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Craziest Places for Cat Lovers: Stray Cat Hostel, Istanbul

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Stray Cat Hostel, Istanbul

Turkey’s largest city has always been a haven for stray cats, which have been considered part of city life for decades. The Stray Cat Hostel has taken Istanbul’s unofficial mascot as its spirit animal and inspiration. The walls of the common areas are decorated with cat-themed art, and the seating is dominated by, you guessed it, cats. According to Stray Cat management, there are three resident felines. The Stray Cat also offers a free night for “artistic travelers who want to make a performance or paint at the hostel.” hostelstraycat.comMatt Haber


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