Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Not hard to see why it has been rated Turkey's best hostel. Very, very impressive. So determined are staff members Ugar and Mustafa to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one they are willing to go above and beyond their duty. Everything is done to make you feel comfortable and at home. Amazing view from roof-top terrace and detailed interior. Nice breakfast and comfortable bedding. A truely special experience is staying at the Big Apple Hostel. Would be very hard to beat. Robert (Australia).
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Had a great time at Big Apple! Super friendly and helpful staff, clean dorms and nice terrace bar. The location is perfect if you want to explore the old city with its historic mosques.
    Georgia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    Fantastic hostel with super friendly staff
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Nothing bad to say about this hostel. Special thanks to the amazing staff.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Big Apple hostel was wonderful to stay at from start to finish. Met some amazing people here, great to spend time on the terrace and it is a fantastic location. I would say the breakfast is a highlight because it’s so awesome with different thugs every day, but actually the staff especially Mustafa and Ur made my stay the amazing time that it was being so helpful and acting like we are all family. Would recommend this place to anyone for a great stay in Istanbul!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Fantastic hostel!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Aug 2019
    So close to all the major tourist spots! Staffs are so awesome and go extra miles to help you or recommend things! Roof top Terrace was so fun and chill to have hookah and beer till late night, would definitely come back again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels in this area. The stuff is amazingly awesome people. Definitely recommend it.
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Aug 2019
    Friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi. Laundry service available. Bar and roof top terrace present. Clean environment. Comfortable beds. Power points next to your bed. Lockers with own key in each room. Attractions and services available to be purchased at the reception. 24 hours reception. Free breakfast. No lift. Good showers. Shuttle service to the airport available to buy at the reception. A great hostel. Good location. ATM nearby.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Honestly do not understand these great reviews. Seems like I will be giving the most honest review. The hostel is not bad per say but completely over rated. Pros: - location (if you want to be near the sights) - staff nice enough Cons: - atmosphere: bit antisocial (40+ y/o crowd) - bed sheets don’t cover mattress entirely - had to go downstairs 3 times in my 2 days to ask for toilet paper - laundry very overpriced - told me card machine was broken and I had to pay cash. But I saw it working
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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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