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 location ıs fantastic, 5 minutes to the Blue Mosque etc, 15 to the Grand Baazar. Its just off a main street of Turkish bars & restaurants which are good for a night out but you'll get a peaceful nights sleep back at the Big Apple. The real highlight is the roof terrace with a view of the Blue Mosque & Bospherus. They serve a breakfast spread up here (included ın the price) but İ loved spending an hour in the afternoon reading my book, I even managed a cheeky nap! The only thing missing for us was the social side you normally get in a hostel.
GOOD FOR: No frills sightseeing
THE UGLY: Lack of hostel run social activities
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Big Apple Hotel Istanbul