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11 Beautiful Spaces for Coliving Coworking in Turkey + Hostels, Hotels & Airbnbs

With some of the best architectural and cultural wonders to delight your eyes, Turkey is a prime spot for digital nomads to call home for a few weeks (or more). No doubt some places are better to live in Turkey than others, but you’re guaranteed an immersive experience when staying at a coliving facility. 

A sense of community amongst fellow travelers is priceless, and it takes the edge off of those working hours when you can hop over to Hagia Sophia on your break. Here are some of the best coliving and coworking hotels and hostels for your perusal when visiting beautiful Turkey.  

Tip: Are you visiting Turkey during Ramadan? Here are a few things to know.

11 Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Turkey

Luxury Modern Complex — Best Luxury Coliving & Coworking

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  • Price: ~ $1,445 per month
  • Location: Aliaga Izmir, Turkey
  • Features: Fully-furnished rooms, complimentary breakfast, private bathrooms, on-site gym, work area, daily housekeeping
  • Room Types: Standard rooms
  • Organized Activities: Parties, meditation, yoga, pilates (at an extra cost)
  • Other Locations: West Yorkshire, Bogota
  • Ratings: Coliving.com (4,8 out of 5 – 38 reviews)

With 121 rooms for the choosing and a prime location only minutes from the beach, this coliving and coworking space is the perfect blend of city and sea. 

Air-conditioning, LCD TVs, private bathrooms, and personal refrigerators are fitted in every room, and the fast Wi-Fi is a blessing. There are also laundry services and luggage storage, as well as free parking. A hot breakfast is complimentary in the dining area, with lunch and dinner as buyable options. 

The area is a hotspot for international consultancy, so networking at their business center goes without saying. 

Go for a leisurely walk around Bird’s Paradise Lake, or take up scuba lessons or windsurfing when you’re not clocking in at the convenient coworking station. You can also hit the fitness center or use one of the bikes to exercise in the sunshine. 

Note: The minimum stay here is a month.

What we liked: It’s ideally located in an area that brings international opportunities for networking, and it’s in close proximity to the beach. 

Check Availability | Coliving.com

Second Home Hostel — Best Private Studios

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  • Price: ~$30 – $57 per night
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Features: Furnished rooms, fast Wi-Fi, terrace café, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, laundry service, paid parking
  • Room Types: Deluxe double studio, double room, twin room, triple room, family room, dormitory 
  • Organized Activities: Barbecue parties, walking tours, pub crawls, historical city tours, daily Turkish breakfast, traditional dinner nights
  • Other Locations: 
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (4.8 out of 5 – 2094 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 330 reviews)

Ideally located in a neighborhood brimming with superb restaurants, souvenir shops, and easy public transport access, there’s nothing not to like. 

With flexible options for both short and long-term stays, Second Home offers dedicated working spaces and high-speed Wi-Fi. It’s a peaceful place to work, even though the nights spice up with communal entertainment and socializing. 

When you’ve finished work for the day, visit any one of a dozen incredible attractions — including Hagia Sophia — only 5-10 minutes walk away.  

What we liked: Close proximity to public transport and easy access to attractions. The views from the terrace are amazing as well. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Coworksurf — Best Beach Hostel 

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  • Price: ~$10 – $35 per night
  • Location: Ordu, Turkey
  • Features: Proximity to beach, communal kitchen, laundry, pet-friendly, fast Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Room Types: Private room, double room with private bathroom, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: Communal workshops, community events, and activities
  • Other Locations: Bali, Sagres
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.2 out of 5 – 9 reviews), Coworksurf.com (4.6 out of 5 – 11 reviews)

Remote workers and digital nomads with a passion for surfing will love the coworking area with an incubator center upstairs for startups to facilitate local and foreign integration. Fast Wi-Fi and laptop-friendly workstations make it a breeze, as does the free coffee.

For a more private work environment, private rooms come with their own work desk and a sea view.  

There are also plenty of outdoor activities besides surfing at the more than 40 spots nearby, such as hot air ballooning, paragliding, sailing, and canoeing. This is definitely a place for digital nomads that love adventure with a hint of tropical vacation mixed in with their work lives. 

What we liked: Plenty of activities and relaxed, quiet spaces to work. As a guest, you can integrate into the community with ease.

Check Availability | Coworksurf.com

Wabi Sabi Hostel Istanbul — Best Party Hostel 

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  • Price: ~$18 – $91 per night
  • Location: Taksim, Istanbul 
  • Features: Fast Wi-Fi, business center with desktop computers, rooftop bar and café, cinema screen, furnished rooms, air-conditioning, laundry facilities, free breakfast
  • Room Types: Private room, private en suite room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: Sports nights viewings, communal activities, evening entertainment
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (4.8 out of 5 – 1070 reviews), Google (4.3 out of 5 – 552 reviews)

Centrally located in Taksim, a vibrant part of Downtown Istanbul, this hostel is all about fun. The Istiklal Street nightlife is close at hand for clubbers, and there are plenty of great restaurants within walking distance.

Wabi Sabi Hostel is conveniently close to public transport. The large lounge area is perfect for casual socializing, and the dedicated workspaces are set apart for a quieter environment. You’ll also love the café, bar, and pizzeria on the rooftop. 

What we liked: The contemporary design and location are big draws, as are the on-site computers for easy work access.

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Levanten Hostel — Best Budget Hostel 

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  • Price: ~$11 – $44 per night
  • Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Furnished rooms, air-conditioning, computers, on-street parking, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi
  • Room Types: Double room, standard twin room, triple room, family room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: 
  • Other Locations: 
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.4 out of 5 – 34 reviews), Google (3.4 out of 5 – 273 reviews)

These elegant and simply furnished rooms (some with a balcony) are perfect for the digital nomad who doesn’t need a lot. Double rooms come with a desk, offering a quiet workspace using the free Wi-Fi. You could also take your work outside to one of the many nearby cafés or restaurants.  

Breakfast is available at a surcharge from the communal cafeteria, where a flatscreen TV offers entertainment. The bar serves drinks and snacks, and the common areas are plush and charming to unwind and socialize. 

What we liked: The price is great for the fantastic location. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Rodamon Istanbul Hostel 

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  • Price: ~$17 – $304 per night
  • Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Furnished rooms, air-conditioning, city views, free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms 
  • Room Types: Double room, twin room, family room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: Workshops and talks
  • Other Locations: Barcelona, Lisbon, Morocco
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.8 out of 5 – 185 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 36 reviews)

Sparkling like a sea jewel, this contemporary hostel has it all. The air-conditioned rooms are elegantly decorated and feature desks for remote workers. Although the quiet communal areas are also a great place to set up your laptop for a few hours. 

All units have private bathrooms and city views, and a continental breakfast is available for an extra charge. Unwind at the bar and terrace when you aren’t working or sightseeing the nearby attractions.

What we liked: The communal areas are spacious and peaceful. It’s also located close to many attractions and public transport. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Nobel Hostel 

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  • Price: ~$22 – $84 per night
  • Location: Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, café, bar, laundry, furnished rooms, air-conditioning, shuttle services
  • Room Types: Double room, triple room, dormitory
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (3.8 out of 5 – 260 reviews), Facebook (4.4 out of 5 – 74 reviews)

Located in the heart of Old Town, this hostel is only minutes away from some of the grandest attractions Istanbul can offer. The view from the rooftop terrace and café of the Blue Mosque on one side and the ocean on the other is sublime.  

The double rooms have private bathrooms and flatscreen TVs as well as a desk to work at privately. They also have fast Wi-Fi and meeting facilities where you can work if you don’t fancy staying in your room. 

What we liked: The views are amazing, and the café is convenient and charming. Ideally located in Old Town. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Comfort Suites Hotel 

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  • Price: ~$69 – $139 per night
  • Location: Bahcelievler, Istanbul
  • Features: Communal lounge, restaurant, bar, kitchenette, private lounge, free Wi-Fi, fully furnished rooms, air-conditioning, housekeeping
  • Room Types: Suite, large suite, family room
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: The Bahamas, Canada, Ohio
  • Ratings: Booking.com (4.1 out of 5 – 42 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 147 reviews)

All of the rooms come with a kitchenette including a fridge, private bathroom, and flatscreen TV. Most come with a seating area too, perfect for privately logging your work hours. Otherwise head to the communal lounge area to work with a cup of Turkish coffee at your side.  

The rooftop terrace provides stunning views over the city. This hotel may be situated further away from main attractions, but public transportation is nearby, and the peace and privacy are incomparable. 

What we liked: The comfort and modernity of the furnishings are incredible, as are the attentive staff.

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Jumba Hostel 

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  • Price: ~$27 per night
  • Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, communal kitchen, communal lounge, furnished rooms, 
  • Room Types: Single room
  • Organized Activities: Pub crawls, cooking parties, other events
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.8 out of 5 – 51 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 49 reviews)

This colorful and eclectic hostel boasts a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. The rooms here are mostly furnished with desks where you can work peacefully or pop into the communal lounge with your laptop for a more casual environment. Some of the rooms even have kitchenettes. 

For party-goers, Istiklal Street is minutes away, as is Taksim Square. The Spice Bazar isn’t too far either, so it’s perfect for those who want to explore their surroundings after work.  

What we liked: This family-owned hostel is all charm, and the rooms are wonderful for the price. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Chillout Lya Hostel & Lounge 

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  • Price: ~$9 – $202 per night
  • Location: Taksim, Istanbul
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, bar, buffet Turkish breakfast, communal lounge
  • Room Types: Suite with balcony, superior double room, double room, twin room, single room, dormitory, apartment
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (4.1 out of 5 – 280 reviews), Google (4 out of 5 – 224 reviews)

Split your time evenly between work and pub life with this hostel bar in Taksim. When you aren’t working in your room or the communal lounge, read a book from their library or watch a DVD. That is if you aren’t out sightseeing. 

Most of the rooms have small private bathrooms and are colorfully decorated. Even though the bar is downstairs, it’s a cozy home-away-from-home for digital nomads. 

What we liked: Public transport is nearby, as are incredible shopping districts and coffee shops. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Hostelworld.com

Musk Hostel

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  • Price: ~$11 per night
  • Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, dedicated workspace, river views, continental breakfast, air-conditioning, free parking, communal kitchen
  • Room Types: Dormitory
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (4 out of 5 – 415 reviews), Google (4.1 out of 5 – 90 reviews)

Chic dorm beds with curtains allow for plenty of privacy, and the shared bathrooms are ultra-modern in design. The dedicated workspace and Wi-Fi will make your remote work hours a breeze. The breakfast on offer is exceptional, so it’s worth the extra $3. 

Tram stations are nearby for ease of public transport to the many great attractions nearby. The cheap price is very attractive, too.

What we liked: Fantastic breakfast and modern living facilities with points of interest nearby. 

Check Availability | Booking.com and Airbnb.com

Stay at the Best Coworking Space in Turkey

For the experience of a lifetime, you couldn’t ask for better than an extended visit to Turkey. No matter how long you choose to stay, it may never feel long enough. 

But with the community of a coliving environment around you and some fantastic coworking facilities, the perfect life of traveling the world and working is yours. 

Are you planning your first working vacation? Here are a couple of tips to help get you fully immersed in the freelance lifestyle. 

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