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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel Reviews

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

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94%

Rating
1321 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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94%

Great place! Owners were friendly. Only there one night (sunday) no real atmosphere, but I did show up late and no one was really around. Overall good room, Amazing location and affordable! I will come back!


94%

I thought the staff at Big Apple were very friendly and always prepared to help. I was also really pleased with the huge variety of foods for breakfast as I'm a big eater and there was a lot to eat. The proximity to the Hagia Sophia etc was excellent and only took a few minutes to walk to from the hostel.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. The staff went above and beyond. The location is fantastic. The breakfast selection was the best I've come across in two months of travel. They clean every day. There is always hot water. Great place! Must stay here :)


100%

Our stay at the hostel was great!!! Mehmet, Enver, İsmail and Ugur you guys rock :) We definitely come back. Love you loads the crazy German and American


94%

Great hostel overall. Very nice and helpful staff and the rooms were solid. There wasn't as much of a social atmosphere (somewhere in between a hotel and hostel feel), but the lounge at the rooftop was very nice and had a great view.


94%

It was a very good stay. The staff is very helpful, the breakfast is amazing, its clean and with good location.


100%

Everythings are excellent!!! Especally staffs are kind, humoros, and responsibilty. So I hope next year re-vist!!! Thankyou

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

It was good to meet many people in hostel and had a nice time in terrace at night fantastic hostel especially staff best

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

the staff is outstanding, the breakfast buffet the view is awesome, and location is ideal!!!


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!! 😄


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