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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“Wonderfull staff, delicious breakfast, nice rooftop”
Really good experience! Perfectly located! Staff helped us with bookings for capadocia, taking care of our luggage and even buying tickets! Ow, and even lending us winter cloth (sweet loving Selen, thankyou so much! All the best for you!!). Cheers
“Excellent hostel in Istanbul”
Love this hostel. It's small but very cozy. The breakfast is simply the best, better than my breakfast at home =) The building is lovely with beautiful bricks. The room is nice ensuite with spotless bathroom. I enjoyed my stay here so much. The staff is so so so helpful and friendly. The Italian receptionist just knows EVERYTHING in Istanbul. Highly recommended!
“Warm welcoming friendly hostel!”
Stayed here two nights. The ambience in this small old building with creaking wooden stairs and clean rooms is wonderful. Right in the middle of Galata, Beyoglu. You can walk to the bridge and bar area in less then 10 minutes. The very helpful staff will inform you to what's happening in Istanbul. Rapunzel is great!