City Guide Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting Istanbul

The only city in the world built on two continents, Istanbul is a unique link between east and west, the perfect guarantee that your visit will be a memorable one.

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Istanbul City Reviews

  • 90%


    a great city to discover

    The weather was still warm. I couldnt believe it. So we could enjoy our time so well. I like their foods. Especially Manti.

    Insider Tip:Call hostel before you take a cab

  • 90%


    Istanbul is fabulous!

    Istanbul has so much to offer as a city. From the history and culture from the major attractions to the beautiful Bosphorus that allows you to be right by the water. The Spice and Grand Bazaar are also a great change of pace and allows you experience what the everyday hustle and bustle that is Istanbul!

  • 90%


    Istanbul, the Colorful "Bridge" between Europe and Asia

    A city of 14 million people, that shows it's great diversity in culture, religion, art, lifestyle and... food. Istanbul is a city that can fulfill the expectations of every traveler. Historical monuments of great significance, beautiful urban landscapes, interesting architecture (traditional and contemporary), many different ways to relax and have fun (from a traditional "hamam" to some of the hippest nightclubs of Europe), and of course the delicious and spicy Turkish cuisine.

    Insider Tip:When drinking Turkish tea, keep your spoon in the glass if you want more, or leave it beside it if you are done!

  • 100%



    Visited Istanbul during Thanksgiving holiday, since I wouldn't be home in America for a turkey dinner. Decided why not spend it in the country of Turkey instead! Was iffy about visiting at first because the media and what not, but I honestly felt very safe traveling alone through here. Amazing culture and people. A unique city and the only one that borders Europe and Asia. Ferry ride from European to Asian side and vice versa is simply amazing. 4 lira per trip.

    Insider Tip:Don't take the Bosphorous boat tour. Just take the ferry rides for 4 lira. Spice Market is more interesting than Grand Bazaar. Do visit local tea shops and drink cay tea. Do go up the Galata tower.

  • 80%


    Be careful.

    Although the majority of our stay was pleasant, this incident made it uneasy to speak with staff. Location is great as the area is not so noisy at night around the main attractions. The in house restaurant is delicious and should definitely be eaten at.

    Insider Tip:Don't touch the sliding shower screen door.

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