I stayed in the 8 bed female dorm. I have stayed in a number of hostels and is was by far the largest with massive lockers underneath the beds and a massive bathroom. There are 3 toilets and 2 showers in the same block which is shared by male & female but there are certain hours which is female only. There is ac &fan! The staff are exemely friendly, laidback and help give the place a really nice feel. Location is great .. Just a few minutes walk from galata bridge and 10 mins to main street. Seems to be younger type travellers here.. Mostly under 35 i think. There are pub crawls if you want and the staff seem to be happy to just have a chat and relax with you. The only issue was the wi-fi didn't work anywhere except the lobby. Also breakfast is just cereal and some dried fruits (but the food on the streets is so cheap anyway). Music is usually playing til about 12pm and people seem to be talking so don't expect to be sleeping too early.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bada Bing Hotel Istanbul