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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description


Big Apple Hostel has just renovated and redecorated.
All rooms are fully air-conditioned with free Wi Fi, 24 hours heating and hot water!
In dorms, each bed has a curtain for your privacy.

Big Apple Hostel & Hotel is located in the old city of Istanbul and only a few minutes from the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Historical Turkish Baths, 10 minutes to Grand Bazaar and 10 minutes drive from Taksim Square.

Big Apple Hostel is youthful, high-style, and high-tech. Our rooms are simple, stylish, and inexpensive. We offer convenient accommodations for the hip and spendthrift traveler.

International travelers and domestic travelers looking for modern, upscale accommodations on a budget will appreciate our variety of room types and options. Depending on lifestyle and budget, guests can choose a bed in 4 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite, 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite, 6 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite, 6 Bed Male Dorm Ensuite and 14 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite or Private Double/Twin Room Ensuite, Private Triple Room Ensuite and Private Family Room Ensuite.

Private rooms with private baths, wide screen TV with DVD player, air-conditioner, complimentary wireless Internet, and hair dryers.Shared rooms with shared baths located on the same floor. All shared rooms have air-conditioners, storage lockers under beds.

You can meet people from all around the world in our common area on the roof top terrace where is serving free breakfast and tea as well. You can sip your drinks with overlooking to Sea of Marmara.

Property will ask your CVV code in order to finalize your booking.

We have a free travel advisory and know just what you need to have the best holiday ever!

We have free internet access on several computers as well as free Wi Fi throughout our hostel

Check-in: 12:00 noon
Check-out: 11:00 am
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours

Please do not trust Taxi driver. They might lie about prices and drive off without giving you change. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2019
    Great value and location obviously. But this hostel also has the most approachable and generous staff who made time for me when I needed help working out monuments to visit and bus tickets to buy. I was really grateful. All of the staff were very kind to me and I'm so very glad I stayed at this hostel and plan to do so again in two weeks when I return to Istanbul. Definitely recommend.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Fantastic hostel... great location, friendly staff, and homemade breakfast. I think the best free breakfast I’ve had from any hostel. It was always clean. The rooftop terrace is very nice for eating and relaxing. Will be back :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2019
    Great location and attention.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Superb staff excellent friendly helpful polite room spotless self locking compartment under bed and if required personal locker 2 showers/toilets in room - room huge 3 massive chairs also- breakfast 100% on terrace & the view 👍👍👍👍 again superb
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    This is the hostel to stay at in the oldest part of Istanbul. Top notch breakfast in comparison to the competition and it's included. That alone makes for amazing value aka bang for your buck. Internet could be a bit better. The crowd is great, it is a hostel, but during my stay there were a few older guests along with some introverted guests.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Great stay!
    China, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Jun 2019
    Overall, my stay at the hostel was quite good. Mr Ugur and his colleague at reception was very welcoming. Additionally, the location was quite good, central and close to many tourist spots.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Jun 2019
    Perfect location, a few blocks from Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Hostel owned/run by a couple brothers and uncle who were really nice and always willing to help. Rooftop was a great place for breakfast in the morning and beers at night, with a great view over the water. My only criticism was there was no walking tour or pub crawl activities to meet other people in the hostel. You just had to be sure to meet people at breakfast or over beers at night.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Jun 2019
    Nice place to stay. Very helpful staff and it is clean and tidy. Recommend it.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    03 Jun 2019
    Average. In everything. Let's say, if I have travelled in 100 hostels, I have found 50 better and 50 worst. Definitely it's possible to find something better. First night I got up at 2am with people shouting and playing the guitar in the common area. Second night I could not sleep properly due to the air conditioning noise coming to the room next to mine. Third night I had a friend over in my single room with double bed and he was initially asked to pay extra. Take note that there is no kitchen.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Turkey

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Turkey

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