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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
Ranked #37 of 1,235 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 7, 2010

My family and I had a delightful stay. It was so convenient to go to places of interests due to its location. Service was excellent. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Management were helpful and went the extra mile. The physical layout helped me to exercise daily. The view from the breakfast area on the top blew my breath away. One could just sit for hours admiring the scenery.

Dennis, Malaysia

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2009

Great place to stay in a lovely part of Istanbul (Sultanahmet). The foyer is open 24 hrs with someone always about if there are any probs. There is free internet available as well.

The roof terrace (which provides breakfast in morning as well and cheap beer!) gives fantastic views over the water to the Asian side. The hostel is located 2 mins walk from Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia. Tram stop is 5 mins walk (easily accesible) with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

If went back to Istanbul, would definitely stay there again! Definitely a hidden gem!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 24, 2009

I arrived tired after walking too far and trying other nearby hostels that seemed to be way over priced for what they were offering. The staff here were friendly and welcoming, the rooms clean and i wasnt pressurised into taking tours or added services. The view from the roof terrace is wonderful, and a great place to have breakfast.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 6, 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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5  Thank dive87
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Reviewed November 17, 2009

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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5  Thank langelica
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Reviewed August 22, 2009

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Zerbinott
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Reviewed May 24, 2009

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled solo
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5  Thank Lilytravels
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 1,235 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $16 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Apple Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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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