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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel Reviews

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

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95%

Rating
1429 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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100%

This is the third time I have stayed here in one month. They made me feel at home!


100%

Good location, kind staff, nice view form The Upstair it was good to meet many people in big apple hostel !

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

to my mosy favorite big apple people mehmet , enver and ugur ! thanks for putting up with me for so many days !! I loved everything here I m enjoyed your company and hanging out with each and every one of you !! thanks for a great time as always !

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

I went on january/15 and the hostel was empty. Not a very good place to meet other people, but a terrific location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. January is not a touristic season in Istanbul due to the cold weather. All hotels in Sultanahmet didn't have full occupancy at that time. Our hostel is usually full in high season which you could meet many people from different countries.

100%

Loved this place. Facilities were great, location was excellent and the view from the terrace bar was incredible. The staff were amazing, extremely accommodating with all our needs, happy to show us around and recommend things to do and places to see. Highly recommend staying here while in Istanbul.


100%

Staffs are really fun and friendly ;) I will definitely use this hostel again if i go to Istanbul again ! And breakfast was really nice and its view is good.


100%

I had a very good staying in the Big Apple Hostel. First of all, the people who work there are very welcoming and nice to everyone. They host with passion and like to take care each of their guests. This is a real hostel with a hostel spirit. The breakfast was great and the rooms were good too. I liked the roof top and the view from there. Thank you very much for the great time. Good luck and all the best!


89%

The best breakfast ever! Friendly staff and really cool rooftop bar with good views.


100%

This is the best hostel. The front desk looks like a hotel...the rooms are clean and comfortable. The guys at the front desk are amazing human beings. Plus, the breakfast is incredible...huge buffet included...it really is a five stars hostel...loved it


100%

I had a very good staying in the Big Apple Hostel. First of all, the people who work there are very welcoming and nice to everyone. They host with passion and like to help the travelers. This is a real hostel with a hostel spirit. The breakfast was great and the rooms were good too. I liked the roof top and the view from there. Thank you very much for the great time. Good luck and all the best!


91%

Staff are friendly, they helped you for everything. Locates 3 mins walk from Blue Mosque, definitely a good location to explore the historical side of Istanbul. The rooftop restaurant is nice. I met other travelers at the restaurant and explored the city together. Definitely a friendly hostel for everyone!

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

It was the best hostel I've ever stayed in! My dorm room had its own bathroom, room was cleaned daily, heating was very good and staff was amazing. The buffet breakfast was very filling and tasty, roof top terrace with its amazing view is an ideal place to call friends and drink some tea. Location is also very central and area is safe. Highly recommended! Nazlı :)

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This solo female traveler loved everything about this hostel. Great location within walking distance of all attractions in the old city, clean rooms, delicious and filling breakfast, plenty of bathrooms, and most of all excellent staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home. Their kindness and generosity really warmed my 4 wet and cold winter days in Istanbul and the atmosphere makes it really easy to meet and mingle with fellow travelers. Will definitely stay here on any future trips

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Kenya
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff is easy going and very friendly .. One of the most welcoming hostels I've stayed in.istanbul .Their rooftop has a great view, nice seating, and a refreshing breeze, and the breakfast .Thank you Mehmet . Enver .Ismail everybody I would definitely recommend to others .

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very nice location, within walking distance of Aya Sofia and with a view of the Sea of Marmaris from the rooftop terrace. Lovely breakfast with lots of options, super friendly staff, and comfy rooms. Pro tip if you visit Istanbul in the winter time: bring rubber boots! Marije


100%

A really nice hostel, wonderfully located within walking distance of many of the main sites. The staff are really friendly and helpful, and will give you lots of advice Would definitely recommend it to my friends who gonna visit Istanbul.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Nice staff, clean, wifi works good, excellent location on quiet street 200 meters from hagia sofia and the blue mosk

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

受付のナムジャはとても親切で、日本語が流暢です。日本人のお客さん大歓迎だそうです。美味しいレストランや、この街のことを知ってるプロなので、話しかけてみると良いかも。 ホステルの場所もセントラルなので、アクセスしやすいです。

  • 24th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing location, nice breakfast, really helpful staff. I would gladly recommend this hostel,


100%

I had a great stay at the hostel. It's at a center location close to many museums. Friendly staff, good breakfast.


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