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Stray Cat Hostel
Ranked #54 of 1,236 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great atmosphere, amazing spread for breakfast and plenty of feline buddies knocking about.
The owner and staff are very helpful and there is a cool communal area .

The location, close to Taksim, is excellent. Not quite as touristy as Sultanahmed but with loads going on.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was a wonderful hostel to stay in for a couple nights. Very affordable, centrally located and very friendly staff who will give you wonderful "local" recommendations. I'd recommend this place to anyone. Only downside was no kitchen for guests to use or breakfast, but it was worth it for the price and atmosphere.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Our time at Stray Cat is definitely a highlight of visiting Istanbul. My wife and I love animals and to be surrounded by lovely people and learn new things and this ticked all those boxes - Sidat and his staff were so welcoming. We got to meet the current kittens they were looking after and were told about the best ways to experience the city of Istanbul including places to check out if you were on a strict budget. We stayed in a great private room with a bathroom which was affordable. Location is great, so close to Taksim Square and some awesome boutique coffee shops and a view of the Bosphorus nearby. Easy access to a daytrip to Asia part of Istanbul. 10/10 recommend!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thank you for your kind and lovely feedback , it is a pelasure to hear your joy in Stray Cta Hostel. Enjoy your new travels also please.

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

What more needs to be said. As long as you like cats you will love this hostel. Comfortable, free breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff, 1 min from tram stop, 2 min walk to Taksim square, Everything was good and Istanbul is a great city you should definitely go and stay at the stray cat hostel.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank yoiu for your lovely feedback. It is our joy to know you enjoyed being in Istanbul with us. Happy new travels.

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely stay for us both, breakfast included which worked for us (one gluten free, one vegan) as there were cornflakes and bread/jam- the kittens were precious and staff were really accommodating, free drinking water, WiFi, air con and good company were a bonus :) I'll be highly recommending this hostel! We stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which was comfortable and roomy, the whole place is wonderfully decorated too and near to Taksim square/ walking distance from Hagir Sophia etc. :)

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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sedat b, Manager at Stray Cat Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for your lovely feedback. This is our joy here to know you enjoyed your stay in Istanbul with us. Happy new travels.

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Additional Information about Stray Cat Hostel

Address: Mebusan Yokusu No 35 | Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 1,236 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 3,569 - ₹ 3,724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul offers a simple , laid back, comfortable , affordable accomodation in city center. The hostel is located 5 minutes walk from Taksim City Center, Taksim is full of bars , cafes and clubs for every taste, 200 meter down from the hostel there is a tram stop takes you in 15 minutes to historical monuments of Hagia Sofia, Topkapı Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque. Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul has double, triple, four bed and 6 bed rooms . Some rooms have their own bathrooms some has shared ones . Breakfast is included in all prices. Also free tea, coffee and mineral water all day long is included to room rates . Safe deposit in reception for valuables are free of charge . Free bedding , beds, sheets and towels are included in price. Free high speed wi-fi is also available, and we have one kitchenette with tea coffee making facilities, and one equippied kitchen for free guest use.Stray Cat is a quite social hostel but not a party one. We do not serve alcohol just you can enjoy your drinks that you bought from several discount supermarkets and liqour shops in 2 minutes walking distance to hostel in our smoking or non smoking separated common areas. Just please note that although we are a very social hostel with an artistic vibe, that different paintings made by different guests and artists, the Stray Cat is not a hard partying hostel. We offer free night stay to artistic travelers would like to make a paint or performance in hostel . We have 24 hours reception with people working on desk who are knowledgeable and helpful for your possible needs, wishes and questions in Istanbul. We do not tolerate any kind of behaviour that consist of sexual, religious, ethnical, and racial discrimination, we reserve the right to refuse service anyone falls under these categories.Thank You. We wish you a nice stay. ... more   less 
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