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Big Apple Hostel Hostel

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

94% Overall Rating 95 out of 102 customers would recommend this property based on 102 reviews

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 96%

Safety 94%

Staff 98%

Value 94%

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What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 37.80USD

Important Information

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

We can arrange all kind of daily Istanbul city tours for Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus, Turkish Bath, Archaeological and all kind of Anatolian tours to: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pergamium, Bursa, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Troy, Gallipoli, and Canakkale.

Take advantage of our FAST and FREE Internet service. We have several computers available for guests to use and we also have wireless internet connection throughout our hostel - so if you bring your own laptop, you can connect from the comfort of your own room too! We are a party hostel. So, please note that if we see the right crowd of customers, we don't like to miss a chance to party and we will party.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Istanbul?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions

Directions

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 35 € 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 At : PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THE TAXI DRIVERS THEY LIE ABOUT THE FAIR PRICES AND THEY WILL SWITCH NOTES eg 50s to 5s or DRIVE OFF WITH INCORRECT PAYMENT


We can also pick you up from the Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on the Asian side) for 75 €. This cost is also valid up to 5 persons.

Alternatively, from Ataturk airport, take the airport bus shuttle (the Havas bus) or tramway-metro to Aksaray. From there take another tram to Sultanahmet. (The tram runs from 06.00 in the morning to 23.30 in the night). Follow the directions below once you get off the tram.

From Sabiha Gocken airport, you can also take the shuttle bus to Taksim. The bus leaves at 0500 and 0600 and also every half hour between 18.00-23.00. From 23.00-1.00 there may be an additional service every half an hour. From Taksim, you can take a taxi to our hostel or take the metro to Kabatas and then tram to go to Sultanhamet. Follow the directions below, once you get off the tram. Visit the Havas website for more details.

By bus- take the tram to Aksaray. From there you need to cross the main road via the pedestrian subway (which is underneath the road). After you exit the subway, you will see another tram line opposite you, called Yusuf Pasa. Take the tram to Sultanahmet. Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet stop. Get off the tram and walk downhill. You will see a Tourist Information office. They are open in the daytime and they can help direct you to the guesthouse. If not, walk through the park towards the Blue Mosque. Pass in front of the Blue Mosque on your right. Walk down the road - you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) on the corner. Turn right as the road curves. Take the first road on the left. You will see numerous carpet shops. Walk down and then take the first road on the left and then the first right- you will see the big apple hostel sign. In case you have any problems, please phone us and we will come and get you.

By train-If you let us know when you are arriving we may be able to pick you up from the train station for FREE!!! (Except on Sundays). Please phone us when you arrive at Sirkeci train station to see if this is possible. Alternatively, take the tram opposite the station to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.

By boat- when you arrive at Karakoy, walk to Galata Bridge and take the tram to Sultanahmet. (Free pick up from the Karaköy Harbor as well. Please just let us know before you arrive there)

If you are older than 40, please be informed that you can not book for a dormitory room

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