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Reviews of Big Apple Hostel & Hotel

Hostel | Akbiyik cad. Bayramfirin sok12, Sultanahmet / Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 34410

95.5% Overall Rating

269 out of 299 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2014)

jihae hwang thinks…

"This hostel is the most amazing one I have ever stayed. Mehmet is incredibly kind. Thank you all guys. I will definitely come back."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Fax
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 41.46

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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95.5%

Overall Rating

269 out of 299 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Big Apple Hostel & Hotel'

Atmosphere
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Location
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Cleanliness
96.0%
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jihae hwang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2014 jihae would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is the most amazing one I have ever stayed. Mehmet is incredibly kind. Thank you all guys. I will definitely come back.

Disliked: jihae left no negative feedback.

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mariangela massari

Alone

City break

08 April 2014 mariangela would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, quiet

Disliked: No restaurant inside. It cost more than others with same caractheristics. Some of the staff Know very little about the City.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff. Enjoyed my stay and met some awesome travellers!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Kabilan Rajmano

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2014 Kabilan would recommend this property

Liked: A 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque, plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Staff are excellent helping with all your needs. The rooftop bar provides a nice view of Istanbul

Disliked: Kabilan left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I was acknowledged every time I entered the building and referred to by my name. The location is awesome, and the staff could answer any questions or concerns that I had.

Disliked: One night, I had a 6 person single to myself, so it was difficult to meet people. However, I went during Dec. 22-25 period, so it was largely just the nature of the season.

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Erika Henderson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Erika would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great, the location was ideal for all sightseeing and the hostel was incredibly clean.

Disliked: Erika left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very hospitable, good free breakfast spread, good location. fun place to stay

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Bradley Smith

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2013 Bradley would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe feel to it and very frıendly staff..... superb location for all the historic sites Many thanks to ilkay and the team.....wıll stay here again next time in İstanbul. Many thanks

Disliked: Nothıng

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Caroline Cooke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2013 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great, close to the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, aswell as other restaurants ect. Reception staff were always helpful and went out of thier way to answer questions and help us find things! Bathrooms were clean and nice. Rooftop bar was cool and the breakfast was also really good!

Disliked: nothing!

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Yuanyuan Zhao

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 November 2013 Yuanyuan would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: the space of the single room is limited but for one person it is ok

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sahail ahmed

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 November 2013 sahail would recommend this property

Liked: Enver and ilkay were fantastıc and very helpful...

Disliked: only on the fırst day water was freezıng cold...

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great, lovely rooms and a great view with a authentic Turkish breakfast .

Disliked: Nothing

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Eric Mendoza

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: Warm welcome and friendly and entertaining staff from arrival to departure. Excellent atmosphere, it feels like a home away from home. Staff will let you feel as if you are a family member. Once you checked in, you would think of not leaving this place, truly awesome.

Disliked: none that I can remember of!

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ligor bunga

Alone

City break

17 November 2013 ligor would recommend this property

Liked: All was awesome.... I will definetly come back here... Very clean and wonderful staff...Thank you Ilkayy

Disliked: Nothing

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fabio orlando

As a family with children

Family Holiday

08 November 2013 fabio would recommend this property

Liked: STAFF=Location)Price) Breakfast/ wi fi.... everithink was good... but the best think of this Hostel is the STAFF that is very very friendly and funny/// Ikay antonio; Mehmet/ Enver/ Gokha/// all of them was nice i stayed in a double romm for 50 euro..so cheap/// and the room was very nice/// of course when i come back to istanbul i will stay in this hostel

Disliked: fabio left no negative feedback.

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jared nichols

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2013 jared would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel friendly staff .

Disliked: jared left no negative feedback.

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jared nichols

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013 jared would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing is the hostel so clean everything is just great .we like to hang out at their terrace I would recommend this to other travelers people...

Disliked: jared left no negative feedback.

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jared nichols

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013 jared would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean staff so helpful and friendly the location was good the hostel they have a rooftop bar beer very cheap ..

Disliked: jared left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean room, good room service in private rooms. Note that the standard double room has no window. Breakfast could have a bit more traditional food. Otherwise great location and roof top cafe.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big Apple est une excellente adresse que je recommande vivement. C'est la troisième fois que j'y séjourne. C'est dire combien je m'y sens parfaitement bien. L'hôtel est très bien situé, à quelques pas seulement de Topkapi, de Sainte Sophie, de la mosquée bleue, des principaux monuments et des musées (de la mosaïque, des arts turcs et islamiques...) De plus, il est au cœur d'un quartier très pittoresque et très animé le soir. Le petit-déjeuner est unique au monde... il est impérial !!! Chaque matin, un fort généreux buffet vous attend sur une terrasse qui offre de magnifiques panoramas sur la ville. Enfin, l'ambiance y est formidable grâce à une équipe jeune, très accueillante, toujours serviable et formidablement sympathique. En somme, c'est un endroit parfait pour visiter cette ville bouillonnante, surprenante, passionnante, et ses monuments et ruines SUBLIMES !!! Un grand MERCI du fond du coeur à tout le personnel, pour sa gentillesse, son sens de l'hospitalité et son sens de l'humour aussi. Big Appel is an excellent address which I deeply recommend. It is the third time when I stay there. It is to say how much I feel perfectly good there. The hotel is very well located, near of Topkapi, of the blue mosque, of Sainte Sophie, of the main monuments and the museums (of mosaic, of Turkish and Islamic Arts...) Moreover, it is situated in a district very picturesque and very livened up in the evening. The breakfast is quite unique! It is imperial!!! Every morning, an extremely generous buffet waits for you on a terrace which offers magnificent panoramas on the city. Finally, the atmosphere is there quite pleasant thanks to a young, very welcoming, always helpful and very nice team. In brief, it is a perfect place to visit this extrem lively, surprising, fascinating city, and its monuments and SUBLIME ruins!!! A big THANK from the bottom of the heart to all the staff, for its kindness, its sense of the hospitality and its sense of humor also.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

02 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast and really helpful staff, will definitely stay there again when I return to Istanbul!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean! The brothers that run the place are great. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Would recommend this hostel to anyone.

Disliked: Nothing

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With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed here for 5 days in the mixed dorm and loved it! The location was pretty amazing. It is literally a two minute walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern. There is a small bazaar as well as some cheapish restaurants nearby. 15 minute walk to the bazaars, 20 minutes to Galata Bridge/major bus station. Awesome rooftop bar/breakfast room with views of the blue mosque and ocean. Comfortable lobby, reception accepted lira and euros. Excellent breakfast (substantial Turkish buffet) is included. Air conditioning works like a charm. Helpful staff for recommendations, directions and information. Extremely clean (the maids are on it, beds were made every day even in the dorm rooms). Comfortable bunk beds that didn't creak. Two toilets and two showers on every floor, which were very nice (ie. glass shower doors). The bathrooms are tiled and visually appealing. Huge lockers under the beds (we fit both of our huge backpacks in there easily) for an extra meager 5 lira. Blankets are provided free of charge. Nice decor and good layout. Computers and printer to use for free!!! Excellent wifi signal; there was a router in every floor! Fantastic value for money. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Nothing :) :)

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Alessandra Assumpcao

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2013 Alessandra would recommend this property

Liked: Its on a good location, clean, toilet and showers are quite good and the bedrooms are spacious and confortable. Staff is really nice and friendly, great breakfast, fast free wifi.

Disliked: It is so hard to find!!! Prepare yourself before arriving.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 酒店很清洁,光线充足,有无线上网,有热水洗澡。酒店的位置很方便,步行就可以到达很多景点。 早餐很丰富,种类也不算少。天台面对海景,感觉很舒服。服务员很好,很帮忙的,谢谢他们热情的招待!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.