Rapunzel Hostel is centrally located in the hip and happening area of Istanbul, “Galata” (in the 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 unforgettable beauty of Istanbul.
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What a Hostel! The hosts were absolutely incredible and made the trip for us! 100% recommend Rapunzel.
The hostel was a little hard to find, so I advise arriving during the day, but other than that, our stay was lovely. The staff are very welcoming and can give you tips on places to visit, the beds are super comfy and clean, and the rooftop is a really nice place to eat breakfast. I highly recommend this hostel. In addition, it's a great location, close to Galata Tower and other major sites.
In some reviews, I've read that the call to prayer from the mosque next door can be disruptive, but I slept through it most of the time. It's also part of the cultural experience.
All was perfect during our stay in Rapunzel hostel, which is perfectly situated, so close from Galata Tower, near from Tunel and Istiklal, but also very close from Karakoy and the bridge to go to Sultanahmet. The room, the terrace and the breakfast room are very clean. And over all, people working there were always helpfull and very smily, which is a great pleasure to stay in this kind of place.