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Reviews of Bada Bing Hostel Istanbul Istanbul Hostel

Kemeralti Caddesi, Arapoglan, Serce Sokagi no 11, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 78%

Location 86%

Safety 89%

Staff 91%

Value 78%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 41.38USD
  • Towel 2.36USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 78%

Location 86%

Safety 89%

Staff 91%

Value 78%

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43% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 60%
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  • Value - 40%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Easily located by the pier

Disliked: Kitchen was unkept. Upstairs bar was closed. If you take bar away, lower prices. No activities to meet others. The price i paid is the same when it is full and busy or when everything shut off and dirty.

89% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Excellent location. So close to everything. Staff were very friendly and happy to give advice or answer questions

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
25 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: First and most importan: GOOD INTERNET!! I've stayed at 4 hostels in Istanbul and its almost impossible to find good internet here... I work online so for me it was very important. The location of this one is PERFECT since it is in the modern part of town, but you don't have to climb up hills (as in most of the hostels in Istanbul) to get there which is very important when you are carrying your +40-kilo backpack all over Europe... It is less than 3 minutes walking to the main tourist avenue filled with stores, fun and people... Also very close, few minutes walking to the fish market and the bridge that connects with the Old Town with all the mosques.Everyone working there is super friendly and helpful, as soon as I walked in I was greeted with a nice refreshing tea and was called "carnal" (brother in mexican) as soon as they found I was mexican... Those small details that make the difference. The place was nice, clean an I loved the decoration... Very "traveller" inspired.

Disliked: That the cat I found right outside the hostel wouldn't let me pet him :( ... But I guess I can't blame the hostel on that one :/ Never mind... No dislikes.

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay at the hostel, as soon as you arrive you are greated with a warm Turkish tea and the friendly hostel people, certainly the best thing against the current icy temeratures.The dorms are clean and nicely furnished, every bed has its own storing compartment, wih is great and allows even a clean room while people stay there. Also there is heating and for summer AC in every room. The bathrooms were also clean.Additionally you obviously meet new people, but also the staff is great for a chat. And the modern parts of Istanbul are just around the corner, loved Galata, but you can also reach the older parts without hassle by crossing the close by bridge. Will certainly stay here again!

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: location

Disliked: was a little expensive

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Excellent location and atmosphere, Very helpful staff

Disliked: Poor wifi signal inside rooms

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
27 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location!

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really nice hostel. It´s very well located. Five minutes walking from the Galata Tower. teh Galata Bridge and 15 minutes from all the pubs. The hostel It´s clean and has good common areas. The terrace is a nice place to meet people and hang out. They also serve breakfast. Besides, the staff is very kind and helful (specially Alex ;)

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location, walking distance from both the old city and taksim for the night life. The rooftop bar is a really cool area to have some beers and meet other travellers. Rooms are in good order and the bathrooms are pretty decent. The hostel staff are really friendly and can help you plan out your travel in Turkey. The prices they offer are very competitive especially for the hot air ballooning in Cappadocia (get some quotes from other agents first and then ask them, i found bada bing much cheaper)

Disliked: The staff are all super helpful but can be a little bit intense. Its not really a problem just be aware that you can say no, or you want more time to think. It is a very minor issue, its more of advice as to how to get the most out of your stay, i would definitely recommend this hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break

Liked: This hostel is so convenient. Easy walking distance from the tramline, walking distance from modern Taksim and the ancient city - but enough removed so you're not bothered by large crowds. The desk is 24 hours, a good bar on the roof and really helpful staff.

Disliked: They list a kitchen as facilities, and they do have this, but there are no pots and pans to cook with. Also, you can't buy your own alcohol so if you're drinking in the hostel it has to be their bar.

Customer would recommend this property

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