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Grand Margarita Hostel
Grand Margarita Hostel
6.0 Good
Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpasa Camii Sk No 54, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.5 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
GoodBased on 95 reviews
6.0

Situated within walking distance of Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal, Grand Margarita Hostel offers guests an ideal base while in Istanbul. It is located a brief walk from Hippodrome of Constantinople, Grand Bazaar and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

Metropolis Hostel & Guest House
Metropolis Hostel & Guest House
Akbiyik Cad., Terbiyik Sk., No.24, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Metropolis Hostel & Guest House is located amongst Istanbul's tourist attractions, just a short stroll from Cankurtaran Railway Station. It is situated a brief walk from the Istanbul Archaeology Museums, Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

Cheers Midtown Hostel
Cheers Midtown Hostel
8.5 Excellent
Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cd. No : 68, Istanbul, Turkey
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0.4 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
ExcellentBased on 176 reviews
8.5

Centrally located, Cheers Downtown allows for easy access to Istanbul's popular sightseeing and retail areas. The multiple facilities this charming hostel features include free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Puffin Hostel
Puffin Hostel
8.5 Excellent
Sinanpasa Mah. Ihlamurdere Cd. Celebioglu Sk. No:11 Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.8 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
ExcellentBased on 71 reviews
8.5

Located amongst a range of well-known tourist attractions, shops and eateries, Puffin Hostel - Istanbul is ideal for those wanting to explore Istanbul and its surroundings. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
5.8 Okay
Firuzaga Mah. Cezayir Sok. No: 2/A Beyoglu, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
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0.4 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
OkayBased on 245 reviews
5.8

Centrally located, Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel allows for easy access to Istanbul's popular tourist and retail hot spots. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a sun deck and a swimming pool.

Old Mile Suites
Old Mile Suites
8.2 Excellent
Alemdar Mah Catalcesme Sok No 15, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.3 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
ExcellentBased on 22 reviews
8.2

Situated close to Cankurtaran Railway Station, Old Mile Hotel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Istanbul. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
8.6 Excellent
Kutlugun Sokak No:51 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
ExcellentBased on 610 reviews
8.6

This hostel is located in Fatih, just a short stroll from the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

Piya Hostel
Piya Hostel
7.3 Good
Sultanahmet Mh. Akbiyik Camii Sk. No.22, Istanbul, Turkey
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3.0 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
GoodBased on 214 reviews
7.3

Piya Hostel is set in Istanbul and is within a 10-minute walk of Cankurtaran Railway Station. It is situated a short stroll from the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome of Constantinople.

Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul
Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul
8.3 Excellent
Cumhuriyet caddesi paparoncalli sok No 15 Elmadag/Taksim/Ist, Istanbul, Turkey
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1.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
ExcellentBased on 219 reviews
8.3

Located in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul provides vibrant accommodation. It also offers a tour desk, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

Bunk Hostel
Bunk Hostel
8.3 Excellent
Papa Roncalli Sokak No: 34, Istanbul, Turkey
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1.8 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 
ExcellentBased on 13 reviews
8.3

Situated in Sisli, Bunk Hostel is within walking distance of several local tourist attractions, including the Istanbul Military Museum. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.

Tips for booking a hostel in Istanbul

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Istanbul:$22/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$6/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
$14 - $29
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$21 - $25
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated Istanbul hostels

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Piya Hostel
Piya Hostel
7.3 Good
Sultanahmet Mh. Akbiyik Camii Sk. No.22, Istanbul, Turkey
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3.0 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Piya Hostel is set in Istanbul and is within a 10-minute walk of Cankurtaran Railway Station. It is situated a short stroll from the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome of Constantinople.

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Old Mile Suites
Old Mile Suites
8.2 Excellent
Alemdar Mah Catalcesme Sok No 15, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.3 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Situated close to Cankurtaran Railway Station, Old Mile Hotel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Istanbul. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

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Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul
Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul
8.3 Excellent
Cumhuriyet caddesi paparoncalli sok No 15 Elmadag/Taksim/Ist, Istanbul, Turkey
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1.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Located in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul provides vibrant accommodation. It also offers a tour desk, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

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Nobel Hostel
Nobel Hostel
8.0 Excellent
Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi No:16, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Nobel Hostel Istanbul is located amongst Istanbul's well-known attractions and landmarks, just a brief walk from Cankurtaran Railway Station. It boasts views of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and provides a variety of amenities, including a rooftop terrace, an express check-in and check-out feature and free wireless internet.

5
Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
Stay Inn Taksim Hostel
8.6 Excellent
Kamer Hatun Mah. Balik Sokak No7, Istanbul, Turkey
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0.6 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 4-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Istanbul. It is moments from Istiklal Avenue, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Cheers Midtown Hostel
Cheers Midtown Hostel
8.5 Excellent
Firuzaga Mah. Bogazkesen Cd. No : 68, Istanbul, Turkey
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0.4 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Centrally located, Cheers Downtown allows for easy access to Istanbul's popular sightseeing and retail areas. The multiple facilities this charming hostel features include free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
8.0 Excellent
Cankurtaran Mh., Akbiyik Cd No:17, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse is located amongst Istanbul's popular restaurants and cafés, just a brief stroll from Cankurtaran Railway Station. Just moments from the Hagia Sophia, it features air-conditioned rooms with free wireless internet.

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World House Istanbul
World House Istanbul
2.2 Mediocre
Istanbul, Turkey
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0.4 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Centrally located, World House Hostel allows for easy access to Istanbul's main retail areas and tourist attractions. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel - Adults Only
5.8 Okay
Firuzaga Mah. Cezayir Sok. No: 2/A Beyoglu, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
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0.4 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Centrally located, Paxx Istanbul Hotel & Hostel allows for easy access to Istanbul's popular tourist and retail hot spots. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a sun deck and a swimming pool.

$10
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Piya Hostel
Piya Hostel
7.3 Good
Sultanahmet Mh. Akbiyik Camii Sk. No.22, Istanbul, Turkey
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3.0 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Piya Hostel is set in Istanbul and is within a 10-minute walk of Cankurtaran Railway Station. It is situated a short stroll from the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome of Constantinople.

$10
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Bella Vista Hostel
Bella Vista Hostel
8.0 Excellent
Bülbül Mahallesi, Turan Cd. No 50, Istanbul, Turkey
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1.1 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Located in the centre of Istanbul, Bella Vista Hostel is within an easy walk of Cicek Pasaji, Taksim Square and the Monument of the Republic. It is situated just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$10
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Grand Margarita Hostel
Grand Margarita Hostel
6.0 Good
Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpasa Camii Sk No 54, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.5 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Situated within walking distance of Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal, Grand Margarita Hostel offers guests an ideal base while in Istanbul. It is located a brief walk from Hippodrome of Constantinople, Grand Bazaar and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

$11
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Puffin Hostel
Puffin Hostel
8.5 Excellent
Sinanpasa Mah. Ihlamurdere Cd. Celebioglu Sk. No:11 Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.8 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Located amongst a range of well-known tourist attractions, shops and eateries, Puffin Hostel - Istanbul is ideal for those wanting to explore Istanbul and its surroundings. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$11
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Castle Hostel
Castle Hostel
Istanbul, Turkey
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2.4 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Castle Hostel Sultanahmet is located in Fatih, a few minutes from the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hippodrome of Constantinople. It also provides complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests throughout their stay.

$11
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Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul
Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul
8.3 Excellent
Cumhuriyet caddesi paparoncalli sok No 15 Elmadag/Taksim/Ist, Istanbul, Turkey
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1.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Located in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul provides vibrant accommodation. It also offers a tour desk, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

$12
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Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse
8.0 Excellent
Cankurtaran Mh., Akbiyik Cd No:17, Istanbul, Turkey
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2.7 km from city centre, Istanbul, Turkey 

Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse is located amongst Istanbul's popular restaurants and cafés, just a brief stroll from Cankurtaran Railway Station. Just moments from the Hagia Sophia, it features air-conditioned rooms with free wireless internet.

$12
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Where to stay in Istanbul

Istanbul hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Istanbul?

    On average, it’s $23/night for a hostel in Istanbul, though $14/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $7/night in Istanbul. Try to avoid booking your hostel in August (the most expensive month). Booking in October (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Istanbul?

    With an average review score of 8.6 (out of 10) from 547 HotelsCombined users, Stay Inn Taksim Hostel is considered the best Istanbul hostel.

  • What hostel is closest to Istanbul Airport?

    Bunk Hostel is 32.9 km away from Istanbul Airport, making it the closest Istanbul hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • What area of Istanbul is most popular to stay in?

    European Side is the most popular area of Istanbul to stay in. In the past year, 1% of HotelsCombined users looking for Istanbul hostels searched within European Side. Metropolis Hostel & Guest House is a popular hostel in European Side if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Istanbul closest to Taksim Square?

    The most popular Istanbul hostel near Taksim Square is Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul. Taksim Hostel Green House Istanbul has a rating of 8.3/10 from 219 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 0.6 km from Taksim Square.

  • Should I stay in a Istanbul hostel?

    Hostels in Istanbul tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Istanbul hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.