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Route 39
Ranked #481 of 1,087 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Severe case of long term bed bugs and terrible management!! Very rude owner! We were promised a refund on our booking cancellation and received a message after contacting the hostel a number of times saying it is impossible to be refunded.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

I stayed in a 12 beds mixed dorm. It wasn't the cleanest place but not bad for a few days. The best part of this hostel is the rooftop restaurant where you can meet other travelers or just hang around. The staffs (mostly men) were friendly but I felt they were even more so to solo women travelers. The owner Andreas is very informative and helpful. It is close to the tram station (3 minutes, downhill). The walk to the center requires uphill walking (very steep, around 10- 15 minutes).

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Sil K
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Route39House, Yönetici at Route 39, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Thank you for your valuable review, We are happy to hear that our guests are happy here. We will pay more attention about the cleaning. We hope next time when we welcome you again you'll find our hostel better then before.

Sincerely yours

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Reviewed 6 January 2016

I feel terrible when i first arrived the plug doesnt work for my mobile charging. The hostel is abit difficult to find for the first time. The room not so Clean. I dont recomment the room with street veiw. Its really piss me off with the non stop traffice. You cant sleep well. The breakfast on the roof was relaxing, you can see the view of the blacksea. Lovely, and good breakfast with choices of olive, jam, juice, tea and coffee. Its not too far fron taksim squar. But you still need to take one station underground by walk down to the river, or just walk up, get a good Walking shoe its uphill,. When you walk down is more easy downhil. Good motion to stay on this hostel.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

They have various types of room. You can stay alone or in a mixed dorm. I recommend that you pay a little more for your own room. The mixed rooms are quite messed up. The bathroom are shared. And the place is really close to the tram station and the good breakfast place.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Nalinee N
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Route39House, Yönetici at Route 39, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Dear Nalinee,

Thank you for your valuable comment. We are really glad to hear good comments about our property. You have our word that next time when we welcome you again everything will be much more better then before.

We always will be happy to see you again...

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

The hostel is hard to locate, especially for not very observant ppl. The quality to price ratio speaks for itself. The owner's and the staff perception of "cleanness" is... how to put it... not "western" :) We had a mold of impressive size in our shower - good specimen for biologists though :) However, the owner and the staff were friendly and informative. The internet speed, as usually in such cheap places, was slow but tolerable. Nice terrace on the rooftop. The double-pane windows will not protect you from constant street noise and buzz - take earplugs with you! The overall location of the hostel was fine, dirty typical Istanbul narrow street but close to the tram and metro, many food joints, stores etc.

Stayed: September 2015
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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Dirty hostel and it roof top aint good feels like a yarn not bad with the staff, tho a good place to meet people but still dirty and cheap, you need to walk up the hill to reach istiklal street and its hard

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
2  Thank Kinan M. H
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Do not stay here! Severe case of long term bed bugs and terrible management! Very rude owner who knew about the bed bug issue but let out the rooms anyway. After one night in the hostel we cancelled the remainder of our stay due to being covered in bed bug bites and were promised half of our money back (45 euro). After contacting the hostel a number of times I received a very sarcastic message saying it is impossible to be refunded.

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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Route 39

Address: Mebusan Yokusu 39 | Taksim Findikli Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #481 of 1,087 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Hotel Class:1 star — Route 39 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, the Route 39 is just over a quarter mile from the lively restaurants, bars and shops of Istiklal Avenue and Cihangir area. The hostel has a terrace and rooms with free Wi-Fi.All rooms at the Route 39 include heating. Some rooms have a private bathroom while others include shared bathroom facilities.You can relax with a cup of tea and coffee during the day on our rooftop-terrace with a Bosporus view. The friendly staff can provide you with local information and help you arrange activities. Laundry service is also available on site.The Findikli Tram Stop which provides easy access to the historic Sultanahmet area, is 215 yards away. Kabatas Ferry Port is a quarter mile, Taksim Metro Station is just under half a mile from the property. Ataturk Airport is 12 miles from the property.Beyoglu is a great choice for travelers interested in Galleries, Street Musicians and Beer. ... more   less 
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