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. Before Rapunzel, the first floor of the building was used as a tea house. The building is recently refurbished by being faithful to its authenticity.
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“just a nice place”
it's a very nice hostel on a great location, just around the corner of the galata tower. i really liked the wooden furniture & the brick walls! And of course the good music taste of the staff:-) they are very friendly & have some good advices, also insider's tips about special cultural events. the breakfast is ok & the rooms are clean. and the best is: the hostel also has a roof top terrace with a nice view where i spent some romantic hours:-)
“Nice hostel, very friendly and helpful staff”
Perfect location, clean hostel, very helpful staff. Good, simple breakfast, including fruit. Nice roof terrace. I did not hear too much noise at night....except for some serious snoring from some other guests in my room :)
Half hour walk from Taksim Square where Havatas buses go from and to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. Location of the hostel in Galata is perfect. I love this area. If I would go to Istanbul again, I would definitely choose this hostel again.
“La elección ideal”
Estuve allí una semana con una amiga. La localización es perfecta: cerca de la torre de Galata y de Istikal, perfecto para salir de compras y vivir el ambiente nocturno, que a pesar de estar cerca, no tendréis ningún problema de ruido en el hostal, más allá de los rezos, hecho que le da ese encanto especial a Estambul.
El personal del hostal es encantador, genial, divertido y no durara en ningun momento en ayudarte ante cualquier tipo de problema que te surga o duda que tengas, gente joven con aires europeos.
El desayuno...un placer, nada que ver con otros hostales en los que he estado por europa.
Las habitaciones están muy bien, con literas muy comodas y los baños siempre limpios.
Tienen una terraza en lo alto del edificio donde tomarte una cervecita al caer el atardecer sonando de fondo los rezos, es de esas cosas que no tienen precio y que siempre vas llevar grabado en tus recuerdos.
Conclusión: es el sitio que tienes que elegir.