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Merelbeke, Belgium
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I stayed in the big girls rooms (3 bunk beds) with two of my friends in December during our visit to Istanbul. The hostel is located quite good to visit the most popular places in Istanbul, but not in that way that there is a lot of noise. It is very close to Galata tower and the surrounding nice restaurants...

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Pordenone, Italy
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Rapunzel is a fantastic hostel - the location is perfect! It is just around the corner from Galata Tower and close walking distance to all parts of the city (both old for sightseeing & new for nightlife). The bed was comfortable & the room/bathroom very clean and the terrace has a fantastic view! The hostel staff were also very helpful...

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West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The hostel is located in the heart of the trendy and historic Galata district. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially regarding the recent terrorist attacks and keeping guests safe and well informed. The terrace is gorgeous and the complimentary breakfast is refreshing. Would 100% recommend for anyone. best hostel in Istanbul.

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

I was stuck between two options: a first line sea view apartment or a double room in the Rapunzel Hostel (same price). I will choose the same option over and over. The rooms are not awesome, but are clean and big enough. The stuff is super super nice, attentive and friendly. We could chat with one of their receptionist for...

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Reviewed 5 January 2016

This was our favourite by far! the staff were so helpful and welcoming, the breakfast in the morning was amazing and the rooftop bar was a great place to have a cocktail and meet new people. amazing views over Istanbul! Great location, walking distance to everywhere you need to be and cute markets and restaurants withing 50m. The rooms were...

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay here for New Year's Eve! Best hosts ever! The location is wonderful.. Totally central but you feel save. Locked door all the time 24h reception and everyone is so lovely! If I visit Istanbul again (I'm sure I will) - this will be my place to stay! Love you guys

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Yongin, South Korea
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I think this hotel's location is very perfect! Near Galata and Taksim! Managers are very kind. But sometimes i feel little bit noisy. Because of mosque is closed to this hotel.. And breakfast was so so. Anyway room is clean and comfortable, bathroom is clean and good too!

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 14 December 2015

First, this cute little place is a Hostel with nice and friendly staffs, very close, 5 minutes walk, to Galata Tower, the one most are to stop by in Beyoğlu district. So it's safe to bet not to expect 5 star hotel amenities and concierge service here. And as expected from nice hostels, guests can hang out together with fellow...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Rapunzel Hostel was one of my favorite hostels in Europe. It's in a great neighborhood right around the corner from the Galata tower and about half a mile away from Istiklal Street. We originally booked a 6 bed dorm, but they offered to put us in a private room for no additional fee. We were thrilled and ended up spending...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

This place is great! Situated in the heart of Begolu, the location couldn't be better. The walk to Taksim square is along a high street thronging with people, and there are bars, cafés and restaurants to suit every taste. Rapunzel is tucked away down a side street, away from the hustle. The staff are very friendly and helpful, giving you...

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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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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 Tunel square, which is officially the trendiest place in Istanbul right now, with a mixture of cool cafes 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rapunzel Hostel

Address: Bereketzade District Bereketzade Cami Str. No:3 Arapcami, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: $28 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rapunzel Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“better views in the top-west side rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 702marcost, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms on each floor, so ask for the floors you'd be fond of”
 of 5 bubbles Jaeleeny, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Close the windows and use the air con if you want to sleep better”
 of 5 bubbles 284JosephM, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Excellent rooftop, good service, super clean!”
 of 5 bubbles carlospA7876ZB, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Check out the rooftop patio!”
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