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“Very nice hostel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bada Bing Hostel

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Bada Bing Hostel
Ranked #78 of 1,174 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Close to both the nightlife, shopping places and historical monuments, Bada Bing hostel is not only very well situated but also has very knowledgeable helpful and nice staff, who will always be ready to give you tips on what to do, where to eat and how to get there !
A great stay, I highly recommend it !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Sylvain R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

A great place friendly and comfy the place to b if u want an affordable yet cosy place to stay in istanbul close to the historical part nt too far from the modern part taksim street is like 5 min away surrounded by restorants shops and pub loved the location

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank cynthia147
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Trnava, Slovakia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ihave been in istanbul with my friends for 3 day and we were accommodated in hostel Bada bing. It was very nice place with very helpfull stuf. On the top of building is s rest room , very comfortable, for relax, talking with friends, cooking,... The location of this hostel is near to the center and to sightseeng, so you dont need to use public transport so much.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kak k
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

badabing hostel is located right next to the harbour in a lovely neighborhood.The rooms are really nice.always clean and cheap with 10 euro per night.There is nothing to complain about. The stuff is extremly friendly .They will always try to help you and give you good tips for sight seeing etc.You can talk to them when ever you want because they all can speak english very well and the hostel is open 24hours.It was also fun to talk with them to share different point of views in culture.You will learn some turkish words and get to know turkey and istanbul from a personal point of view.There is no problem when you come really late back at home.if you want to relax you can drink a beer at the terrasse or enjoy a good breakfast in the sun. Its also possible to cook in the kitchen for example a fresh fish from the nearby market.from badabing its not far away to the galata quarter which is such a wonderful neighborhood with its tiny roads and houses.All in all it was great to stay here and we would always come back.peace the 104boys from berlin

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 104boys
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

I have been at Bada Bing Hostel with my friends for 3 days and we really liked the atmosphere. The staff was so helpful and the suggestions was so reliable. And the location of the hostel is perfect. you can go every touristic site by walking just in 15 minus. Totally recommended.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank mervecik
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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Pros:
Good, cheap hostel (only $10 a night, at cheapest) that is still close to attractions. Short walk to the bridge that leads to Sultahnamet, where most travellers will spend most of their time.
Front desk spoke good English and were helpful
Lockers had plenty of space
Roof was nice
Bathrooms and showers were surprisingly nice

So-so:
Breakfast was interesting, but a bit meh.
Wifi was a bit slow, but OK

Cons:
10% charge if you pay by credit card. Make sure you exchange enough cash before you get there!
Beds made banging noises if you shifted around (hard to explain, but trust me)
Some beds had awkward gaps between edge of bed and wall. Top bunk beds had no railings or protection from falling off
2 outlets for 8 person dorm. Bring a power strip.
Towel, soap, locks for lockers not provided (though you can rent towels)
Not too much located right next to hostel. 10 minute walk to bridge or metro

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A C
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Abuja, Nigeria
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

i stayed here for 4 nights, my experience was incredible, the staff were very helpful and had great countenance through out my stay, one f them even carried my bags for me after check out while he helped me hail a taxi to the Ataturk Airport. I felt at home. excellent location, very friendly staff, neat hostel environment.

Room Tip: female dormitory was nice and clean
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Ekpemi E
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Property: Bada Bing Hostel
Address: Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:11 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Karakoy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 1,174 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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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