This small cozy hostel is actually 8 minutes' walk down hill from the Taksim Square, so if you come from the Ataturk Airport by Tram, it is better to drop off at Firdirk Station and walk up the Mebusan street, than you can find the front door of Route 39 hiding beside the entrance of the Pizza Chain Domino. I was totally lost the first time I went there and a warm-heart Turkish male drove me there.
Maybe the average decor and relatively basic room facilities would disappoint you at the very first sight, the amazingly convenient location and helpful staff just everything worthwhile. The Galata Bridge, Kabatas Ferry Port and Bosphorus Bridge are all within walking distance, which means if you stay here, it is extremely easy for you to see around the Sultanhemet Area, the Bebek and the Asian Side of Istanbul .
A majority of the staff come from English-speaking country, they are quite nice and helpful and if you travel alone you would never feel boring here.
BTW, the view on the roofbar is amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located, the Route 39 is just over a quarter mile from the lively restaurants, bars and shops of Istiklal Avenue and Cihangir area. The hostel has a terrace and rooms with free Wi-Fi.All rooms at the Route 39 include heating. Some rooms have a private bathroom while others include shared bathroom facilities.You can relax with a cup of tea and coffee during the day on our rooftop-terrace with a Bosporus view. The friendly staff can provide you with local information and help you arrange activities. Laundry service is also available on site.The Findikli Tram Stop which provides easy access to the historic Sultanahmet area, is 215 yards away. Kabatas Ferry Port is a quarter mile, Taksim Metro Station is just under half a mile from the property. Ataturk Airport is 12 miles from the property.Beyoglu is a great choice for travelers interested in Galleries, Street Musicians and Beer. ... more less
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