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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel Reviews

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

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95%

Rating
1093 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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86%

Staff were great, helpful and friendly. No powerpoints in the bathrooms.


77%

Great location for the tourist attractions and facilities were fautless. Favorite thing would have to be the rooftop terrace.


100%

Amazing value. Great location. Stayed in 6bed ladies dorm, had an ensuite shower room. All very clean. Helpfull and respectfull staff. Great roof terrace with tasty budder breakfast. I've seen many hostels in my life and have to say this one is one of the best. Would definitely recommend this place and stay again.

  • 14th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

uitstekend personeel en erg vriendelijk; ontbijt was het beste dat ik op mijn 28 dagen rondreis in Turkije heb gekregen

  • 13th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Located on a pedestrian or walking street along the tourist attraction sites. The hotel is an old building but well renovated into a 5-star hotel. I requested for an early check-in, it was approved even on a off season time, some hotel would not have approved it. The reception personnel were very helpful in advise on what to do in the city. Breakfast line were good, will fresh fruits, juices, boiledeggs, fresh vegetable and homemade bread.


97%

Great location! I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm and was great having the big lockers under bed which fit your backpack/luggage. Staff are friendly and super helpful. 3 computers downstairs. Very clean hostel. Great breakfast with alot of variety. Highly recommend :)


83%

Helpfull staff, good breakfast, location good for sightseeing. Found it quite easy to meet other travellers. The only negative is the fairly low bathroom ratio, so be prepared to wait!


86%

The 14bed dorm is a bit humid since there are no windows in the toilets, but other than that everything was ok and clean.


100%

Great place to meet other travelers! The breakfast is excellent on the rooftop terrace (stunning views). It's right next to all the big sights which is convenient. The staff is super friendly will help you go wherever you'd like (in Istanbul or Turkey). I'd recommended to anyone.


97%

We stayed in a double room, it was comfortable, shower was good (hot & good pressure), the room was clean & serviced daily with nice big windows. Great variety at breakfast & you could eat as much as you wanted. Very good location, quiet street right in the centre. The staff were helpful & friendly. They also looked after our bags while we went traveled elsewhere without charging us & they sell beer cheap beer on the roof terrace. We would definitely recommend

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

This hostel is awesome, which is especially due to the great staff. They really care about their guests and do everything to make them feel comfortable. The rooftop with its wonderfull view of the Bosphorus is a perfect place to meet other people. I can only recommend that hostel and would definitely stay there again.

  • 22nd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

This was one of the best hostels I've ever stated in. Especially for individual travelers, this hostel is a great stay. I met so many great people to enjoy the city with. The staff is also fun loving and enjoy the company of their travelers. For being close to the old city sites, you cannot find a better hostel for the money. I definitely recommend this hostel! Thanks for the good time!

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

The guy at reception was really friendly but the bar staff were needlessly aggressive when a dispute over the bill arose. Good social hostel, with a nice rooftop bar for socialising.


91%

Nice hostel in a perfect location. Would not hesitate to go back again!


100%

Breakfast was an all-you-can-eat buffet arrangement which suited us very well as we liked to eat a big breakfast so we wouldn't be hungry until later in the day. The location was excellent and reception was able to answer all of our questions There were three computers with free internet Room was very clean, small yet comfortable. Heating and airconditioning available

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I had an excellent stay at the Big Apple Hostel! It is cheap, clean, and safe there. Staff there were very helpful, they are like ready to help you any time. They have a big locker underneath the bed which fits my backpack perfectly. The terrace was great with the mamaris sea view. Breakfast serve there too. I would love to return to this hostel again.

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Pretty true to their description on this site. ^-^ In spite of being in a private room on the 3rd floor of the hostel, it was noisy because the door/wall let a lot of noise through and loud people often passed by our room as we were trying to sleep. I also would have liked it to be closer to a metro stop, but location wasn't too bad. The room was very clean and the bathroom was nice. DON'T opt for the overpriced pickup service though, i think we could have WALKED there faster.


100%

Big apple hostel one of best hostel in istanbul ...

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Thank you everything to Big Apple. It was great staying there and staff there are so nice. Excellent location, clean, room is clean too. Terrace is the best there!

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Thanks again for everything!! You are amazing guys!!

  • 9th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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