Directions to Big Apple Hostel & Hotel
Map & Directions
By air- we have a 24 hour airport pick up service. We can collect you from the ATATURK airport (Main Airport on the European side) for ( euro 30 ) please pay attention.... This cost is not only per person, but for up to 4 persons in total.(for more information contact us by Email) Please also specify if you are arriving at Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gocken airport. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive. We can also pick you up from the SABIHA GOKCEN Airport(on the Asian side) for ( 75 euro ) This cost is also valid up to 4 persons.
Alternatively, from Ataturk airport, take the Metro to ZEYTINBURNU station and from there change to Tram and get off on SULTANAHMET tram station. (the tram runs from 06.00 in the morning to 23.30 in the night). Follow the directions below once you get off the tram.
From Sabiha Gocken airport, you can take the HAVAS shuttle bus to Taksim . The bus leaves at 0500 and 0600 and also every half hour between 18.00-23.00. From 23.00-1.00 there may be an additional service every half an hour. From Taksim, you can take a taxi to our hostel or take the metro to Kabatas and then tram to go to Sultanhamet. Follow the directions below, once you get off the tram. Visit the Havas website for more details.
take the tram to Aksaray. From there you need to cross the main road via the pedestrian subway (which is underneath the road). After you exit the subway, you will see another tram line opposite you, called Yusuf Pasa. Take the tram to Sultanahmet. Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet stop. Get off the tram and walk downhill. You will see a Tourist Information office. They are open in the daytime and they can help direct you to the guesthouse. If not, walk through the park towards the Blue Mosque. Pass in front of the Blue Mosque on your right. Walk down the road - you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) on the corner. Turn right as the road curves. Take the first road on the left. You will see numerous carpet shops. Walk down and then take the first road on the left and then the first right- you will see the Big Apple Hostel & Hotel sign. In case you have any problems, please phone us and we will come and get you.
By train- take the tram opposite the station to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.
By boat- when you arrive at Karakoy, walk across Galata Bridge and take the tram to Sultanahmet.