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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
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Ranked #356 of 945 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here by myself for three nights and found it to be a very fine place to stay as a tourist in Istanbul. The location is very close to the major sights, the only downside of this is that it is also very close to a lot of restaurants and shops with aggressive hawkers targeting tourists for their wares.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a few days here. The location is perfect, a beautiful view from the terrace, and the hostel is excellent! Clean, with great breakfast. The staff is kind, and helpful, always around and attentive. Ask for Lucky, really nice guy, will help you out with anything you need. Highly recommend this hostel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

No negatives - friendly staff, a great mix of travellers, the best breakfast I've had in Turkey amd perfecrly located. The view from the bar is gorgeous and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Highly recommended. Chris, England.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Big Apple. I stayed in a private room, and was provided with toiletries and towels. The hostel was really clean - there was always someone around cleaning every day. Breakfast was provided in the mornings, which was a nice perk, with a variety of options to choose from. The location is ideal for sightseeing;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was the best hostel I've stayed at in Europe. Facilities we're great, beautiful terrace with a amazing view over the water & perfect location. Staff were FANTASTIC, went out of their way to show us around, places to eat and accommodate our every need. Strongly recommend staying here while in Istanbul.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The staff are wonderful, the rooms although small were absolutely spotless, a good breakfast is served on the rooftop with wonderful views. A comfortable lounge in the reception area if you need to relax after sightseeing. There is no lift but the stairs do have good hand rails and reception is on the ground floor and staff will help with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Amazing breakfast on the rooftop terrace with a view of the Marmaray Sea. Very friendly and helpful staff. And it's situated in the heart of Sultanahmet right near the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. Clean facilities. Really can't complain. I had a great time and many interesting conversations with other guests on the terrace. Highly recommend.

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Big apple is a budget hotel after all the 'hostel' in the name suggests it, but even for a budget hotel it is somewhere on the lower end of the budget spectrum in terms of the offerings. We stayed 3 nights in a double bed room (301 to be specific) and the room was really small and stuffy with hardly... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I think the Best hostel in istanbul Great location helpfull staff if you need any help you can ask staffPrivete room like a hotel room verry comfortable the roof bar amazing sea view I would like to stay again there Thanks Mr.Mehmet see you next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This hostel has an unbeatable location, it s a short walking distance from all of the major attractions,friendly and very helpful staff on hand. Wifi was gOod. Would recommend this place to anyone that travel to Constantinopolis !

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