This hostel got very good reviews...well it is a nice place to stay, but nothing more.
Location wise it is excellent, walking distance to Sulthanamet, and Taksim. And if you don't want to walk, you can always take the tram.
Dorm itself is ok, nice, big locker under the bunks. Showers and toilets are ok, but there is always a lack of toiletpaper. Cleaning lady is not really well motivated: caught her smoking in my dorm and heard from another gay that she was sleeping on one of the beds in another dorm...
Rooftop terrace is ok, Denize ( the girl behind the bar) was always friendly and in for a chat, unfortunately she quitted her job.
Anyway, the location of the hostel is good, but according to the reviews it makes you think why this one has such an high rating...are the other ones really that bad?
On the other hand, if i ever come back to istanbul, then this hostel is definitely on the list.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bada Bing Hotel Istanbul