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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hostel based on trip advisor recommendation and its perfectly right, this is one of the best hostel I have ever stayed :-), super friendly staff, awesome location, excellent breakfast and nice view from roof top restaurant I strongly recommend this place for comfortable, super friendly stay

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Big apple was one of our favorite hotels on our trip! More modest like a hostel but incredibly friendly, good people, fun, laid back times. Pros: - Private rooms were small but clean and air conditioned. - Fun terrace roof eating and hangout area. - 3 blocks from Blue mosque, close to everything in Sultanahmet. - Outstanding breakfasts on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Great location and friendly staff. Breakfast included was good and overlooked the bay. Stayed in a 6 bed room which was clean and had its own suite. I would definitely stay at this hostel again.

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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 More

Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The day I checked in I was reeling with hunger and fatigue but the view from terrace and the free watermelon and cake served to me by Irma warmed me up. This hostel feels like family. Enver gifted me his Istanbulkart that enabled me to travel hassle free in Istanbul and Urr provided excellent company. Its very easy to mingle... More

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My dearest guest, I am Mehmet & Enver 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 More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed in the Big Apple in June 2014 and I was very impressed with everything about the hostel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and could speak good English. I wasn't expecting a breakfast to be included, considering the price, but alas, one of the best buffet breakfasts I've ever seen was included! The rooms and bathrooms were... More

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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 More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed in the 6-bed bunk which was quite comfy. The staff at the hostel were great, happy to chat and were helpful with getting to know the city. The breakfast is superb!!! The best place to hang out is on the roof where people are easy to meet. The location is great as you are only a 10 minute walk... More

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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 More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed here recently with a group of friends. I have to say the hostel exceeded my expectations. From the moment we arrived, the staff were super friendly and welcoming. The room was great and bathroom clean (although it'll benefit from having additional toilets on the ground floor). I think one of the perks of the Big Apple is the roof... More

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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 More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I recently stayed here with a group of friends for 4 nights and I must say the Big Apple is the nicest hostel I have been too. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, the breakfast was amazing, and the rooms were cleaned regularly. If I go back to Istanbul, I will not think twice about staying in this hostel.... More

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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 More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stayed here with a group of 6 people for 3 nights. This is the nicest hostel that I've ever been to - the rooftop area is awesome!! The breakfast is absolutely amazing, and the staff is super friendly and helpful. The only downside is that there are a lot of single rooms and not really a central hang out... More

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,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 More

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13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

These comments come from a 75 country explorer and tourism professional. 'Big Apple' is an awesome choice for Istanbul. Its location in Sultanahmet is ideal.. just steps away from dozens of restaurants, and all the famous mosques and sites and tram. The staff are so very kind, helpful, respectful and welcoming. Kuddos to Mehmet and Enver... two of the nicest... More

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My dearest guest, I am Mehmet & Enver 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 More

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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Apple Hostel & Hotel 2*
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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 
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