Istanbul is a sprawling, historic metropolis nestled between Europe and Asia, renowned throughout centuries as a global hub of trade and culture. Richly layered and home to over 15 million people, it was once the capital of the Byzantine Empire and of the Ottoman Empire for 600 years before its fall in 1922.
If you find yourself in the 21st century, looking for the best hostels in Istanbul with private rooms, here are the city's top choices.
At Hostel Le Banc, located right in the center of Istanbul's Taksim district, guests will be able to experience the mix of the old and new of the city. Just a stone away from the historic Galata Tower, it is the perfect spot to explore Istanbul's vibrant streets, authentic places, and museums and stroll across the buzzing Istiklal Avenue.
Air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi, and a terrace are some of the amenities available when staying in Hostel Le Banc. Karaoke and a shared kitchen are also offered.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Standard Double Room.
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Located at the center of Istanbul, just a few steps away from historical spots like Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace, Agora Hostel offers visitors temporary residences with fantastic amenities. Here, guests can enjoy the free buffet breakfast, hang out with the friendly staff or other travelers, or explore the alleys of Istanbul.
Agora Hostel provides spacious air-conditioned private rooms, with bed linen already provided and towels for rent.
The Agora Hostel bar is always open, serving a selection of delicious meals and drinks.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Economy Double Room, Standard Double or Twin Room.
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Yolo Hostel is situated in the heart of Istanbul's Yeldeğirmeni, a vibrant and creative neighborhood of Kadıköy. Just a short 5-minute walk away is the Bosphorus - with express coach services to and from the city's airports, as well as metro, bus, and boat services.
Their friendly staff is always on hand to ensure your stay is as enjoyable and memorable as possible, including offering a range of activities - from yoga classes to photography workshops and even bike tours!
Peaceful and ambient, Yolo Hostel boasts a communal garden, patio, and workspace for guests to relax, socialize and hang out 24 hours a day. For a luxury experience, their rooftop studio room offers panoramic views of the city and sea and can sleep up to six people.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Deluxe Double Room, Superior Double Room, Standard Double Room, Deluxe Family Room, Family Room with Terrace.
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Cheers Hostel Istanbul's individually decorated rooms come with air conditioning and access to shared bathrooms with linens and towels provided. Guests can sample some delicious kebabs and international cuisine from their Wintergarden Terrace & Panoramic Bar, which overlooks some of the city's most amazing sights.
Cheers Hostel's prime location, only a short distance from the sights of Istanbul, such as the Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar, makes it ideal for visitors looking to explore the city. On-site, guests have access to Wi-Fi, breakfast, coffee, and tea.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Superior Double Room, Comfort Triple Room, Superior Triple Room, Superior Quadruple Room, Junior Suite with Terrace, Standard Double Room.
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Stanpoli Hostel is located a short walk from many of Istanbul's top tourist spots, including Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, The Topkapi Palace, The Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, The Hippodrome, and The Basilica Cistern.
Their 24/7 reception staff are dedicated to fulfilling all requests and making sure their time in Istanbul stays memorable.
The hotel's private rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a hairdryer, and toiletries. Here, breakfast is served buffet style.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Standart Double Room with French Balcony, Standard Double or Twin Room, Deluxe Double Room with French Balcony.
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Cheers Vintage Hostel is just 500 m from the famous Hagia Sophia and a few minutes from the Blue Mosque. Boasting a garden, a bar, and free private parking, this hostel is another ideal option for guests looking for a hostel in Istanbul with private rooms. The property features a shared lounge and terrace and is close to popular attractions like the Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and will be provided with linen and towels.
The 24-hour front desk provides airport transfers, a shared kitchen, and safety lockers. The private rooms are equipped with a private toilet and shower, with some offering a spectacular sea view with a glimpse of the historical Bosphorus River. What makes this hostel unique is its top-floor and rooftop bar and terrace, providing the perfect view to enjoy a cup of complimentary tea or coffee or a drink from the bar.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Standard Double Room, Deluxe Double Room with Sea View, Family Room with Sea View.
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Wabi Sabi Hostel Istanbul is located near many restaurants and provides a central location that offers quick access to nightlife and shopping in Taksim Square and its bohemian surroundings. It is only 5 minutes away on foot and 10 minutes away by metro from the chic Nişantaşı.
Here, guests will be delighted with the daily, delicious, and free Turkish breakfast, the inexpensive yet delicious food options, and the modernly decorated rooftop terrace with stunning views.
To top it off, their hostel offers a business center with complimentary desktop computers and a laundry facility, as well, plus lovely evening and event entertainment on the terrace, such as a table football and a cinema projection screen.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Standard Twin Room with Private Bathroom and Shared WC, Superior Twin Room with Private Bathroom, Standard Double Room with Private Bathroom and Shared WC, Superior Double Room with Private Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom and Balcony.
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Located in the heart of Istanbul, this hostel is just steps away from iconic attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Their terrace café serves both local and international breakfast, and the hostel also provides a communal kitchen and offers assistance to guests who wish to explore the city and Turkey. Here, guests can also enjoy 24-hour front desk and laundry service, both just a 10-minute walk from the Grand Bazaar and Taksim.
With a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection covering the entire hostel, guests can work or have meetings from their own rooms or the common areas. Guests are also welcome to join the various events and experiences organized by the team, such as Turkish breakfast and dinner nights, weekly BBQs, city tours and boat cruises, a whirling dervish show, and traditional Turkish dance.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Triple Room, Double Room, Twin Room, Family Room, Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Economy Triple Room with Shared Bathroom, Deluxe Double Studio.
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Archeo is a modern hostel located in the bustling neighborhoods of Tophane/Karakoy - of Istanbul's oldest districts, fringing the Bosphorus and overlooking the historical old town. Just 2 minute walk away is Kabataş- Sultanahmet tram & the Istanbul Modern Museum.
All private rooms come with linens & towels, & a housekeeping service is provided for added convenience. Additionally, the hostel offers a 24-hour front desk service.
Archeo boasts distinctive features, from its cafe & workshop to its replica artworks adorning its walls. At the ArcheoCafe, guests can savor authentic dishes, complete with 3rd wave coffee & mouth-watering desserts. As for the ArcheoWorkshop, a variety of courses & training are offered in English.
Available Istanbul Hostels Private Rooms:Double Room with Balcony, Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Deluxe Apartment.
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At the Rodin Hostel, visitors get the best of both worlds: the hostel is located in a picturesque part of Istanbul, with plenty of local attractions in walking distance, and positioned just two minutes away from the famous Taksim Square and five minutes from the lively Cihangir.
Their private rooms come complete with fast, free Wi-Fi, towels, linens, laptop use, drinking water, a security pin code on the door, duvets and bed linens, a hairdryer, air conditioning in every room, ceramic bathrooms, a concierge, no curfew, 24-hour reception and security, and washing laundry.
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