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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 June 2012

I have been in many hotels all over Turkey, and dispite The Big Apple Hostel being a hostel, it is by far the best place I have ever been to here. The Big Apple Hostel is not only at a very reasonable price but it is also incredibly clean, and offers a complementary breakfast. The workers here are very friendly...

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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

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Stayed here for just 1 night in a double private room. Goog value, considering the great location. Red one, the guy on reception was super friendly. The room was comfortable and clean. Good value for a double room.

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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

Oregon, Illinois
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We were so thrilled to have found the Big Apple Hostel, which is located right in the center of the Sultanahmet district. Despite its insistence that it is a "party hostel" it was really clean and relatively quiet (of course, my friend and I were in the all-female dorm) ...but if you want a crazy night on the town, the...

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Poland
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Very good location if you wan't to explore historical places. Privet rooms are small, but with comfortable beds, clean bedding and bath. Friendly, helpful and funny staff. Great breakfast on the roof terrace with view on Bosfor. Very close to all places because public transport stop is very close. Nice reastaurants with tasty food around hostel. I recommend.

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Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Reviewed 8 May 2012

I spent three nights at this hostel with two friends. Rooms are clean and quiet, towels and hairdryer are provided, breakfast is included in the price. The staff are friendly and they speak English. The men working at the reception helped us a lot with some useful tips about the city and tourist attractions. Breakfast is very modest. Don't expect...

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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

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 30 April 2012

That is what the night manager suggested when I returned to my dorm room after a night out to find a stranger asleep in my bed. No big deal - they can find another bed. I ask, they're all full including the hotel part (although I am dubious of this claim based on later lies). The reception guy wakes up...

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USA
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I'm sorry there is no dorm bed. I'm sorry I forgot to show you how to turn on the radiator. I'm sorry you may not use lobby computers at 2 AM, I'm sorry breakfast is another 10TL, I'm sorry about bedbugs in spite of the place being very clean. Location, grilled lamb cart outside and uphill and roof restaurant are...

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Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 5 March 2012

This hostel is located at a very convenient location. Everything you want to see is located nearby. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Breakfast was an amazing way to start the day! the view at the terrace was a bonus. They were flexible and helpful. I would stay here again.The only thing is, if you come during winter, the...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 9 September 2011

I tried contacting this hostel before my trip in arranging 5 nights with them and never heard back. When I tried again once in Turkey for the last evening of my trip I managed to get a response through their website online reservation only to be told to reserve with Hotel Bookers. When I reminded them that their website offers...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 11 June 2011

The location was not so great..hard to find. The small morning buffet was fabulous. The free security lockers were great. The room was clean and the bathrooms are modern and clean.vThe only drawback are the people that work there..very unpleasant and not helpful at all.

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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: $20 - $69 (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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