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Bada Bing Hostel
Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:6 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #89 of 850 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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“Lovely Friendly People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

Volkan (literally means volcano!!) and Jaime (American) are wonderful. They will help you with everything you need on your trip to Istanbul and will make you feel completely at home. They know the city like the back of their hand, but they also really understand other cultures and can help you make that link. Everything is brand new and clean too!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 June 8, 2011

My boyfriend and I took a chance and booked at this budget-friendly hostel. It's in a great location (right between Sultanhamet and Taksim) so it's easy to walk to all the major sites without staying in a crowded/ expensive/ tourist area. The hostel is brand new - everything is clean and well thought-out... secure and soundproof rooms with new beds and linen. Volkan, the owner is genuinely hospitable. The breakfast is great. if you want good value for money & to avoid the tourist traps.. I highly recommend Bada Bing.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Was in Istanbul for several days. Hate dragging all my stuff with me every time I go out just to be safe.. No worries at Bada Bing -- it's really secure -- big steel door -- and I loved the lock boxes in the rooms.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:6 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 850 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bada Bing's neighborhood is an up-and-coming area that gives travelers the best of both worlds: a central location that inspires effortless travel to Istanbul’s most worthy destinations. Its strategic locale is within walking distance of the real, modern, buzzing district of Taksim, and the awe-inspiring historical district of Sultanahmet. But if you want to sleep away from the overwhelm of Taksim’s nightlife and Sultanahmet’s hiked-up tourist prices, Bada Bing’s neighborhood is right for you. Wherever you choose to go on a given day, your journey will start in the heart of Istanbul. ... more   less 
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Bada Bing Hotel Istanbul

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