Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul Reviews
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Nice atmosphere but be careful while paying, the Greek guy at the reception usually tries to charge you more
Excellent location close to the tram, Tunnel and ferry port. Staff was very friendly and breakfast good. Decided to go back there when I'm again in Istanbul before finishing the trip.
You get what you pay for at Bada Bing. It is well located in the heart of Istanbul, and all the main attractions are within walking distance. It is right near the wharfs, where from you can catch a ferry to the Asian side. The included breakfast is a huge plus, and not too bad considering the low price of the hostel. The major downsides are the showers, which were in a state of disrepair, and the absence of wifi in the bedrooms. But then again, if you are staying in hostels you don't expect much
Well located, really helpfull staff and good atmosphere (made many friends to hang out). I stayed there during low season and I could feel the maintenance of the building was quite poor. The first day I woke up a bit late and shower was pretty cold, but was hot the rest of the days. It was cold outside, but heating was really good. It has a kitchen and breakfast included.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Loved Ahmed and Alex at the front desk - lovely, helpful people! Would have liked it if the dorm rooms were as clean as the lovely, spa-like bathrooms! Glad there was a common computer on the first floor - very useful. Breakfast together was fun - enjoyed the Turkish tea, aka "Chai."
Bada Bing was a great hostel to stay at! Alex was extremely helpful in recommending places to eat and explore, as well as friendly and courteous, offering me tea when my throat was sore and taking my bag to my room when I wasn't feeling well. It is well located, only a short walk to the Grand Bazaar and Spice Markets while surrounded by shops and great places to eat. I would definitely stay here again!
They need to update their directions. They state that travelers need to turn left "across from the Suzuki shop." This creates confustion as there is no suzuki shop. I ended up getting lost on my way there.
I cannot rate this hostel high enough. There was such a good atmosphere with both the staff and the guests, great breakfast (can choose from different options), comfy beds, super clean bathrooms, good location (close to many atms, restaurants and a supermarket). The staff were super friendly and were more than happy to help (over a cup of Turkish coffee they made) and always just down for a general chat too.
Awesome time in BadaBing. The staff helped me with everything that I needed. They helped me to plan my trip to Cappadocia, and book my baloon flight. Very friendly staff and a calm place to stay. Just a few minutes walking from the spice bazaar.