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Ciudad de México, México
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Its in the Sultanahmet and its close enough to the turistic things in Estambul... the breakfast its normal... like don't expect the great food but its ok... the room are nice and the Hostel in general its clean, the WIFI its great and in the floor theres a nice terrace... if you are planning to share the room its a...

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London
Reviewed 22 May 2013

The Big Apple classes itself as a hostel, however we booked a double with private en-suite room for £60 a night. The room was a reasonably size, very clean and made up everyday. It felt more like a hotel, I peeked into the dorms also very nice. I felt really safe here, they have security cameras on each floor. The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

At about £30 a night each we got a double room at Big Apple. We used their shuttle service to collect us from the airport (he was waiting for us at the airport) and the friendly reception staff have been helpful for booking excursions. The roof terrace is great for the breakfast in the mornings although the breakfast spread is...

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We came to this hotel for 3 nights .... A bit more expensive than our previous hotel in the same area. Staff were very good and wanted to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The breakfast was excellent, with a wide variety of veggies, fruits, eggs, etc. my only suggestion: Mehmet, could the hotel buy a coffee brewing machine...

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 7 April 2013

It's not a Hostel, doesn't have the nice environment from a Hostel, it's more like a hotel with families and old people. NOT party hostel as mentioned on the Hostel description. Breakfast is nice, location is EXCELLENT, 5 minutes walking from the Blue Mosque. Staff don't speak english, so they don't help that much on organizing the day.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 March 2013

This hostel is absolutely amazing! The staff is so helpful with everything and with setting up daily activities around the city, there is a very affordable airport shuttle service, and it's in an extremely convenient location. The Blue Mosque is right in your back yard! Everything in Old Town is about a five or ten minute walk from the hostel....

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2013

One of the people at Reception was very rude and this behaviour was very bad and insulting, TV in my room was not working and i complain 3 times in 3 days about it but no body bothers to fix it,over all it was an average hotel/hostel

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Big Apple Hoste... h, Manager at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

Dearest guest, thank you very much for your feedback. I am terribly sorry that the TV in your room was not working during your first stay. Our staff was trying to fix it when we clean the room, but the TV actually needed to send back to the the shop for fixing. It took few days to return it to...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 19 December 2012

We spent a week long vacation in Istanbul, stayed one night in a dinky matchbox cell @ the second home hostel, then switched and stayed in this hotel for a whole week. Its location, friendly and not pushy staff, big clean and well kept rooms (we stayed at 401 and 304), nice breakfast and beautiful views from the breakfast terrace,...

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Big Apple Hoste... h, Manager at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet Bingöl ı,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 December 2012

It was my first time to Istanbul.The hotel was great the moment you drive up the alley. Hotel staff would greet you with a smile and warmth that you would feel at home. It was fantastic hotel. All dining plates etc were cleared promptly. And breakfast was awesome!! If I back again to Istanbul, certainly I will stay here.

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Big Apple Hoste... h, Manager at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet Bingöl ı,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul,

Reviewed 10 December 2012 via mobile

We have stayed in the hotel for 4 days in a doubled- bed room. The room is really comfortable and I was so impressed by the buffet breakfast which serves with plenty of fresh veggie! The staffs here is also very helpful! Will back again if going to Istanbul again!

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Big Apple Hoste... h, Manager at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet Bingöl ı,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
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.
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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: ₹ 847 - ₹ 3,459 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 252nadera, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“101 14 bed mix was the best !!!”
 of 5 bubbles E4814OPjohnm, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask to have a look at a couple of rooms before deciding.”
 of 5 bubbles Maggie0z, 27 Dec 2014 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 537keziam, 26 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Private rooms are cheap and nice”
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