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World House Istanbul
Ranked #29 of 1,257 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and we were made to feel so welcome. We are in our 60s and with our son and partner so pretty special!! Mavey made us feel so welcome and gave us great advice. Position is ideal near Galata Tower, rooms are spotless, security excellent. Loved the front room and meeting interesting people there and having a drink with them.Breakfast was fresh and adequate overall a fabulous place and excellent value for the budget traveller.Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed here for one night before the Istanbul marathon. The front desk is very helpful and security features at the door are comforting (the doors use codes). Rooms were very clean and inexpensive, the beds were comfortable, and the lounge area is welcoming. There is also a cafe attached which is a great addition, and of course the location is wonderful, just off Istiklal and therefore close to all the major transportation options on the European side of Istanbul. By foot, about 10 minutes to the Galata Bridge or to Taksim square. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

World House is the best hostel i have stayed in so far...unfortunately i could only stay there for one day, the next day i had to check out because they are so busy and desired by travelers. So i advise travelers to book there full stay in advance if you wish to have your stay at this great hostel uninterrupted. The staff are amazing and specially Mehdi and Samane. The place feels very new, very clean, very safe, beds very comfy, breakfast delicious and the overall ambiance is awesome. This is my hostel when i come again to Istanbul

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank miro s
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Very good place for a city trip throgh Istanbul! Cheap beds (we had a 14 bed dormatory) but very friendly and helpful staff, nice breakfast (free) and very good situation (right next to the galata tower, 5min by foot to Galata bridge or to Istiklal Caddesi)

Thank Angelo Z
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We only stayed here for one night, but the receptionist was very friendly and gave us great advice on restaurants and bars. The location is perfect, the rooms were clean, and there were a lot of people always just hanging out. Great vibe here. Would recommend!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. A local friend has recommended it to us and it was truly the best recommendation we could get. The price was very reasonable, it is just by the Galata tower (we basically looked at it from the window of our dorm) and just a few steps from the never-sleeping Istiklal street. It is a great place for discovering the city and night life. Ambient atmosphere, helpful staff, good breakfast. Recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Short walk uphill from tram stop near Galata tower. Great location for shopping and nightlife, very near great pedestrian area - Tasim Square. Common area a little cramped. No bar, no rooftop lounge. Good beds, big double rooms, keep bathroom door shut to minimize ... Next door is a mosque - hello 5.30 am call to prayer! But with ear plugs you need not hear it. Overall good for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank Creston2
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Additional Information about World House Istanbul

Address: Galip Dede Cad. No:85 Galata, Istanbul, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #29 of 1,257 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $16 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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