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Planet Paprika Hostel
İstanbul (Istanbul), Turkey

Sehit Muhtar Mahallesi Taksim Akarcası Sokak No: 3
Taksim Beyoglu
İstanbul (Istanbul)
Istanbul (İstanbul), Turkey  34440

You do not need visa at Planet Paprika Hostel , everybody is welcomed here

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Property type: Hostel     8 guest rooms/units   Year built: 2007, Renovated: 2010
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Welcome to Planet Paprika Hostel, where you can experience the Turkish hospitality at the heart of Istanbul.
Our hostel is providing the cozy, friendly and clean place to stay. We are not a big , impersonal hulk hostel. We value the independent travelers and we are against any kind of discrimination. So come here to be a citizen of Planet Paprika.

1. Location
Planet Paprika Hostel is conveniently located at Taksim square. We are the closest hostel to Taksim square and Taksim metro station , just a few steps away from Istiklal Street, the most happening place in Istanbul.
At Taksim you can have a better chance to mingle with the local, not with a tourist. And after the exhausting night out, you don’t need to worry about the transportation to your hostel. We are right here to serve you.
We are also closer to old Istanbul; the touristic peninsula and big touristic spots. Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Topkapı Palace. You can walk to Sultan Ahmet or you can take a metro with tram. We prefer walking. Since it takes only 30 mintutes from here to Eminönü and a bit more to Sultan Ahmet on foot. On the way to old town you can visit Cite de Pera , Nevizade , Galata Tower, Galata Bridge , fish market ,Yeni Mosque, historical Sirkeci train Station, and so on. Yes. Everything you want to visit in Istanbul is on the way to Sultan Ahmet from our hostel.
And Taksim Square is the transportation hub in Istanbul, so you can visit almost everywhere without any worry.

2. Check In and Check Out
Check in from 12pm or leave your bags before ; at our luggage room. But if we have a bed available at the time of your arrival, we’ll be more than happy to provide that bed for you. But we can not guarantee the early check in.
Check In : 12:00
Check Out : 11:00
We know that many travelers want to take a shower before the night bus to Cappadocia, Fethiye, Izmir or anywhere. At Planet Paprika you can take a shower even after the check out.

3. Cancellation Policy:
Planet Paprika has a 24 hour cancellation policy. You need to contact us by 12.00pm the day prior to arrival to make any changes or cancel your reservation. Otherwise you will be charged for the first night of your booking.
6. Etc
We are organizing the pub crawl regularly for free. But you need to pay for your own drinks. We are not taking any commission from any kind of venue.
We accept cash only to pay for the balance upon arrival.

Location & Transportation

  DirectionsFirst, you need to come to Taksim Square and then you can come to Planet Paprika Hostel on foot. Just a few minutes from Taksim Square.
A ) From Airports
1.From Atatürk Airport ( European side )
By airport shuttle Havas
The best way is taking the Havas bus, airport shuttle bus outside the airport(white busses).
It costs 10 TL/5€ to Taksim Square and takes about 30 minutes.
You can check the timetable below.

By metro :
The cheapest way is taking a metro from the airport to Aksaray station(1.75 TL). There you can transfer to tram to Kabatas direction (1.75 TL). At the Kabatas Station you need to transfer to “funicular” to Taksim Square(1.75 TL).
It costs 4.25 TL for the whole ride and takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
By metro and minibus :
There is another way to come to Taksim. But not recommended for the 1st timer in Istanbul. You can come to Aksaray Station and there you can take Dolmus, yellow mini bus to Taksim Sqaure. But at Aksaray you need to know the minibus stop and it will not be easy to find. It is near the tram stop of Aksaray.
By Taxi :
It costs about 40 TL to Taksim Square. You are advised to settle down the fare in advance.

2. From Sabiha Gökcen Airport ( Asian side )

By airport shuttle Havas;
Take the Havas Bus (13 TL / 6.5 €) to Taksim Square. It will take 1 hour.
You can check the timetable below.
By Taxi
It costs about about 80 TL. You are advised to settle down the fare in advance.

B ) From the main bus terminal Bayrampaşa-Esenler
Most of the bus companies will provide the shuttle service to Taksim square from their bus station for free. So when you book your bus ticket, you’d better ask the availability of this service.
You can take metro from bus terminal to to Aksaray station(1.75 TL). There you can transfer to tram to Kabatas direction (1.75 TL). At the Kabatas Station you need to transfer to “funicular” to Taksim Square(1.75 TL).
It costs 4.25 TL for the whole ride and takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

C) From Sirkeci train Station
By Metro
Take the tram to Kabataş direction (1.75 TL).It is just on the opposite of Sirkeci train Station exit. Kabatas Station is the last stop At Kabatas Station you need to transfer to “funicular” to Taksim Square(1.75 TL).
It costs 3.50 TL for the whole ride and takes about 30 minutes.
By Bus
Just find the big bus station at Eminönü nearby the sea, near Galata Bridge. Ask for the busses to Taksim.
It costs 1.75 TL for the whole ride and takes about 15 minutes.
By Taxi
It costs about about 10 TL. You are advised to settle down the fare in advance.

From Taksim Square to Planet Paprika Hostel

Find Taksim Square.
It will be easy to find. Everybody knows Taksim Square. You can simply ask to local people “Taksim Meydanı nerede?…”, It means where is Taksim Squre.
Or once you find the monument, called “Taksim Victory Monument”, or Burger King (it is located at the beginning of Istaiklal Street.Then you know that’s the Taksim Square.
Find the nostalgic tram rail on the ground.
The nostalgic tram goes to Tunnel all along Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi in Turkish, you need to pronounce C as J in Turkish).
But don’t take the tram. Just find the rail road for tram.
You can see one goes along Istiklal Street and another turns to the right , at the very beginning of tram way, it goes to Tram Garage. You will see the Tram Garage at your opposite.
When you find this another rail way, the one turns to the right, follow this rail way. You will see the walls of French Consulate on your left. It takes 1 minutes to the end.
Find Cafe Bunka, Sushi Restraunt, Japan Culture & Information Center
At the end of the tram rail, you can turn left and walk about 20 meters.
There you will see Cafe Bunka, Sushi Restraunt, Japan Culture & Information Center on your right at the corner, the green building, we are next to this building or you can see the laundry shop on your left, Avrupa Kuru Temizleme.
Find Planet Paprika
At this corner turn right. We are on your left side beside Cafe Bunka , Sushi Restraunt, Japan Culture & Information Center.
Please, don’t take a taxi from/at Taksim square, we are very very close from/to Taksim Square.
  TransportationMetro , sea-busses, busses, tram, minibusses
  AirportIstanbul Ataturk International airport 25 km

Amenities & Attractions

*Our Rooms

- Dorms
We have Girl’s Dormitory room and Mixed Dormitory rooms.
Each dorm room has 8 bunker beds with a bathroom.
One of bunker bed in every room is the double sized, so each room can accommodate 9 guests at the same time.
If a couple or the close friends who want to share the double bed in the dorm room, can book “double bed in the dorm” from room type. In this case you should reserve a one bed for two guests. You don’t need to book two beds.

- 3 Bed Private Ensuite
This room has 1 double and 1 single bed with a big balcony. Inside the room, you have TV, fridge and a bathroom.

* Our facilities
Fully Equipped Kitchen, from Microwave to Electronic Cattle, Gas range to kitchen Ware and so on.
Laundry Machine for a fee
Wi-fi, free of Charge
Hair Dryer for hire, Free of Charge
Lockers with your own padlock
Free Luggage Storage
Free Linen
Free Towels
Free Coffee and Tea at any time
Fridge for our guests to use
Air conditioning during summer
Central heating system during winter
Hot water for shower at any time

  Local Attractions
Istanbul Modern Art Museum, 2 kmSpice Bazaar, 4 km
Galata Tower 1 kmGlata Bridge 1,5 km
Dolmabahçe Palace 1 kmTopkapı kmPalace 5
Hagia Sophia, 5 kmPierre Loti , 8 km
Seaside , 1 kmBlue Mosque , 5 km
Concert halls, cinemas, night lfe, bars, restaurants ; walking distanceIslands, 1 hour with boats
24-hr front deskBicycle rentalChildren permitted
Express checkoutGameroomGift shop
Group servicesHistoric siteLaundry/valet service
Linen includedMeal plansMeeting facilities
Multi-lingual staffNewspapers/magazinesNo curfew
Open 24 HoursParking (extra charge)Parking (free)
Pets allowedRestaurant on siteSafe deposit box
Sports/activitiesTaxi serviceTour/sightseeing assistance
Voltage convertersWIFI (free)

Guest Room Amenities

Rooms with air conditioning, toilet and shower in the room,wi-fi , hair dryers at rooms.

  Room Types
Female DormMale Dorm
Mixed DormSingle
  Room Amenities
Backpacker facilitiesBalconies
Coffee/tea makerEnsuite
Fax serviceHairdryer
Iron/ironing boardLockers
MicrowaveNon-smoking rooms
Private bathroomRefrigerator
Television (cable/satellite)Voltage converters
WIFIWake-up calls

Food & Restaurants

  On site Restaurants
360Bar & Restaurant
CumhuriyetTurkish Restaurant
James Joys Irish CenterPub
Balans Jolly JokerClub
  Local Restaurants
SarayRestaurant & Patisserie
Hacı BabaRestaurant

Payment Information

Credit cards: Not accepted on location
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
We accept cash only to pay for the balance upon arrival

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