A new, quiet and comfortable youth hostel
in the middle of the chaotic and young atmosphere of TAKSIM and BEYOGLU (New city centre) awaits you.
If you are young and interested in being close to entertainment, art, shopping and all the other goodies a multi - cultural city has to offer, you will most likely find yourself choosing the hub, Taksim. In recent years guide books have mentioned Taksim, Beyoglu and Nevizade in the same breath as nightlife, entertainment, architecture....trendy...hinting that the main attractions have changed and the people of Istanbul have shifted their preferences to these areas. We are right in the middle of it.
Travellers, students and tourists have always complained that they have never been able to meet real Turkish people meanwhile Turkish people have complained they hardly ever meet visitors to this city. That is changing as Sofa Hotel is thought to be the one cosy place where other cultures can meet and where people of the world can meet their future Turkish friends.
To get the smell of the real character of Istanbul, Sofa hostel offers
the opportunity to stay in the close proximity of the famous pedestrian and old fashioned tramway street Istiklal Caddesi, a whole host of public transport including buses, mini-buses, the metro system, the tram, the shuttle buses to the two airports in Istanbul and, of course, a plethora of taxis. These can take you all over the city to wherever you want to go.
Our members of staff are very happy to give you information about where to go and what to do when you are here, how to get around, and they can keep you up to date with up and coming events in and around Istanbul.
We provide airport transfers to and from both Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen airports in Istanbul, travel help and information for travellers, help with booking events such as live concerts, football matches, the famous Whirling Dervishes, shows, cinema programmes, exhibitions and more.
Find out for yourself and experience the warmth of Sofa Hostel and Istanbul!
ï¿½ FREE Internet and Wi-Fi
ï¿½ FREE Luggage Storage
ï¿½ Towels hire
ï¿½ FREE drinking water
ï¿½ Breakfast included
ï¿½ FREE PC use
ï¿½ FREE Lockers
ï¿½ Laundry facilities
ï¿½ Guest kitchen
ï¿½ 24 Hour Reception
ï¿½ No Curfew or Lockout
ï¿½ Travel information
ï¿½ Common room
ï¿½ Hot showers
To come to Taksim Sofa Hostel From Ataturk Airport, you may find your way to TAKSIM SQUARE (The most famous meeting place in Istanbul):
1) Take the Subway (METRO)from Ataturk Airport (The First Stop) to AKSARAY (Last Stop) (1.65 Lira = $1,3). When you come out of subway cross the main street towards the Tramline and:
1a) take the Tram from YUSUFPASA Tram Stop (1.5 Lira) to KABATAS (Last Stop) direction, then the FUNICULAR (1.5 Lira) (underground train) to Taksim Square
1b) take a Public Bus (1.5 Lira) nearby the YUSUFPASA Tram Stop to Taksim Square
2) Take HAVAS BUS from ANY AIRPORT* to Taksim Square
*remember that there are 2 airports in istanbul (sabiha gokcen airport on the asian side and ataturk airport on the europian side.
- Taxi costs 35 Liras from Ataturk and more than 60 Liras from Sabiha Gokcen
Walk into the ISTIKLAL STREET (famous pedestrian street), turn to the 4th corner on the left (SADRI ALISIK SOKAK) walk 200 m down to the end of the street. just turn left and then take the first right. Sofa is the second building on the left with a big green grapevine.
#If you take taxi to come to hostel.. just take a print of the turkish text below and show it to the driver.. istanbul is a big and a complex city.. it is a little chance for you to catch a driver who really knows the streets of beyoğlu..
-------------------TURKISH TEXT for driver -----------------
''' 1) sıraselviler caddesine çıkın...
2)taksim ilkyardım hastanesinin meydan tarafındaki yanından girin..
3)yolun sonundan sol tarafa aşağıya doğru inin (bayırda italyan lisesi var, aynı zamanda hastanenin arka tarafıdır .. bayırın sonuna varınca sağa dönün.. otel ilk soldaki sokakta 2. bina.. otelin sokağına araba girişi yoktur.. bagajlara da yardım edersiniz .. '''
You ask for a Airport Pick-up and we arrange it for you.
Breakfast Included, Internet Access, Laundry, Linen Included, Credit Cards Accepted, Towels, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Common Room, Bike Parking, 24 Hour Check In