Taksim Sopha Hostel

Kuloglu Mh. Aga Kulhani Sok. No:5 Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey, Distance from city centre: 2.2km

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Rating: 67%from 3 reviews

  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 60%Value for money
  • 53%Facilities
A new, clean, comfortable and cheap hostel in the middle of the chaotic and young atmosphere of TAKSIM and BEYOGLU (New City Center).

If you are young and interested in being close to Entertainment, Art, Shopping and all other goods of a Multi-cultural European City, you probably prefer Taksim. In the recent years guide books started writing more and more the names 'Beyoglu, Taksim, Nevizade' with the name 'night life, entertainment, culture, architecture, trendy'. That means the main attractions of the city changed and people of Istanbul have been hanging out around these neighbourhoods.

To smell the real character of Istanbul - Today, Sofa Hostel offers you to stay close to Taksim Square, Istiklal Street (the famous pedestrian street), Public Transportation (bus, minibus, subway, taxi, tram, funicular) all around the city and to the airport

Travellers, students, tourists always complain that they CAN NOT MEET so many Real Turkish People, while turkish people complain about not meeting tourists... Sofa Hostel is thought to be one those cosy places in which young people all over the world could meet their future Turkish Friends.

You can get free information from the staff of the hostel about the new events and 'where to go, how to do' instructions.

We provide to and from airport transfer services, travel information for the travellers, booking help for the events like live concerts, football games, whirling dervishes shows, cinema, exhibitions, etc...

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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To come to Taksim Sofa Hostel From Ataturk Airport, you may find your way to TAKSIM SQUARE (The most famous meeting place in Istanbul):

1) Take the Subway (METRO)from Ataturk Airport (The First Stop) to AKSARAY (Last Stop) (1.65 Lira = $1,3). When you come out of subway cross the main street towards the Tramline and:

1a) take the Tram from YUSUFPASA Tram Stop (1.5 Lira) to KABATAS (Last Stop) direction, then the FUNICULAR (1.5 Lira) (underground train) to Taksim Square


1b) take a Public Bus (1.5 Lira) nearby the YUSUFPASA Tram Stop to Taksim Square

2) Take HAVAS BUS from ANY AIRPORT* to Taksim Square

*remember that there are 2 airports in istanbul (sabiha gokcen airport on the asian side and ataturk airport on the europian side.

- Taxi costs 35 Liras from Ataturk and more than 60 Liras from Sabiha Gokcen


Walk into the ISTIKLAL STREET (famous pedestrian street), turn to the 4th corner on the left (SADRI ALISIK SOKAK) walk 200 m down to the end of the street and you will see one Turkish Bath wich is name ''Aga Hamam'' just turn left and then take the first right. Sofa is the second building on the left with a big green grapevine.

#If you take taxi to come to hostel.. just take a print of the turkish text below and show it to the driver.. istanbul is a big and a complex city.. it is a little chance for you to catch a driver who really knows the streets of beyoğlu..
-------------------TURKISH TEXT for driver -----------------
''' 1) sıraselviler caddesine �ıkın...
2)taksim ilkyardım hastanesinin meydan tarafındaki yanından girin..
3)yolun sonundan sol tarafa aşağıya doğru inin (bayırda italyan lisesi var, aynı zamanda hastanenin arka tarafıdır .. bayırın sonuna varınca sağa d�n�n.. otel ilk soldaki sokakta 2. bina.. otelin sokağına araba girişi yoktur.. bagajlara da yardım edersiniz .. '''


You ask for a Airport Pick-up and we arrange it for you.

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