At about £30 a night each we got a double room at Big Apple. We used their shuttle service to collect us from the airport (he was waiting for us at the airport) and the friendly reception staff have been helpful for booking excursions.
The roof terrace is great for the breakfast in the mornings although the breakfast spread is ok but fairly unremarkable. Boiled eggs were the highlight.
The best thing about Big Apple is the location. It's a 5 min walk from The Blue Mosque and Sofia and maybe 15mins from The Bazar. It's not as lively as other hostels in the area but you can always drink in the others then retire back here. Thoroughly recommended.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Big Apple Hotel Istanbul