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Featured Hostels in Istanbul

Moda Drei
Ahter Sk. 3, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs3,520 per night

Located in Kadikoy, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sureyya Opera House and Moda Coastal Park. Bosphorus Bridge and Maiden's Tower are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (10 reviews)

"I mentioned it before ! About the way of payment ! And such little things"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Moda Drei
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

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
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 ...

2.7/5 (69 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
Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Kutlugun Sokak No:51 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is Rs929 per night

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
Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Civelek Sokak, Kagithane, Istanbul, istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs303 per night

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

3/5 (60 reviews)
well-located hostel

"I am satisfied about this comfortable hostel"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019

Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only
Hush Hostel Lounge
Rasimpasa Mah. Rihtim Cad. Iskele Sok., No:46, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs756 per night

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
Hush Hostel Moda
2 out of 5
Caferaga Mah. Günesli Bahçe Sok. 50/B, Kadiköy, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Kadikoy, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kadikoy Port and Bagdat Avenue. Sukru Saracoglu Stadium and Marmara University are also within 2 miles ...

3.9/5Good! (138 reviews)

"Hush Hostel is on a perfect location close to all sorts of public transport and on the most popular strewt in Kadikoy, surrounded by great restaurants and bars. We have only stayed for one night so I can say if you only need a bed and shower, it’s convenient. However the room is not so comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

Hush Hostel Moda
Avrasya Hostel
Cankurtaran Mahallesi Seyithasan Sokak, No 12 Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs782 per night

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
Puffin Hostel
Sinanpasa Mah Ihlamurdere Cd., Celebioglu Sk. No 11 Besiktas, Istanbul
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Located in Besiktas, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yildiz Technical University, Dolmabahce Palace and Vodafone Arena. Taksim Square and Bosphorus Bridge ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (66 reviews)
Minor problems but intend to come back!

"Place was HARD to find. Would have helped a lot to know "look for the huge Harvey Burger sign, we're next door" because the Puffin sign was a postage stamp. There was a bad sewage odor that came and went randomly. Otherwise, the room was quite nice for the price and the location was excellent. Intend ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Puffin Hostel
Cheers Hostel
Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21, Alemdar Mahallesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,347 per night

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
Taksim Green House Hostel
Inonu Mah., Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Paparoncalli Sokak No 15, Istanbul, Istanbul
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Located in Taksim, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Taksim Square and Vodafone Arena. Dolmabahce Palace and Istiklal Avenue ...

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
Kevin's Hostel
Uzun Hafiz Sokak, Istanbul
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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! (36 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
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Other property types in Istanbul

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 Rs14,509 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya
Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya
5 out of 5
Yesilkoy Halkali Caddesi No: 95, Senlikkoy Mahellesi Florya, Istanbul
The price is Rs6,862 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (683 reviews)
business stay

"Another great stay Everything good on this hotel is based on the amazing staff"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Crowne Plaza Istanbul Florya
Dedeman Istanbul
Dedeman Istanbul
5 out of 5
Yildiz Posta Caddest 50, Gayrettepe, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs3,679 per night
3.2/5 (822 reviews)

"TV did not work properly. very few channels. Very poor image"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

Dedeman Istanbul
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 Vodafone Arena. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with hairdryers. Nobel Hostel Guesthouse - Located steps from Blue Mosque. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. Gökçe Pansiyon - Adult Only - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers and desks. Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only - Located within a 10-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Pera Museum. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a restaurant. You’ll find showers, hairdryers and desks in all rooms. Avrasya Hostel - Located steps from Sultanahmet Square. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find showers, TVs and desks in all rooms.
What's the weather like in Istanbul?
Good weather’s definitely a plus 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 rainfall for Istanbul is 816 mm.
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, Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square. Get out into nature with places such as Gulhane Park, Florya Beach and Sile Beach. Cultural attractions include Pera Museum, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
What's the best way to get around Istanbul?
You can search for flights to the closest airport in Istanbul (IST), 21.2 mi (34.1 km) away from the city centre. 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.