Hush Hostel Lounge

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Address: İskele Sokak No. 46, Kadıköy, Istanbul, 34716, Turkey

Star rating:
1 star hotel

3.7

Funky, arty hostel on Istanbul’s little-explored Asian side.

This friendly and lively hostel offers more than a cheap place to sleep, with a nice garden and terrace view, and a nearby restaurant/café and art gallery. Not too many tourists stay on the Asian side, but I think there’s plenty to do in the area.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.5
90%
Leisure facilities
3.5
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.6
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Istanbul’s Asian side is uncharted territory for most visitors, but Kadıköy is a vibrant neighbourhood with its own nightlife and markets, plus easy connections by ferry – my favourite way to get around – to both Beyoğlu and Sultanahmet. I like to take visitors to the area because it shows them a more local side to the city. The hostel is on a quiet street a short walk from the train station, ferry pier, and bus stops.

Bedrooms

The private and dorm rooms are basic, with metal-framed beds, wooden floors, and pale-pastel walls, but clean and reasonably large for hostel accommodations. The occasional colourful wall hanging adds a homey touch. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Public areas

With its dramatic modern chandelier, bright red pillows, and boldly patterned couch, the comfy lounge transcends the utilitarian nature of the rooms. Guests can also chill out on the roof terrace and in the good-sized garden area.

Eating and drinking

The hostel serves a hearty breakfast and offers other eating options at the nearby Hush Restaurant/Café and Art Gallery. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen for guests to use.

Leisure facilities

Musical instruments, DVDs, CDs, board games, and video games are available for guests to borrow.

Service

The staff are friendly and helpful; most speak good English and sometimes other languages as well.

Who stays there

Young and not-so-young backpackers and budget travellers from around the world.

Price advice

Students and teachers get discounts for stays of one month or longer.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Singles
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Friendly, relaxed vibe
  • Nice garden and terrace
  • Basic rooms
  • No A/C
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