What are the Party Hostels in Istanbul like?

  • Best Party Hostels in Istanbul: Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel Istanbul; Cheers Hostel Istanbul; Chillout Lya Hostel Bar
  • Party hostel style: Party hostel
  • Craziness level: proper party hostels
  • Parties on-site: Chillout Bar
  • Pub Crawls: Yes

Party hostels in Istanbul offers fun events and parties in the evenings. Happy hours and drinking games are on the menu, especially if the hostel feature a private bar. Most of them are located in the main party zones, right next to the famous bars and clubs.

Best Area to Stay in Istanbul for Nightlife

Karakoy is a nice area to stay in if you are going to Istanbul for unforgettable nightlife. This is a popular neighbourhoods of the city, which is filled with trendy nightclubs, cafes, bars and restaurants. This is the area where hipsters and artists meet to have a great time. The district has a lot of attractions not only in the nighttime. Isn't it exactly what you need from the location you stay in?

Nightlife in Istanbul

The city that has several city centres, Istanbul is one of a kind. From charming architecture, oriental areas, modern skyscrapers and exclusive neighbourhoods – Istanbul has it all. The nightlife scene is pretty wild, with numerous bars and clubs open during the whole week. And when the sun goes down, the real party vibes are spreading through every corner of this beautiful capital.

Basic information about nightlife in Istanbul:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 03 am – Weekends until 04 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 05am – Friday and Saturday at 06am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: 5 - 20 €
  • Average price of a pint of beer: 3 – 3.50 €
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Taksim Square, Ortakoy, Bosphorus
  • Famous events or parties: Chill-Out Festival, mid-June

Best Party Areas in Istanbul

Istanbul has more party areas than most of the capitals around the world. The areas can be found on both, European and Asian side. Most famous among tourists is charming Taksimi Square and side streets where old fashioned and traditional bars still have the vibes of old times.

Party in Taksim Square

The heart of the vibrant life in Istanbul. A perfect mix of ancient architecture and different types of cafes and bars. Street entertainers and musicians are making the atmosphere even more magical.

If you want to party as a local do, don’t miss the fantastic Babylon club. The place is hosting local DJs and bands for more than a decade. A bit fancier place where you can party as well is 360 Istanbul. The lounge/bar offers amazing cocktails served with stunning views of the city.

Party in Ortakoy

The clubbing scene in Istanbul is located right here, at the famous Orakoy area. The district is very popular among celebrities and wealthy locals, so expect slightly higher prices than in most of the other party areas.

One of the most famous and exclusive nightclubs in Istanbul is amazing Sortie. Less than a 10-minute walk, there are several nightclubs like Majestueux Club, Ruby, Blackk, etc.

Party in Bosphorus

Bosphorus is perfect for backpackers, students, and young travellers, since the prices are lower compared to Taskim Square and Ortakoy area. The district is crowded with lively bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, and clubs for everyone’s taste and wallet.

Taps Bebek offers great local tastes and craft beer. Located at the former brewery, the place is perfect for early evening hours. Just a 500 m down the coast, there are more cool places like Divan Brasserie Bebek and Ch?lal Bistro Lounge Bar.

Dress codes & age restrictions

Since there are lots of different types of bars and clubs in the city, dress code depends on the place you want to go. Exclusive nightclubs and lounges require a mostly smart or smart casual look. Bars and pubs are cool with jeans and t-shirts, especially in the Ortakoy area.

Same as for dress code, the age restrictions are different. Drinking alcohol is restricted for people 18 and above, although some clubs have an even higher age limit which is 23 or 25.