Monday, 22 Jul 2019

Best hostels in Istanbul area by area

How to find the best hostels in Istanbul for your trip

Istanbul has more than 2,000 years of history and boasts a variety of cultures, religions and traditions. It’s a city with both Asian and European heritage, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Get lost in Istanbul’s incredible architecture, where ancient times are in perfect harmony with modernity. There is so much to see in Istanbul and so much to discover: explore the old quarter of Sultanahmet with amazing mosques and minarets and the charming Taksim Square in the Beyoglu quarter with its many art galleries and so much more! Once again, Hostelworld is here to help you plan your trip and show you the best hostels in Istanbul.

The right way to discover Istanbul is to let yourself go, open up your mind for the unexpected, and enjoy the amazing and buzzing atmosphere. You know us, we love hostels because they give us the perfect way to explore a new city, so get ready to experience one of the most amazing cities ever! You’ll be starstruck by the beautiful sunsets over Bosphorus, the strait that runs between Asia and Europe, so brace yourself for one of the best moments of your life!

Istanbul has so many amazing hostels, and we want to give you only la crème de la crème – the best hostels in Istanbul. Expect to find comfy, safe and warm places to rest your head after a day spent exploring. Here you’ll find hostels that are more than just a place to stay, they’ll give you plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded travellers, and #MeetTheWorld in the best way possible!

Jump straight to:

    1. Best hostels in Istanbul for solo travellers
    2. Best hostels in Istanbul for couples
    3. Best party hostels in Istanbul
    4. Best hostels in Istanbul with private rooms
    5. Best hostels in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
    6. Best hostels in Taksim, Istanbul
    7. Best hostels in Kad?köy, Istanbul

Best hostels in Istanbul for solo travellers

Cheers Lighthouse Hostel

View from Cheers Lighthouse Hostel balcony - Best hostels in Istanbul

Located in the buzzing cobbled streets of the oldest part of Istanbul, Cheers Lighthouse Hostel, is the perfect place to meet new people. The amazing hostel staff organise social events every day, such as pub crawls on Fridays, Turkish Night on Saturdays (featuring amazing belly dancers), walking tours, happy hours and so much more! It’s basically impossible to get bored here. Every room has been freshly renovated and you’ll get a typical Turkish buffet breakfast every day, for free! Don’t forget to jump in the sauna (or the Jacuzzi) after a long day spent wandering around. Dreams DO come true after all!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sauna and Jacuzzi available
  • Amazing view over Marmara Sea

? Address: Küçük Ayasofya Mh., Çay?ro?lu Sk. No:18, 34122 Fatih/?stanbul, Turkey

? NeighbourhoodSultanahmet

? Nearest station:  Sultanahmet tram stop

Book your stay at Cheers Lighthouse Hostel

Second Home Hostel 

Second Home Hostel's rooftop terrace - Best hostels in Istanbul

The name of this hostel speaks for itself! This is definitely one of the best hostels in Istanbul if you are travelling solo and you want a real taste of Turkey. Located between the old and the new town, it’s the perfect base to explore the city, with all the hotspots in walking distance. Second Home Hostel organises weekly Turkish dinners and pub crawls in Taksim – which is the heart of Istanbul’s nightlife. You’ll be able to smoke some hookah on the rooftop terrace with fellow backpackers while exchanging life stories.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Turkish tea 24/7
  • Awesome rooftop terrace

? Address: Hocapasa Mahallesi Ebussuud Caddesi No: 19 Sirkec, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sirkec

? Nearest station:  Gulhane tram stop

Book your stay at Second Home Hostel now

Bunk Hostel

Bunk Hostel in Istanbul - Best hostels in Istanbul

This is not only one of the best hostels in Istanbul, but probably one of the most beautiful too! With its laid-back and fun atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot to meet other backpackers and it’s also a great place to start your Istanbul adventure. Bunk Hostel is very close to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, where you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants. There’s a free Turkish breakfast served every day, a rooftop terrace overlooking Istanbul, and not to mention this hostel’s perfectly designed interiors.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels and linen included

? Address:  No: 34 Papa Roncalli Sokak, Elmadag, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Elmadag

? Nearest station: Taksim Square

Book your stay at Bunk Hostel now

Cheers Hostel

Cheers Hostel's cosy outdoor terrace - Best hostels in Istanbul

Award-winning Cheers Hostel is the real deal! Situated in the heart of the Old City in Sultanahmet, it’s walking distance from the iconic Hagia Sophia’s Cathedral, the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque and many other hot spots. Cheers Hostels has a unique and quirky design that will fire up your Insta feed! Get ready to make everyone jealous with your pics from the hostel’s Winter-garden Panoramic Terrace Bar, with a breathtaking view over the city. If you decide to visit Istanbul during the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy their free Turkish breakfast on the terrace while sunbathing and having a chat with fellow backpackers. Cheers Hostel is definitely one of the best hostels in Istanbul!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the city

? Address: Alemdar Mh., Zeynep Sultan Cami Sk. No:21, 34110 Fatih/?stanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

? Nearest station: Gulhane tram station

Book your stay at Cheers Hostel now

Best hostels in Istanbul for couples

Cheers Vintage Hostel

Private room in Cheers Vintage Hostel - Best hostels in Istanbul

Are you one of those couple that likes to socialise but still have your own privacy? Well, we’ve got you sorted! Cheers Vintage Hostel is one of the best hostels in Istanbul with the most amazing private rooms! Located in Sultanahmet, 5 minutes’ walk to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, it’s a beautiful place to stay, with incredible views from the private rooms and the terrace. We’re SOLD!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Organised tours

? Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Kutlugün Sokak No 18, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

? Nearest station: Zeytinburnu Metro Station

Book your stay at Cheers Vintage Hostel now

Bucoleon By Cheers Hostel

Private room in Bucoleon By Cheers Hostel with view over Blue Mosque

Bucoleon is another spectacular hostel from the Cheers Hostel family! You can find Bucoleon in the historical quarter of Sultanahmet, 5 minutes’ walk from Hagia Sophia. This is one of the best hostels for couples in Istanbul, I mean just look at that room! ? Walking tours and pub crawls are organised weekly and you’ll have free breakfast every day.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Suites available

? Address: Küçükayasofya Mah., Çay?ro?lu Sk. No:22, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

? Nearest station: Sultanahmet stop

Book your bed at Bucoleon by Cheers Hostel now

Cheers PortHouse

Private room in Cheers PortHouse hostel - Best hostels in Istanbul

Located in an art-nouveau building, Cheers PortHouse is a very nice spot for those couples that love to #MeetTheWorld together! One of our backpackers said: “Everything about Port is great. Location especially cool because it’s in more local area instead of very touristy Sultanamet, but very close to tourist attractions. Also, I have to say the manager, Lutfi, is so insanely helpful, probably one of the most helpful staff members I have ever met.”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen

? Address: Mumhane Cad, 31, Kemankes Mah. Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Karakoy

? Nearest station: Karakoy and Tophane

Book your stay at Cheers PortHouse now

Best party hostels in Istanbul

Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel

Party at Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel - Best hostels in Istanbul

If you came to Istanbul to socialise and make new friends, this is the spot! Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel has more than 8K reviews and a 9.5 rating, really impressive! One of you said: “Awesome place, amazing balcony view. The hostel has good tours which are well priced and convenient. Staff is really friendly and social and organise nights out with guests. Shout out to Nurlan for great advice on getting around the city and for philosophical conversations at 3am. Also, the location is literally only a 100m from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, many museums, tram station, and the ferry pier!” Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel organises cool parties and BBQs on the rooftop. They really do everything they can to make sure you have the best time ever!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-FI
  • Cool events

? Address: Akbiyik Cadessi, Bayramfirin Sokak No 7, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

? Nearest station: Sultanahmet

Book your stay at Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel now

Best hostels in Istanbul with private rooms

Cheers Downtown

Private room at Cheers Downtown - Best hostels in Istanbul

Cheers Downtown is the perfect starting point for your Istanbul adventure. This super cute hostel is located in the heart of the Ottoman district, making it very easy to visit all the main highlights of the city. Start your day by waking up in one of its amazing private rooms, roll out of the comfy bed and join the rest of the guests for a delicious free breakfast! The hostel staff are very friendly and willing to help you discover the city. Words from a backpacker: “Ali (the host) was very helpful. He gave us plenty of information on tourist attractions and places to eat and was very accommodating!”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels included

? Address: Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cad. NO:68 Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Beyoglu

? Nearest station:  Tophane tram stop

Book your stay at Cheers Downtown now

Levanten Hostel

Private room in Levanten Hostel - Best hostels in Istanbul

Love your privacy but also love to make new friends too? Levanten Hostel is the perfect place for both! One of the backpackers who stayed there said: “The staff was so nice. They were so willing to help with everything! They helped me a lot with discovering the fun areas and they even print our boarding passes! It is also really easy to meet new people from all over the world. I will come back soon!”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linen and towels included
  • Pub Crawls

? Address: Cihangir mahallesi, purtelas sokak.No:42 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

? NeighbourhoodBeyoglu

? Nearest station: Findikli Station

Book your stay at Levanten Hostel now

Jumba Hostel

Private room at Jumba Hostel - Best hostels in Istanbul

Looking for a home away from home? You’ve just found it! Jumba Hostel is a stylish and cosy hostel in the Cukurcuma district, run by three sisters who will provide you with everything you need. They organise events, pub crawls, they cook amazing breakfasts and they take care of this cute hostel like a boss! ? Jumba Hostel is very close to all the main attractions, so it’s very easy to explore the city too.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels and linen included
  • Family vibe

? Address: Cukurcuma Caddesi, Hacioglu Sokak No:3 34010 Beyo, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Cukurcuma

? Nearest station:  Taksim Square

Book your stay at Jumba Hostel now

Best hostels in Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Istiklal Hostel

Istiklal Hostel in Sultanahmet - Best hostels in Istanbul

If you decide to stay in Sultanahmet, this hostel is a very good choice. It’s in the perfect location, only a few minutes from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Istiklal Hostel has a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the city where you can hang out and have a chat with other travellers.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels included

? Address: Divanyolu cad no 70, Sultanahmet/Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

? Nearest station: Sultanahmet Station

Book your stay at Istiklal Hostel

Big Apple Hostel

Big Apple Hostel in Sultanahmet - Best hostels in Istanbul

Freshly renovated, Big Apple Hostel is another great spot if you want to stay in the Sultanahmet quarter. It’s made our list, not only for its favourable location, but also for the gorgeous terrace overlooking the sea, where you can enjoy free breakfast and Turkish tea. A backpacker said: “Awesome!!! This hotel was just a blessing! Walked into a very clean room and even cleaner bathroom (looks like it’s cleaned daily). Bed was comfortable, storage was big enough for my 3 bags and the staff so kind. Walking distance to lots of the main tourist attractions and tram!”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor terrace

? Address: Akbiyik Caddesi Bayramfirin Sok no:12, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet

? Nearest station: Sultanahmet station

Book your stay at Big Apple Hostel now

Best hostels in Taksim, Istanbul

Puffin Hostel

Breakfast at Puffin Hostel - Best hostels in Istanbul

Puffin Hostel is renowned for its perfect location and great atmosphere, the staff are really friendly and helpful. Make yourself at home and enjoy some real Turkish vibes while sipping tea with your new hostel friends! One of you said: “If you are looking for a place to live in real Istanbul and make some traveller friends, look nowhere else.”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linen included

? Address:Sinanpa?a Mh., Çelebi O?lu Sk, 34398 Be?ikta?, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Taksim

? Nearest station: Taksim

Book your stay at Puffin Hostel now

Chambers Of The Boheme Hostel

Chambers of the Boheme Hostel in Taksim - Best hostels in Istanbul

Literally a few steps away from Taksim Square, this hostel is in a restored 19th-century building with a great rooftop terrace where you can chill with a book and a Turkish tea. The area around the hostel is filled with bars and restaurants, so make sure to ask the staff for tips, as they are some of the nicest people ever!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linen and towels included
  • Outdoor terrace

? Address: ?stiklal Avenue, Kucukparmakkapi sokak No 13, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

? Neighbourhood: Taksim 

? Nearest station: Taksim

Book your stay at Chambers Of The Boheme Hostel now

Best hostels in Kad?köy, Istanbul

Hush Hostel Moda

Wall mural on the rooftop terrace of Hush Hostel Moda - Best hostels in Istanbul

Hush Hostel Moda is a fun, clean and cheap place to stay in Istanbul. This hostel is located in the trendy district of Kad?köy, where you’ll find loads of bars and pubs, live music and restaurants. This hostel is in a historical bazaar and it has an awesome rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy the view and some tea, while you chat with fellow backpackers. A delicious (and free) breakfast is served every morning, so make sure to start your day right! ?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linen inclulded
  • Outdoor terrace

? Address:Caferaga mah. Guneslibahce sokak No:50/B KadikoyIstanbul, Turkey

? NeighbourhoodKad?köy

? Nearest station: Iskele Cami

Book your stay at Hush Hostel Moda now

Hush Hostel Lounge

Hush Hostel Lounge's leafy outdoor area - Best hostels in Istanbul

Hush Hostel Lounge (sister hostel of the one above), has great backpacker vibes, you’ll also have a graffiti gallery: The Hush Art Gallery! This area of Istanbul is very lively and has great nightlife too, so make sure to gather some of your new hostel friends and go experience the Turkish way of fun! Hush Hostel Lounge also has great common areas, both outdoor and indoors. Definitely one of the best hostels in Istanbul!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bike rental

? Address: Rasimpasa Mah. Iskele Sok. 46 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

? NeighbourhoodKadikoy

? Nearest station: Hamza Yerlikaya

Book your stay at Hush Hostel Lounge now

 

We hope this guide helps you to discover the perfect hostels for your trip to Istanbul. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss.

Now that you know about the best hostels in Istanbul, it’s time to plan the rest of your trip!

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