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Rapunzel Hostel is centrally located in the hip and happening area of Istanbul, 'Galata' (in the Beyoglu district) offering a budget hostel next to the famous Galata Tower.

Istiklal Street, with its nightlife, shopping and famous cosmopolitan atmosphere is only 5 min away; as is Tunel square, which is officially the trendiest place in Istanbul right now, with a mixture of cool cafe and bars. The old city 'Sultanahmet', which holds all the principle monuments of Istanbul, is also 5 min away by tram.

The nearest metro station is 2 min, tram and bus stops are 3 min walking distance away from our beloved hostel. It is a place at the heart of the city, offering you a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the unforgettable beauty of Istanbul.

Our Story

We, as three close friends, refuse to become grownups have decided to create a place for cultural conjunction in hip area of Istanbul, Galata (old Genoesean center of Istanbul). So we are waiting for people all around the world to create an environment that encompasses divergent cultures; a place where not any culture dominates over the others. The space is formed by the idea of diy (do-it-yourself); this attitude is reflected to bathrooms, common areas, to even the kitchen stuff and is a tribute to amateurism. The building is over 150 years old and has been recently refurbished. This beautiful building gives the chance not just to see Istanbul's history but also to sleep in it! Our beloved rooms are spacious, brick-walled, clean and they all have private bathrooms, AC, lockers, vanity mirrors, headlights for every guest and curtains for bunk bed.

Our location

Rapunzel is easy to find, its next door to Galata Tower which is noticeable from everywhere in Istanbul.


- Air conditioner in each room
- Free Wi-Fi Internet access
- Panoramic view of Golden Horn (from the roof terrace :))
- En-suite bathrooms
- Bright, airy rooms
- Security facilities (lockers, 24 hour reception, etc.)
- Vanity mirrors
- Reading lights for each guest
- 24 hour hot water
- Shower cabinets
- Free Hairdryer

Please contact us for weekly rates and group rates


Served between 09:00am and 10:30am. Coffee, tea, and water are free of charge. There is the list of breakfast contents:

- Cream cheese
- Butter
- Strawberry and apricot jam
- Seasonal fruits
- Sliced cucumber
- Sliced tomato
- Bread
- Olive
- Turkish tea
- Instant coffee
- Filter coffee
- Herbal tea
- Milk


- Free Wifi internet access in rooms
- Free Wifi internet access in lobby
- Breakfast included
- Linen included
- Air conditioner in each room
- Roof Terrace with panaromic Golden Horn view
- Common areas
- Kitchen (however we don't have a hotplate or oven to cook)
- Security lockers
- 24 hour reception
- Luggage Storage
- Central Heating
- Guest computer
- Free city maps
- Vanity mirror
- Reading light
- Free coffee, tea, water in common areas
- Free library
- Hair Dryer
- Cheapest supermarket branch in 1 min. walking distance
- Towels hire
- Parking
- Bunk bed curtains
- Washing Machine/ Dryer
- 24 hour hot water
- Cable TV in common area
- Currency exchange
- Fax Service


We receive payments at arrival. Turkish Lira, Euro, Usd and Gbp are acceptable only.



Nearest bus/ferry/tram station is at Karakoy. Follow the way going up to Galata Tower.You should go to Bankalar Street, after 50 meters at your right you take Kamondo Stairs. Then walk 30 meters up, turn left and you will see our pink colored hostel which is next to Bereketzade Mosque
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