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I have only good things to say about this hostel. Good location (less than 400 m to main attractions) good staff, good atmosphere.
You can go and back to airport using public transportation. ( metro + tram)
Without doubt the best hostel in Istanbul. A great atmosfere to rest, very confortable rooms, clean, big lockers and bed curtains to keep your privacy. Also the selfservice turkish breakfast is delicious and served on the terrace. The location is perfect, very close of the...More
I lived at Big apple hostel with a friend of mine for 5 days.
When we first arrived (wayy late because we underestimated the size of Istanbul) we were welcomed by the super friendly staff, we were shown to our dorm, got keys for safe...More
Checked two hostels near each other. At this one was greeted with great friendly attitude, the other was not. So glad picked this one.
Great stay, did more than they had to in terms of service. Nice view of the water from the top, great...More
I haven't stayed at other hostels in Istanbul and I probably won't. If or when I am going back to Istanbul this is where I will be staying.
Comfortable beds, clean room and a good free breakfast.
Last but not least the staff is amazing...More
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
I did NOT visit Istanbul! The BIG APPLE I reviewed was the BIG APPLE supermarket. It sells largely Hispanic foods and judging from the happy crowds it is the place to be, especially on Saturdays and Sundays. many people... More
I did NOT visit Istanbul! The BIG APPLE I reviewed was the BIG APPLE supermarket. It sells largely Hispanic foods and judging from the happy crowds it is the place to be, especially on Saturdays and Sundays. many people purchasing fresh produce, fish, pastries with enough left over to buy a treat for the children. A wonderful place!
I hope there's a markert like it in Istanbul and hope you enjoy your travels.
I myself have been advised to be very careful about what water I drink. Some street peddlers reuse water bottles, filling them with less than clean water. Also ice cubes in street drinks may be contaminated. If this sounds extremely picky, being sick while on vacation is no fun, no joke. Having had a bout of food poisoning, possibly contracted from eating ice cream from a shop where the vendor scooped out the ice cream into a cone, then, his hands and arms dripping with ice cream, also made change. Gloves like US food vendors are required by law to wear? HA! Is money dirty? I don't know about that; I sure wouldn't leave home without some. But a few hours after eating that ice cream I thought I was going to die!!! Seriously.
Have a great trip but be careful to guard your health too. You certainly can't travel far and happily without that!
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"Choose to stay in Mixed Dorm. It is spacious and good"