I will be in Istanbul for 4 days next July. I currently have a hotel, which is refundable, booked at this location: Kumbaraci Yokusu No 66, Istanbul 34435, Turkey.
However, friends of mine who will be there a week before told us about an accommodation that they are using which is significantly less expensive and located in Karaköy: Şimal Sokak, Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34200, Turkey
According to google maps, it is about a 20 minutes walk. I am just wondering if there is a certain advantage of one location over the other. The latter has a beautiful view of the river and is $400 cheaper for the duration of our stay.
Any information you have is much appreciated.