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Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul Reviews

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

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89%

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1025 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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66%

The hostel is close to a disco. In the weekend there is music until midnight-1am. The showers and the toilettes were not perfectly working (low pressure of the water and toilette our of order) and were a bit dirty some days. I don't consider it an hostel that should have 90% of ranking, maybe 70-75%. I was later also in another hostel in Istanbul and it seems to me that unfortunately the level here is a bit lower than other cities europewide

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Thank you for staying at Bada Bing Hostel. We had a problem related to our water boier but now it is fixed and working perfectly. And also we have two housekeepers cleaning the rooms and common areas twice a day. Looking forward to see you at our Hostel again.

89%

Not a bad place to stay. Was very very quiet when I was there


94%

I stayed for a week in Bada Bing. The location was very good, the 8-bed dorm room nice enough and the staff was great. Special thanks to the girls working in the hostel-restaurant (breakfast is also good and worth the money!) and to the guy who was mainly doing night-shifts, thanks for the great advice :) I would definately stay here again.


91%

The warmest welcome we've received from any hostel across Europe. The hospitality and family atmosphere was unbelievable and fantastic!! Definitely want to come back!


71%

The location of the hostel is fantastic, with lots of great cafes/restaurants around and within walking distance of everything. The staff was welcoming, and the facilities great, however when we stayed there a large group of High School students were also staying there. Shouting in the morning, pissing in the shower, blocking up the breakfast bar meant that we spent as little time in the hostel as possible. If these are the types of groups the hostel hosts, then I would not recommend it again.


100%

If you want to feel at home in Istambul and have a warm welcoming, then you have to stay at Bada Bing Hostel The guys working there are very nice and helpful, giving you all sort of information about Istanbul and Turkey. It has a wonderful position to visit most of Istambul attractions and the atmosphere in the hostel is amazing. The hostel is clean and has a wonderful terrace where you can relax chatting with other guests. I really enjoyng my staying there.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

It was really a good place with nice staff and people, located in a dead-end it is calm and nobodys passing by the street but the travelers of BADA BING. IT has a large place on the roof with confortable seats, bar, drink and food services. There is 2 bars at 25 meters just in the corner on the streets, good to finish the night, even if you drink until you have to crowl on the ground, theres is only 25 meters to your room :-D

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The staff were very happy, friendly and could not do enough to make you feel welcome. I would recommend this place to anyone!


94%

Great atmosphere, incredibly welcoming staff that will help you with anything. Also in a great location, within walking distance of Sultanahmet and also near the tram. Nearby Galata Bridge is where you can catch a Bosporus tour, and Galata tower and a good nightlife area is also very close. Clean, quiet rooms with large under-bed lockers for stuff. They sell padlocks at reception if you forgot yours, also! Overall great experience, would stay there again.


100%

Could not have stayed at a better place in Istanbul!


91%

It's a relatively new hostel, but of the few I've been to this one had by far the friendliest staff. Make sure to make it to their Saturday night pub crawl.


100%

Loved this place! Met some awesome people here and when I needed a refund on my last day within a 24 hr period they obliged. Also sweet location and great price of course! Staff was super friendly too.


80%

As good as any hostel in town. Manager, Ash, was extremely helpful in outlining places to go. He has great suggestions. Pretty good location, though a bit hard to find on the first try.


97%

Very friendly staff and a familiar atmosphere. I will come back!

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a really good time at Istanbul and Bada Bing Hostel. The staff is very cool and helpful. I definetly recommend this hostel to everyone. Although it is small, you have everything you need and more. GO!!!!! Rafa.

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff were very helpful and friendly


100%

Bada Bing hostel was the perfect place to stay: friendly stuff, nice rooms and well located to visit all of Istanbul's famous sights. We will come back...

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place, very friendly staff, convenient location in modern Istanbul, near Galata, Karaköy, Beyoğlu, Taksim, Istiklal caddesi, etc. It can be a bit noisy when there are parties on the rooftop, but if there are beds available at the lower floor, the staff may move your bed assignment to a more quiet room, more distant from the party ;-) I would definitely recommand this hostel to anyone looking for a place to stay in Istanbul.


83%

Really great staff who were always available and helpful. Nice bar/cafe and chill out area up stairs with a roof terrace. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm and it was really spacious and comfortable. Overall a great hostel! Would recommend it/


100%

A total delight to stay here. Never have I been to a hostel where the staff was so considerate, helpful and hospitable as here. The staff provides a lot of good tips for your stay in the city, and has made my total experience therefore richer. (they have booked me tickets for a euroleague basketball game for example) Its great value for money with delish morning breakfast! When I come back to Istanbul, it'll be to Bada Bing!

  • 17th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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