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Featured Hostels in Istanbul

Bunk Hostel
2 out of 5
Papa Roncalli Sokak No: 34, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, Taksim Square and Vodafone Arena. Macka Park and Istanbul Congress ...

4.1/5Very Good! (208 reviews)
Istanbul stay

"It was very good stay and the worst thing that the room was very cold and the heating system needs to be more effective in this room as the other places inside the hostel was warm. The stuff was very descent and helpful even someone has helped me to take my kuggaged till the main Street, thank you ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Bunk Hostel
Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Civelek Sokak, Kagithane, Istanbul, istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs279 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Located in Kagithane, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Trump Towers Istanbul, Taksim Square and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. Istanbul ...

3.1/5 (66 reviews)
WONDERFUL

"Wonderful!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
Firuzaga Mahallesi, Cezayir sokak no 2 a, Istanbul
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Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of French Street, Istiklal Avenue and Pera Museum. Taksim Square and Galata Tower are also within 15 ...

2.8/5 (72 reviews)
Not bad

"It is shared dormitory for solo travelers in each room fits 6 person you got what you pay not bad at all for 1 night stay with breakfast well located in istanbul istiklal street ."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
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Avrasya Hostel
Cankurtaran Mahallesi Seyithasan Sokak, No 12 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is steps away from Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern are also within 5 minutes. Istanbul ...

4/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"The property was very dirty. There is no hot water In the bathroom and shower. The young employee or staff who works night time on the desk, he over night talked with his customer on his desk and I did not slept because the desk person never stop to talk. Also one building is attached to Avrasya ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019

Avrasya Hostel
Nobel Hostel Guesthouse
Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is steps away from Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square. Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome of Constantinople are also within 5 minutes. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (49 reviews)

"No breakfast service No"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Nobel Hostel Guesthouse
Bella Vista Hostel
Bülbül Mahallesi, Turan Cd. No 50, Istanbul
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Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue. Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 1 mile (2 ...

3.5/5Good! (49 reviews)

"OK, just OK for cheap stay. No breakfast as promised."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

Bella Vista Hostel
Hush Hostel Lounge
Rasimpasa Mah. Rihtim Cad. Iskele Sok., No:46, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is Rs715 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Located in Kadikoy, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kadikoy Port and Bagdat Avenue. Maiden's Tower is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. Altiyol Station is 11 minutes ...

4.2/5Excellent! (150 reviews)

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Hush Hostel Lounge
Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Kutlugun Sokak No:51 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is Rs775 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec

Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sultanahmet Square, Arasta Bazaar and Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern are also ...

3.9/5Good! (250 reviews)

"very close to lot of things. sultan ahmed, aya Sophia shoppjng and very close to water."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
Taksim Green House Hostel
Inonu Mah., Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Paparoncalli Sokak No 15, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs2,779 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec

Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Acibadem Taksim Hospital and Taksim Square. Vodafone Arena and Istiklal Avenue are also within 15 ...

4/5Very Good! (81 reviews)
Great and warm

"Exiting and excellent I like the place and the type of the place specially the entrance and the way how the owner of the place made me a cup of hot coffee immediately when i arrived, she was a gentlewoman and she is so hard worker to give all of her love to the guests thank you very much Anna , the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

Taksim Green House Hostel
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
Cankurtaran Mh., Akbiyik Cd No:17, Istanbul
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Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gulhane Park, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern are also ...

3.8/5Good! (131 reviews)

"The hostel is fine, it is not expensive. I dont think they clean the rooms so often. Location is good. Mustapha"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
Cheers Hostel
Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21, Alemdar Mahallesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
The price is Rs1,741 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Sultanahmet Square and Topkapi Palace are also within 10 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (84 reviews)
Nice hostel

"Great hostel to stay for a solo traveller. Kepp up guys."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Cheers Hostel
Sanat Hostel & Caravan Taksim
Huseyinaga Mah. Kameriye Sk. No:13,Kat:1, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is Rs517 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square. Galata Tower is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away. Taksim Station is 11 minutes ...

4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
ood

"Great location, breakfast, new beds and bathrooms"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Sanat Hostel & Caravan Taksim
Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Kamer Hatun Mah. Balik Sokak No7, Istanbul, Taksim
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The price is Rs1,225 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Nevizade Street and Madame Tussauds Istanbul. Pera Museum and Taksim Square are also within 15 minutes. ...

4/5Very Good! (81 reviews)
Perfect

"Everything was perfect , professional stff , Covid-19 preventions setteled ."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2020

Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Stanpoli Hostel
Küçük Ayasofya Mah. Yegen Sok. No:5/7, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Archaeology Museum are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (111 reviews)

"The view from where i having breakfast in this hostel was amazing. The view of the ocean and sound of the birds singing was pleasant. The only problem was that the hot water didn't come out of the shower, when I asked the staff, they told me it would come out in 5 minutes, but it didn't. I ended ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Stanpoli Hostel
Kevin's Hostel
Uzun Hafiz Sokak, Istanbul
The price is Rs1,210 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in Kadikoy, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kadikoy Port and Bagdat Avenue. Maiden's Tower is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Altiyol Station is 9 minutes ...

3.9/5Very Good! (38 reviews)
Give it a try!

"Great location to experience the asian side of istanbul. A very chic/hip area as you walk more. Restaurants and supermarket nearby. Also very close the the ferry to commute to other parts of Istanbul"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Kevin's Hostel
Cheers Vintage - Hostel
Cankurtaran mahallesi Kutlugün sokak, no 28/a Sultanahmet, Istanbul
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Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia and Gulhane Park. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern are also ...

3.7/5Good! (12 reviews)
Great location and value for money

"Location was amazing and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. as a solo traveler feeling safe is a top priority and I felt extremely safe. The mattress was not very comfortable but for the price i was not surprised at all."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019

Cheers Vintage - Hostel
Piya Hostel
Sultanahmet Mh. Akbiyik Camii Sk. No.22, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
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Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar, Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern are also ...

3.6/5Good! (75 reviews)
Good value for money

"I stayed in the 8-bed dormitory. There was a small fridge and a storage cabinet as well but you should bring your own lock. The place is a bit old and small but not dirty and unclean. Wifi and breakfast is good and the location is wonderful. If you're comfortable with making a little sacrifice in ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Piya Hostel
Yolohostel
Izzettin Sk. 46, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs2,280 per night from 25 Dec to 26 Dec

Located in Kadikoy, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kadikoy Port and Bagdat Avenue. Maiden's Tower is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Altiyol Station is 9 minutes ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)

"Very comfortable dorm beds, best I've had in Istanbul. Only thing missing is a decent chill/social area. They've only the cafe downstairs which isn't very comfortable, or conducive to socializing as it's open to the street."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Yolohostel
Can Pansiyon Apart (Caters To Men)
Mahmutbey caddesi, Gediz Sokak 11 B Sirinevler, Istanbul
The price is Rs1,390 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Located in Bahcelievler, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of CNR Expo Center, Istanbul Expo Center and Atakoy Marina. Florya Beach and Istanbul Aydın University ...

1.9/5 (15 reviews)
it is horrible , it is in basement .

"this kind of place should never advertise on any website so peoples would never miss guided .expedia should never give advertise this BASEMENT BOX PLACE .IT WAS MORE LIKE PRISON CELL . no window in any room ,no fresh air . there is no room service at all . no one has changed the bed sheet in my room ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2018

Can Pansiyon Apart (Caters To Men)
Windrose Hostel
Katip Mustafa Çelebi mah. Billurcu sokak, Mücadele çikmazi no.5 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square. Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 1 mile (2 km). ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)

"The owners of this Hostel are fantastic! Very friendly and helpful. Even came to find me when I couldn't find the hostel (I was very tired after an overnight flight). It's basic, but perfectly adequate for my needs. I was in two different rooms and the beds in both were very comfortable. It was very ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Windrose Hostel
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YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is Rs9,476 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (349 reviews)

"It's perfect for what it is and it's location. I stayed a night in October 2020 in order to take the Covid test inside the IST airport (just 10 minutes or less walking from the Yotel) and be able to get the results and fly the following day. The Covid test is now 250 TL and results are given withing ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs8,213 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (946 reviews)

"I thought I booked a sea view room. Turned out a city view room. The receptionist offered a suite with a sea view but it was twice my budget. Yet I didn’t regret it. The city view was also soo good. Had dinner on the top floor bar with the Bosphorus view. It was amazing. The staff at the hotel are ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs15,373 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"This is a very nice high end property. The location is superb - the views of Bosphorus are amazing and the hotel is within walking distance of high end shopping and good restaurants. We had a small check-in problem with upgrade being offered and then reversed, but Guest Relations Manager Zeynep addressed ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for a low-cost place to stay in Istanbul, one of the 47 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodation options all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Istanbul for good value, so you can save your money for sightseeing. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Istanbul?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 13° C and night-time temperatures average 2° C
  • April-June: 26° C is the daytime average and 6° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 27° C and night-time averages are around 14° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 21° C during the day and 3° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 815 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Istanbul?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Mall of Istanbul
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Mixer
Natural Features
  • Belgrad Forest
  • Piyer Loti
  • Golden Horn Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
  • Rahmi M. Koc Industry Museum

In general, Istanbul is known for its:

  • Cafes
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Restaurants
  • Churches
  • Architecture

How to Get to Istanbul and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), situated 29.5 mi (47.5 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transport during your trip. Walk to nearby metro stations like Mescid-i Selam Station, Cebeci Station and Sultanciftligi Station. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Istanbul Halkali Station, Istanbul Kanarya Station or Istanbul Soguksu Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Istanbul?
By going with a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and use more of your budget for fun things to do during your trip. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Istanbul?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to start looking: Stay Inn Taksim Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find towels, showers and lockers in all rooms. Bella Vista Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. Hush Hostel Lounge - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Cozy Garden Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cemberlitas Station and Sultanahmet Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Antique Hostel & Guesthouse - Located steps from Sultanahmet Square. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. You’ll find free toiletries, TVs and hairdryers in all rooms.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Istanbul?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Istanbul, one of Expedia’s 65 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Istanbul?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Istanbul is 816 inches.
What is there to see and do in Istanbul?
In general, Istanbul is known for its cafes, museums and historical sites. Major attractions include Basilica Cistern, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Get out into nature with places such as Hippodrome of Constantinople, Gulhane Park and Florya Beach. Cultural attractions include Topkapi Palace, Pera Museum and Chora Church.
What's the best way to get to and around Istanbul while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Istanbul in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Istanbul (IST), located 21.2 mi (34.1 km) away. An alternative is Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), which is 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transport during your trip. Take advantage of metro transport at Sultanahmet Station, Gulhane Station and Cemberlitas Station. To see more of the area, take a train from Istanbul Cankurtaran Station, Istanbul Kumkapi Station or Istanbul Yenikapi Station.