10 Best Spaces for Coliving in Istanbul + Hostels, Hotels & Airbnbs

Filled with colorful markets and decadent food, Istanbul is a destination that transports you to another world. But being the capital of Turkey, coliving in Turkey is easier said than done. But never fear. This guide will break down the best coliving spaces for you and give some clarity on what may be the most ideal space for you.

Whether you’re a student, a business professional, or just seeking an adventure, one of these spaces is sure to have what you need. To ensure you have an amazing time, check out the best things to do in Turkey.

10 Best Coliving Spaces in Istanbul

The Marions Suite Istanbul — Best for a Luxury Hotel Stay

  • Price:$168,67 – $217,93 per night
  • Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Wi-Fi, garden, terrace, airport shuttle, room service, tour desk, breakfast
  • Room Types: Private room
  • Organized Activities: Bike tours, themed dinner nights, and classes about local culture
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.9 out of 10 – 607 reviews), Google (4.3 out of 5 – 243 reviews)

The lovely Marion can be found right in the heart of the city. You’ll see that each of the rooms comes with a sofa and a workstation. If you book a suite, it comes with a separate living area, a kitchenette, and a mini fridge. They also come with a coffee maker and a stove so you can prepare your own meals if you’d like.

You can get free maps of the city at the front desk, and they’ll happily suggest restaurants to you as well. You’ll be a short distance away from Taksim Square and Taksim Metro Station, so you can get to the rest of the city easily.

What We Liked: The proximity to major attractions and restaurants.

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Mates Istiklal Suites — Best for Studio and Apartment Coliving

  • Price: $47 -$104 per night
  • Location: Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Concierge services, Wi-Fi, soundproof rooms, tour desk, terrace, balcony, air conditioning, airport shuttle
  • Room Types: Apartment
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.4 out of 10 – 117 reviews)

Located on Istiklal Street, these suites offer amazing views of the city. You’ll find that they come fully furnished with a dining area, microwave, and a flat-screen TV. Some of the rooms have balconies that offer views of the tranquil garden.

The famed Galata Tower is a short half a mile walk away from the apartment building. You can explore the museum and marvel at the city from the top of the tower. Pera Museum is even closer to the apartments, so you can easily gaze at the art or catch one of their events.

What We Liked: The rooms have plenty of amenities at your disposal.

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Nomad Hostel Karaköy — Best Budget-Friendly Hostel

  • Price: $18,24 -$22, 80 per night
  • Location: Hoca Tahsin, Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Airport shuttle service, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, shared lounge, lockers
  • Room Types: Dorm (sleeps 4)
  • Organized Activities: Bicycle rental
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.8 out of 10 – 117 reviews), Hostelworld.com (8.9 out of 10 – 37 reviews), Google (4.5 out of 5 – 30 reviews)

The Nomad Hostel is perfectly positioned to help you experience all that Istanbul has to offer. Centrally located, you’ll be right in the heart of the action in one of the best places to live in Turkey. Karaköy is one of the most popular neighborhoods, and it’s not hard to see why.

You can find the Karaköy ferry dock just 15 minutes away from the hostel. Go there at the end of the day to catch a ferry or enjoy a boat tour. The neighborhood has become a hub for artists and is known to have exhibitions. It’s also lined with numerous museums and galleries, so you can enjoy an afternoon taking in the art.

What We Liked: There are numerous cafes and museums lining the streets, so there’s always something to do and see.

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Wabi Sabi Hostel — Best for First-Time Coliving Travelers

  • Price: $577 -$666 per month
  • Location: Elmadag, Istanbul
  • Features: Wi-Fi, air conditioning, BBQ, adaptors, parking, dryers, outdoor terrace, foosball
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 4-6)
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (9.4 out of 10 – 1754 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 771 reviews) 

Wabi Sabi Hostel is a vibrant, fun-loving place that encourages its guests to get to know each other and the city. It’s close to the major attractions and is a short walk away from Taksim’s entertainment district. Istiklal Street isn’t too far away either, where you’ll find multiple clothing stores and a vast variety of restaurants to choose from.

There are plenty of eateries, such as The Souq Istanbul, and shops to keep you entertained. However, don’t fret because the hostel does offer meals and it has a cafe, so you have plenty of options.

What We Liked: The energetic rooftop bar that offers amazing views of the city.

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Second Home Hostel — Best Hostel for Groups

  • Price: $672 -$2,287 per month
  • Location: Sirkeci, Istanbul
  • Features: Wi-Fi, bicycle parking, parking, lockers, meeting rooms, air conditioning, washing machine, rooftop terrace
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 4-8), private rooms
  • Organized Activities: City tours, boat tours, BBQ parties, pub crawls, traditional Turkish dance show
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (9.4 out of 10 – 2748 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 388 reviews)

Second Home Hostel is known for having friendly and welcoming staff. You’ll truly feel like it’s your home away from home. If you have any work that you need to get done, then you’re in luck; the hostel has various desks and chairs available to make the work easier for you. The Wi-Fi is also accessible throughout the hostel, so you won’t struggle with connectivity.

Second Home offers daily breakfast to its guests and traditional dinner nights where you can indulge in Turkish food. They also offer you a traditional Turkish spa experience and a Turkish bath.

What We Liked: It offers some amazing relaxing treatments and has plenty of activities to keep you occupied.

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Cheers Midtown Hostel — Best Boutique Hostel

  • Price: $420 -$1,228 per month
  • Location: Taksim, Istanbul
  • Features: Wi-Fi, lockers, common room, self-catering facilities, air conditioning, dishwasher
  • Room Types: Dorm (sleeps 6), private rooms
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: Cheers Hostel Sultanahmet
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.8 out of 10 – 2135 reviews), Google (4.0 out of 5 – 205 reviews)

Cheers Midtown Hostel has been active since 2010 and is manned by some of the nicest people. It comprises three floors, each with a shared bathroom. The dorms come with complimentary lockers, each with a padlock to ensure the safety of your things.

The hostel is a 10-minute walk away from the Galata Bridge, linking you to Sultanahmet’s historical district, where you’ll find the Blue Mosque. You’ll also find numerous other landmarks to excite you, and when you need to recharge, there are a host of eateries to choose from.

What We Liked: It’s close to the ferry, metro, and tram station.

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Jumba Hostel — Best Central Hostel

  • Price: $516 -$1,437 per month
  • Location: Beyo, Istanbul
  • Features: Washing machine, Wi-Fi, security lockers, common room, self-catering facilities
  • Room Types: Dorm (sleeps 4-6), private rooms
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (9.5 out of 10 – 1127 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 62 reviews)

This cozy hostel offers you a comfortable living space, all the while keeping you right in the eclectic city center. The five-story building is packed with amazing rooms on a quiet street. Don’t worry about missing out on any action and excitement; you’ll only be a short walk away from the best bars and cafes.

Jumba is run by three sisters who aim to create a relaxed atmosphere and leave a lasting impression on you. You’ll soon become friends with the sisters and the rest of the staff, as they aim to treat you as a friend and make your stay more enjoyable.

What We Liked: The staff is very warm and welcoming, truly making it feel like a second home.

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Stay Inn Taksim — Best Hostel With a Hotel Feel

  • Price: $13,77 -$89 per night
  • Location: Kamer Hatun Mah. Beyoglu, Istanbul
  • Features: Lockers, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, concierge service, tour desk, bar, air conditioning, terrace
  • Room Types: Dorm (sleeps 4)
  • Organized Activities: Pub crawls, tours, or classes about local culture
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.2 out of 10 – 755 reviews), Google (4.2 out of 5 – 558 reviews)

This hostel will draw you in with its minimalist decor and pristine rooms. You won’t want to leave the beautiful place behind. The minimalism is juxtaposed by the mosaic-like ceilings that have been inspired by mosques.

You may request a hairdryer, iron, and hair straightener, and they will be made available to you. You’ll start the day with a breakfast buffet, and the hostel has a bar and cafe at your disposal. Dolmabahce Clock Tower can be found 1 mile away, and Dolmabahce Palace is a short 1.2 miles from the hostel.

What We Liked: The modern feel of the hostel makes it seem like you’re in a hotel.

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Yolo Hostel — Best for Party Goers

  • Price: $28 -$92 per night
  • Location: Kadiköy, Istanbul
  • Features: Yoga classes, airport shuttle, Wi-Fi, shared lounge, lockers, air conditioning, 24-hour front desk, garden, terrace
  • Room Types: Dorm (sleeps 6), family room
  • Organized Activities: Bike tours, temporary art galleries
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.9 out of 10 – 485 reviews), Google (4.8 out of 5 – 298 reviews) 

Yolo Hostel offers you magnificent views of the sea and a multilingual staff ready to assist you with any of your needs. You can enjoy their yoga classes to help you unwind and center your body. They also offer massage treatments at an additional charge.

The hostel is surrounded by lively bars and cafes, perfect for someone looking to take Istanbul by storm. Basilica Cistern is 2.7 miles away from the location, so you’ll be able to easily visit the historical landmark. Another historical landmark that’s close by is the Column of Constantine.

What We Liked: The rooms are very spacious, and it’s great value for money.

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Entire Rental Unit — Best Airbnb

  • Price: $126 per night
  • Location: Taksim,Istanbul
  • Features: Wi-Fi, washing machine, free parking, security camera, window AC unit, kitchen
  • Room Types: Apartment
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Airbnb (4.84 out of 5 – 124 reviews)

 This Airbnb is in the heart of the city, between Taskim Square and Karaköy. It’s close to numerous bars, bistros, clubs and galleries. You can easily find something to do that’s close by. And due to it’s central location, it’s close to all major attractions.

It’s said to be in a safe neighborhood, even solo female travelers can feel safe wandering about. Findikli Tram Station is only a short walk away so you won’t have any issues getting around. Head to major landmarks like the Hagia Sofia if your keen on exploring the city or visit a few mosques while your’e there.

What We Liked: The high level of security and the immaculate cleanliness of the rooms.

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Stay at the Best Coliving Spaces in Istanbul

It can be quite jarring picking the best coliving space, especially if you don’t have the relevant information. Luckily for you, this guide has given you some amazing options that are sure to make your trip spectacular.

Whether you have a short trip or a longer one planned, these coliving spaces will cater to you and your needs.

If you find yourself needing to wait at the airport for an extended period of time, check out what to do in Istanbul Airport.

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