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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
Ranked #41 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“More than a Hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at the hostel! We booked through hostelworld.com originally for 3 nights consecutively. However we changed our plans last minute on our arrival to Istanbul as we have booked a tour for Cappadocia. We told the staff our plans and they happily changed the dates of our stay and even let us keep some luggages at the hostel whilst we went to Cappadocia. The hostel is in a great location around 5-8 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque and other attractions. Many restaurants around.

We stayed in a triplet room. It's well maintained and very clean. The room's space is adequate for 3 people and the toilet was a good size also.

You can have breakfast at the hostel's rooftop. The food is very basic but good enough to get you started for the day plus the amazing view compromised! They also do shisha there for 15lira.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week and had a really good time. Although we didn't do that much with other guest, the staff were super friendly and the breakfast buffet is quite nice. It had a roof terrace but no particularly spectacular views..
Really close to the mosques and the tram station, as well as a nice street with loads of (tourist) cafés.
The rooms towards the street can be quite noisy, but otherwise the rooms were good and tidied every day!
Would recommend it and go here again! Thanks

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

This hostel is close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia and the staff were always eager to help you with your problems. Great shower and wonderful complementary breakfast compared to many others I've gone to. The hostel attracts fun guests and we made friends with at least 3 within minutes.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Big Apple is in the perfect location - 10 mins max to Blue Mosque & Haggia Sophia. The staff were welcoming, friendly and always willing to help. Our room was quite noisy on the first night due to the double aspect - but when we mentioned this at reception, they were only too happy to move us. The breakfast is basic, but sets you up for the day. The roof terrace is lovely and a great place to meet new people. Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Good location, friendly staff, very safe, clean and a decent breakfast. Great value for money - what more could you ask for!

Being a solo traveller I was a little apprehensive about this trip - but this hostel was great and the locals in Istanbul were friendly - and understood when you said "no thanks"!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Great location with beautiful roof top views of the city. This hostel is clean, the food is fantastic and the staff will go out of their way to make you feel welcome and help you navigate your way around the city. I stayed in a female only dorm and met some great people. The hostel has free wifi, lockers, basically everything you need whilst on your travels. If you're in Istanbul stay here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The place is very nice, clean and modern. The breakfast is just great and the staff is awesome and friendly. There is no better location to visit the best attractions of Istanbul. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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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Additional Information about Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Property: Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Apple Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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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