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The Best Design Hostels in Istanbul

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Updated: 8 November 2017
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A city of contradictions and beauty in its chaos, Istanbul attracts young backpackers and student travelers who come to bask in its cosmopolitan magic. Of course for these travelers on a budget there are plenty of hostels that are as cool as they are affordable.

Hush Hostel Lounge, Istanbul

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Hush Hostel Lounge, Istanbul
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Downright cool with street art murals on the walls and super friendly staff, Hush Hostel is a great place to stay if you want to meet some locals and stay in a more residential part of Istanbul’s Asian side. The private rooms or dorms are simple but clean and always have a touch of color and cool.

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#bunk, Papa Roncalli Sokak

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Bunk was established in 2011 with the idea that budget accommodation could also be stylish, clean, and of high quality. The result is Istanbul’s first design hostel with 32 beds (dorms, twin rooms, private doubles), a heated rooftop, a lounge, live music, and a daily happy hour at the bar.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Airport transfers
Business facilities
Non smoking
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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel, Istanbul

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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel, Istanbul
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Another design hostel that stands out with its sleek interior and cool vibe, Stay Inn is located in the heart of Taksim for travelers who want close proximity to the city’s main center. Rooms are decked out in white and include dormitory rooms as well as double rooms with a terrace.

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Portus House Istanbul

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One of the best places to stay in Istanbul’s cool Karaköy neighborhood, Portus has plenty of comfortable space whether it’s a double room or a triple with a shared bath. Free use of the common kitchen and a daily breakfast are also part of the package, while the 1930s Art-Nouveau building that houses the hostel is an aesthetic delight in itself.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Airport transfers
Kitchen
Connecting rooms available
Non smoking
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Mansion by Cheers Hostel, Istanbul

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One of the best hostels in the touristic Sultanahmet neighborhood (close to the major sights such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque), Mansion by Cheers Hostel is super laid back. A welcome drink, fresh towels and linens, free breakfast, late check-ins, and extras such as airport transfers and tours are all part of an unforgettable stay.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Bar
Pet Friendly
Airport transfers
Non smoking
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Juliet Rooms&Kitchen, Istanbul

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One of the newest additions to the young and trendy Moda neighborhood, Juliet is a design hostel that doesn’t feel like a temporary abode. Located within a lovely renovated house, the hostel rooms are modern and comfortable including marble bathrooms and an amazing Turkish breakfast in the outdoor Juliet café.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Hot tub
Airport transfers
Business facilities
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Non smoking
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