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Big Apple Hostel & Hotel Reviews

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

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95%

Rating
1442 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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100%

If you want an full experience in Istanbul stay here. The people who run the hostel went way above and beyond to give us a full experience - pub crawl (must do), BBQ in Princess Islands (including a swim in the Marmara sea). I would go back in a heart beat. The staff is what makes this hostel different. Having said that I am also very happy with the accommodation.The area is great as it allows you to visit many of the major attractions within short walking distance.


100%

Excellent hostel, très propre, situé à quelques minutes des meilleures sites historiques d'Istanbul. Aussi excellent petit-déjeuner et staff sympa et serviable.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Tunisia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel. Very clean and the breakfast is fit for a king. Walking distance to all of attractions and the metro is close as well. More of a quiet hostel and good after walking around Istanbul

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Me tomé un sabático para viajar por el mundo y este es lejos el mejor Hostel en que me he quedado. Ha sido lejos el mejor desayuno, puras cosas ricas y con una vista hermosa. Está muy bien ubicado, puedes ir caminando a todos lados (menos a Taksim que es el lugar del carrete, pero aún así es cerca y el taxi te costará muy barato). El personal muy amable, todos muy dispuestos a ayudarte y buenos para conversar, de verdad son encantadores. El lugar es muy limpio y con wifi en todos lados.


100%

Excellent all round, so clean, great big dorms, fantastic staff. Lovely free breakfast. Staff so friendly and helpful. Beds comfortable.great roof top terrace,.fantastic atmosphere.

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Perfect location, friendly staff, great breakfast assortment, specious room,... Will definitely recommend to other travelers!!


100%

This hostel was brilliant. Two reasons really, the staff and the location. The staff really went out of their way to make sure you were happy and ensure you left having a great impression of their city. And the location puts you within walking distance of key sites and interesting parts of the city for a random stroll, not to mention the lovely terrace.


74%

Fue dificil calificarlos. Por un lado tienen excelentes instalaciones, y por momentos el trato del personal es excelente, y por otros es definitivamente malo (el chico rubio fue el único que se mantuvo cordial en todo momento). Y por otro lado, me parece inaceptable que siendo un hostel no se pueda hablar en ninguna parte del establecimiento durante la noche. Mejorando estos dos aspectos, creo que serían un hostel fantástico.


100%

Nothing to complain, excellent location, very clean, good staff. The breakfast in the terrace is complete with turkish food and other stuff more common. Would definetly recommend to other people.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We felt very at home and the atmosphere was great! Super friendly and helpful staff that went out of their way to accommodate everyone. Location was within walking distance to entertainment, restaurants and historic sites. Sleeping accommodation was great for a variety of different groups. I would recommend this hostal and would definitely stay there again.


86%

The hostel is nice, clean and in a very good part of the touristic area, staff is amazing, always trying to improve the experience of guests and the terrace has an incredible view. That said, this is more a hotel than a hostel, besides the dorms everything else is closer to a hotel feeling. If I had to go back in time I'd stay here for two days, but I'd spend the rest of the time sleeping closer to Taksim Square.


100%

Well located hostel with benchmark breakfast. Best staff ever ugda and redvin. March 2015


100%

Very clean place. The location is perfect for visiting the sites around the old cities. The staff is very helpful, and helped book any tours you want.


94%

Das Big Apple Hostel & Hotel hat eine ausgezeichnete Lage in einer ruhigen Seitenstraße inmitten von Sultanahmet (2-3 Gehminuten zur Hagia Sophia und zur Blauen Moschee). Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Weiterzuempfehlen ist v.a. das ausgiebige Frühstücksbuffet, das bereits im Preis mitinbegriffen ist. Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist ausgezeichnet. Insgesamt ist das Big Apple Hostel & Hotel eine Topoption für alle Budgettraveller.

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I will defenitly recomend this hostel to everyone whos is willing to go to istambul. The location is perfect and the ammenities as Well! Is like a hotel with the price of a hostel! Also the staff is really kind.


94%

Big Apple Hostel is a great value for your money in Istanbul. Located in beautiful Sultanhamet, it is walking distance to Hagia Sofya, Blue Mosque and the tram line. There are many charming restaurants just around the corner and the staff are happy to give you recommendations. Speaking of the staff, they are beyond helpful and offer personal attention to each guest. The rooms are lovely, I stayed in a private and a dorm and both were lovely. Modern bath- great water pressure! Highly recommend!

  • 25th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Best hostel in Sultanahmet (touristic part of Istanbul) by far! The staff members are lovely and so helpfull. I was supposed to stay for 2 nights only...stayed there for a week! Breakfast is freshly made every morning and it's 2 tables long (so much choice). Go to Big Apple, you won't regret it, I promise!


100%

Great helpful staff. Best stay at a hostel yet. The breakfast buffet was so much more than i am used to in the US. The location is a quiet pocket so close to hagia sophia and the best major attractions. Beautiful view of the bosphorus from the breakfast deck. I would love to come back.


91%

Walking distance to many sites and really friendly staff always willing to help at all hours of the day.


97%

This hostel was the perfect location, a less than five minute walk to the Hagia Sophia. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful and the receptionist desk was open 24 hours. There are specular views from the roof top and the complimentary breakfast was the best food I have ever eaten from a hostel. Very clean, great bathrooms. It was a little loud at night and the only place to store luggage after you've checked out was a corner on the ground floor, but overall a very solid place.


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