Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul Reviews
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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
Between the great location & amazing staff, Bada Bing was the perfect spot for my Istanbul stay. The rooftop terrace/bar is great for socialising, the lockers are massive/secure, & the bathrooms were well maintained at all times. The helpful staff are truly brilliant & make this place what it is - someone was always on hand to offer sightseeing/outing suggestions, & Alex went above & beyond in organising a trip to Cappadocia for me (highly recommended!). Couldn't have asked for better!
The staff here are of the highest qualitty and really made my stay worth while! They were friendly and helpful and always around to improve my stay!
Bada Bing was an excellent way to kick off my gap year travels. Lovely environment, the rooftop bar is really chilled and you can get a cracking sandwich! I showers are clean and wifi works pretty much everywhere. The staff are super friendly, Alex was even able to arrange an onward trip for one of the girls I met there. Alex, Omud and the rest of the guys are really laid back and fun to be around. Upon my inevitable return to Istanbul I know where my first stop will be!
Great place to stay. Had fun and a really good time there =)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
What a AMAZING hostel. One of my favorites. The common room upstairs was a great place to make fast friends easily. The food was also great! The next time in in Turkey I will definitely stay here.
I've stayed at several hostels in Istanbul, and this one is bar far the best, both in terms of it's facilities and atmosphere. It's clean and it has a bomb breakfast. Alex, who works up front, is the freaking man and takes the time to make your stay a good one
This is a clean, comfortable hostel excellently located between New and Old City and ferries to the Asia side and the Princes' Islands. I easily met other welcoming travelers here. There is an included breakfast (not five stars, but tasty and will do the trick to fuel your day of sightseeing). The staff will help you plan your day and transportation. Be forewarned, mosquitos can be bad if you keep your window open, so keep it closed. When I return to Istanbul, I will be coming back to Bada Bing!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great hostel, lovely staff. My only complaint is that there are so many big Groups so being a solo traveller is difficult. They actually made a mistake with my booking but well and truly went out of their way to fix the issue-.Clean comfy.
Hostel staff were great and took or directed us to some great nights out, rooms and showers were all in good condition, and reception were happy to help with getting all 8 of us into the same room despite being under 3 separate bookings
The location of bada bing a big plus. All the major places to see are very close by.The hostel is pretty clean. Also Alex was very helpful to us especially in finding hostel in capadocia and getting us cabs early morning ..Just the right place to stay either going alone or in a group !!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great upstairs common area with good selection for dinner at good rates. Also good breakfast choices included if ur up in time. Staff helpful with info and cleaned every day. Only problem is too many Australians
Everything was great. Alex even helped me do an important teleconference by loaning me his computer and downloading Skype
Bada bing is the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The location is great, easy to get everywhere. The rooms at spacious and the beds comfortable. The free breakfast in the morning has a great variety of choice. But most of all the staff make the hostel amazing. Every one of them is friendly and eager to help in any way they can. I can highly recommend this place to any travellers. You won't be disappointed
The staff here was really friendly and hung out with all the guests. the free breakfast was awesome and the paid meals there are even better. The hostels in a really great area, in between taxim and the old town, everything is walking distance. Really great hostel, definitely going to stay here again!! Alex is a champ!
This was the most enjoyable hostel we have been in in our whole 4 month trip in Europe, from comfy beds, Spacious warm GOOD showers, great Wifi, a roof top terrace to relax in the sun, a nice bar, lounge area to sit and relax, Centrally located to tram stop, easy walk to grand bazaar palace. Staff are so friendly and fun, went out of their way to show us a Great time, took us out on a pub crawl to local bars, always up to have a laugh, muck around and tell us all about istanbul