Bunk Hostel in Istanbul

Wabi Sabi Hostel – Roof Top Lounge overlooking the Bosporus

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  • Hostel Location and Direction

    The hostel is located on the European side, only 700 meters from Taksim Square, and connected to the bohemian Beyoglu and Galata streets.

    When you arrive at Taksim Square you need to walk down "Cumhuriyet Caddesi". Pass the Starbucks Café and arrive to the big Hilton Hotel. Here you need to look for the side street "Uftade Sokak". Walk this street until you see the building, located at the corner of the street.

    Full Address: 📍 Wabi Sabi Hostel, İnönü Mh. Papa Roncalli Sokak No:34 34200 Şişli/İstanbul
  • All room types at Wabi Sabi Hostel 🛌🏾

    Private Room Types available: Superior Double Room, Superior Twin Room, Standard Double Room, Standard Twin Room

    Shared Room Types available: 4-Bed Superior Dorm, 4-Bed Standard Dorm, 6-Bed Female Dorm, 6-Bed Dorm, 8-Bed Dorm

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Update: #Bunk Hostel Taskim has been renamed and is now called “Wabi Sabi Hostel”.

Wabi Sabi is a chic and modern design hostel offering a huge lounge on a rooftop terrace where you can get drinks, delicious food, and enjoy a breathtaking view over Istanbul.

When visiting the Bosporus, it is a great choice for staying. In fact, we wrote up a detailed hostel guide with the 3 best hostels in Istanbul.

Here we share the 3 absolute top hostels to choose. The best choices for solo-travelers, backpackers, couples and more.

The 3 best hostels in Istanbul are:

  1. Nobel Hostel
  2. Cheers Hostel
  3. Wabi Sabi Hostel

We compare the hostel with the other two options. We put all hostels and sights on map too. This helps you to get a better understanding of the city.

The hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, and organizes several events for their guests on their rooftop terrace. Taksim Hostel is located on the European side of Istanbul, close to Taksim Square and many public transportation connections.

Design Bunk Taksim Hostel in Istanbul

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1. Sustainable – New Shops and Cafés in the Area

The accommodation is managed by a Local Group of investors in the very heart of Istanbul.

The hostel building is located on the Papa Roncalli Sokak, the same street of the Vartican Embassy, in a once very popular neighborhood that fell out of grace as the city developed.

The historic 19th century building was in ruins before the investors decided to renovate and make it a design hostel.

The renovation of the building has transformed the street and a number of new shops, cafés and eateries, as well as new developers are flocking into the vicinity.

Wabi Sabi Hostel will start hosting walking tours this spring around the Taksim and Pera; also you can book tours directly from the reception for rest of Turkey and of course Istanbul.

The backpacker hostel is 5 minutes walk from the airport shuttles and the city’s main metro station.

Design Hostel in Istabul Bunk Hostels Taksim

2. Chic and Stylish Design

The designer of the hostel is the award winning Austrian architect Brigitte Weber.

The accommodation features a chic, modern, and minimalist design blending in with the historic character of the building.

The original staircase and frescos of the entrance gallery have been restored and put into use side by side with modern design elements.

Wabi Sabi Hostel is also very proud of its design and functionality of the common areas with

  • free Wi-Fi
  • computer access
  • laundromats
  • luggage storage
  • 24-hour reception
  • concierge

The dorms have been designed with the backpacker in mind with electronic lockers, comfortable bunk beds with personal electric outlets and LED spotlights.

This 5 Star Hostel is truly a Design Hostel at its best.

Breakfast at Hostel Taksim Istanbul

3. The Roof Top Terrace Lounge with its views

We are especially fond of their Terrace, where you can enjoy your coffee, drink, or eat Italian style Pizza, while mingling with the fellow travelers with a breathtaking view of the rooftops of old Istanbul during a beautiful sunset.

The Terrace also doubles as the breakfast lounge in the mornings, where you can indulge yourself with a wide variety buffet and Italian or Turkish coffee and Tea.

There is no better place to start your expedition of Istanbul.

And FYI: A very common itinerary for backpackers is to go from Istanbul over to the Greek islands.

The great news: there you can also stay at 5 Star Hostels.

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At Rhodes you can enjoy a hostel experience at STAY Hostel Rhodes.

BunkHostel Taksim in Istabul The Roof top Bar

4. Fun, Social, Live Music – The Vibes

The Terrace is open throughout the day, where you can find a Foosball table, darts and cardboard games as well.

During the night, with the help of chill-out music, the Terrace transforms into a bar and a nightclub.

Furthermore, the hostel organizes different theme parties throughout the year and there are live music two or three nights every week.

Do you need anything else to enjoy your stay in Istanbul?

Design Hostel in Istanbul - Get delicious food directly at the hostel

5. Local Tips by the Staff

The hostel staff is young and well trained with diverse backgrounds.

Every single member of the team has extensive knowledge of the historical, touristic and entertainment areas of Istanbul as well the special needs of the backpack traveler.

Come on and challenge them – you’ll get the best tips for Istanbul.

The team is very involved with the guest’s stay.

You can meet and hang out with them at one of the several events organized by the hostel. They are always around to serve, help and befriend you.

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