staff and a nice atmosphere! Mr. Paprika, the owner, is always there to help you find your way, and will enjoy a nice Efes with you when you just want to chill! The location is close to taksim square and on walking distance of the historical quarter! Must-go!

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

The hostel is placed in an excelent place, I stayed one night before taking my fly to Argentina, Mr Paprika is a great guy ! good attention , I arrived at 7am and he was waiting for me! its a modest hostel , but they have everything that you need, a bed, bathroom, wifi and good vibes!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Planet Paprika hostel is more than a hostel, you can consider your permanent home in Istanbul, everything is just perfect especially the stuff and the hostel owner Mr.Paprika, Mr.Paprika is an amazing man and he can help in everything you might need. Everything you might need is near to you, there no such a perfect location. words cannot describe my... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

"Mr. Paprika is the best person of the world" this little paper in a wall tell you what you need to know when you need to find a place to go in "Stambul". Don't expect a four-star hotel, this is a hostel. However, you will find what all backpacker should be looking for: humanity. This is like a little house,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

great location, nice people, all kind of information or help. Mr paprika can be a great host to understand Istambul and enjoy it. In the evening people always meet for a drink in the entrance so you can meet some amazing people there. A must for Istambul!!

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Coimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The best thing about this hostel was indeed its location, 5 min from Taksim Square and metro station was a really great thing ! The hostel itself had good conditions, the beds were fine and shower was new and clean. The only problem for us it was really that most of the lockers were broken and we were a little... More 

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Banha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

1- Hostel is located at Taksim square .. the closest hostel to Taksim square and Taksim metro station, just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, the famous street @ Istanbul , surrounded by restaurants, cafés ,shops and tourist attractions , close to old city .. You can walk from hostel to many landmarks or you can take a metro... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Planet Paprika Hostel wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. The things that they advertised such as air conditioner in the room, washing machine and lockers for your bag were broken, and the and it didn't look like the place that was in a rush to get it fixed. They also advertise that they do tours but when I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I spent 7 nights in paprika hostel with my friends, we were 6 from egypt and first time for us to stay in a hostel, we really enjoyed it very much, the room was very clean, very near to taksim just 1 minute walking, the staff working is very friendly and helpful in everything, safe one, wifi is good but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This hostel is near Taksim but it may as well be on Taksim. It is two minutes away. It is near Istiklal and is surrounded by restaurants, cafés,shops and tourist attractions. The reception staff is friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable. There kitchen has free tea, coffee and water which is available 24 hours.

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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)
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 

Additional Information about Planet Paprika Hostel

Address: Sehit Muhtar Mah. Taksim Akarcasi Sok. No:3 Tarlabasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: $16 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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