Private Room
3.8Overall Score

After being forced to move from our first hostel in Istanbul (police shut it down), we looked for an alternative that was close to the tourist attractions and in a safe neighborhood. World House Hostel was just what we were looking for at that time. Although it was one of the priciest hostels we’ve paid for on this trip, it provided the security we were wanting at the time.

Private Room:

We booked a private room that had a private bathroom. We had two different rooms because we chose to extend our stay and had to move to a different room. The first room faced the street so it was noisy especially at night. Our second room was on the other side of the building where we’d have peaceful nights. Both rooms were super clean and comfortable.

World House Hostel in Istanbul


Wifi was available and worked the best in the downstairs lounge area. Our booking included free breakfast, which included a delicious assortment of olives, cucumber, tomato, toast, and hard boiled eggs. The staff were friendly and helpful during our stay. At the front desk there are video screens with all their security camera footage, which made us feel safe, and there were also door codes at the entrance to the hallways.

World House Hostel in Istanbul


At €68 a night, this was the most expensive place we stayed in on our trip. We decided it was worth the splurge to have a safe stay and peace of mind while in Istanbul.

World House Hostel in Istanbul


The location was fantastic as it was right next to the Galata Tower. From the top of the building we had a beautiful view of the tower and the city beyond it. It was only a few minutes from the shopping and restaurants of Taksim Square.

Next hostel on our route: the amazing ELBRUS HOME IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL. 

About The Author

Britnee traveled around the world with her husband on a shoestring budget for a year. A few of her favorite destinations include Scotland's Isle of Skye, Chile's Torres del Paine, Bolivia's Salt Flats and Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.