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89% Avg. city rating Rated by 2752 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 90%

Shopping 88%

Chilling out / relaxing 83%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 95%

Culture 96%

Nightlife / partying 83%

Value for money 86%

Customer Travel Tips for Istanbul

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

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22 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Check if you need a visa before entering the country

Liked: Interesting and unique culture

Disliked: Nothing

96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


12 Jan 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in the Galata area for interesting & quieter area but still close to centre to see all the sights.

Liked: Cosmopolitan, good shops and eating, interesting culture, atmosphere.

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
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96% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: But a metro card

Liked: Vibes and landscape

Disliked: No

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03 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Business / conference City break Events / festivals Family Holiday Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Get an Istanbul kard

Liked: Its a cool place to be . lots to see and do.

Disliked: Many hills to walk up. Not the best thing to do in hot weather.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


13 May 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: try kokereç

Liked: Amazing city, amazing people

Disliked: nothing

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


08 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Dont miss to try street foods

Liked: Everything

Disliked: nothing

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


07 May 2017

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Use metro, tramvay and metrobus by Those trafic not gone a hurt you

Liked: Many historicle places to go

Disliked: Trafic trafic trafic

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


06 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Just go to istranbul

Liked: Amazing city

Disliked: nope

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100% Avg. rating


29 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: One of it

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The 0rice of the beer

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100% Avg. rating


02 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Dont go out alone at night for woman

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The terrorists

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Do your research beforehand, get to know what sort of scams there are.

Liked: Great city with history and culture. Very different than my other European excursions.

Disliked: People trying to scam young male travellers into partying with them and having to pay the bill.

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100% Avg. rating


01 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Cycle along the Marmara sea on the Asian side.

Liked: Atmosphere, safety, things to do.

Disliked: No.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead because there are a lot of different things to do,

Liked: Very cheap and a lot of different things to do.

Disliked: Public transport wasn't amazing.

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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


12 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: - Learn how to use the metro and buses. It is very cheap and easy once you figure it out.

Liked: - History and culture - Food - Prices - Friendly people - Easy travel once you figure it out

Disliked: - I'm not too fond of people calling me out to buy things, but that's not just Istanbul...

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


11 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: sultan ahmet moschee

Liked: super stadt / moderne verbunden mit geschichte

Disliked: nichts

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


06 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Mind street scams i.e. shoe polishers, touts for expensive pubs, discos and restaurants.

Liked: Food, quick city transfer by public transport.

Disliked: A bit strange manner of purchasing cards for public transport.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: I would not recommend travelling alone as a girl or just girls..it is safer to have a guy next to. There are a lot of men looking at you or trying to flirt with you. It is mostly uncomfortable.

Liked: Friendly people, beautiful city, beautiful historical places..

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


21 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't worry about the terror threats

Liked: Site seeing. Bazaars. Food. Friendly people.

Disliked: No

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  • Sightseeing - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


21 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Many great places to enjoy, plan to spend a few days.

Liked: A lot to see and do and explore

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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100% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Don't be scared

Liked: Amazing

Disliked: Nothing

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89% Avg. city rating Rated by 2752 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 90%

Shopping 88%

Chilling out / relaxing 83%

Getting around / public transport 88%

Sightseeing 95%

Culture 96%

Nightlife / partying 83%

Value for money 86%

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