This being my second trip it was awesome as usual. The staff here we're extremely helpful, friendly and polite...great place to meet new people from different corners of the world. Rooms are clean, has a bar and a balcony with fantastic views of the sea along with free breakfast. Walking distance from main attractions. Definitely value for money. Overall great visit ...will definitely be back again. Special thanks to Sial, Murat & Jay for looking after me. Tomay ( The owner ) hats off for maintaining the hospitality standards.
Located a stone's throw from the major tourist sites, this place is a chill oasis on a quiet side street. You can walk to Hagia Sophia, the Galata bridge and so many other places you want to visit in 5 to 20 minutes. For $50 bucks my private room was clean and well-priced but nothing too amaze. It's the staff that make the lighthouse shine. Like a cast of characters from an international sit-com, you have Jay, the Brit expat bartender, who can rock a crowd of visitors late into the evening or chill with three patrons drinking beer and talking about movies depending on the evening's direction. He was a perfect companion my first tired night in town and the reason my one-night stay turned into three. You have Moran the manager who can give you travel advice in at least 5 languages and Sinan who can get you what you need and provide tips for less touristy places to visit like Kadikoy on the Asian side. They have dorms as well as rooms, but it was an "all-ages" kind of place. At 48 I feel conspicuous amongst only 20somethings but there were folks there from twenties to their sixties all having a blast. Check in if you're in the area.…
The staff at the hostel were all amazing! Extremely welcoming and take great care of the hostel! Jay took us out for an unforgettably night on the town. I highly recommend the hostel and taking part in their events!
Only good thing was location. Almost everything could have been much better. I didn’t get a room in the hostel building, but in an annex across the street, about 20m away. My stay this way seem like an airbnb, but with no living room, no kitchen, and very small room and bathroom. Worse than that, very poor conditions overall (photos attached). The ceiling lamp was not enough to keep the room to acceptable brightness levels, and 2 bed lamps on each side were not working. very uncomfortable toilet, especially if I needed to use it right after using the shower. Another annoying thing was the excessive number of humidity flies in the room, every night/morning I had to kill several, and the room had at times very nasty smell so I had to open the window. Incredibly, my room was not done in my 8-night stay, with the exception of day 7. It was ok that it was not done daily, but after day 3 I asked, and I was told it would be cleaned + tower and sheet changes. I reported this, and was told by the receptionist that the laundry service to the hostel 3am. But for the following days, incredibly nobody entered the room, until night 7. At a point I stopped complaining, I didn’t care any more, and I had only in mind to write this review. Internet in my room was quite bad in the evening and morning, precisely when a guest will most need it. Breakfast was quite basic, and everyday the same. Self-service except for drinks, and every day I would have the coffee either too sweet, or too watery, or too strong, and sometimes up to my taste, but totally random. While you read this might be thinking, “but it’s a hostel, what were you expecting?”. That is precisely my point: on my search I had seen a couple of boutique hotels in the same area, with cozy rooms, and for even lower price than the private room I got in this hostel. I was totally fouled by comments (maybe some fake?). I had been once to an awesome hostel in Amsterdam so I believed this place would match that previous experience. There is absolute incompetence to run the place, maybe few employees that are overwhelmed with work. What is true is that they were friendly and smile at you and call you by your name. I would definitely have preferred the opposite: being ignored by staff but getting a service according to what I have payed. If you are on a budget and want to stay in a shared room maybe this is an option for you, but if you want a private room, go somewhere else to have a decent stay for the same or smaller price. Eventually if you like the “hostel vibe” just show up for the bar (also BBQ / events depending on the day): as long as you bring and spend cash, you will be more than welcomed.…
Found this amazing place on TripAdvisor after reading excellent reviews on TripAdvisor I decided to stay there. I booked for two night in 8 beds sharing room. Got good price on booking.com. The rooms was very clean, Hot shower with soap and shampoo, the breakfast was very delicious which was included in the price. Most good thing is this hostel is nearest to Blu mosque, Santa Sofia and Metro. You can excess whole Istanbul Easily. The staff was amazing the one was from UK and two other was from Pakistan al of them was very polite informative, helpful and make funs to keep happy and enjoy your evening. They have some amazing activities like free huka ( Shisha ) belly dance and etc. overall I enjoyed my both evenings with them and already planes my second visit to Cheers Lighthouse Hostel to have more fun with them. I would like to recommend this place more then 100%.…
Well let me start from the checkinn the staff is so friendly they make me feel so comfortable felt me like a family im so satisfied with them i think thats my best hostel the view is incredible the breakfast is rich sinan your amazing my men you have very positive energy they have daily events which is lovely thankyou soo much cheers team will definietly come back
This is the best place if you are thinking to go to istambul! The location is great, with a really good price relation. The place is so beautiful and clean, but the best I can praise is the atmosphere. Is the best place to go if you are a solo traveler to meet other travelers. Jay, Sinan and Murat were great, they even let me to keep my bag without check in. So nice to meet this kind people.
I recently visited this Bar and all I can say is I absolutely enjoyed every aspect. The Atmosphere, service, drinks and the overall vibe was enjoyable. Also the owner was nice and very inviting. I definitely recommend coming here if you’re in Turkey.
Had a great time at Cheers Lighthouse, it’s a great place for solo travellers as you get to meet so many new people. Jay in particular was very welcoming and made me feel at home. Would highly recommend!!
Hey it was so much to be at istanbul espesially at had fun with cheers love the quality of service and embiance was so on point very perfect place for stay and party hard place totally recommended lots of love to cheers family.