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Sanat Hostel Taksim
Huseyinaga Mah. Kameriye Sk. No:13,Kat:1, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs2,324
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue, Taksim Square and Galata Tower. Taksim Station is 11 minutes by foot and Tophane ...

4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"This hostel is really good. But because it is located in a crowded area, it is noisy at SAT nights. But totally I recomend this hostel."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

Sanat Hostel Taksim
Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Civelek Sokak, Kagithane, Istanbul, istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs333
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

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

3.1/5 (48 reviews)
well-located hostel

"I am satisfied about this comfortable hostel"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019

Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
Cankurtaran Mh., Akbiyik Cd No:17, Istanbul
Rs556
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace and Blue ...

3.8/5Good! (117 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
Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
Firuzaga Mahallesi, Cezayir sokak no 2 a, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs410
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

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 ...

2.9/5 (58 reviews)

"Only thing that i didn't like is that there is no key to each room. But there are a lockers with key in rooms-20TL And the music is loud at night but it didn't bothered me. I had good time at paxx hotel and the staff is very pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2019

Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Kamer Hatun Mah. Balik Sokak No7, Istanbul, Taksim
Free cancellation
Rs817
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7

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! (66 reviews)

"It was a good hostel with its personel, physical condtions and good location."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Rodin Hostel
Sok. Mucadele Cik. No: 4 Taksim, Katip Mustafa Celebi Mah. Billurcu, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs1,096
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square. Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 1 mile (2 ...

2.2/5 (16 reviews)

"Good value for the money. The apartment had everything: towels, sheets, shampoo, etc. The immediate area was not the best, but 5 minutes later on foot and you're in the heart of Taksim square. It was a very safe area, though. That being said, not being in "the best" area, also meant there was more ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2019

Rodin Hostel
Hush Hostel Lounge
Rasimpasa Mah. Rihtim Cad. Iskele Sok., No:46, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs888
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

Located in Kadikoy, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Kadikoy Port and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Maiden's Tower. Bagdat Avenue and Marmara University are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (134 reviews)

"Being on the Asian side is a positive, and the Kadikoy neighbourhood has a cool vibe to it, and provides a more genuine taste of Turkey than staying in the same old/same old tourist district around Sultanahmet."…"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2019

Hush Hostel Lounge
Suite Dreams Istanbul Hostel
Kocatepe Mah Feridiye Caddesi No:111, Istanbul
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Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce Palace and Galata Tower are also within 1 mile (2 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (48 reviews)
Nice cheap place to sleep

"i felt very safe to keep my valuable stuff in the locker room, and no one stole anything. the staff were very friendly and helpfull"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Suite Dreams Istanbul Hostel
Stanpoli Hostel
Küçük Ayasofya Mah. Yegen Sok. No:5/7, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs2,557
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Archaeology Museum are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (105 reviews)

"Very good stay. Amazing location. Friendly staff. Very clean"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

Stanpoli Hostel
Cheers Vintage - Hostel
Cankurtaran mahallesi Kutlugün sokak, no 28/a Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Rs1,827
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Basilica Cistern and Hippodrome ...

3.8/5Good! (9 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
Cheers Hostel
Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21, Alemdar Mahallesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Rs2,046
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is steps away from Cagaloglu Hamami and Basilica Cistern. Hagia Sophia and Istanbul Archaeology Museum are also within 10 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)

"Amazing hospitality by the staff of the hostel, went above and beyond to ensure that we had a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend. Best place to stay in Istanbul 😀"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

Cheers Hostel
Levanten Hostel
2 out of 5
Cihangir Mahallesi Purtelas Sok No: 42, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs587
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue. Kabatas Pier and Museum of Innocence are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.5/5Good! (134 reviews)

"I like the way they behave with customers, it was our first visit to Istanbul so we didin't know alot about what should we do and where should we go, so we just asked them and they helped us with precious information. From the bulding there is alot hotels better than it but i think it worth the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019

Levanten Hostel
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Other property types in Istanbul

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
Rs7,693
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
4.3/5Excellent! (103 reviews)

"Check in was fast and easy. We were in our room in less than 10 minutes. Room was clean and bed was extremely comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn
Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn
5 out of 5
Silahtaraga Caddesi, No. 87, Eyup, Istanbul
Rs3,980
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.3/5Excellent! (548 reviews)

"Its a wonderful hotel clinless and especially the varieties of the breakfast. Also the hostesses is very kind and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Movenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs7,784
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4.3/5Excellent! (1,501 reviews)

"Like Breakfast and Parking Vale and most of staff Except bad experience with one reception rude lady"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2020

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
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.