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Best Istanbul hostels

Most recommended Istanbul hostels

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Big Apple Hotel - Istanbul - Restaurant
Big Apple Hotel
8 Very good
European Side$58+
Free Wi-Fi
Puffin Hostel - Istanbul - Bedroom
Puffin Hostel
8.1 Very good
European Side$56+
Free Wi-Fi
Avrasya Hostel
6.8 Okay
European Side$38+
Free Wi-Fi
Piya Hostel
6.8 Okay
European Side$26+
Free Wi-Fi
Veni Vidi Dormi
Asian Side$35+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Kevin's Hostel
7 Good
Asian Side$36+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Moda Hostel
8.2 Very good
Asian Side$55+
Free Wi-Fi
Hostel Bahane
Asian Side$15+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
European Side$16+
Free Wi-Fi

Istanbul hostels near the city center

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Levanten Hostel - Istanbul - Bedroom
Levanten Hostel
6.1 Okay
European Side$25+
nostalji hostel - Istanbul - Front desk
nostalji hostel
6.5 Okay
European Side$11+

How much is a Istanbul hostel?

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When to book a hostel in Istanbul

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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 April.
  • 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 Sunday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Istanbul hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $38, while the most expensive was $64.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Istanbul for 4 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Istanbul

  • What are the best hostels near Taksim Square?

    Taksim Square is a popular area in Istanbul and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Levanten Hostel or Wabi Sabi Hostel Istanbul for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Taksim Square.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Istanbul?

    Hostel prices in Istanbul can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Istanbul is $30 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $7 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Istanbul for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Istanbul in the last 3 hours was $8 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $9. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $7.

  • How much is a hostel in Istanbul for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Istanbul hostel for this weekend for as low as $7. Users have also found 3 star hotels from $7 and 4-star plus hotels from $9.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Istanbul?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Istanbul is $30 compared to $109 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Istanbul?

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