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Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul Reviews

Kemeralti Caddesi, Arapoglan, Serce Sokagi no 6, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

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91%

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1363 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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63%

Location was good- 20 min walking to Sultanahemet, Taksim and 5 min walk for ferry to Asian side. We were disappointed by the facilities and the atmosphere. Hostel 'bar' charges 2x the price of beer and doesn't let you bring your own alcohol into the hostel. 10 bed dorm only had 3 outlets, so you couldn't charge your phone overnight most of the time. Club next door gets REALLY loud on Friday nights, so it's impossible to sleep until 2-3 am.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your stay! Yes drinks are cheaper at the supermarket! I'm sure they also provide you with a social and laid back atmosphere, free wi-fi and a beautiful rooftop patio.

89%

Nice and clean hostel, good setting, friendly staff. Only criticism would be that the cleaners made beds that were still in use every day and moved things around or binned things, this meant my bag for liquids on the plane was binned and the cleaner put a shirt they found on someone else's bed in my bag, which I only realised after she had left. Not a big problem, but slightly annoying.

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

We had a small problem with the staff of house keeping. She arrived to our room and if we were inside, she did not clean. So, we spent 3 or 4 nights in a room with no cleaning service. We talked to the staff at reception and when they asked the girl to come to our room and clean, she was very upset and cleaned in the worst way she could. On the other hand, people in the reception were helpful, very kind and friendly. They provide you all the information you need to make an amazing trip.


100%

Badabing Hostel was awesome. It's in a central location, very comfortable and the wifi works well. The staff is friendly, and the rooftop bar is great. I would definitely recommend it.

  • 24th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Pretty cramped room. However, the hostel is centrally located and is air conditioned.


100%

I stayed for only one night and was so tired so didn't hang around the social area much but seemed like good atmosphere. The owner is a very gregarious guy, he seems to make the place a really social place. I was in a private room which was more like a hotel room with the facilities.


100%

Everything was great about this hostel- great location (close to Sultanahmed and at the same time situated in a not so touristic, hip district of Istanbul), clean and nice area, very friendly and helpful staff, roof top terrace with a bar that makes it easy to meet other people. On top of all of this, there is Soner who works at the reception and runs Bada Bing's travel agency - his help in getting tickets to the Greek Islands (we did it at the very last moment) really saved the rest of our trip


97%

Great staff!


100%

We highly recommend the hostel. The location is perfect, the place is great and the staff very friendly and helpful. We took a double private room and was excellent, beyond our expectations. We also took a "blue" cruise on the Mediterranean sea through the Hostel Travel Agency and was very well organized by Mr. Soner, to whom we must say thank you so much !! It was an amazing experience with a great deal of cost benefit. By all means, Bada Bing is 100%.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Great location. Close to most of the most important things. If something is not close, just ask Soner and he'll find a way to make your stay in Istanbul better.


100%

Bada Bing Hostel was amazing. Great location, close enough to walk to the old area to see the usual tourist sights, and close to Istiklal Avenue, the main shopping street in the newer area of the city. Best part of the hostel, the staff. They are all so helpful and welcoming. Soner is a straight up boss. The dude works like an animal, seems like he barely slept. He did so much for us to make our stay incredible. Definitely do the tour to Cappadoccia and the hot air balloon ride, so worth it.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

We had a great stay at Bada Bing. Both Volkan and Soner were very welcoming and full of good information. Nothing was too much trouble. The dorms were spacious, clean and secure. The bathrooms were cleaned thoroughly each day. The rooftop terrace was a bit of fun and a great place to mingle with other tourists. Kitchen was basic but more than adequate for cooking simple meals. Location was ideal. We will definitely be back when we return to Istanbul!


100%

Great Hostel. great staff and in a great location, rooftop terrace is great for a hangout and meeting fellow travellers as well as the staff going well out of their way to ensure you have a great stay in Istanbul. Only suggestions i could make were a few more power outlets in the room to charge your devices and somehow quietening down the beds a tiny bit. other than that amazing hostel and highly recommended.


100%

Lovely staff. Great location and facilities. Top recommendation!!


100%

Best place so far on our OE Trip!! Very helpful, funny and loving workers. Wicked place to meet people!! When I go back to Istanbul I will stay hear again for sure


100%

Best hostel in Istanbul. Super laid back atmosphere, friendly staff and clean facilities. Hostel is located near everything worth seeing on the European side, and there is a really cheap ferry to the Asian side only a few blocks away. This hostel has a really chill rooftop bar, great place to grab drinks and socialize before going out for dinner or other nightlife. The rooms are pretty quiet and I was able to get a good nights rest when I had an early morning. Definitely good value.


100%

I had such a great stay at Bada Bing! Location was amazing, Volkan, Sonar and the rest of the staff were so welcoming and helpful, and the rooftop was so much fun! I booked a cappadocia and pamukkale tour through the Bada bing travel agency and sonar made up the perfect itinerary with everything I wanted to see. All in all, best place to stay in Istanbul!

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

- No proper direction to location - No guidance for direction

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your stay! I think you confused us with another hostel. Because every one of our guests receives an e-mail from us with proper directions and a walk maps to find us. We are also steps away from the tram road. Bada Bing is one of the easiest hostels to find,if not the easiest!

100%

Bada Bing Hostel is located at a great location. In Karakoy, the perfect located neighbourhood full of trendy bars and restaurants. The Hostesl iteslf is at the end of small cozy dead end street. The security is great ( double card locked doors), the staff is great and very helpfull!

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The hostel is good for the money. Rooms are clean, friendly staff, nice terrace. Wahid and Samed, thank you for all your help! Overall, a great stay!


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