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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
Ranked #34 of 1,249 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 January 2010

I spent 6 marvellous days in that hostel, It is great place and really economic. I recommend everybody who visit Istanbul to stay in it. Is near to center and the people is so nice.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

This hostel is just amazing, the rooms and bathroom are quite clean, the staff are more than friendly, they just care about everything you need, the terrace is great, you can enjoy having your breakfast with views to the Bosforo, and during the rest of the day, it is a cool place just to chill out with your friends and meet new people also. Regarding the location is just perfect, because is located in Sultanahmet, very close to Aya Sofia. If I go again to Istambul, which I hope I will one day soon, I will repeat my experience again definetly with the Big Apple Hostel!!! Highly recommended!!! :)))

Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

I stayed here for almost 6 nights in December 09 and January '10 in the female dorms. The dormitories are very clean with equally clean bathrooms and showers. It is also located very near to the historical attractions in Sultanahmet. While some individual bed curtains and night-lights would have been welcome additions to the hostel, the best reasons to stay here are the very helpful staff and the view from the roof terrace.

The staff are, like a reviewer mentioned below, genuinely helpful and nice people. I have seen the staff helping other guests with travel arrangements, sightseeing and meal recommendations and even general things like making phone calls around Istanbul and etc. One of the staff members also helped me write down clear instructtions for getting to Goreme Cappadocia from Istanbul.

The other highlight of the hostel is the rooftop terrace. This is where breakfast is served everyday - the view is great, overlooking the Bosphorus where ships regularly sail across.

Overall, my stay here was good. I would definitely recommend my friends to stay here because of the good value for money, genuine helpfulness of the staff, cleanliness of the dorms, and great location.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 January 2010

My family and I had a delightful stay. It was so convenient to go to places of interests due to its location. Service was excellent. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Management were helpful and went the extra mile. The physical layout helped me to exercise daily. The view from the breakfast area on the top blew my breath away. One could just sit for hours admiring the scenery.

Dennis, Malaysia

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2009

Great place to stay in a lovely part of Istanbul (Sultanahmet). The foyer is open 24 hrs with someone always about if there are any probs. There is free internet available as well.

The roof terrace (which provides breakfast in morning as well and cheap beer!) gives fantastic views over the water to the Asian side. The hostel is located 2 mins walk from Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia. Tram stop is 5 mins walk (easily accesible) with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

If went back to Istanbul, would definitely stay there again! Definitely a hidden gem!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 December 2009

I arrived tired after walking too far and trying other nearby hostels that seemed to be way over priced for what they were offering. The staff here were friendly and welcoming, the rooms clean and i wasnt pressurised into taking tours or added services. The view from the roof terrace is wonderful, and a great place to have breakfast.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 1,249 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £12 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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