Rapunzel Hostel is centrally located in the hip and happening area of Istanbul, “Galata” (in Beyoglu district) offering a budget hostel next to the famous Galata Tower. Istiklal Street, with its nightlife, shopping and famous cosmopolitan atmosphere is only 5 min away; as is Tünel Square, which is officially the trendiest place in Istanbul right now, with a mixture of cool cafés and bars. The old city “Sultanahmet”, which holds all the principal monuments of Istanbul, is also 5 min away by tram. The nearest metro station is 2 min, tram and bus stops are 3 min walking distance away from our beloved hostel. It is a place at the heart of the city, offering you a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the beauty of Istanbul.
Our building was designed at 1872 by the architect Salvatore Flori, as a family building that had been lived in Galata area for over five decades. The building is recently refurbished by being faithful to its authenticity.
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The staff were so friendly and helpful. Every recommendation they made was perfect. The roof top has the most spectacular view and everything is within walking distance. Loved our stay!
“Quaint, but everything you need”
Staff were incredibly friendly and really ready to help, especially with imparting local knowledge and recommendations.
The included breakfast had enough range to please us all; cereal, bread, fresh fruit and yoghurts.
Other than the location (right by Galata tower and in a relatively vibrant studenty area), the highlight was the roof terrace. Only small (seating for around 8-10) but lovely to sit at any time of day or night to appreciate some chilled out music and a great view.
Our six bed dorm had an en suite bathroom; this allowed plenty of access to facilities.
The hostel seemed quite quiet when we stayed, but everyone seemed friendly and chatty enough!
The location of the hostel is great! From here it's easy to visit all the sights, museums, exhibitions. Shops, bars and restaurants are in walking distance. The staff at Rapunzel hostel is very friendly! There's always someone around, happy to answer all your questions. No matter if you travel alone or as a group; you will feel very welcome. An extra bonus is the roof terrace. Amazing view and a wonderful place to hangout. It was a great experience. I absolutely recommend it!