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Sinanpasa mahallesi Ilhan sokak no:21, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey

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18 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Was a great location, we stayed in the basement room which we were told aboutin advance so were expecting the darkness of a basement. Was incredibly musty and damp. We emptiedthe dehumidifier of 2L of water a day. All of this was OK for us because it was so cheap but ifyou have breathing issues it is probably not the best place. Also there were usedcondom wrappers under the bed. But for the price it was great. And nice friendly staff.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Teşekkürler Şahan Hanım.

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Koray bey biz teşekkür ederiz . Bir dahaki sefere uğrarsanız , daha iyi koşullarda ağırlamak isteriz sizi.


I was attending a conference in a nearby University. The location was excellent for my purposes. The surrounding Besiktas neigbourhood was lively in the evenings with plenty of restaurants and some shopping opportunities too. A roofterrace with Bosphorus view was nice bonus.

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It was a pleasing hosting for us to meet with Olli and his friends.Thanks to him as well as the conference held in Bahcesehir University that enables to meet each other :)


Very helpful staff, excellent location and ideal if you want to experience a classical Istanbul house with a terrace.

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It was very easy and simple for us to host Mr Fatih.He likes to stay in simple and cosy style with a great easygoing approaching. He is also so gracious to invite me a dinner at the terrace :) We would be happy to host him at his every Istanbul visits,really .


We really enjoyed our stay. The area is not far from the city centre by public transport,you can get to Sultanahmed district very quickly without being surrounded just by tourist. Besiktas has a great atmosphere at all times. You can taste the real Istanbul. Sahan, the owner, was very helpful and attentive. She helps in every way she can. She also let us stay extra hours in the hostel because our plane was leaving late. Facilities are also very good and the roof terrace is great!

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I believe that Maria and Enrico had really great time in Turkey , by visiting Cappadoccia and Istanbul . We were so lucky to be chosen by this lovely Spanish couple. Thanks to them having such a nice time at our sweet terrace altogether . Saludos y besos :)


Great place to stay. Just a short bus stop outside the main touristy areas. Having a kitchen was great, especially being beside the fish market. DIning on the roof terrace and looking over Istanbul was special. This place is the perfect place for people to stay who are looking to stay in Istanbul without being surrounded by tourists. It is ideal for people who wish to cook a little bit themselves and who wish to feel like they are living in Istanbul. A big thank you to Sahan.

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Although we talked a little bit at the front door when they came to the gyesthouse , I was impressed by their positive energy and lively approach . For me , they are easygoing , open -minded and charming couple which makes our business easily with joy.. James , our gates are all wiedely open to you whenever you want.May be , the next time we may spend more time together such as having some drink or dinner at our sweet terrace. My warm regards to Dublin, Şahan


Awesome guesthouse pretty close to the centre of everything in Istanbul. Biggest transport hubs are just a little walk away. Clean, pretty and sunny rooms, historical area, the most helpful staff. Best choice to feel a real Istanbul life.

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Anton and his fiance are positive , sincere and a lovely couple .It was a pleasure for me to meet up in Istanbul. We'd love to host them whenever they visit Istanbul.


Located in the heart of Besiktas, yet a quiet, and lovely place, where we felt at home soon in big Istanbul. Thanks to our host Sahan!


I had such a great stay at the Besiktas guesthouse! An extra plus for the personal contact with the staff, they were very very helpful!

  • 5th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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