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“Nice hostel on great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of World House Istanbul

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World House Istanbul
Ranked #32 of 1,175 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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Korcula Island, Croatia
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice hostel on great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

I have stayed in this hostel in april 2012. They offer to pick you up from airport for reasonable price which is useful because it is little dificult to find for the first time.
We had a triple room with a private bathroom that was nice and clean and the staff was ok. Good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

The amenities are pretty comparable to other hostels that I've stayed in, but we had a group so they gave us a top floor room with lots of beds and a private bathroom, at a very reasonas rate, which was perfect for us. The location is awesome and very central to most of the older sites in the city. The Galata Tower is right there (a great and easy point of reference if you or your cab driver were to get lost). Very short walk to the bridge that takes you to the old city, where you can see Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque, the palace, etc, and in the other direction, you can go up the hill and explore the delicious and largely hidden restaurants of Beyoglu and then at the top you reach Taksim Square. We did some partying in the Bebek part of town, which isn't really close to the hostel, but worth a trip if you want to check out some Turkish parties.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Weesiev1
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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Loved the location, loved the atmosphere. Breakfast was good. My and my friend stayed on the very top floor and had a great view of Galata Tower. Would stay again for sure.

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor if you don't my a lot of stairs...great view!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fstarlene
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Hostel is located in close walking distance to the main pedestrian boulevard leading to Taksim and a short walk down to the Bosphorus. Well located for visiting Beyoglu and a short tram ride across to the tourist attractions at Sultanahmet. Hostel is clean. Common area is a bit small and cramped for the capacity. There is a small cafe at the front. The street on which the hostel is located is great value for food compared to Sultanahmet. However, the top floor of the hostel is an oven during summer (day and night).

Room Tip: The top floor in summer is an oven - avoid if you plan to sleep.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom W
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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

I couldn't find this place at first because my Lonely Planet book gave the wrong address. Much better than where I originally stayed! Beautiful views from my room, good breakfast that was included, and excellent location right by Istikal Street and walking distance from most things you'd want to do.

However, there is a mosque next door, and I was woken up at 5am for the morning call to prayer, but it only lasted a few minutes and then I fell back to sleep.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adam W
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Its a short walk from the bars and restaurants of Istiklal, and right up the hill from the tram. The rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. I will stay here again!

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Only good things to say about this hostel. Can't beat the location, staff was friendly and helpful, and rooms were decently sized and clean. Breakfast was served early too and with a good selection. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Istanbul!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: World House Istanbul
Address: Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 1,175 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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