Hostels in Ankara, Turkey

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Get to know Ankara (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ankara. To help you make friends with Ankara before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Hamamonu - restored historic area of Ankara

Ankara, Turkey's sprawling capital, can be a bit intimidating at first and definitely not as immediately appealing as Istanbul; however, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that Ankara has plenty to offer. A lot of people assume that Istanbul is the Turkish capital, but the capital is actually located about five hours east, in central Turkey, with a lot less glitz and glamour. A big, urban metropolis, Ankara is very modern and busy but still has plenty of shady green space and some impressive architecture.

When visiting Ankara, the must-see destination is definitely the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which contains many incredible artifacts, carvings, and relics from Anatolia's lengthy and intriguing history. If you plan on traveling around Turkey, it's definitely worth a visit to get a feel for the country's rich and varied past.

Ankara hostels offer dormitory and private rooms, usually with breakfast and Wi-Fi access included; there are scores of accommodation options in every district for all budgets and tastes from lovely boutique options to grimy dirty rooms that won't be much fun to stay in ... check the room out first! Hostels in Ankara are all easily accessible buy many forms of transport from metro, mini bus, inner city bus, and taxi; most Ankara hostels should be within walking distance from the main square.

Ankara also has many impressive mosques to see, plus a massive shrine to its beloved "father," Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, as well as many pubs, clubs, and restaurants catering to locals and the many diplomats and foreigners based in Ankara.

Give Ankara a chance and it might just get under your skin! If you end up here in transit, consider taking a later bus, so you have a chance to explore this not-so-glamorous, but still appealing capital.

Written by local enthusiast for Ankara hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ankara hostels michael cowgill

FAQ about Ankara Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ankara. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ankara. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Ankara costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Ankara with private rooms costs on average $204. shows all 2 Hostels in Ankara. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in Ankara, Turkey. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ankara such as
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Your Packing List for Ankara

Your Packing List for Ankara

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Ankara and Turkey.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Ankara Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ankara, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$204 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Ankara
Inn 14 Hostel Ankara is the cheapest
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

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