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Best Istanbul hostels

Most recommended Istanbul hostels

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Puffin Hostel - Istanbul - Bedroom
Puffin Hostel
8 Very good
European SideC$ 94+
C$ 94+
Free Wi-Fi
Avrasya Hostel - Istanbul - Bedroom
Avrasya Hostel
2 Poor
European SideC$ 66+
C$ 66+
Free Wi-Fi
Piya Hostel
6.7 Okay
European SideC$ 73+
C$ 73+
Free Wi-Fi
Cheers Midtown Hostel
7.9 Good
European SideC$ 62+
C$ 62+
Free Wi-Fi
Veni Vidi Dormi
25.5 All
Asian SideC$ 30+
C$ 30+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Kevin's Hostel
8.8 Very good
Asian SideC$ 48+
C$ 48+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Moda Hostel
7.2 Good
Asian SideC$ 79+
C$ 79+
Free Wi-Fi
Hostel Bahane
25.5 All
Asian SideC$ 21+
C$ 21+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Chillout Lya Hostel & Lounge
7.6 Good
European SideC$ 41+
C$ 41+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
8 Very good
European SideC$ 52+
C$ 52+
Free Wi-Fi
Second Home Hostel
8.9 Very good
European SideC$ 77+
C$ 77+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Stanpoli Hostel
9.1 Wonderful
European SideC$ 99+
C$ 99+
Free Wi-Fi
Wabi Sabi Hostel Istanbul
8.8 Very good
European SideC$ 81+
C$ 81+
Free Wi-Fi
The Room Hostel Moda
25.5 All
Asian SideC$ 23+
C$ 23+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Chambers Of The Boheme
8 Very good
European SideC$ 82+
C$ 82+
Free Wi-Fi

Istanbul hostels near the city centre

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nostalji hostel - Istanbul - Bedroom
nostalji hostel
6.3 Okay
European SideC$ 21+
C$ 21+
Levanten Hostel - Istanbul - Bedroom
Levanten Hostel
6.1 Okay
European SideC$ 37+
C$ 37+

How much is a Istanbul hostel?

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 49

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 38
Cheapest month to stay with an average 53% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 173% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Istanbul

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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Top tips for finding Istanbul hostel deals

  • For Istanbul hostels, travelers will save with the cost of their hostel over traditional hotels, and the locations are often in central spots to the city. The Windrose Hostel is a good choice, as Taksim Square is a short 3-min walk from the hostel. This Istanbul hostel offers laundry facilities, room service, as well as a bar and lounge. Hostels are perfect for students traveling the area, as many students utilize hostels while studying abroad. Travelers are likely to meet other students so it’s a great way to socialize while visiting another country. There are also secure electronic door systems for safe stays.
  • Istanbul hostels are perfect for solo travelers. Since some are traveling alone, sharing a room is not an inconvenience and it will save money on their stay. Moda Hostel is an excellent choice, and it offers a kitchenette with everything you need to prepare meals. Located in Kadikoy, shops and other venues are just minutes away. Carsi Station is a 2-min walk so it makes for easy access to get around other parts of town. For those wanting to eat in, the hostel offers a continental breakfast daily. Staying at Istanbul hostels is an excellent way for solo travelers to meet other people.
  • For Istanbul hostels that are in convenient locations, Stay Inn Taksim Hostel is one to consider. Taksim Square and Istiklal Street are within walking distance to the hostel, and there are dozens of restaurants and shops along the way. For easy access from the airport, Istanbul (IST) is approximately a 32-min drive, and the Taksim station is a 12-minute walk, making it easy to arrive and depart. The hostel features a rooftop terrace and tour ticket assistance right at the front desk. Travelers will find the staff is well-traveled and knowledgeable of the area, and they can offer other traveling advice.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Istanbul, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Istanbul in October and March.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Istanbul if you stay on a Wednesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Saturday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Istanbul hostel.

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