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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed September 26, 2014

This hostel has an unbeatable location and was no doubt the best of its kind in the area. The rooftop terrace that overlooks the water is unreal, and their breakfast was a genuine highlight-- such a wonderful spread! (You have to try the string cheese). The best part about this hostel was the amazing staff. They were practically family by...

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Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private room and it was hotel quality. The bed was extremely comfortable, room was air conditioned and everything was very nice. It is located right near the blue mosque. There are also a number of restaurants and bars nearby. It is widely regarded that sultanahmet is quiet but we had several nights out near the hostel,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I booked this hostel based on trip advisor recommendation and its perfectly right, this is one of the best hostel I have ever stayed :-), super friendly staff, awesome location, excellent breakfast and nice view from roof top restaurant I strongly recommend this place for comfortable, super friendly stay

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Big apple was one of our favorite hotels on our trip! More modest like a hostel but incredibly friendly, good people, fun, laid back times. Pros: - Private rooms were small but clean and air conditioned. - Fun terrace roof eating and hangout area. - 3 blocks from Blue mosque, close to everything in Sultanahmet. - Outstanding breakfasts on the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Great location and friendly staff. Breakfast included was good and overlooked the bay. Stayed in a 6 bed room which was clean and had its own suite. I would definitely stay at this hostel again.

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed July 9, 2014

The day I checked in I was reeling with hunger and fatigue but the view from terrace and the free watermelon and cake served to me by Irma warmed me up. This hostel feels like family. Enver gifted me his Istanbulkart that enabled me to travel hassle free in Istanbul and Urr provided excellent company. Its very easy to mingle...

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet & Enver ı,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed in the Big Apple in June 2014 and I was very impressed with everything about the hostel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and could speak good English. I wasn't expecting a breakfast to be included, considering the price, but alas, one of the best buffet breakfasts I've ever seen was included! The rooms and bathrooms were...

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed in the 6-bed bunk which was quite comfy. The staff at the hostel were great, happy to chat and were helpful with getting to know the city. The breakfast is superb!!! The best place to hang out is on the roof where people are easy to meet. The location is great as you are only a 10 minute walk...

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stayed here recently with a group of friends. I have to say the hostel exceeded my expectations. From the moment we arrived, the staff were super friendly and welcoming. The room was great and bathroom clean (although it'll benefit from having additional toilets on the ground floor). I think one of the perks of the Big Apple is the roof...

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 4, 2014

I recently stayed here with a group of friends for 4 nights and I must say the Big Apple is the nicest hostel I have been too. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, the breakfast was amazing, and the rooms were cleaned regularly. If I go back to Istanbul, I will not think twice about staying in this hostel....

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mehmet b, Genel Müdür at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel, responded to this review

My dearest guest, I am Mehmet,the Manager of the hostel , I would like to thank you for your review about big apple hostel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments. we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in big apple hostel when you come back to Istanbul. Warm regards from Istanbul

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
By air - we have a 24 hour pick-up service. We can collect you from the Ataturk airport (Main Airport on the European side) for 30 € this cost is not only per person but for up to five people in total. Please meet at the Meeting Point pick up next to the information desk number 1. We will need to know your airline, flight number, arrival date and time. Please also specify if you are arriving at Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gocken airport. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $13 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Apple Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms are basic, but clean. Some rooms have a view if you stick your head out, you will have a view of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles 252nadera, Oct 4, 2015 | Read review
“101 14 bed mix was the best !!!”
 of 5 bubbles E4814OPjohnm, Jul 21, 2015 | Read review
“Ask to have a look at a couple of rooms before deciding.”
 of 5 bubbles Maggie0z, Dec 27, 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room on the first or second floor. Hotel has no lift and many stairs to the other floors. The staircase is narrow so if you have lots of luggage stay on a lower floor. It's no fun trying to log bags up those stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 537keziam, Oct 26, 2014 | Read review
“Private rooms are cheap and nice”
 of 5 bubbles KIDone123, Jul 21, 2014 | Read review
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