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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 Rs292 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

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 ...

3/5 (60 reviews)
Very basic

"It's not the best place in the world. Very basic only good for one night."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
Firuzaga Mahallesi, Cezayir sokak no 2 a, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs413 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep

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 (70 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
The price is Rs688 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (44 reviews)
Good for a hostel , great location!

"I love how close it was Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque just 1-2 minute walk. Good simple breakfast with Turkish coffee. I have to thank a young man who carried my 20 kg luggage up 2 floors, i wanted to give a tip but i had no change. Thank you for your hospitality."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2019

Avrasya Hostel
Nobel Hostel Guesthouse
Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs732 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

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)
Perfect location

"Overall the location was good, just about what you could expect from a hostel, and the are is perfect for turist just a walking distance or bus ride from major touristic attractions in Istanbul"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Nobel Hostel Guesthouse
Bella Vista Hostel
Bülbül Mahallesi, Turan Cd. No 50, Istanbul
The price is Rs601 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

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! (48 reviews)

"Very kind stuff and owner who like to have fun time and care about visitors a lot!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Bella Vista Hostel
Hush Hostel Lounge
Rasimpasa Mah. Rihtim Cad. Iskele Sok., No:46, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs722 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep

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! (148 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 Rs851 per night from 13 Oct to 14 Oct

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs1,892 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

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)
Fantastic!

"Incredible location! Best service! The hostel is really nice, clean, the staff are friendly and always helpful 😚 It’s a perfect place for backpackers! I can’t believe I actually found it at this low price!❤️ Just loved it!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
Cheers Hostel
Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21, Alemdar Mahallesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
The price is Rs2,580 per night from 23 Sep to 24 Sep

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 Taksim
Huseyinaga Mah. Kameriye Sk. No:13,Kat:1, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs1,548 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
ood

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

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Sanat Hostel Taksim
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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
4.6/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is Rs10,425 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"Clean room. Layout was nice with an “open concept” bathroom. Led lighting was a nice touch. Obviously being located within the airport is convenient for your next flight. For some reason my windows were painted black which does not allow for any natural light."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is Rs12,988 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (207 reviews)

"I really enjoyed this hotel! It helped make my long layover in Istanbul very comfortable and I was able to explore the terminal without the hassle of my carry ons. I highly recommend for your stay, whether it’s 4 hours or 24 hours!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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: Bunk Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with hairdryers. Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers and desks. Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only - Located within a 10-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Pera Museum. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a restaurant. You’ll find showers, hairdryers and desks in all rooms. Avrasya Hostel - Located steps from Sultanahmet Square. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, TVs and desks in all rooms. Nobel Hostel Guesthouse - Located steps from Blue Mosque. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a restaurant.
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 68 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.