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Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 7, 2016

This was a wonderful hostel to stay in for a couple nights. Very affordable, centrally located and very friendly staff who will give you wonderful "local" recommendations. I'd recommend this place to anyone. Only downside was no kitchen for guests to use or breakfast, but it was worth it for the price and atmosphere.

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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Our time at Stray Cat is definitely a highlight of visiting Istanbul. My wife and I love animals and to be surrounded by lovely people and learn new things and this ticked all those boxes - Sidat and his staff were so welcoming. We got to meet the current kittens they were looking after and were told about the best... More 

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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and lovely feedback , it is a pelasure to hear your joy in Stray Cta Hostel. Enjoy your new travels also please. More 

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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

What more needs to be said. As long as you like cats you will love this hostel. Comfortable, free breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff, 1 min from tram stop, 2 min walk to Taksim square, Everything was good and Istanbul is a great city you should definitely go and stay at the stray cat hostel.

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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this review

Thank yoiu for your lovely feedback. It is our joy to know you enjoyed being in Istanbul with us. Happy new travels. More 

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A lovely stay for us both, breakfast included which worked for us (one gluten free, one vegan) as there were cornflakes and bread/jam- the kittens were precious and staff were really accommodating, free drinking water, WiFi, air con and good company were a bonus :) I'll be highly recommending this hostel! We stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which... More 

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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. This is our joy here to know you enjoyed your stay in Istanbul with us. Happy new travels. More 

Dahab, Janub Sina', Egypt
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

was very nice ,clean, comfy, such helpfull/Friendly Staff, Sadat, Ali Christi and all the others, you will feel at home with the time, and it is very nice located close to the sea side, and also close to Taksim. If you dont like insects wouldnt recommend to keep your windows open when you are not in the room, however the... More 

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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for all your nice words for Stray Cat Hostel. Enjoy your new travels. More 

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Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Stray Cat Hostel offers a pleasant and warm stay in a cosy atmosphere with lovely cats. It's located in a typical Istanbul neighbourhood and close to all the hot spots in town. Friendly staff who's very helpfull and social. Great place to meet lovely people from around the world. One night it was so cosy and fun with all the... More 

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Thank you for your time and leaving us such a nice feedback. Enjoy your travels. More 

Tehran, Iran
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

I was in this place for two nights, the first night i reached there at 10 pm and i was alone, my first experience made me calm and safe, the second night was after i backed from Izmir and i reached in midnight and had not booked, but they helped me to have another good night and experience in stay... More 

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Thank you for this lovely feedback. It is our joy to know you enjoy your stay at Stray Cat Hostel. Enjoy your new travels also. More 

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Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place to stay if you're visiting Istanbul. The hostel has a perfect location, close to everything you need to see and visit.The staff is very friendly and super helpful, they will give you precious advices making your visit unforgettable. Definitely the best place to stay in Istanbul.

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Victoria,texas
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13 reviews
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

We arrived there by airport bus. In the dark and raining. We finally found this place by help of taxi driver who took us there. I loved the location of it. Feels like I was in San Francisco. Close to fruits store, to center town and even close to train station. They have a cat in there which is fit... More 

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Thank you for your lovely feedback. Happy to know you enjoyed Istanbul and Stray Cat Hostel. Happy new travels. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

Stray Cat is close to everything and close to all transportations. I really enjoyed this hostel, the staff were super helpful in suggesting things to see and do. The living room chill area is a great hangout and breakfast is included and plentiful. The staff have great taste in music which is always playing in the background.

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul offers a simple , laid back, comfortable , affordable accomodation in city center. The hostel is located 5 minutes walk from Taksim City Center, Taksim is full of bars , cafes and clubs for every taste, 200 meter down from the hostel there is a tram stop takes you in 15 minutes to historical monuments of Hagia Sofia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque. Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul has double, triple, four bed and 6 bed rooms . Some rooms have their own bathrooms some has shared ones . Breakfast is included in all prices. Also free tea, coffee and mineral water all day long is included to room rates . Safe deposit in reception for valuables are free of charge . Free bedding , beds, sheets and towels are included in price. Free high speed wi-fi is also available, and we have one kitchenette with tea coffee making facilities, and one equippied kitchen for free guest use.Stray Cat is a quite social hostel but not a party one. We do not serve alcohol just you can enjoy your drinks that you bought from several discount supermarkets and liqour shops in 2 minutes walking distance to hostel in our smoking or non smoking separated common areas. Just please note that although we are a very social hostel with an artistic vibe, that different paintings made by different guests and artists, the Stray Cat is not a hard partying hostel. We offer free night stay to artistic travelers would like to make a paint or performance in hostel . We have 24 hours reception with people working on desk who are knowledgeable and helpful for your possible needs, wishes and questions in Istanbul. We do not tolerate any kind of behaviour that consist of sexual, religious, ethnical, and racial discrimination, we reserve the right to refuse service anyone falls under these categories.Thank You. We wish you a nice stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stray Cat Hostel

Address: Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Price Range: $15 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The double room the 6th floor very nice one.”
 of 5 bubbles LoaiS, May 30, 2016 | Read review
“The shared rooms are mostly single beds, and no bunks so go for the cheaper option.”
 of 5 bubbles Anita0z, Aug 13, 2015 | Read review
“Upper levels are more calm and warmer. But instead if your room is in first floor, wifi is accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahaK7662JR, Jan 1, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are generally the same in quality and are adequately clean. However, choose a room with windows facing the street since it allows a lot more light during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles Aashraisv, Dec 13, 2014 | Read review
“The Wifi was going in and out and you haven't to switch different routers (and that's all people could talk about in the common room). Go for an inside room, the street is LOUD even on the 3rd floor couldn't sleep with the windows open because of it.”
 of 5 bubbles 52carlah, Nov 7, 2014 | Read review
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