Hotel Name: Galataport Suites.
Address: Kemankes Karamustafapasa Mahallesi Celebiler Sokak No 3/1 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey.
I stayed at Galataport Suites in Istanbul, Turkey. I booked online at the rate of €22.50 per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Istanbul.
Galataport Suites is in the Galataport area, not far from the Galata Bridge. I had never stayed in this area but I knew that it was close enough to everything from a tourist’s perspective.
I had bookmarked the accommodation in Google Maps, but it turned out to be in the wrong spot. The map on booking.com was accurate, so I should have used that instead. I got hopelessly lost looking for this place, so I had to stop for a cafe to use the wifi to find it.
I eventually found the right alley that lead me to the hotel. The reception is part of a restaurant on the ground floor, and someone came to take me to my room.
I got a double room with a private bathroom. The room was on a corner with two walls of windows, so it was bright despite being in an alleyway.
The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious enough for a solo traveller. There is free wifi here, and I had a good reception in my room.
Bottled water is left in the room.
The bathroom was clean and bright with a good hot water system.
Things started getting noisy after 6pm, with loud music playing from the restaurant downstairs until after midnight. Galataport is a big party area, with bars and restaurants throughout the little streets. If that is your scene, then this would actually be a good place so you can stumble back to your room. It was too noisy for me though.
There were a lot of roadworks in the area when I visited as well, as Galataport is still in the process of transforming from gritty port to inner-city hipster neighbourhood. The people who work in the restaurant and look after the accommodation were very nice as well.
Check rates for the Galataport Suites, or search for more hotels in Istanbul. If you have never been to Istanbul, I usually recommend staying in Sultanahmet, which is in the most historic area on the other side of the Galata Bridge. Here was the hotel I stayed at in this area, and here is my Istanbul trip report from the same visit.