stray cat hostel

stray cat hostel
Hostel Kittens - Credits to Rosa Birk Nielsen

  " Turkey’s largest city has always been a haven for the cats, which have been considered part of city life for decades. The Stray Cat Hostel has taken Istanbul’s unofficial mascot as its spirit animal and inspiration...” From the article at  Travel & Leisure Magazine  — by Matt Haber *



Central Location
Fully Air - Conditioned Rooms and Common Areas
Free included breakfast every morning from 9 am till 11 am.
Free all day long coffee , tea and mineral water in common areas.
Free city spy maps highlighted with city specials
24 Hours hot showers
Free luggage storage before check in and after check out
Free safe deposit boxes 
24 Hours reception 

At Stray Cat Hostel we endeavour you to have authentic, creative and engaging travel experiences in Istanbul. Here we, the staff, are  travelers' connection to the city. We are here to present you different ways  to enjoy Istanbul .

The location of the hostel, in Cihangir, helps us achieve this. Only 500 metres up the hill is Taksim.  It is full of local bars, restaurants , cafes and art galleries. There is a tram stop 150 metres down the street. In 15 minutes this tram will take you to the old historical part of Istanbul with touristic sights like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace or the Underground Cistern.  There are all night tea houses next to the Bosphorus sea, 200 metres down from the hostel you to enjoy yourself with a view of the sea, made better with the company of a cup of Turkish tea or coffee.



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.  The rooms  have air - conditioning  .

There are different types of rooms , single, double , triple rooms and also dorms with four beds, mixed or female options. Some rooms have their own showers and toilets and others have a shower and toilet just next to them on every floor.  Most of the dorm rooms have single beds not bunks, so it maybe a preference.

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 in Istanbul.

P.S. : We offer a free night stay to artistic travelers who want to make a performance or art in the hostel. Please let us know if you wish to contribute this.