Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul Reviews
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COLD SHOWERS, they said "earlier is better", at 8:30 am were still cold. plugs in a 10 bed Dorm, BAD WIFI in all 4 floors. Most LOCKERS were BROKEN so useless to leave valuable stuff in them. My room door was broken and took them 4 days to fix it, it was next to the bathroom so since we couldn't shut it light and noise was constant, impossible to have a good night sleep. FREE BREAKFAST is good though, and stuff is okey. Hostel absolutely overrated!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good place to stay but some staff need training. For example asked in kitchen to get glass of water but was told "No, kitchen is closed." Also common room closed soon after midnight. Not what I expect from a hostel.
BADABING has a fantastic location !!! It's a walk away from the tram stations, markets, mosques, ferry port, etc and the neighbourhood seemed to be quite safe. There's wifi throughout the hostel and the very top floor is an awesome place to chill out or have a few drinks with fellow travellers. My only concern was that the shared washroom on the second floor was half flooded for a couple days ... But then it was all cleaned up and fixed before I left so props to you BADABING !!!
Excellent hostel. Met a lot of fantastic people and the people working were very helpful with everything. Breakfast ended a bit early (8a - 10a) and the shower was often Luke warm in the morning. Bar was closed but they allowed us to BYOB. The lounge terrace area was comfortable and a great place to chill and meet people. Its also very close to the Galata tower and Isikal street. Old town is very easy to get to as well. Happy with my stay here.
Loved the place! Alex and His staff are knowledgable and helped out to make my stay enjoyable. I will be back!
Great Hostel: Great location, great athmosphear, great breakfast, rooms are nice, its close to bars, supermarkets, cafes
Perfect location for going out at night as well walking distance to everything you would want to see. Breakfast is amazing and you have many options to pick from. Shower and toilets clean as well. Worth the money for sure.
Had a great time at bada bing. Booked or 4 nights then extended for 8. Shower heads were busted on arrival but were quickly fixed. Super helpful staff, organized pub crawls, good tips on where to go. Would stay again.
The best hostel in Istanbul. Alex, the owner, is great - the atmosphere is great - and they even have a cook for you for breakfast. If you come to Istanbul, this is the hostel to stay in, no doubt, for a good atmosphere, or to relax, or to meet people and go out. The location is outstanding in a great district that makes you feel like you are at home!
Wonderful service as on my previous visit; me and a friend of mine booked 2 beds in a female dormitory but got upgraded to a double room with shared bathroom. Room was small but clean and with new furniture. Bathrooms were also acceptable in hostel category.
The staff are super friendly and capable, more than willing to help you out. My first night they talked down the taxi price for me. The facilities are nice, with a great rooftop. The location is great for going to clubs at night too. All in all really happy I stayed here.
We are very happy with our stay at Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul! Twice we arrived after midnight, but that was never a problem, and we were welcomed by the friendly staff on both occasions with beverages and a feeling of relaxed satisfaction. All of our questions and requests have been met with confidence and professionalism. Food is excellent and the complimentary breakfast is made fresh from a choice of western or local flavor dishes. Bada effing Bing!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
It is a great value and very close to the Galata Bridge, Tower; the pier with commuter ferries going everywhere and shops. If you need an outdoor store like I did, you have about 20 to choose from within a few blocks with great selections. A decent hot breakfast of fr toast, eggs, pancakes or vegs. A little hard to find at first, but the hostel sends you their own email that helps with that. The staff helps if you need to find specific, like a tailor. Grea coffeeshops within a few blocks, too.
Bada Bing is a very nice hostel. Location is great. Staff is very friendly. The only thing that could be better is cleanliness. Our room was full of dust. Also the shower didn't work properly. But we had a very nice stay, and we would definitely go back. Also because of the friendly staff!
From this hostel it is a slight walk across the Galata bridge to see the main sights but we found this a positive thing as it encouraged us to explore a wider area. There are some very nice cafes/dessert bars/restaurants just a few streets from the hostel towards the Tophane area. The breakfast offerings were tasty and made to order. But there was only one working shower on our floor and cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms could be improved.
The hostel is a good value for Istanbul and is the closest to the tram to the old city. The staff was amazing, with directions, suggestions, and going above and beyond for people Alex and the gang were really positive, The breakfast was good with 4 choices. Second time I stayed here, due to staff, cleanliness and location. They could have some hooks in the bathrooms, but that could be said for most hostels, but were clean and was nice to have individual stalls for showers
The carpets were really disgusting and made the whole place seem rather dirty. The showers were not very good, in my opinion. In one of the showers, the shower head was broken and was never repaired, so there was literally just a plastic tube instead, that would sometimes accidentally spray other people in the bathroom. The other shower was unfortunately not much better. On a positive note, though, the free breakfast was probably the best I've had!
The hostel is pretty well located and quite easy to get to. It's close to Taksim Square and a 20-30 min walk (10 min tram ride) from the older/more historic part is Istanbul. It's a great base if you're going to spending most of your time out and about exploring Istanbul.
Was not clean, betwen and under beds you could find a lot of rubbish . Staff was very imcompetence, she mistake my room and she even didnt know that was a bus to airport near by. I am very flex but this was the worse. The sheetd in the bed were old and the blankets look like were not clean after use. Is near to a disco