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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Stray Cat is close to everything and close to all transportations. I really enjoyed this hostel, the staff were super helpful in suggesting things to see and do. The living room chill area is a great hangout and breakfast is included and plentiful. The staff have great taste in music which is always playing in the background.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I traveled a second time to Istanbul and stayed at the Stray Cat Hostel. This place is always surprising for the best, with a great super friendly staff, and great guests as well. I enjoyed it, and it will always be my second home in Istanbul. The place is clean and well maintained, with free coffee/tea all the time. In...

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Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 23 September 2015

My stay in Istanbul was so great, and the most interesting part was "Stray Cat". The staff were so friendly and they would help with where to go and the directions. The rooms were so clean and comfortable and the breakfast was nice. I was there for 5 nights and i met new people from all over the world. Can't...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I stayed at the Stray Cat hostel in July 2015. It was in a great location, close to main areas in Istanbul and very close to the tram. I haven't stayed at many hostels but I found it clean, quiet, with friendly staff and cats!! The staff would recommend good places to go/eat. Breakfast was pretty basic but there was...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 August 2015

A cute place to stay in Istanbul, if you love cats and like a smaller intimate more grungy/cool kind of place. It was a bit tricky to find, but really well located close to the tram line and waterfront on the other side of town. One massive hill is right near it which is kind of annoying, but you can...

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Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2015

During a three day stay in Instanbul we randomly chose that hostel and were not disappointed. All you'd expect from a good and cheap hostel, even a small breakfast. If you don't like cats you should choose a different hostel though. If you're looking for a hostel close to Taksim and don't mind cats and a little alternative atmosphere, this...

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1Thank Mark R
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Really cool place to stay while visiting Istanbul. The staff is super awesome and help you out a lot. I visited Istanbul with a friend and stayed here for 5 days. The rooms were clean and the hang out area was nice as well. Do ask the staff for tips and recommendations to visit places.

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1Thank Ameen Y
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgable! They gave us excellent recommendations for places to visit/eat. The location was also very good. Only a short walk to lots of great restaurants and bars. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend staying here! :)

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Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Welcomed the eager support & willingly shared tips from all the staff. Appreciated the warm generosity of the host even more so that it was coupled with a wry, wordly cynicism. Great location for exploring (once you've learnt to negotiate the warren of twisted hills & steep stairways). Felt very at home here.

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3Thank Thandi O
Islamabad, Pakistan
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This place totally met my expectations and the stay was even nicer. The hostel really hosts stray cats and beautiful kittens played with me whenever I was in the lounge in my free time. its a totally hip place and the staff are super helpful and cool. Highly recommended for solo travellers and backpackers. Taksim is just 10 minutes uphill...

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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The Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul offers a simple , laid back, comfortable , affordable accomodation in city center. The hostel is located 5 minutes walk from Taksim City Center, Taksim is full of bars , cafes and clubs for every taste, 200 meter down from the hostel there is a tram stop takes you in 15 minutes to historical monuments of Hagia Sofia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque. Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul has double, triple, four bed and 6 bed rooms . Some rooms have their own bathrooms some has shared ones . Breakfast is included in all prices. Also free tea, coffee and mineral water all day long is included to room rates . Safe deposit in reception for valuables are free of charge . Free bedding , beds, sheets and towels are included in price. Free high speed wi-fi is also available, and we have one kitchenette with tea coffee making facilities, and one equippied kitchen for free guest use.Stray Cat is a quite social hostel but not a party one. We do not serve alcohol just you can enjoy your drinks that you bought from several discount supermarkets and liqour shops in 2 minutes walking distance to hostel in our smoking or non smoking separated common areas. Just please note that although we are a very social hostel with an artistic vibe, that different paintings made by different guests and artists, the Stray Cat is not a hard partying hostel. We offer free night stay to artistic travelers would like to make a paint or performance in hostel . We have 24 hours reception with people working on desk who are knowledgeable and helpful for your possible needs, wishes and questions in Istanbul. We do not tolerate any kind of behaviour that consist of sexual, religious, ethnical, and racial discrimination, we reserve the right to refuse service anyone falls under these categories.Thank You. We wish you a nice stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stray Cat Hostel

Address: Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Price Range: $21 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The double room the 6th floor very nice one.”
 of 5 bubbles LoaiS, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“The shared rooms are mostly single beds, and no bunks so go for the cheaper option.”
 of 5 bubbles Anita0z, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Upper levels are more calm and warmer. But instead if your room is in first floor, wifi is accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahaK7662JR, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are generally the same in quality and are adequately clean. However, choose a room with windows facing the street since it allows a lot more light during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles Aashraisv, 13 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The Wifi was going in and out and you haven't to switch different routers (and that's all people could talk about in the common room). Go for an inside room, the street is LOUD even on the 3rd floor couldn't sleep with the windows open because of it.”
 of 5 bubbles 52carlah, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
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