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Inonu Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Papa Roncalli Sokak No: 15 Elmadag, Istanbul 34437 Turkey
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#20 of 1 874 in Istanbul
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner every year since 2013 … what makes us so successful? Top location – right in the city’s centre. Taksim Area, which is the heart of the entertainment and social life of Istanbul but we are just a few streets back from the hustle and bustle ensuring you still get a good nights sleep! A great yet cheap hostel nestled in the centre of Istanbul. Great value accommodation in a central location for travellers to Istanbul on a budget. The ideal starting point for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife! Hostel nearest to Havatas Airport Shuttle Bus! Subway, ferry, train, taxi station, trams and buses all are close by and easy to use. We are happy to give you directions wherever you want to go. Most of the city’s main attractions such as Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazar, Bosphorus, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower and the famous Istiklal Avenue are in walking distance or short trip with public transport. Istanbul Conference Centre is just 5 minutes away from the hostel. Groups and Walk-ins are welcomed! Istanbul Taksim Green House Hostel is located in a historic building, which means no elevator however we have a variety of rooms available to suit every traveler. We have 6 person mixed/female dormitories and if you are a family or a couple in need of a night to yourselves we also have plenty private rooms available Our rooms are spacious, decorated in light colours-equipped with an air conditioner (real air conditioning, not just a fan) and central heating system, WiFi that works in the rooms and specially designed wooden bunk beds which never squeak and are very comfortable. All rooms have private showers so that you don’t have to wander the halls in a towel and hot water is available 24 hours a day. Istanbul Taksim Green House Hostel hostel is where comfort and warmth meets vibrant energy.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Car hire
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German, Polish, Turkish


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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Mina S wrote a review Feb 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark7 contributions1 helpful vote
I wanted to stay at a hostel so I booked this. It’s close to Taksim Metro station within 5-10 min. walk. - which is important for me. And also 10-15 minutes to Taksim Square. The hostel it self is not huge. It doesn’t also have elevator, so you have to carry on your own luggage. The receptionist Gönül is very kind and helpful, and tried to help me to connect my HES code to Taksim card. But I was messing with us, so Tugba (I think she’s a cleaning lady) she was sooo sweet and borrowed me her own Taksim Card. (But I forgot to give it back🤦🏻‍♀️). You can ask anything and they will help you. They are smiling and kind and it made me feel welcome and safe. Side note: So guys make sure to get your HES code before travel, cus travel around in Istanbul with Istanbul Card is much CHEAPER than one way ticket. And also to “check in” when shopping in the malls. (I seriously don’t know why it doesn’t makes sense, cus no other places as restaurants or any place don’t demand you to show the HES code) Back to hostel: I stayed at lady rooms. It was small. And also warm, you can’t regulate the warm but have to tell the reception so they can regulate it. So don’t be shy… they are willing to help. We had the shower inside our room, and toilet outside the room but next to us. It’s all small so don’t except big. I ate out all the time so I didn’t used the kitchen. The reason I specifically chose this was because it had curtains so I could have space for my self. I would definitely come back again. 👌🏼
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Anas Yaseen wrote a review Jan 2020
Jerash, Jordan1 contribution2 helpful votes
I'm not writing a lot of reviews usually but this place is like home, I like it , they were so good stuff they are kind and helpful , the hostel is very clean and warm you fell you home I love it ! You can find anything around supermarket restaurant and taksim square it's 4 minutes walking . rooms are beautiful and good enough for you in the end I would like to say thank you Anna The owner she is respectful girl she is very kind Hope to come and see you again With love from Jordan
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Karamian wrote a review Jan 2020
Iran3 contributions1 helpful vote
staff were friendly, appropriate location, close to Taksim square by 5 min walking. Room was a clean one including required facilities. I had to attend an exam and it took 3 min to get the test center. surrounded by various restaurants and cafe.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Talat A, Owner at Green House Hostel
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Karamian. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay at our hostel. I'm glad that you found our location convenient. Were you able to explore Istanbul? If not,I hope your next stay is just around the corner, we will be happy to welcome you again. Best regards, Ana
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Mai Elrayes wrote a review Nov 2019
Port Said, Egypt4 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed in many hostels in Istanbul and The UK. But, I never felt comfortable in any other hostel like the green house hostel. Starting from the check in, I met a very nice young lady who helped me with my luggages and led me to my room. The next day, I forgot my coffee mug in the hostel kitchen, I started thinking what is the chances to leave something in a hostel in Istanbul and find it again, but I found it 😊. The room was very comfortable and the curtains gave me a lot of privacy and rarely you can feel that anyone is present with you in the room. Finally, during check out, once I started taking out my luggages, the man in the reception came running to carry them for me. I stayed there for 8 days and I was very pleased during my stay. They are very honest, clean and helpful people. I highly recommend this hostel, and if I visited Istanbul again I would definitely stay there everytime.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Bakuoyo wrote a review Oct 2019
Cannes, France22 contributions22 helpful votes
Clean room and kind reception people Toilettes are outside of dormitories but shower is inside Easy access from/to Havaist bus stop (airport shuttle bus) Close to super markets, tekel, and restaurants Lovely cat Sultan!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
wivat k wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
The whole experience has been great so far we are just coming into two day at the hotel and we cant find any faults with the hotel. The staff are friendly and make you welcome in the hostel. receptionists are very helpful. the best experience make us feel like home thank you. Taksim green house hostel for making this a magical holiday..we will come back again...
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Mohammad wrote a review Jun 2019
Iran2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first experience in staying at a hostel, and I felt very comfortable.It was a very clean and safe place with good employees.It was an enjoyable experience for me. I'll be very happy to come back there again.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
cyberchem wrote a review Jun 2019
Azerbaijan53 contributions45 helpful votes
After a long time, I again remember my favorite hostel and decided to stay here for a few day. In Istanbul, I was passing through, and the location of the hostel a best choose for transit passengers. The years go by, everything changes, but the hospitality and comfort of this magnificent and beautiful hostel remains unchanged. Guests in here are always welcome, always help about everything. I think, the cleanliness and convenience of this hostel is visit card for all guests. It is so authentic hostel and after first visiting, you fall in love and you want to return here again. Dear Anna! Thanks for everything. Every time when I arrive in Istanbul, I will always remember you and will be your guest. I hope, we meet again !!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: I recommend this hotel for all guests of the city. In walking distance, you can find everything.
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2 Helpful votes
Tunzala H wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
It was my third time at Taksim Green House Hostel and the place feels like home. The rooms are cozy, clean and comfortable. You can have a delicious coffee at the reception and chat with super friendly staff, they’ll provide you with all the information about the city. They even ordered amazing food for me when I felt tired and couldn’t go out. I will deffinitely come back! Thank you Green House for making my stay great again!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Helena wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom191 contributions68 helpful votes
• The distance from the main square is very close but tricky to find. Although Taksim is a little hilly and getting to this hostel was quite tricky. • You have to take your shoes off before going in the room and place it in a tiny cramped shoe cupboard. • The air-conditioning was right infront of someone’s bed, blowing onto their head, so you have to open the window instead of turning it on. Which meant that cigarette smoke from smokers outside (everybody smokes in Istanbul) floats into the room in massive clouds. Simply foul. • The room wasn’t ready 3.00pm when I checked in, although check out was at 11am. • The shared bathroom was very tight and the sensors switches off after 30seconds, you got to keep waving franticly for the light to stay on • I was given a female dorm despite asking for a mixed dorm, and it the isolated beds with floral curtains made it feel claustrophobic
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Dont choose a room which is street facing, smokers will ruin your stay
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Response from Green House i, Owner at Green House Hostel
Responded 10 Apr 2019
Dear Helena, * To get to our hostel all that is necessary is to go straight the main street from Taksim Square and turni left into Nispet Street and there you are, at the hostel. Istanbul is called the city of seven hills, though in fact it's much more hills, but I'm sure you have noticed that whole city is hilly, fortunatelly there is just one little hilly street when you walk from Taksim Square to our hostel, which is not a problem for our young travellers. * Indeed we ask our guests to leave their shoes out of the room, after a long day of sightseeing shoes are usually not fresh, having them all in dormitory room would not be a nice experience for other roommates. * you have asked to run airconditioning in the middle of march when the temperature outside is less than 15C, therefore do not be upset that other roommates found an excuse to turn it off. Furthermore airconditioning is a cooling device not an air washer. Indeed Istanbul is full of polution and cigarette smoke, we do hope that with new city authorities it might change one day. I can understand that maybe the room seemed small for you or you are sensitive to cigarette smoke that came from outside but please be fair. You have booked mixed dorm and I have asked you clearly if you would preffer female dormitory and I have mentioned that for bed in female you will have to wait a few minutes, because you bed was originally prepared in mixed dorm. You were offered a female dorm, once you have checked in indeed we didn't agree to change your room again. Bathroom, sensors are a metter of regulation, you are a second person to mention the fact that it was not enough time for you and you had to activate the light, therefore we set up longer time. Floral curtains, all our dormitories are colourfull, I'm sure you have noticed it on the photos while making reservation and our guests appreciate them a lot, which you can see from all our reviews. I can only wish you more smile and kindness in your life.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Green House Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Green House Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Istanbul Cable Car (0.4 km), St. Esprit Cathedral (0.2 km), and Sultana's Dinner and 1001 Nights Show (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Green House Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Green House Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Green House Hostel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Green House Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Falafel House, Faros Kebap, and Faros Restaurant Taksim.
Does Green House Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Green House Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Green House Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Polish, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Green House Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (3.8 km), Basilica Cistern (3.8 km), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (3.8 km).