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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel - Istanbul

2 star Hostel Istanbul

Cankurtaran Mah. Akbyk Cad. Bayram Frn Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet - Istanbul

Price starting from TRY 242.28
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Enjoying a fabulous central location, the Big Apple Hostel & Hotel in Istanbul is the best choice for seeing the city without spending a fortune. This hostel offers great value accommodation in the Old Town of Istanbul, within walking distance of all the major tourist highlights such as the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Spice Bazaar, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque.

A super-friendly and youthful staff are ready and waiting to assist you with your accommodation needs 24 hours a day. Offering free parking, cozy beds, warm hospitality, translation services, and onsite dining, this fun hostel is the perfect place for relaxing with friends old and new.

Catch up with the family back home courtesy of free wired and wireless Internet access, or make use of the telephone and fax facilities. Istanbul is a unique city, and you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic sea view from the terrace or from the roof of the 6-floor hostel, where breakfast satisfies the heartiest of appetites.

Pets are not permitted at the hostel.

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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 18 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

nice guys, clean rooms, perfect position, nice roof terrace for breakfast, good pr...

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Breakfast at Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Hostel Facilities at Big Apple

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Barbecue
  • Private ski bus
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 90 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Big Apple Hostel & Hotel is also known as

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8.5

Clean

8.8

Location

8.2

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

8.6

Service

Big Apple Hostel reviews

7.6 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

The room we initially booked just had a very small window to some funnel (no daylight). We were able to switch rooms for additional €10,- per day which was OK. Location is great as Istanbul's most important places of interest are in walking distance or easily reachable by tramway. Breakfast was fully satisfying - except for the coffee. An espresso machine would be nice instead of the instant-coffee they offer. Overall the perfect place if you plan to spend a couple of days in down-town Istanbul.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

It was good. I enjoyed staying at this hostel. Staff and people staying there are nice. The terrace and lobby are the area you can meet new friends. The hostel is warm with heater and warm as its atmosphere. Restaurants are surrounding the hostel and convenient to many sight seeing places. The location is actually easy to find and you only need to ask around the people nearby, they will show you the way. Bed is comfy and room is clean. With hot shower at anytime. This hostel is just really warm.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

Great location, close to Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Topkapi Palace, etc...It is like in the heart of the old city but the hostel location remain in a quiet and safe zone. We like the service there, their staff is friendly and nice, thanks Ridvan and Mehmet!! Bed and room are clean. Hot shower and heater was on. Breakfast was included and I didn't skip it, it has many variety of food choices. We travel in other cities in Turkey and their breakfast is definitely the best one. Very nice terrace too. Overall very nice stay and I would come back to stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

Big Apple Hostel is situated just a few minutes walk from Sultanahmet square. The street has beautiful little shops on it, being so close to the centre of the tourist life, it is still quiet and cosy. At night you can go admire Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque all lit up, but also take a stroll into the neighourhood to discover alleys with pubs and restaurants. Servis at the hotel is very helpful,

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

We had a fantastic stay at Big Apple Hostel The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. They provided great recommendations and were very helpful with transportation. I would highly recommed

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

hostel was phenomenal. It is a beautiful old building, but all the facilities have been updated. The showers were hot and had great pressure, which is particularly welcome after staying in so many hostels with poor showers. The staff were kind and very helpful. The rooms were very clean. I loved it here yogurt, fruit, museli, brown bread, jams etc and good coffee, even several sorts of delish cake...all to be eaten while gazing at the Marmaris Sea...what coukld be beter .

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

ıt was excellent! The room was very tidy and every day our towels had changed. The breakfast was enormous and yummy, especcially the cherry juice, Il liked it very much! On the very first night there was a great party at the terrace. I reccomend..

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Turkey

Stayed here for just 1 night in a dorm room. Goog value, considering the great location. Red one, the guy on reception was super friendly. The room was comfortable and clean. Good value for a dorm room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

When we went to Istanbul we wanted to go to more expensive hotel but one of our friends recommend us this hotel .. We found there very clean rooms and quiet We had a friendly relation with personals of hotel specially Mr. memochan This hotel is in very good place of Istanbul that you can go to anywhere easily.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

Staying at big apple Hostel was by far the most enjoyable hostel experience I've had so far. The hostel is very warm and welcoming, and is also extremely clean. The staff is incredible- they went out of their way to make sure I had the best travel experience possible. Everyone speaks English and is willing to help in any way they can, from recommending places to eat to providing directions and helping to plan out sightseeing. Great location, very friendly and social hostel without being loud. thanks alot redvan and memochan

2.7
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My son and I were finishing a 10-day trip to Turkey in Istanbul. We were tired and ready to go home. Take my comments with this in mind, but: This was a very expensive stay at a sub average hostel. It was the most we paid for accommodations and was by far the worst hotel experience we had. The room was tiny. The bathroom was miniscule. There were bugs in the bathroom. The window opened to a brick wall. The amenities were barely adequate. The walls were paper thin and we could hear everything. The cable TV was intermittent and did not have any English channels (no BBC). The only real benefit, and probably the reason it was so expensive, is that is very close to the Blue Mosque and Ayasofia.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

It is really nice hostel in the heart of the city! The staff is really nice and friendly! If I am going back to Istanbul, I will definitely stay at the same hostel again!

7.8 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

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10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

1.9
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

7.7 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

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Room Details

Big Apple Hostel & Hotel has 9 guest rooms. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with digital channels. Business travelers will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes during their Sultanahmet visit. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, slippers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

Distances from Hostel Big Apple

Mosaic Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Sultanahmet Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Blue Mosque - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arasta Bazaar - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
German Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The Million Stone - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Serpentine Column - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Gulhane Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Hippodrome - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sogukcesme Sokagi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Big Apple Hostel & Hotel is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

  • Private ski bus
  • Free parking