Venue Spotlight: The Hidden Terrace of #bunk taksim Hostel

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#bunk kicked off in 2011 with the aim of bringing high-quality, stylish hostel accommodation to Istanbul in an affordable package. With two locations currently in the heart of the city, hosting an excess of 200 beds and receiving fantastic reviews, they’re striving to continue their growth both locally and internationally. Their diverse team of travel enthusiasts bring a knowledgeable and fun approach to making the most of a short time in the city and their resulting success is no surprise.

#bunk taksim, a brief walk from the main square, brings a unique atmosphere to the Harbiye neighborhood. It’s clear upon entering the historic and recently renovated building that there is a serious emphasis on design, with the team underlining a focus on “style, comfort, culture, art and fun”. The location offers a combination of mixed and female dorms alongside twin and private rooms. As a regular destination for travelers, #bunk has been awarded both “most popular” and “best” hostel via Hostelworld.

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Those living in Istanbul will be happy to know that hidden atop #bunk taksim is a lively terrace open to the public. Since April 2014, the hip terrace bar/restaurant has offered an off the beaten path destination for taking in Istanbul’s stellar view. Head there in the morning to enjoy a delicious open-buffet breakfast while watching the city wake up, or conclude your evening there with some dinner, drinks and lively tunes. Hosting both travelers and locals at any given time, it brings a fresh vibe to the Istanbul terrace scene.

For more information on #bunk, give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Tarik Yassien
Tarik Yassien is an American who relocated to Istanbul in an effort to connect with his Turkish roots. His passions here include the cuisine, nightlife and football culture.

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