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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Best hostel I\'ve ever stayed at.
Very friendly & helpful staff and great breakfast in a beautiful and cozy building. Location is just superb, walking distance to all the main spots since it\'s right between Taksim and Sultanahmet. I had a little accident at Süleymaniye Mosque (watch out for slippery marble stairs!) and was fondly treated by the staff while recovering. Istanbul if a life-changing experienced only enhanced by these wonderful people. Also made some good friends there!
I couldnt be in a better place!
Nice people, very well localized, large room!
I would recommend this place for all My friends in istambul!
For who wants to go out at night, this neiborhood is the nicest one too!
Great location, fantastic view, helpful staff
I stayed at Rapunzel Hostel for 5 nights and I was very happy with my choice. Its location in Galata is excellent- it is a quirky, interesting, cosmopolitan area which is close to the action of both Taksim and Sultanamet whilst being somewhat removed from the throngs of people. The terrace is beautiful and the perfect location for a morning coffee or evening drink. I found the staff extremely helpful - they pointed me in the direction of a great affordable hamam, ordered me a taxi for the airport, and, even better, allocated me a room for my final night on the basis of an offhand comment at the beginning of my stay - I really appreciated this! The common areas are lovely and the whole hostel is spick and span and very clean. The dorms are a bit workman-like, which is the only thing stopping me from giving a 5 star review. That said, all of the bedding was very clean and lockers worked well. The free breakfast was also very generous and delicious. Thanks very much!