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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Best hostel in Istanbul. Hotel -like facilities and the best free breakfast I've ever had in a hostel. Located near all the big sights. The day trips, walking tours, and pub crawls are absolutely not to be missed! Jerry and Berry make sure that you are always having a good time and show you the hidden jems of the city....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Excellent location close to main attractions and metro station. Friendly staff. Free buffet breakfast which was amazing with free coffee and tea 24/7. Air Conditioned room, each bed had its own powerpoint and curtains for privacy. A secure locker that fits entire suitcase with keys provided. Safe deposit boxes in reception, free...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The location is excellent, near the Blue Mosque and She Sophia. Breakfast on the terrace is really nice and has a espresso machine. The female dorm I stayed in was for 4 and had his own bathroom. It is not really big but very clean. WiFi just ok in room but fine in lounge area. I would recommend this place.

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

I chose this hostel on Hostelworld for the atmosphere - there were tons of great reviews about the Pub Crawl and I thought it was going to be a really lively hostel. In reality, the place is incredibly nice and super comfortable, but definitely more of a hotel than a hostel. There was no community atmosphere to speak of on...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The lounge area, hallway and room were clean and well-lit. Shower facilities is above average. Breakfast was very good, comes with different salads, bread, pastries, hot and cold beverages. Excellent for a bed and breakfast place. Wifi signal were also above average.

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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Very clean, comfortable, safe, and centrally located. I don't think the experience could have been much better. The staff was extremely friendly and more than willing to help with anything. The other travellers here were also very cool, creating a great atmosphere to hang out and explore the beautiful city. The beds in my dorm room had curtains to allow...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Price was excellent, they clean the facility daily. Plenty of people and places to hangout. Complimentary breakfast was a pleasant surprise. This hostel made my stay in Istanbul a pleasure.The room, toilet, shower and sheet were clean. The staff was very kind, frankly and helpful. The pubcrawl was awesome.

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Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. It is located in the old part of Istanbul, Sultanahmet. The staff were great. They were very helpfull when it comes to recommending the best excursions. They can also arrange airport Shuttle for you which only costs 5 euro. Big Apple has only few minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Basilica...

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Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed here by myself for three nights and found it to be a very fine place to stay as a tourist in Istanbul. The location is very close to the major sights, the only downside of this is that it is also very close to a lot of restaurants and shops with aggressive hawkers targeting tourists for their wares....

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Spent a few days here. The location is perfect, a beautiful view from the terrace, and the hostel is excellent! Clean, with great breakfast. The staff is kind, and helpful, always around and attentive. Ask for Lucky, really nice guy, will help you out with anything you need. Highly recommend this hostel!

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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By air - we have a 24 hour pick-up service. We can collect you from the Ataturk airport (Main Airport on the European side) for 30 € this cost is not only per person but for up to five people in total. Please meet at the Meeting Point pick up next to the information desk number 1. We will need to know your airline, flight number, arrival date and time. Please also specify if you are arriving at Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gocken airport. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $20 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Apple Hostel & Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms are basic, but clean. Some rooms have a view if you stick your head out, you will have a view of the sea.”
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“Ask to have a look at a couple of rooms before deciding.”
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“Choose a room on the first or second floor. Hotel has no lift and many stairs to the other floors. The staircase is narrow so if you have lots of luggage stay on a lower floor. It's no fun trying to log bags up those stairs.”
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