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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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Ranked #330 of 963 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is excellent, near the Blue Mosque and She Sophia. Breakfast on the terrace is really nice and has a espresso machine. The female dorm I stayed in was for 4 and had his own bathroom. It is not really big but very clean. WiFi just ok in room but fine in lounge area. I would recommend this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are a lot of hostels in the area. There are a lot of better hostels in the area. If you just need a bed, this place is OK. If you want more than this, then the hostel is no good. No social life and nobody knows anything about things to do. They also do not handle reservations correctly. In... More 

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

Thank you for your comment. During the time you stayed with us, our hostel was having renovation in some rooms. Therefore, there were not so many guests. Normally, many of our guests like to meet up at the terrace in the late afternoon, and then head out for dinner and drinks. We also organize pub crowd to go to Taksim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hostel on Hostelworld for the atmosphere - there were tons of great reviews about the Pub Crawl and I thought it was going to be a really lively hostel. In reality, the place is incredibly nice and super comfortable, but definitely more of a hotel than a hostel. There was no community atmosphere to speak of on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lounge area, hallway and room were clean and well-lit. Shower facilities is above average. Breakfast was very good, comes with different salads, bread, pastries, hot and cold beverages. Excellent for a bed and breakfast place. Wifi signal were also above average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean, comfortable, safe, and centrally located. I don't think the experience could have been much better. The staff was extremely friendly and more than willing to help with anything. The other travellers here were also very cool, creating a great atmosphere to hang out and explore the beautiful city. The beds in my dorm room had curtains to allow... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Price was excellent, they clean the facility daily. Plenty of people and places to hangout. Complimentary breakfast was a pleasant surprise. This hostel made my stay in Istanbul a pleasure.The room, toilet, shower and sheet were clean. The staff was very kind, frankly and helpful. The pubcrawl was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. It is located in the old part of Istanbul, Sultanahmet. The staff were great. They were very helpfull when it comes to recommending the best excursions. They can also arrange airport Shuttle for you which only costs 5 euro. Big Apple has only few minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Basilica... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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 April 30, 2015

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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