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Although a double here will cost you the same as a budget Galata/Beyoğlu hotel, many visitors prefer the charms of this hip, self-styled boutique hostel over a more anonymous and less trendy hotel room. Set up by a small collective of arty young Turks in this most happening part of the city, owners and staff can give you a run-down on what to see and do in the neighborhood. While double room takers can relax in their own pad, each with its own unique hand-painted mural, dorm guests can often be found loitering in the tiny front yard of this well-converted 19th century townhouse, sharing their experiences of the city or wider travel adventures. Inevitably, dorm rooms are a bit cramped—especially access to the small en suite bathroom, so thy won't suit everyone. But if you're travelling alone, or want to hook up with some like-minded individuals for a night on the town, you probably won't care—especially at these prices. They're pretty cool looking, too, with laminate flooring, white walls, and metal bunks. Breakfast is of a good standard, laid out in the homey basement. Think carefully before booking as to whether the advantages of a hip, funkily decorated hostel in a hip area of town outweigh the disadvantages of compact dorms, small bathrooms, and sometimes overly laid-back staff and management.