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%


    The Wonderful City of Istanbul

    Everywhere I visit, I ask myself if I can or would consider living there. As for Istanbul, the answer is definitely YES! Lovely city. The food is out of this world and everything taste natural as suppose it should. If you have a sweet tooth, watch out. So many sweet temptations. Be careful and vigilante. The same case for a highly touristic city. Walk, Eat, Explore and Eat again!

  • 80%



    I was amazed by Istanbul, so many things to see, I basically wanted to stay 3-4 days, I ended up staying 10 days.

    Insider Tip:Go to the Egyptian Bazaar, that's the cheapest.

  • 50%


    bada yabba dabba doo

    this place was great. easy to get to from airport. its location between to metro stops is awesome. walking distance from everything. so many places to eat and in a very safe neighborhood.

    Insider Tip:be considerate of the people in room dont be so damn noisy

  • 80%


    Istanbul, October 2015

    I personally loved Istanbul, and still don't understand why I never went there before! From a historical and cultural point of view, the city is fascinating and definitely worth the trip. Honestly, I would place it in the top cities to visit in Europe, along with the likes of Rome, Paris or London. The city is clean, safe, public transportation is quite good (although traffic can be really bad), and I found Turcs to be super friendly and helpful so never hesitate to ask for advice or directions.

    Insider Tip:I would definitely recommend a minimum stay of 3-4 days, a weekend is not enough in my opinion. This allows you to visit some of the main attractions (Haga Sophia especially) on a week day, when the queues are smaller. It can be a little expensive, especially for budget travellers, but I also recommend to book a private guide for a day as many sites have little explanation and guide books are usually quite succint. In general, just take the time to wander around in the different parts of the town!

  • 100%



    The two of us stayed in private room, which we were very happy with. It was clean, spacious, nicely decorated, and only about 5 steps from the main building. The location is perfect, we walked easily everywhere we wanted to go. The staff at Cheers are super helpful and friendly, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Overall, we were really happy with our choice to stay at Cheers. We would totally stay here again if we ever return to Istanbul.

    Insider Tip:One day, take the Ferry Boat (only about 4 Lira) to the Asian side of the city. Everything is just as good of quality at a fraction of the price.

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