Second Home Hostel Istanbul
Social and party-loving Hostel located between the old town and the new town. Great common areas and great rooftop terrace. Regular events organised, like free walking tour, pub crawl, Turkish diners and waterpipe.
Average dorm price: 11.88 €
Hush Hostel Lounge Istanbul
Social and fun Hostel in the vibrant neighbourhood of Kadikoy, surrounded with tons of indoor-outdoor bars and live music. Great common areas. Two gardens with BBQ facilities and a terrace with panoramic views. Musical instruments. Staff organised weekly free events.
Average dorm price: 13.81 €
Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel Istanbul
Social party hostel offering plenty of opportunities to socialise. Offering amazing views from their rooftop terrace and great common room and with plenty of regular events organised to encourage fun and interaction between guests both travelling solo or in a group. BBQs, poker nights, karaoke, belly dance shows, pub crawls, movie nights and more!
Average dorm price: 14.0 €
Cheers Hostel Istanbul
Friendly social hostel right in the very heart of the Old City of Istanbul. Comfortable, with a great atmosphere and with an amazing panoramic terrace bar open all year long, as a Wintergarden in winter offering hot drinks, and freshly made Mojitos for the hot days of summer. You can also chill in the indoor lounge area, play a board game, watch a film on the TV or relax by the fireplace having a glass of wine. Pub crawl and other social activities are organised regularly.
Average dorm price: 14.25 €
Chillout Lya Hostel Bar
Directly located beside the main street, this party hostel is surrounded by lot of pubs, restaurants and shops. Their on-site bar is open 08:00 to 04:00 in morning and is always buzzing with people from all over the world having fun. The atmosphere in the bar is friendly and fun and they have great prices in cocktails and beers. They also offer a comfy lounge room with TV, DVDs, games, tons of books and free coffee and tea. In the morning, breakfast is served until 12:00 for those that need a late one in bed.
Average dorm price: 9.07 €
World House Istanbul
Very well located social hostel, right in the middle of the action close to Istiklal Street. Featuring a nice cafe serving freshly roasted coffee, home made lemonade and superb pies, and with a cosy chill out loung with board games and TV. Social and friendly atmosphere with activities like Pub Crawls and movie nights to facilitate guests interactions.
Average dorm price: 9.79 €
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.
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.