Small, clean and secure, Bahaus stands in stark and welcome contrast to the huge institutional-style hostels on nearby Akbıyık Caddesi. The four- to 14-bed dorms (including a female-only en-suite option) have curtained bunks with good mattresses, reading lights and lockers; they can be hot in summer. Top marks go to the plentiful bathrooms, entertainment program and rooftop terrace bar.

Property description

via Hostelworld

Please bring your own locks/padlocks and key for the lockers.

Check-in: 13:30.

Check-out: 10:30.

This is a tourist hostel and as such we do not accept bookings by local residents.

Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 40 years old.


All rooms are fully air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi, 24 hours heating and hot water!

Bahaus Hostel is the winner of the 2016 Hoscar Award for the Most Popular Hostel in Turkey!

Bahaus Hostel is the winner of the 2015 Award of Excellence by Trip Advisor!!

Bahaus Hostel is the first and only hostel in Turkey to be voted number one worldwide by for Sept 2005.

Also voted in the top 10 hostels worldwide by Hostel World for May 2006, Jan 2006, April 2006, June 2006, July 2006, Aug 2006, and Feb 2010.

The only hostel in Turkey to be chosen in the top 12 good hostels for big-city stays worldwide by several international newspapers, including the Washington Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Ottowa Citizens (Aug 2006). Bahaus is currently recommended by Lonely Planet, Let's Go, The Rough Guide, Routard, Trotamundos and Trotter guidebooks.

All our rooms are fully air- conditioned; rooms also have overhead ceiling fans for guests who don’t like air-conditioning.

We have charming dorm rooms, equipped for a comfortable sleep with privacy curtains, bedding, orthopaedic mattresses, central heating, free large security lockers (bring your own padlock). Our comfortable double (ensuite/ shared bathroom) and twin rooms (ensuite/shared) have their own LCD TVS and security boxes. Room rates include clean sheets, duvet, duvet covers and pillow.

The all new bathrooms have24 hour hot water, large waterfall shower heads, foam dispensers, hygienic toilet seat covers, hair driers.

Safety is a priority. We have security cameras at key locations and 24-hour reception, while our dorm rooms have security card password locks.

Ideally located in the most historical part of Istanbul, we are just round the corner from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and within walking distance of all major attractions in the Old City and close to bus, train, and ferry and tram links.

Travelling alone or in a group, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on our spectacular roof top terrace. Play backgammon, poker, smoke a hookah, listen to music or just admire the breath-taking view over the Marmara Sea and Asian side of Istanbul.

We are a sociable and party-loving hostel- we hope you are social too!

We have free internet access on several computers as well as free Wi Fi throughout our hostel.

Our staff are genuinely friendly and want to help. We have a free travel advisory and know just what you need to have the best holiday ever! We offer an airport pick up and drop off service as well as a 24 hour wake-up service. We are waiting to give you the warmest welcome to Istanbul.

Every day we have a delicious, free breakfast which includes cheese, olives, salami, eggs, jams, butter, bread, chocolate spread, tomato, cucumber, yoghurt, milk, cornflakes, dried fruits and on certain days we also serve special Turkish omelette, pies and cake.

On some nights, we have free movies, karaoke, belly dance shows and pub crawls (free entrance only). In fact, we have loads of free facilities including free local phone calls (landlines only), security lockers, car and bike parking, city maps and a book exchange.

Bahaus Hostel also has opened a unique resort hostel in DALYAN, located on the Mediterranean coast in an environmentally protected area - chosen the Best Open Space in Europe (The Times), in the Top 10 Best Beaches in Europe (The Independent), the Best Beach in Europe (Dutch media). With an adjacent organic farm, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fully-equipped sports salon, pool tables and so much more. All types of tours can easily be arranged (Blue Cruise, white water rafting, jeep safari, historical etc.) as well as to nearby Pamukkale, Fethiye, Mamaris, Ephesus as well as Blue Cruise. Ask at reception for more details.

There is no curfew and no lockout!

CHECK IN: 13:30

CHECK OUT: 10:30

Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 40 years old.

We reserve the right of admittance.