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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite hostel in Istanbul!! I really must emphasise How lovely the staff are and there is such a great atmosphere. They have a beautiful terrace where you get a free breakfast and an amazing dinner at a reasonable price. They have privacy curtains on each bed which makes getting a good sleep sooo much easier. It's a nice clean hostel...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay here with my girlfriend and we had great time and I will recommend to everybody. They have great room and very comfortable and they have good terrace and great view you must visit terrace as well good atmosphere nice people there thank you very much to everybody!!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the mixed dorm (cheapest option) for a couple of nights. The beds were comfy and although the room was cold the hostel staff were happy to provide extra blankets. Wifi connection was good in the lobby and terrace. The food cooked by the terrace chef was AMAZING. The hostel had a fun vibe, we had some social...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I stayed here for a couple of nights with some friends, and I really recommend it. Excellent and funny staff, good location and rooms are as you want them. It is nice that you can cook yourself, and you can use whatever you find in the kitchen. I would defenitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Big Apple is our home with professional service. Staffs are very friendly and helpful.5 minutes walk to Metro,300 meters to Blue Mosque,400 meters to Ava Sofia. And you can use public computers there,this is good idea for people who doesn't travel with computer. 第一次入Big Apple根本feel唔到hostel囉,Lobby裝修得幾好,系Big Apple住左7日感覺真係好,樓頂可以睇到Blue Mosque 同埋碼頭,BTW早餐係樓頂食,見到好多海鷗飛黎飛去幾過癮。講真,明智噶選擇。

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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great location, only few minutes walk to most of tourist attraction-Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia... The staff was very friendly and attentive. Great opportunity to meat some new people and have a nice time.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Dear friends, I highly recommend you to stay in this hostel. As always - excellent service, attentive staff, delicious breakfast on the terrace. Here's very safe and comfortable. Let's start to explore Istanbul from Big Apple Hostel!

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice enough but lazy staff. My room 301 the air conditioning would be set but never to what I wanted. It then migrates to colder temperatures. Woke up freezing. Turn it off. Then wake up sweating. Turn it on. Repeat. Finally went down in the am to talk to the front desk. He said he would be up instead went...

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great location, just walking distance to most of tourist attraction!!! Because of the time of our flight we booked a transfer airport/hostel but they forgot and we had to get a bus which ended up being better (much cheaper). We booked a double bed private room but we were accommodated in a twin bed room. The common areas were clean...

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

its not our wrong tourist attraction that time was attraction airport we cant send transfer

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stayed here for the first time in 2014, liked it so much that I came again in the summer of 2015. The location is superb, rooms comfortable, bathrooms very clean and the breakfast on the terrace a treat. And all that for very little money. Will most certainly come here for my third stay in Istanbul.

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By air - we have a 24 hour pick-up service. We can collect you from the Ataturk airport (Main Airport on the European side) for 30 € this cost is not only per person but for up to five people in total. Please meet at the Meeting Point pick up next to the information desk number 1. We will need to know your airline, flight number, arrival date and time. Please also specify if you are arriving at Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gocken airport. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 944 - ₹ 3,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Apple Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms are basic, but clean. Some rooms have a view if you stick your head out, you will have a view of the sea.”
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“Choose a room on the first or second floor. Hotel has no lift and many stairs to the other floors. The staircase is narrow so if you have lots of luggage stay on a lower floor. It's no fun trying to log bags up those stairs.”
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