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Tazmania hostel
local vibes & chill

It's like staying at your best friends house in Istanbul... totally chilled out, small, simple, clean, super­friendly hostel in a less discovered but truly AWESOME part of town.

Smoke a free shisha on the patio & get informed....staff knows EVERYthing about the area...enjoy Besiktas vibes.

tazmaniahostel@gmail.com  - Tel: +90 212 2274130

 



Sehit Asim. Cad 60, Besiktas, Istanbul

buses DT1-25T40T-42T from Taksim

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Cafe Lumiere
bistro bar garden


Very friendly place w/ lovely garden where you will enjoy Turkish breakfast (super style)) , lunch & dinner at resonable prices. Carefully chosen house specialities. Homemade lemonade, Turk coffee & many teas. Evenings wine & beers perhaps a movie w/ a cheese plate. You know Indian chef James is there doing a great job.



Cihangir- Kuloglu Kh. Altipatlar Sk 7

behind Galatasaray highschool

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Eskici Pera Pub
2 bars, street resto, bar & club terrace

Sprawling street terrace draws you into what maybe become a whole day of eats, fusion international & local style plates & drinks,

crazy cocktails & pints of beers to get it on... ... keep on going..

Enjoy it, dance to Turkish oldies pop w/ Dj's, top floors morph into easy dance clubbing through the night.



Tünel Meydani 186a on Tunel Sq

Istiklal - on Tunel Square

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Galata Melling
hotel, apartment & hostel

Boutique lodging, options in a prominent building, very high standards & range.

Much something nice for anyone, who prefers it quiet style..

Full of extra facilities & services, relaxed moderna, self-catering, , convenient to all the action.

Good people.

Mob: +90 532- 163 4530 -  galatamelling@gmail.com



Luleci Hendek Cad, Hacimimi kulhani sok 14.

by Galata tower

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Marko Pasa
trad' homemade restaurant

ALL the origional meals. Mezze (appetizers) Kebab (meats), Gözleme (pancakes), mante (filled pastry),

all prepared in the window kitchen by the nice lady, fresh & delicious + lots of VEGETARIAN foods!!

Very international staff, interior full of beautiful old things,

3 floors up on the rooftop terrace smoke a nargile water pipe shisha.

The very TOPS!



Istiklal Cad- Sadri Alisik Sok 8.

near Taksim square

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Ritim Teras & Bar
2 bars, street resto bar & roof club

corner bar in the fish markets, w/ all the action,

outdoor seating, & drinks, lots of nice meals.. a sea of faces swim past. Top floor, w/ Dj's, hot dancing, cocktails & fresh air.. garden party, big time WoW.. sunny seating or sun setting,

FULL bar. Big screen sports... you need never leave...

which ever floor you end up in.. you know they got Ritim !



Balik Pazari Sahne sok 20

corner bar in the fish markets

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Gizli Bahçe (Secret Garden)
friendly music bar

A lovely, inspired, mayhem. Invisible & unpredictable from the street ...this place is for fun loving, open minded free spirits. ..like you...

welcomes everyone... gay, straight, girls & boys... students, locals & foreigners.

Awesome dance DJ on the back terrace. cute smokers balcony, velvet sofas, drinks, good prices, cool random people...



Balik Pazari/ Nevizade Sk. 15

walk from Taksim

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Chillout LYA Hostel & Cafe Bar
beds & bar

Single en-suite rooms w/ Bathroom or w/out, Twins, Doubles. Triples. 2+1 & 2+2 Family. 4- 5- 6 bed, all w/ free buffet breakfast inc'... Balconies!.. top floor suite has rooftop access..

streets level pub, open o8:oo- o4:oo.. food, drinks, music, good moods... & the muted rhythm of the nightlife, rock you sweet to sleep..

Tel: + 90 (212) 244 74 00
info@chilloutlya.com



Hüseyin Aga Mahallesi Toprak Lüle Sk No:1,

5 mins on Istiklal from Taxim Sq, Turn right at the Atif Yilmaz St

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Supermind Coffee
coffee shop & meeting point

Espresso bar, Turkish & iced coffee prepared & poured w/ LOVE.
Sit in an "inspiration space", tourist info hot-spot, stamp & post yours or their cards, this is in Aponia products store.

A place with many reasons to visit & hang (warning: funny/odd/clever objects hang around too)



Galipdede St. No. 101A

by Tünnel

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Stray Cat
artwork & kitty vibes

Inspiring place... close by Taksim & the water..

Differently styled fresh rooms (the girls dorm :-), you'll see....run 'by/ for open minded people. Large communal hanging-out areas & garden, fully equipped kitchen, free breakfast, shower for every dorm (no bunks!).

There are lots of nice cats around, if you love them they will love you.. Meaw.

straycathostel@gmail.com - Tel: 00902122939103



Cihangir Mebusan Yokusu 35

walk from Taksim or funicular. Tram 'Findikli'

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Pendor
drinks & live music bar

lots of Live bands Thu, Fri & Sat (rock- grunge mainly), warm atmos all day,

HUGE party out to the street everytime, laid back, fun lovin' crowd. GOOD & cheap cocktails (made w/ the correct ingredients & methods)..

Home of the famous “Hönönü”- whaaaat??? a shot served slammed on the table…BANG !! try one & see what happens...

WHOOOA....



Hüseyinaga Mh. Yesilcam Sok 27/1

5 min's from Taksim sq

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World House Istanbul Hostel
beds-café- restaurant

Cool location, historical city & 'the' night life. Comfy doubles, tripples en-suite.

Dorms 4- 6- 8- 14 bed. Clean, cheap n'safe, breakfast incl.

Cafe- 09.oo- 23.oo w/ backpackers lunch special/ 10 TL. Easy wi-fi lounging. Nice buzz! Travel agency, tips, trips.

Big groups or solo, they got space. Activities for guests all week

Tel: +90 212- 293 5520 - booking@worldhouseistanbul.com



Galipdede Cad. No 85 Beyoglu

Sishane metro, Kabatas tram, 'Karakoy' - Istiklal str.

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Cloud Nine Patisserie
sweets, cakes, coffee paradise

a state of extreme pleasure & sweet slices of magic... the cutest tiny place w/ patio, serving all homemade by seasonal ingredients & a touch of love. Savory bites & gift wrapped delights.. sitting on Cloud 9, high on sugar.



Lüleci Hendek Cad 46a.

few minutes from Galata Tower

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Puffin Hostel
cafe, rooftop meeting point

Very unique option in a lesser known but amazingly lively locals neighborhood (seriously good food all around)...

run by travellers & they got the magic right: cozy, comfy, friendly, easy...makes you not wanna' leave, relax on the terrace listen to the buzz from the streets .

Dorms, privates, big open community area for you & some new friends.

Tel: +90 212- 227 0229 - info@puffinhostel.com



Beşiktaş- Çelebi Oglu Sk 11.

buses DT1-25T-40T-42T from Taksim

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Aponia Store & Supermind Coffee
surprising original graphic arts

.. on quality T-shirts, bags, notebooks, posters, what not... perfect place to get some truly unique local brainstorm souvenirs.. Some of their designs are already becoming ‘cult’ “Istanbul. They call it chaos, we call it home .. Familiar? City info point, Galata also housing espresso bar: Supermind Coffee. You can also stamp & post your cards here.  
Don't miss the clever in-store details..



Galipdede 101a

just off Istiklal

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Komşu Kafe Collective
anti- cafe

a collective project,

located at an classic & very arty hood of Asia side, furnished with antiques, you will find great homemade food & coffee, it's a space where nothing is measured with "price"..

A lot happenings, international cultural exchange.. come over!
 



Kadiköy- Uzun Hafiz Sk, 83a

walk from Kadiköy ferry station

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Mitte
awesome cafe & vintage store

Little Eden in Kadiköy with a creative interior, (you can buy most the furniture and decor) loving vibes, home cooked food, garden tables and resident cats.

Day time food, breakfast, brunch, lunch, early dinner, meat, veggie & vegan options, fresh juices, smoothies, daily specials, home-made ice cream. Designers & records bazaar, Club Mate events every month.

Must visit. +90 542 895 1310

 



Ihlas Sk. No:17 Kadiköy

walk from Kadiköy ferry

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Hush Hostel Lounge
Traveller?s relax since 2009

Traveller not tourist? Spacious kitchen, green garden w/ yoga classes etc… terrace, sun lounge, music events & panoramic views over the city heart's..

Art walks w/ own contemporary gallery- live the art & design scenes. Multilingual staff, free & delicious buffet breakfast, spacious, affordable dorms / privates & balconies.. experience & spend time / money smart & in style.

 Tel: +90 (216) 450 4363 - Fax : +90 (216) 450 4364
lounge@hushhostelistanbul.com



Kadiköy- Rasimpaşa mh. Rihtim cd. Iskele sk 46.

Ferry ”Kadiköy” Pier (Center)

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Dunia
cafe-bar-lounge-venue

the bohemian atmosphere of the Asian-side bars. Funky yet classy .. relax place during the day &
party-club at night time. Food daily (menu & carte). DJ’s, music
performances, exhibitions, ‘happenings’, live concerts…. garden area, friendly staff & cool people. from all over the ‘Dunia’= World.



Kadikoy Kadife Sok. 19/2

Kadiköy party street

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Rapunzel Hostel
let your hair down

Quiet back street, on the hip 'n' happening area, easy to find, just off
the main Galata pulse/ cozy atmosphere, comfy beds, all rooms &
dorms en-suite.

Always nice music in the commons.. staff & guests
get along great,
insider tips about the events....

REALLY lovely roof terrace w/ a view over the Golden Horn.

Tel: +90 212- 292 5034 -  info@rapunzelistanbul.com



Galata- Bereketzade Cami Sok 3.

Kabatas tram T1, (dark blue) 'Karakoy'.

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Crash Galata
design T-shirt & more

T-'s cut, designed & printed by the 'Crash atelier'...

limited series only! Seasonal clothes for the cold & ‘HOT’’.. bags, hats,
wallets, dresses, blouses & other handmade items.

Check upstairs “discount floor” for second hand items & things ON SALE..

always plenty of cool stuff.



Galipdede Cad. No:35

near Galata Tower

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Aponia
surprising original graphic arts

.. on quality T-shirts, bags, notebooks, posters, what not... perfect place to get some truly unique local brainstorm souvenirs.. Some of their designs are already becoming ‘cult’ “Istanbul. They call it chaos, we call it home .. Familiar? City info point, Galata also housing espresso bar: Supermind Coffee. You can also stamp & post your cards here.  
Don't miss the clever in-store details..



Istiklal Cad. 116. Hazzopulo Passage

just off Istiklal

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TAG Cafe & Bistro
cozy off-street bar

A quiet friendly little daytime pop in, or out on the terrace, step off the rush for a moment. You can just have a drink or delight in specific a la carte menu of fusion / French & Turkish cuisine'n'style.. local wines of the month. Craft Beers for sure in an iced glass, fresh everytime. Follow sports on a wide big screeen. "EURO2016'. same owners have "www.davazli.com- awesome air-b'n'b sleeps" & Kikero Falafel bar by Galata www.kikerofalafel.com



istiklal Cad Postacilar Sok 1a

Tram 'Galatasaray'‎

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Pixie underground
dubstep D'n'B club

since 2008..

small club w/ big attitude, building up the good dance vibes.

Happy hour till midnight (50% off alcohol) & FREE entrance.! Then after 10 -15 TL entry inc / some drinks....

A few long island ice tea's & you will be ready.. DJ's, Dubstep-Breakbeats, massive bass ... pull out the ear protection..

.. all at +140 BPM..



Tosbaga sok 12

Tram “Galatasaray”

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Gate Tattoo
tattoo piercing art studio

Friendly guys, undoubtedly experts of their trade...

bang in the middle of the city so you can 'pop in' on your way to the sea... have a look at the possibilities, art books..

get yourself inked n' pierced ...skin souvenir's & flesh pins..



Yeni Çarşi Caddesi No: 22/A

Tram 'Galatasaray'‎

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COOP
drink, dance, transgress alternative

Till right now this place was the best kept secret....

Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Psych, 60's, 70's, Rock, Punk, PostPunk, NewWave. Friendly atmos' w/ the international crowd, one the hottest DJ dancefloors in town.

Free Entry Pub style till Night Clubbing & Cocktails, Passionate about that music.. Happy Hour: 20.oo- 22.oo/ 30% off !

- PS; if you down Marmaris way go to datça & party w/ COOP again !!



Istiklal Cad - Suriye Pasaj 166a- 51

Istiklal / passage over the teaplace,

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Hush Hostel Moda
sunset rooftop café & fun activities

Comfy & contemporary arty vibe, many types of rooming, roof top café bar… refreshingly original experience, social & fun.

On the main restaurant street, a great buzz. Art, history, nightlife, bazaar & markets galore... This is where very many locals come to hang out, shop & get away from the tourist traps..

That's the Asia side.

Tel: +90 216 330 11 22
moda@hushhostelistanbul.com



Kadiköy- Caferaga Mah. Güneşli Bahçe Sok. 50/B

Transport hub, ferry > European & historical side just 20 min's

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Kune Petro Cafe
all day breakfast & lunch

Ask a local about breakfast- and they’ll bring you here- wonderful all-home-made things, from top quality ingredients: eggs, crepes, pasta types, sweets, cookies & cakes & ice cream and of course coffee & local wines too. Sunny interior, very friendly people and the special vibes of Besiktas.



Maşuklar Yokuşu sok. no 4 A Beşiktaş

buses DT1-25T40T-42T from Taksim

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Lemur Store
local designs

Need a truly unique, timeless gift? Lemur loves spirit, local designers, good stuff & they share it ALL with you.... From brands to local designs, from clothing to art, from postcards to art nouvelles, from good beat to a bottle of clubmate. Inspiring, special products. Pass by, experience, listen to good music.



Sarraf Ali Sk. No:16/B, 34710 Kad?köy

walk from Kadiköy ferry

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Papillon inc
cafe bar club

You'll see the green light... climb stairs to the top floors, find this amazing spot. Full of plants, sofas, chill music, general coolness.. Daytime cafe-break, garden swing & sounds around. Later we find here one of ‘THE’ late night hangouts...good coctails & shots & beers (best price in the neighborhood!). Arrive before 8pm and enjoy happy hour till 11pm! ... stay till sunrise.



Beyoglu Hüseyinaga Mah. Balo Sok. 31/4,

Taksim back end of fish market

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#BUNK
hostel & rooftop bar restaurant

Large, design wise place, in various grades of sleeping space, once you awake the focus is on the terrace, located on the 6th floor.

A daily mouthwatering open buffet breakfast is served while you watch the city come alive, stylish, chic & hip venue.

A public bar, café & restaurant afternoon. With many visitors & guests mingling up & feeling kinda' special.

Tel: +90 212- 343 0095 - taksim@bunkhostels.com



Şişli - Papa Roncalli Sok 34.

Few blocks off Taxim Sq

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Türkisch Deutsches buchhandlung
cafe bookstore culture

Nice views! Enjoy w/ music, coffee, tea, cake, sandwiches, local Turkish delight & fireside in winter during reading books in at least three languages (D, TR, GB).

Come to the place where book cultures meet.



Istiklal 237- Tunel

next
to Swedish Consulate

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Kasimpaşa Büyük Hamam
trad' Turkish bath experience. Since 1533

You MUST go to this hamam...

small'n'quaint, lovely locals. Only getting discovered by forigners recently... massage & scrubbing, relaxing on the hot stone …

ALL for under 40TL. If it's your first time, don’t worry: very friendly staff will happily show you how. Open air pool in summer !

You gonna' love it!!



Kasimpaşa- Potinciler Sok 22.

walk down the hill from Pera Palace

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