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Bada Bing Hostel

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Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:6 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hostel in Istanbul. It is very close to the Istanbul Modern art museum which is fantastic. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area also. The tram and ferry are close by, making it easy to get to the old town or to other areas of the city. There is a bar upstairs for guests... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the Bada ing Hostel for a few nights in mid March. Very easy to find from the Airports right next to the tram line. On arrival you meet Volkan who owns the joint and he sits you down and offers you a drink and goes through the whole city with you and gives... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is good, not that so far away from the center center or tourist spots. Good wifi connection even in room ! everywhere is clean, tidy and decent !! Reception and other staff are also very helpful and nice and even give you so much advice for visiting Istanbul ! There is the advice of turkish bath, about 70... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you take the first step in this amazing city you become overwhelmed by it`s size and its wonders. But being away from home, one needs the comfort of a nice atmosphere, Vulkan gave that to us. With his wisdom he helped us explore the most hidden places in the city and with his jokes he let us to get... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stayed in both a single (shared bathroom) room and a 2 bed (ensuite) apartment at Bada Bing (both alone and with friends). The facilities are very clean, better than average for a hostel. Bada Bing is easy to get to via public trans from the airport (just follow the instructions that are emailed). It's about 5 minutes' walk from... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Brilliant hostel, one of the best i have stayed at. Really cheap and great location. The staff was extremely helpful, especially Vulcan, gave us really good recommendations on what to do and where to eat. Rooms and toilets are spacious and very clean and they have a nice common area where we were able to chat with others as well.... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The hardest hostel to find EVER! Tucked away, way off the beaten path, not visible from the roads or from any other locations. Took me and my friends HOURS to find. We got lost, cried in a Starbucks, and asked a local to use his phone to call our hostel. They sent someone out to find us but it took... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a very bad hostel. I have travelled the world and stayed in many different hostels. Bada Bing in Istanbul was one of the worst. Cleanliness is very poor. The cleaning ladies smoke as they "make" your breakfast. Which is not good. The toilets are dirty. And the bed sheets do not stay on the bed, so you sleep... More 

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Pordenone, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Rarely do I write negative reviews as I am quite an easy going traveller with basic needs. However, Bada Bing did not meet my expectations whatsoever. We stayed in a private room with a private bathroom. Negatives: - Cleanliness: although the room was overall quite clean, the bathroom was very dirty. I used the communal bathroom (in the main building... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

When looking for a hostel in Istanbul, here are the reasons why this one is ok: 1) It's a good location- only 10 to 15 minutes from the Galata tower. 2) The private rooms are spacious with a good shower and air conditioning. However, if you expect any more from your stay at this hostel, then it isn't the place... More 

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