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Stray Cat Hostel has walls with murals ( paintings) made by previous guests , we offer a free night stay to travellers who want to make a performance or art in the hostel. This is a part of the whole vibe here.
Here we , the staff , are travellers' connection to the city , we endeavour to present you the preferences for enjoying the city in different ways. This may be called a discovery, we are a part of this whole process.
The location of the hostel , Cihangir, helps us achieve this, as it is easy for roaming around the city for night or day life from where we are located. For instance, 500 meters up the hill you reach Taksim area which may be called a new city center with lots of bars, clubs, shops, cafes and art galleries, this area is alive 24 hours. 150 meters down the street there is a tram stop, in 15 minutes this tram takes you to the old historical part of Istanbul with touristic sights like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace or Underground Cistern. There are all night open tea houses next to the Bosphorus sea down 200 meters from the hostel to enjoy yourself with the view of the sea, made better with the company of a cup of Turkish tea or coffee.
There are different types of rooms , single, double , triple rooms and also dorms with four beds, mixed or female options. Most of the dorm rooms have single beds not bunks, so it maybe a preference. Some rooms have their own showers and toilets and others have a shower and toilet just next to them on every floor.
There is a free breakfast offered from 9 till 11 every morning. There is always tea , coffee and mineral water offered in common areas for free. There is an outside smoking area in a small courtyard behind the building . As the name implies, we have two kittens roaming in common area .
Stray cat hostel is a social hostel, but not a party one. There is some writing on the entrance wall which explains our preference about tolerance: We are not able to tolerate any kind of behaviour consisting of religious , sexual, or ethnic discrimination. This is for the comfort of any individual staying with us.
Enjoy being happy in Istanbul with us.
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Arrivals From Ataturk Airport
From Ataturk Airport you can take the Havatas bus ( costs 11 TL.) from the exit of the arrival terminal directly to Taksim Square . When you arrive to Taksim Square go West down Taki Zafer Cd. Street, at the very beginning of that street there is a steep road going down named Osmanli Sokak ( this alley is before The Marmara Hotel). Go Down from that hill just 100 - 150 meter and turn right , and then turn to left and continue to walk down Kazanci Yokusu Alley , Stray Cat Hostel is around 400 meters down that road on your right hand side in a green building with 6 floors.
Another way to reach us is via metro and tram
1. Take the metro to Aksaray
2. Change in Zeytinburnu to the tram in the direction of Kabatas
3. Get off at the Findikli station
4. At Findikli tram station pass across the street and walk up to Mebusan Yokusu, around 150 meters up hill you find Stray Cat Hostel a light green 6 floor building on your left hand side.
Arrivals from Sabiha Gokcen airport
From Sabiha Gökcen you can take the Havatas company shuttle busses from the exit of the arrival terminal. The journey costs 14 Turkish Liras .
When you arrive to Taksim Square go West down Taki Zafer Cd. Street, at the very beginning of that street there is a steep road going down named Osmanli Sokak ( this alley is before The Marmara Hotel ) . Go Down from that hill just 100 - 150 meter and turn right , and then turn to left and continue to walk down Kazanci Yokusu Alley , Stray Cat Hostel is around 400 meter down that road on your right hand side in a light green building with 6 floors.
From the Bus Station:
1. Take the metro in the direction of Aksaray
2. Change in Aksaray to the tram in the direction of Kabatas
3. Get off at the Findikli station .
4. From Findikli tram station, pass across the street and walk up to Mebusan Yokusu, around 150 meters uphill , Stray Cat Hostel is a light green 6 floor building on your left hand side.