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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The hostel facility was pretty nice. The showers were cleaned every day. Make sure to check that the toilet paper has not run out as it was frequently out in my experience. The rooms were air conditioned, but in my room the a/c blew directly on the top bed of one of the bunks so that person often had shut...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

The reviews make this out to be a really good hostel which it simply isn't, hence my thinking in giving this a 2/5. By foot, the Karaköy district is close to trams, ferries and metros, however given its nature as a port area with little else around, the hostel could do with offering much more advice with how to find...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Good location is the first thing I noticed. I came back to Istanbul after few days travelling and wanted to move out from the old town. So I chose Bada Bing and it did not make me disappointed. From the hotel, people can easily walk about 5-10 mins to the Bosphorus. Staffs were all nice and helpful to their customers....

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Aalst, Belgium
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I stayed here for three nights. The guy who received me was a very friendly and helpful guy. Clean room, although quite small, and only 2 power outlets for 6 beds. Some guys at the desk should study a bit more about Istanbul though. I asked about where to find the golden gate, and the guy had no idea what...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The best thing about this hostel is the location, on top of being a nice, clean place run by fun, friendly and helpful staff. The rooms have everything you want a hostel dorm to have (comfy bunk beds, lockers, a door that locks, quick access to a toilet and shower, etc.). The common room on the top floor and outdoor...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We booked a private room at Bada Bing - based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor and Hostelworld.com. Once we actually arrived at Bada Bing and checked into the room, we were severely disappointed - the room did not look anything like the pictures and was very poorly lit as there was merely any natural sunlight into the room. On...

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Overall this hostel defiantly shouldn't be one of the top hostels in Istanbul. First they don't let you check in until 3pm and they don't even change the sheets. If you want to have clean sheets please ask them. They do have a nice roof top bar and terrace, but the beer is over priced and you can't bring any...

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Granada
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Great location, easy to get everywhere. Very friendly and helpful staff - Soner, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly went out of their way to ensure comfort. Great atmosphere, lots of fun on the rooftop! Great place to exchange travel stories and catch a breeze! Reasonably priced drinks. The bedrooms were fine, had a bit of a tricky lock...

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Virginia
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Minutes after booking Bada Bing online, Soner e-mailed me with a warm and insightful welcome email complete with directions from the Airport (and other travel hubs). We made it easily on the recommended route and checked in with no issues. Soner was at the front desk when we arrived and got everything squared away quickly, providing us with helpful information...

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Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 July 2015

When I arrived in the morning by train I wanted to check in, but only aviable after 3.00 pm. But the warm and friendly stuff was so helpful that I will come back for next time. For this price you get what you want: free WIFI, free towels, kitchen, good breakfast, nice and fancy environment and especially the good location...

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Bada Bing Hostel

Address: Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:11 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: $65 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“try a private room for the use of a/c in summer”
 of 5 bubbles Globetrotter232323, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I would not commend travelers choosing Bada Bing.”
 of 5 bubbles ginad161, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“good wifi , valued price”
 of 5 bubbles kayinh, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The apartments are a bit more expensive, but newly updated and ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles MrVarmint, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles travealddicted, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
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