11 Top Istanbul Hostels

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a BIG city, and a must-see for any traveller to Turkey. Here are my 11 top Istanbul hostels recommendations:

Bahaus Guesthouse

Istanbul top hostels: Bauhaus
Bahaus Guesthouse Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ 6 minutes’ walk away from the Blue Mosque
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Dorms are spacious and clean, bunks are basic and have simple privacy curtains
๐Ÿšฟ New, clean bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Excellent breakfast is included in your stay. No kitchen, but superb terrace
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Doubles and twins with shared bathrooms

Cheers Lighthouse

Istanbul top hostels: Cheers Lighthouse
Cheers Lighthouse Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ 5 minute walk to the Blue Mosque
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Modern dorms with sturdy bunks and amazing views
๐Ÿšฟ Plentiful, clean bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Terraces overlooking the Marmara Sea. Excellent Turkish breakfast included
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Private rooms for 1-4 people, plus suite with sauna and Jacuzzi

Cheers Hostel

Cheers Hostel Istanbul
Cheers Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ Steps away from key sights Ayasofya, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Spacious 6, 8 and 10-bed dorms with air conditioning
๐Ÿšฟ Good condition bathrooms on each floor
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Good value bar and restaurant on site
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Private rooms available in separate building

Wabi Sabi Hostel

Istanbul top hostels: Wabi Sabi
Wabi Sabi Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ 5 minutes from Taksim Square
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Excellent, new dorms with comfy bunks featuring reading lights
๐Ÿšฟ Nicely designed bathooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Free breakfast, rooftop bar and cafe with city views
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Private rooms with shared or en-suite bathrooms

Cheers Prive

Cheers Hostel Istanbul Prive
Cheers Prive Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ Very close to Cheers Hostel, and so also amidst all the action of the Old City
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Good bunks in spacious, light 6, 8 and 10-bed dorms
๐Ÿšฟ Stylish bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Breakfast included, really lovely bar
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Twin or 3-bed en-suite rooms in separate building

Jumba Hostel

Istanbul top hostels: Jumba
Jumba Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ 10 minute walk to Taksim Sq, 18 minute walk to Galata Tower
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Good bunks in 4 or 6-bed dorms. Characterful building
๐Ÿšฟ Plenty of bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Small kitchen, gorgeous communal areas
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Private rooms with shared bathrooms

Stay Inn Taksim

Stay Inn Taksim
Stay Inn Taksim Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ 10 minute walk to Taksim Square
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Superb bunks with individual lights plus privacy curtains
๐Ÿšฟ Decent bathrooms for each room
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Free breakfast, great cafe on site, outdoor terrace
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Double rooms with private or shared bathrooms

Bucoleon Hostel

Bucoleon Hostel
Bucoleon Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ Located in Old Town, 5 minutes from Ayasofya
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Large range of dorms. ‘Party’ hostel…
๐Ÿšฟ OK bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Good common areas, lots of organised fun, terrace with awesome views
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘Good value private rooms

Paris Hotel & Hostel

Paris Hostel Istanbul
Paris Hotel & Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ Just steps to the Blue Mosque
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Most shared rooms have beds, not bunks. Some are a bit cramped
๐Ÿšฟ Every room has a shower and toilet
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Bar, cafe and breathtaking rooftop terrace
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Some small private rooms

Cheers Vintage

Cheers Hostel Istanbul Vintage
Cheers Vintage Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ Next to the Blue Mosque
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Most dorms have OK bunks, but some dorms are a bit cramped
๐Ÿšฟ Clean, modern bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Excellent communal area, small terrace
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Good value private rooms with en-suites


HANCHI Hostel Istanbul
HANCHI Hostel Istanbul

๐Ÿ“ Historic area of Kumkapฤฑ
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Modern dorms with private lights and sockets
๐Ÿšฟ All rooms have stylish bathrooms
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Various communal areas, including kitchen, bar and roof terrace
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ Comfortable private rooms

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