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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel Reviews

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

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96%

Rating
1099 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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100%

Great location, ~10mins walk from Sultanahmet tram station. Stayed in 14 bed mix dorm with bathroom. Bathroom was basic but good enough. Hot water was great and towel hire at 5TL. Security box to lock up was great! Breakfast was very good with a good spread! Hostel was nicely heated during winter! Great variety of food and convenience stores around.


94%

Great Hostel, the location, security and cleanliness are perfect. The front office guys are also amazing and allow you to do everything you want!! they also are always offering help with the city. It was not able to take our own alcohol to the bar on the roof because of the bar responsible (and they only have beer to drink). But you can drink in the main living room. The atmosphere was really great. Breakfast is very good and all nights was something to do!

  • 28th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great rooftop terrace with a great view, nice and friendly staff, very helpful, very close to all must see sites of old Istanbul.


97%

The bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner - they smelled of mold - but the location, facilities, and staff were all excellent! I would stay here again.


91%

Ecellent§§§§§§§! Perfect!!!!!!! Thanks guys§


100%

Staff staff staff... The best staff I've ever met. Ilkay and his team are amazing. Very clean rooms, wonderful breakfast on the roof top!!! Thanks a lot guys... Hi 5 high energy ;)

  • 25th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel has a large terrace with sea view and nice and warm lobby area to hang out.its a wonderfull hostel friendly and honest staff working really can't complain about anything great place to stay !!!!

  • 25th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Location is wonderful, super clean and has very helpfull staff. I will definitely come back.

  • 25th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice, friendly and caring staff who made our stay in Istanbul better. The location is also perfect if you want to stay close to eg. Hagia Sophia and Topkapi.


100%

Loved it! Felt right at home as soon as I entered, like part of the family. The manager goes out of his way to ensure you have a great time, makes me want to go back again before I leave for Australia. Perfect location and very cheap.


100%

The staff here are the some of the nicest people I've ever met. Really friendly and helpful, they will do whatever it take to help you enjoy your stay. They even helped me recover a bag I had forgotten in a cab.

  • 17th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great place and nice staff. They can provide you valuable advise。


100%

Thank you for your hospitality I will never forget this place all staff are really very kind and friendly I love turkey I m sure I will definetly come again !!!

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place to stay with very friendly staff the location is excellent and the morning buffet breakfast was amazing I would highly recommend it

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The best hostel

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great place, really fantastic friendly and helpful staff, and amazing location right beside the blue mosque. Probably the only thing missing is some kind of activity or opportunity to meet other travelers in the hostel as there is no real common room.


100%

Very pleasant stay during my 4 days in Istanbul. One of the best hostels I've stayed in so far. Staff is incredibly friendly and service outstanding. Couldn't ask for a better breakfast either - perfect way to start your day in this exciting city. Very central location, super clean and safe and a great vibe amongst guests. Stay here when in Istanbul - you'll love it.


91%

really like big apple hostel breakfast, and staff really really friendly.....:)


100%

Great location, great breakfast, best staff! Top choice.


100%

Nice free breakfast, good walking distance to everything, friendly staff, awesome rooftop patio/bar (if only it were summer)


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