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this hostel was the best one on our trip.. they organised to tour to some another city in turkey.. we enjoyed and definetly recomend it !!!!! ARIGATOO
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THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING TONY WAS VERY HELP FULL THANK YOU VERY MUCH BEST HOSTEL
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I stayed here in January 2009 and absolutely loved it! At 49 1/2 I was a little concerned about the age restriction thinking it would be full of teenagers, but this was not the case and I certainly was not made to feel 'old'!
I had booked a mixed dorm as I was on a relatively tight budget but, being low season there were not many guests so I was automatically upgraded to a female dorm with en suite bathroom which I had to myself for the first 2 nights.
The dorms are basic, beds are supplied with one sheet, a pillow and a blanket. The central heating was a bonus as in January it is damned cold. The shower had oodles of hot, powerful water and all of the toilets have their seats covered with some weird contraption which revolves around leaving you with a perfectly clean piece of plastic on which to park your bum. No towels but lots of toilet paper...and a hairdryer!!!
The upstairs bar cum breakfast room cum lounge area is absolutely gorgeous with a large sumptiously cushioned seating area where you can while away hours watching tv, playing cards, chess or backgammon or chat with fellow travellers over a cold beer. Beer by the way is 7L for a 500 ml bottle.
There is limited food available but it is cheap and filling.
The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, they successfully managed to arrange for me a visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum which involved photocopies of my passport, a fax to the Army headquarters and several phonecalls, none of which they charged me for.
It really felt like a home from home and even after just 4 nights, I did not want to leave.
One point though, if you arrange an airport transfer, make sure they fully understand which airport you are arriving at otherwise, like me, you could face a bus, a metro, the fernicular, a tram and finally a walk to get there. If you choose to go this way, it is actually very easy and will cost you no more than £9.00
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Akbiyik Cadessi Bayramfirin Sokak No 11, Sultanahmet
All rooms are fully air-conditioned, free Wi Fi, 24 hours heating and hot water!
Bahaus Hostel is the first and only hostel in Turkey to be voted number one worldwide by Hostels.com for Sept 2005. Also voted in the top 10 hostels worldwide by Hostelworld for May 2006, Jan 2006, April 2006, June 2006, July 2006, Aug 2006, Feb 2010.
The only hostel in Turkey to be chosen in the top 12 good hostels for big-city stays worldwide by several international newspapers, including the Washington Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Ottowa Citizens (Aug 2006). Bahaus is currently recommended by Lonely Planet, Let's Go, The Rough Guide, Routard, Trotamundos and Trotter guidebooks.
As from April 2013, our rooms are fully air- conditioned; rooms also have overhead ceiling fans for guests who don’t like air-conditioning.
We have charming dorm rooms, equipped for a comfortable sleep with privacy curtains, bedding, orthopaedic mattresses,central heating, free large security lockers (bring your own padlock). Our comfortable double (ensuite/ shared bathroom) and twin rooms (ensuite/shared) have their own LCD TVS and security boxes. Room rates include clean sheets, duvet, duvet covers and pillow.
The all new bathrooms have24 hour hot water, large waterfall shower heads, foam dispensers, hygenic toilet seat covers, hair driers.
Safety is a priority. We have security cameras at key locations and 24-hour reception, while our dorm rooms have security card password locks.
Ideally located in the most historical part of Istanbul, we are just round the corner from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and within walking distance of all major attractions in the Old City and close to bus, train, ferry and tram links.
Travelling alone or in a group, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on our spectacular roof top terrace. Play backgammon, poker, smoke a hookah, listen to music or just admire the breathtaking view over the Marmara Sea and Asian side of Istanbul.
We are a sociable and party-loving hostel- we hope you are social too!
We have free internet access on several computers as well as free Wi Fi throughout our hostel.
Our staff are genuinely friendly and want to help. We have a free travel advisory and know just what you need to have the best holiday ever! We offer an airport pick up and drop off service as well as a 24 hour wake-up service. We are waiting to give you the warmest welcome to Istanbul.
Every day we have a delicious, free breakfast which includes cheese, olives, salami, eggs, jams, butter, bread, chocolate spread, tomato, cucumber, yoghurt, milk, cornflakes, dried fruits and on certain days we also serve special Turkish omelette, pies and cake.
On some nights, we have free movies, karaoke, belly dance shows and pub crawls (free entrance only). In fact, we have loads of free facilities including free local phone calls (landlines only), security lockers, car and bike parking, city maps and a book exchange.
Bahaus Hostel also has opened a unique resort hostel in DALYAN, located on the Mediterranean coast in an environmentally protected area - chosen the Best Open Space in Europe (The Times), in the Top 10 Best Beaches in Europe (The Independent), the Best Beach in Europe (Dutch media). With an adjacent organic farm, swimming pool, jacuzzi, fully-equipped sports salon, pool tables and so much more. All types of tours can easily be arranged (Blue Cruise, white water rafting, jeep safari, historical etc) as well as to nearby Pamukkale, Fethiye, Mamaris, Ephesus as well as Blue Cruise. Ask at reception for more details.
There is no curfew and no lockout!
CHECK IN: 13:30
CHECK OUT: 10:30
Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 50 years old.
We reserve the right of admittance.
Please bring your own locks/padlocks and key for the lockers.
This is a tourist hostel and as such we do not accept bookings by local residents.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 93% for this property is based on ratings provided by 395 guests.