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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel Reviews

Akbiyik Caddesi Bayramfirin Sok no:12, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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95%

Rating
1218 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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97%

Such an amazing time there ! The hostel is VERY well located and the roof terrace is awesome : the view to the city and at night we were hanging out with other people with a beer and shisha there. The staff was great, they took us out on a pub crawl in Istanbul, which was very interesting and nice! Also, we stayed in the 14-beds room, which turned out to be one of the best ideas, because everyone was very friendly and the room was cleaned and not messy at all. Enough showers for everyone also!


94%

We loved staying here! The first go round, we booked the family suite which included a two-person-sized bed and two bunk beds. Even with that much furniture in the room, we did not feel overly crowded. The staff was not only enthusiastic and friendly, but very, very helpful. They made a point of learning all our names. The only complaint is the shower drain began to smell like an open pipe. Later, we went to a Turkish bath and smelled the same, so we chalked it up to the sewer system in Turkey.


100%

Nicest hostel ever!! Great location ( nestled right in the center of Istanbul, a few steps from blue mosque etc.), staff is helpful and nice , they have an amazingly delicious breakfast and awesome atmosphere. Hostel muito bom!! Bem no centro de Istambul, o staff é muito bacana e quer ajudar em tudo. Café da manhã maravilhoso. ❤️❤️❤️


71%

주인이 한국인많은거 싫어해요 시트만갈고 담요 안빨아요. 전사람이쓰던거 그냥 개켜놓더라구요


100%

they are good staff ,

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Good location and nice food. You will enjoy staying here.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Excellent place in a PERFECT location. You can walk about 5 minutes and get to about any of the main attractions of Old Town, which is by the way is one of the most amazing places I have been. The New Town it is not far and you can easily get there by taking a tram for about TRL1.50. MOST FRIENDLY PEOPLE EVER in this hostel. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.


100%

Very good hostel and ı recomend everybody very clean and very good people

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I really liked the Big Apple; for me the staff made the place great, but was also very nice facilities. Not a party hostel per se, but the bottom reception/sitting area resembled a hotel (comfortable). The bathrooms were modern and clean,and the beds were comfortable enough. Nice rooftop terrace with a view of the Bosphorus, and cheap beers! The breakfast by far is the best hostel breakfast that I have ever had, it is a buffet that offers so much good food! Thanks again, was great....Michael USA


100%

It was a very enjoyable stay. Enver at the front office was great and very welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and any issues we had were sorted out immediately. The location is excellent for Istanbul's great attractions.


89%

👍👍👍3 thumbs up! Great location walking distance to tourist spots. Averange room n facility but best atmosphere.. Met a lot of friends as we hang out on roof top during mornig n night time.. Shops n restaurant nearby a bit expensive bargain but its okay.. Other option to walk to shops near grand bazaar for food.. In summary, i did enjoyed n feel glad that i stay in big apple although just for 1 night.. Last but not least nice n helpful staff!! 😄


86%

Amazing staff! Perfect location! Breakfast was quite good ! Amazing view from the bar/ breakfast room. I'll be back!


100%

i liked the hostel especially breakfast was amazing and also i liked the cappadocia tour reccommended by hostel staff it was even cheaper than suggested prices by other shops well i definetely recommend this hostel to everyone!!

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This place is awesome, one of the most friendly hostel I have ever been to, I can blindly recommend this to everyone

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I stayed there for almost two weeks in a 6 bed dorm and had a lovely time. The rooms are cleaned thoroughly every day, the breakfast on the terrace is great and there's Wi-Fi on every floor as well as some computers you can use in the lobby. The location just by the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia is perfect. Most importantly, the guys who run the place are fun, open and helpful. The bar on the terrace is a great place to meet other travelers in the evening. I'd definitely stay there again.


100%

I stayed both in a hotel room and a dorm room and both where very good, they are very clean, bathrooms are very clean, beds are good, the dorm room has AC and large lockers for your lugage (with a lock provided by the hostel!), There is a very nice bar and terras opstairs and they serve a good breakfast in the morning. The neighboorhood where the hostel is located is very good aswel. In short; this is a very good hostel and hotel I would receommend everybody to stay here!


97%

The staff at the hostel were great, very friendly and extremely helpful. And the breakfast that is put on for you is awesome :)

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is the best hostel I have been to ! Everyone are sooo generous and friendly !! Ugur and Irma are always smilling and helping at terrace on rooftop. Its perfect to meet people, relaxes and have a beer around !! Everything is very clean and comfortable. Its close to many attraction's like Hagia Sofia and topkapi palace. I will come back for sure !!!


97%

everything was just great


100%

Amazing location, staff, and friendly environment! Easy to make friends immediately. If you want to go out and party, you can surely find people to join, but everyone was also very respectful of those who chose to turn in early. Great fit for any type of traveler.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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