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Bada Bing Hostel
Ranked #82 of 1,234 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I was in bada bing hostel in March 2013 for 4 days. The hostel is very good located close to Galata tower, in walking distance to Taksim and sulthanamet and very close to the boat and tram stations. I was there with a girl friend and we never felt unsafe. The rooms are nice and clean, the bathroom too (but somehow, there is never enough toilet paper there). The staff was very helpful and friendly and you get a nice introduction about Istanbul when you arrive and good tips to find good food!!
When I was there, they were building the reception new, so the place was kind of a construction area, but I assume that they will have an beautiful reception for the high season!

Room Tip: I was in a dorm, the dorms are nice, but if it's full, it can get very small, so I yould prefer...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Been here in Nov 2012, for 5 nights in DBL room with shared bathroom.
The hostel is fine. Good position because it is near to Sultanhamet / Fatih but also to Istiklal Caddesi and it's nearby area. Moreover it is easy to reach the Asian part of Istanbul (Karakoy or Uskudar) by Boat (3 mins form the Hostel).
Despite this it is not very clean and the breakfast is terrible.
Very good prices and the persons inside are helpful and really kind.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

When you look at a map, it looks like this place may be a litte out of the way. but that's not true. It's right on the metro line in Istanbul Modern, just across the Galata Bridge. It's a 20 minute walk to Hagia Sofia/Blue Mosque, 10 minutes to the Spice Bazaar, and about 10 minutes up the hill to Galata Tower (great panoramas of the city!) and on to Taksim Square. The staff were incredibly informative and helpful, and the people I met there from all over the world are excellent! I'm glad I took a chance on Bada Bing!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

The hostel is very well located, close to everything and it has this amazing rooftop patio.
The staff is very helpful and friendly. Be sure they will help you finding whatever you are looking for, tell you about the great local places etc.
I know we've had a great time there, so I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Hmmm - in Istanbul you could find about 100000 places to stay in, but... if you are looking for a sth with great atmosphere and positive energy; nice and helpful staff which answered for all of your question with incredible patience and you like to sitting on the roofdeck and look into the sky - just stay there. Great location - very close to Galata Bridge and about 20 minutes by walk to Kabatas ferry port. In the nearest area you could find a local small shops open very late night. During our staying wasn't loud at all - I have no idea how could be during the high season - so, maybe there is nothing more to day like find it out next time.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

This hostel is located very centrally to the old part of Istanbul, close to the Galata tower and the Galta Bridge.

I am used to UK hostels not abroad ones so it was a bit of a shock not being up to that standard.

The staff are vyer helpful on your arrival and one of them happily joined us for a night out and took us to a great bar were we danced the night away under the stars on the roof top terrace.

The cleanliness is also questionable was eaten alive at night! They do use bleach to clean the common areas and bedrooms so smell is a bit of shock. The showers were not well maintained, as the shower hookups were broken and you could not take a shower comfortably. But although it was very busy it was nice and quite and night. Which was great

If your fussed about creature comforts and want a central location then this is the hostel for you

Stayed October 2012, travelled solo

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

Bada Bing hostel was a excellent place to stay in Istanbul. The location is great for its proximity to the area near Galata Tower and Istikalal. It's also a nice walk to the old city over the Galata Bridge. I would highly recommend staying here. The owners are friendly and helpful, and there is a nice roofdeck on the top floor.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bada Bing Hostel

Address: Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:11 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #82 of 1,234 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: £13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bada Bing's neighborhood is an up-and-coming area that gives travelers the best of both worlds: a central location that inspires effortless travel to Istanbul’s most worthy destinations. Its strategic locale is within walking distance of the real, modern, buzzing district of Taksim, and the awe-inspiring historical district of Sultanahmet. But if you want to sleep away from the overwhelm of Taksim’s nightlife and Sultanahmet’s hiked-up tourist prices, Bada Bing’s neighborhood is right for you. Wherever you choose to go on a given day, your journey will start in the heart of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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