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Hotel Balo

Huseyinaga mah. Topcekenler Mah. No:22 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 344535, Turkey
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Ranked #445 of 872 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

The Balo hotel is perfectly fine for a short stay and would only recommend it to either the very young or the young at heart. The very loud music in the bars literally next door goes on until at least 5 am. I went there to party so was not a problem for me, but on my 3rd night I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It was clean and nice hotel, nice location; just 15 minutes walk from Taksim Square and 2 minutes from istiklal street and 2 minutes walk from bus station. Nice staff especially the lady and no big problem of sound around. I would like to stay there again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This hotel is located very close to the Istkilal street and Taksim square. But, the main problem is the noise around the place, tens of nightclubs and crowded street with youth who attend these activities. Sound can reach your room easily day or night (night is the worst). The breakfast is very basic, cheese, toast, tomato, cucumber, tea or instant... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

nice staff, and very helpful. the rooms are clean. the hotel is in the middle of the disco area, and quite cheap in comparison to other hotels in that district. the breakfast is good. a perfect place to stay for party vacations in istanbul.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hotel Balo is an extremely basic hotel apartment on Balo Street, a branch on Istiklal Street which is the most happening street in Istanbul. Balo Street offers loads of restaurants, pubs and clubs 5mins walking distance away. The room was small. We had barely any place to keep our suitcase. The toilet is quite small where you cannot take a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights. It is difficult to locate this hotel, which is situated in one of the many streets in Istikal Cd but it is also very close to where most of the action happens on Taksim Square. You have the best restaurants, bars, stores very close by. The rooms are quite small, but they are good... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I recommend this hotel only to the House music enthusiasts! Yes, the hotel is well maintained, clean and located in an area frequented by tourists, with many bars and shops! Low price of the room may justify Small size room and bathroom (no shower, squirting water everywhere on foot!). However, noise from the disco is so great that in the... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

My wife and I just spent 10 nights at the Balo Hotel in Istanbul. It was our first experience in Istanbul and we've never been regretful for preferring this hotel! The location of the hotel was spot on. Everything you could want to see is accessible from here. It was very close to dozens of excellent restaurants, shops and bars... More 

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