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Bahaus Guesthouse
Ranked #31 of 1,259 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Hostel is great value. Location is perfect for seeing all the main sights in Istanbul and is good for going out too.
Tugay was so friendly and helpful. Provided all the help and information I needed for.l both Istanbul and other cities. Also the AC wasn't working for one night, so he happily offered to move everyone from that room into a different room until it got fixed the next morning.
Will definitely be staying there again when I'm back in Istanbul next time.
Also the terrace is amazing for chilling out and having a couple beers

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Excellent location, only a few minutes’ walk from the Hagia Sophia / Blue Mosque area, with plenty of restaurants and shops in between.
If you come here by public transport you would need to use the T1 tram line, get off at Sultanahmet and walk, it is a bit tricky to reach at the beginning so do check the route on the online maps, it won’t take you more than about 10 minutes once you get familiar with it. You could take a cab if you like, I very rarely use cabs so I walked as I like to find my way around.
I was supposed to stay in the 8-bed dorm but on arrival I was told I was gonna stay in the 4-bed one at the same price (1st floor), no idea why, but of course this wasn’t an issue. The dorm was ok / regular and was air conditioned, the bunk bed itself (at least mine) was a bit creaky and not very sturdy, you realise about this especially if you stay on the upper bed. The bunk beds have a big curtain around them that you can close for privacy, however it’s in common for upper and lower bunk so you can’t open or close it without actually seeing the other bed.
By each bed there’s a very handy night neon light and a socket.
The dorm had an en-suite bathroom with shower, which was great, in fact there are plenty of bathrooms/showers in this hostel so you can use any really.
No small lockers available, however underneath each bunk there are two big luggage storage spaces where you can place your suitcase / rucksack / bags, etc, bring your own padlock or I think you can buy one from reception (I had mine).
Breakfast is on the top floor terrace / common room, which is mainly covered and with a small section open. It consisted of tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, black & green olives, bread, some jam and biscuits, tea & coffee, it was pretty decent as far as hostels are concerned.
The terrace is open in the evening too, some evenings there’s a deejay playing music; you can buy drinks (even beer) from the bar but you can’t bring your own.
The guys at the reception desk were easy / pleasant to deal with, especially the “big boss” (Turkish guy, I don’t remember his name), the other three guys I dealt with were from Azerbaijan.
You can buy small (0.5 l.) or big (1.5 l) water bottles at reception for (if I remember well) TL 1 or TL2 respectively.
Not sure whether this is necessarily a negative: they don’t provide towels in this hostel so make sure you bring your own.
Also, and this is something that maybe not too many people do or consider, if the weather is nice and hot and you fancy going to the beach, do the short walk down to Kennedy Caddesi and take the bus that goes to the beaches near Atatürk airport, looking at the sea it’s the traffic that goes rightwise, and it takes about 45 minutes to reach them.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

A really nice hostel in the centrally located Sultanahmet area where many of the best tourist attractions are located.
I stayed in the 14 bed dorm but it's a big room so it doesn't feel too cramped. There are lockers to store your bags and each double bunk has curtains you can pull across giving you privacy if you want it. Each bed has a socket as well.

In the reception area there is a small TV room with a PS3 with around 10 games you can play such as Pro Evo, Call of Duty and others.

The main area everyone gathers however is the upstairs rooftop bar. There are lovely views of Istanbul and the bosphusus. It's a great place to hang out and you can guarantee someone will be having some drinks there in the evening.
In the morning it's also the site of a pretty decent free buffet style breakfast.
Combined with all this the staff are fantastic, incredibly friendly and helpful for figuring out what to do, how to do it and how to get there.
I can't recommend here enough.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Location is just fantastic. Pretty much everything is walking distance from the hostel. Rooms were clean and with passcode to get in. Staff also was super helpfull and frienddly! Nice bar into the hostel with cheap beer and good bartender. Highly recomended! :)

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
Thank Thiago N
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in May and I liked it. Rooms are clean and the curtain to cover your bed is class. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Good rooftop bar to hook up with fellow travellers! The place is perfectly located close to all major attraction such as Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Bahaus Guesthouse

Address: Akbiyik Cadessi, Bayramfirin Sokak No 11 | No 11/13 , Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 1,259 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 892 - ₹ 1,975 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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