Best Places for Backpackers in Istanbul, Turkey.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Istanbul, Turkey.

Top 50 hostels in Istanbul, Turkey.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Cheers Printhouse

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Cheers Printhouse

Cheers Printhouse Hostel is the latest member of Cheers Hostel Group.It is located right in the heart of Old City of İstanbul.. We are only 1 minute walking distance from the most famous sights like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the...
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House of Firat

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House of Firat

As is true of most such buildings, the residents are quiet, and we hope our guests respect the lives of the other guests in our building. We know you will keep early morning and late evening noise to a minimal level. We provide Turkish coffee and/or Turkish tea every morning to get you started. We w...
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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel

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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel

Stay Inn Taksim Hostel is the home away from home for any urban traveler. We are passionate about design and work hard to create an atmosphere that balances style, comfort, culture, art and fun. The Stay Inn Taksim Hostel team is fluent in English and Turkish. The Stay Inn Taksim Hostel buildi...
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Castle Hostel Istanbul

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Castle Hostel Istanbul

Located in the heart of Sultanahmet in the Old Town, and close to a number of city attractions, the castle Hostel, Istanbul is a fabulous choice if you are looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel alternative. This popular property offers great value rates for visitors, and is only minutes...
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Marmara Guesthouse

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Marmara Guesthouse

This is the only Guesthouse in Sultanahmet runs by a Turkish family. Marmara Guesthouse has been selected 'TOP CHOICE' in the Lonely Planet 2011 TURKEY Come and stay with us in our small guess-house in the heart of the old town to feel and be welcomed by the traditional Turkish family This...
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Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

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Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

AC in All Dorms and Private rooms! Agora Guesthouse & Hostel, the only hostel in Istanbul that looks exactly like the photos! Brand new Agora Guesthouse & Hostel, in the best location in Istanbul! Agora Guesthouse & Hostel is a boutique hotel/youth hostel hybrid created for the savvy, mode...
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Bucoleon by Cheers Hostel

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Bucoleon by Cheers Hostel

Happily introducing Bucoleon by Cheers, the new signature of bohemian Cheers Hostel family. Discover the most emblematic city and country of the Orient Express with all the eastern style and atmosphere. Bucoleon by Cheers is waiting for you to bring you the best of Istanbul and Turkey. Our events an...
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Bucoleon Hostel

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Bucoleon Hostel

Featuring a terrace, shared lounge zone and bar Bucoleon is located in the Heart of Istanbul. All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A continental breakfast is served every morning at the sea view terrace. There is also an onsite restaurant serving Turkish cuisi...
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Big Apple Hostel

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Big Apple Hostel

BIG APPLE HOSTEL VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN TURKEY (HOSCAR AWARD WINNER in 2016 & 2017) Big Apple Hostel has just renovated and redecorated. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with free Wi Fi, 24 hours heating and hot water! In dorms, each bed has a curtain for your privacy. Big Apple Hostel &...
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Cheers PortHouse

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Cheers PortHouse

Housed in an Art-Nouveau building in the heart of the city, Cheers Porthouse Istanbul is a unique establishment designed and managed by travellers just like our guests. Our main goal is to provide a feeling of comfort and safety for our international visitors, who are in search of a 'hostel with a t...
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Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel

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Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel

This is a tourist hostel and as such we do not accept bookings by local residents. Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 40 years old. WINNER OF THE 2016 HOSCAR AWARD FOR THE MOST POPULAR HOSTEL IN TURKEY! All rooms are fully air-conditioned, free wi-fi, 24 hours h...
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Cheers Lighthouse Hostel

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Cheers Lighthouse Hostel

Welcome to Cheers Lighthouse... Voted 10 Best Hostels in Europe According to the Travellers!!! Introducing Cheers Lighthouse, the outcast of the Bohemian Cheers Hostel family. Lighthouse is for the more luxurious backpacker. Complete with ocean views and situated above a restaurant, Lighthouse h...
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Avrasya Hostel

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Avrasya Hostel

AVRASYA HOSTEL VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN TURKEY (HOSCAR AWARD WINNER in 2019) Set in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district, Avrasya Hostel offers budget rooms with free Wi-Fi just 150 metres from Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque. It offers a restaurant and a bar with a rooftop terrace. The air-conditioned...
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Puffin Hostel Istanbul

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Puffin Hostel Istanbul

Puffin Hostel, a new property in the heart of Istanbul. Located in an extremely safe area of downtown, at Puffin Property we offer you the best hospitality and coziness of Istanbul, allowing you to observe local life and atmosphere. Due to the lively neighborhood, filled with cafés famous for bre...
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Istiklal oldcity

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Istiklal oldcity

Our Istanbul hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our Wintergarden Panoramic Terrace Bar offers breathtaking views overlooking the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and marmara sea and is open all year long. In the summertime, you can enjoy a refreshing on...
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Jumba Hostel

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Jumba Hostel

We call it Jumba, you’ll call it home. Home isn’t just Jumba though, it’s our neighborhood; Cukurcuma, it’s our city; Istanbul, it’s all the places and people we love, all of this, to us, means home. It’s ours and yours. Jumba is a design hostel run by three sisters and you can take it for grant...
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Metropolis Hostel

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Metropolis Hostel

We offer high quality service at low prices for budget travellers. 'Run by travellers for travellers'. Since 2005 Recommended by Lonely Planet 2017 edt. , Let's Go ,Michael Muller Verlag ... The entire hostel was completely renovated inside and out in November 2016. We put in new bathrooms, n...
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Cheers Hostel

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Cheers Hostel

Cheers Hostel is voted Best Hostel in Turkey By Hostelworld 2018 !!! Cheers Hostel was Awarded 8th Best Hostel Wordwide by Hostelword 2017 !!! Tripadvisor ranked Cheers Hostel #3 of 1.193 Specialty Lodging in İstanbul 2017 !!! Cheers Hostel is also the winner of the 2016 Award of excellen...
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Second Home Hostel

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Second Home Hostel

Our Hostel is located between the old town and the new town, the ideal location to discover this whole city and what it has to offer. Second Home Hostel is within walking distance to the following cultural attractions: Gulhane Park-Topkapı Palace-Basilica Cistern-Hagia Sophia-Blue Mosque-Grand Ba...
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Levanten Hostel

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Levanten Hostel

Max 6 or 8 people in dorms! Free Wi-Fi (throughout the hostel - all bedrooms and common rooms) Free Desktops Free Locker (bring a padlock) Free City Maps Free Istanbul Walking Tour Free Bed Linen & towels & hair dryer Free tea service There is no curfew, access is 24/7 Child friendly. T...
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Bunk Hostel

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Bunk Hostel

As #Bunk, we aim to provide visitors with a laid-back fun loving atmosphere where travelers from all over the world can meet and in many cases providing life-long memories, experiences and friendships. We are also surrounded by several great local more all within walking distance.The area also has a...
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Hush Hostel Moda

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Hush Hostel Moda

Hush Hostel Moda is an ideal place for travelers seeking the true spirit of Istanbul. We offer you fun, clean and affordable accommodations in newly renovated building in the heart of Kadikoy, a vibrant entertainment district full of indoor-outdoor bars, live music venues, shops, restaurants and caf...
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Cheers Downtown

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Cheers Downtown

This place is the branch of Cheers Hostel Sultanahmet... Cheers Downtown Hostel has been provide service to worldwide travellers since 2010 in Taksim region. Discover a real slice of Turkish history and soak up the lively atmosphere at Cheers Downtown Hostel. Hang out with fellow travelers in the...
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Istanbul Harmony Hostel

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Istanbul Harmony Hostel

Istanbul Harmony Hostel is located in the heart of the old city of Istanbul between Sultanahmet and Sirkeci. The area is considered the spiritual capital of old Istanbul and our location is the perfect base to explore the cultural heritage of the city! A 5-10 minute walk from our door brings you...
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Cheers Vintage Hostel

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Cheers Vintage Hostel

Cheers Vintage is waiting for you to bring you the best of Istanbul and Turkey. Our events and tips can help connect you to the lesser-known corners of Istanbul while meeting with like-minded travelers from around the world. Cheers Vintage is located in Istanbul's famous old town, 3-4 minutes wa...
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Hush Hostel Lounge

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Hush Hostel Lounge

Hush Hostel is an ideal place for travellers seeking the true spirit of Istanbul. We offer you fun, clean and affordable accommodation in a newly renovated historical and stylish building in the heart of Kadikoy, a vibrant entertainment district, full of indoor-outdoor bars, live music venues, shops...
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Han Hostel Airport North

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Han Hostel Airport North

Han Hostel Airport located 5 km driveway to Istanbul International Ataturk Airport offering good quality service with affordable price whether your visit be touristic or business.We offer private single and double room with LCD TV, study table, magnetic card system,options unlike other hostels with...
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HANCHI

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HANCHI

Satisfaction guaranteed   Our hostel is designed to meet all the needs of Backpackers, with the Hotel qualities and Hostel prices.   Our dorms are in European standards and designed to accommodate people. They are all clean, air-conditioned each bed has sheets and blankets, and an electric sock...
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Hotel Deniz Houses

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Hotel Deniz Houses

Deniz Houses is located on a quiet street in Sultanahmet, a 5-minute walk from the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque and the Hippodrome. All our rooms have parquet floors, private bathrooms, individually-controlled air conditioning, double-glazed windows, minibar, hair dryer, TV and bedside telephone. Some...
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Rodin Hostel

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Rodin Hostel

This is a tourist hostel and as such we do not accept bookings by local residents. Rodin Hostel is ideally located in the most central area of Istanbul (Taksim), within walking distance to all major attractions and interesting spots of the city, with a superb transport network at your door. We ap...
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No11 Bed & Breakfast

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No11 Bed & Breakfast

No11 Bed & Breakfast is welcoming you with a friendly and most experienced staff, delicious breakfast, well designed rooms enable the guest to enjoy their stay. It features tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the...
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Seatanbul Guesthouse

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Seatanbul Guesthouse

Seatanbul Guesthouse has large different type of room, we offer double, triple rooms and single rooms.9 room have full ocean view and some have balcony.Our hotel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Situated on the bustling cobbled streets of old cityIstanbu...
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Chambers of the Boheme

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Chambers of the Boheme

The best hostel in Istanbul: Chambers of the Boheme. Located in the heart of Istanbul Chambers of the Boheme is truly the most beautiful hostel in Istanbul with an unbeatable central location, extreme comfort and sincere customer service. Just steps away from Taksim Square, Chambers of the B...
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Old Mile Suites

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Old Mile Suites

Guests at Old Mile Suites can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. You will find dry cleaning services at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire. Old Mile Suites is located in Istanbul, 400 metres from Hagia Sophia and 400 metres from Blue M...
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Naz Wooden House Inn

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Naz Wooden House Inn

This is a small charming hotel situated in the old town of Sultanahmet. We provide great facilities and a friendly atmosphere as well as the ideal base to discover this fascinating city...
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World House Istanbul

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World House Istanbul

World House Istanbul offers comfortable beds, 24 hr hot water and a superb atmosphere in the heart of the city, the right fit for any urban traveller. Since 2005, we are working very hard to keep our hostel clean, secure, fun and still affordable. World House Istanbul is a 150 year-old Genoese-s...
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Neverland Hostel

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Neverland Hostel

Neverland is the biggest hostel of the new town. It's central, cheap and comfortable, founded 4 years ago with the idea of social & artistic exchange of different cultures and still run by the most experienced staff of the area. Free breakfast between 09.00-10.30, tea & coffee,second breakfast t...
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Kevin

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Kevin's Hostel

Kevin's Hostel offers an unbeatable combination of economically priced rooms and a perfect location for quality seeking budget travellers in the center of the old town, Kadikoy. Kevin's Hostel is the newest addition to the Istanbul network, Kevin's Hostel, boasts three floors of modern, stylish,...
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Istiklal Hostel

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Istiklal Hostel

İstiklal Hostel is perfect location right in the heart of old city of Istanbul and only a few minutes from the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Historical Turkish Baths, 1 minutes to Grand Bazaar and 5 minutes drive from Taksim Square.sightseeing attractions of orien...
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Dongyang Hostel

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Dongyang Hostel

The Dongyang Hostel is an elegant hostel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s old city center. A traditional Turkish breakfast buffet is served daily. You can find many restaurants in the area that serve local cuisine. Dongyang Hostel is a great choice for travellers interested in monuments, architecture and...
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Nobel Hostel

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Nobel Hostel

Welcome to cheapest and most comfortable hostel in Sultanahmet - Istanbul Located in the heart of Sultanahmet in the Old Town, and close to a number of city attractions, the Nobel Hostel, Istanbul is a fabulous choice if you are looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel alternative. This pop...
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Stanpoli Hostel

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Stanpoli Hostel

Stanpoli was built as a hotel in 2013. After 3 years of great success, we have gone under renovation and established a traveller friendly hostel with the intent to accomodate more guests and widen our services. We are proud to announce that Stanpoli Hostel is now ready to welcome you with 4 new p...
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Planet Paprika Hostel

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Planet Paprika Hostel

Welcome to Planet Paprika Hostel, where you can experience the Turkish hospitality at the heart of Istanbul. Our hostel is providing the cozy, friendly and clean place to stay. We are not a big , impersonal hulk hostel. We value the independent travelers and we are against any kind of discriminat...
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Chillout Lya Hostel Bar

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Chillout Lya Hostel Bar

In 15 seconds you can get into famous night life, or shops by staying in ChillOut Lya at Taksim where 2 milion people visit on the weekend. From the hostel, it's 5 minutes walking to metro station and all public transportation.With over 100 years old, high ceiling and each one is different than othe...
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Piya Hotel/Hostel

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Piya Hotel/Hostel

Piya Hostel is the newest addition to the Istanbul network, Piya hostel, boasts three floors of modern, stylish, budget accommodation just five minutes walk from Sultanahmet Square. Perfect for young backpackers who want to be in the heart of this historically vibrant city. Our hostel rooms are m...
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Second Home Suites

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Second Home Suites

At Suites you will find an airport shuttle, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk. You really do have the best of everything, the luxury of a great location and the comfort of spacious elegan...
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Med Cezir Hotel

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Med Cezir Hotel

Med Cezir Hotel is a family-run hotel with newly decorated and designed rooms to make you feel at home during your stay with us. Our hotel is located in the Old City district of Istanbul, Sultanahmet, in the heart of the historical peninsula. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the mu...
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Galata West Hostel

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Galata West Hostel

Galata West Hostel is situated in Beyoglu district of Istanbul, close to the mosque, churches and the tower. St. Anthony of Padua Church, Galata Tower and Beyoglu are very close by too. Galata West Hostel boasts such accommodation options as 6-bed Dorm, 4-bed Dorm, Standard Triple Room, Single R...
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Unique Suite Hotel

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Unique Suite Hotel

Taksim Unique Suites Hotel is a family run business. Tourism is in our blood having spent more than 20 years helping our guests get the very best out of their holiday. You are guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome on arrival. The hotel is also easy to reach from the airport using a variety of transpor...
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Istanbul Taksim Hostel Green House

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Istanbul Taksim Hostel Green House

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner every year since 2013 ... what makes us so successful? Top location - right in the city's centre. Taksim Area, which is the heart of the entertainment and social life of Istanbul but we are just a few streets back from the hustle and bustle ensuring y...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Ruins of the Ancient City of Ephesus: Need to Know Information

How to get there: Ephesus is within the Selcuk district on the Aegean coast of Turkey. From the local bus station, many small buses drop visitors directly outside the gate or alternatively, sign up for an official tour or overnight excursions that are sold all throughout Turkey, from Istanbul as well.

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Istanbul

As I referred before, Turkey is an amazing country with lots of unbelievable places to visit. I highly recommend you to take a look at this video and you’ll get an insight of Turkey Istanbul Of course, you have to visit Istanbul, the most famous and historic city of Turkey. I can assure you that this city is magical – the only city in the world situated in two continents. The Bosphorus separates the European and Asian side of Istanbul.

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Every time someone asks me about my trip to Istanbul, my words are always the same: “Magic, the only thing missing were sparkling lights in the air”. Maybe because it was one of my lifelong dreams mixed with my anticipation to the cultural and history boost I was about to experience.

Every time someone asks me about my trip to Istanbul, my words are always the same: “Magic, the only thing missing were sparkling lights in the air”. Maybe because it was one of my lifelong dreams mixed with my anticipation to the cultural and history boost I was about to experience.  

Emilie Armenta

A Cup of Turkish Coffee at Pierre Loti Cafe,Istanbul

A visit to Istanbul, Turkey  is a sojourn to a place where beauty intermingles with thousand year old civilization. One should never miss a chance to sit, relax and enjoy a cup of thick Turkish Coffee while enjoying the wonderful landscape of this city, and the best place to do this is at Pierre Loti Cafe in Eyup, Istanbul.  Located in Eyup, a district named after a friend of Muhammad, Eyup Ansari, the cafe is popularly known as a place where a French Naval Officer, Pierre Loti wrote his famous piece of novel, “Aziyade”. Aziyade retells a romantic tale between Pierre Loti and a harem girl, Aziyade. At the very place where Pierre sat down and contemplated about his amorous affair, this cafe stands. Aside of its romantic background, the cafe is better known for its commanding position overlooking the Golden Horn, a horn-shaped strait dividing the European side of  Istanbul. The scenery is stunning. The glimmering sparkles of the Golden Horn, the green pastures of the river bank along with the mosques and urban buildings form a beautiful sight worthy for visitors to sit and have a sip of its well-known coffee.

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Weekend in Turkey: must do things in Istanbul

Weekend in Turkey: must do things in Istanbul Istanbul is a great place to come for two or three day trip, where the number of sites per square meter is one of the greatest in Europe. It is impossible to see all the sites of former Constantinople in a weekend, the chief commercial, industrial and cultural city of Turkey. So, i will try to describe below the city’s best parks and views, cafes and restaurants where to stay and what to see.

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Cappadocia: Land of Fairy Chimneys

The fastest way to get to Goreme is by plane from Istanbul or Ankara that will arrive in Nevsehir Airport, about 35 minutes northwest Goreme, though it is quite expensive. Otherwise, there are many overnight busses run from both major cities of the north or from Denizli of the west that stopped right in the center of the town. I did the Denizli route and arrived early morning in Goreme.

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Magical city of Istanbul

Welcome in Istanbul, ho? geldiniz… First time I visited Turkey was 3 years ago. At that time i didn’t have idea that the biggest city in Turkey, Istanbul, will be partially my home during the upcoming years. I didn’t have idea that bystanders will try to convert me to Islam, that I will make so many friends there and that I will be choking with food while trying to ignore all the guys who inexhaustible throwing compliments. They do that, not because I am a top model, but because they think if you are coming out of the Turkish borders, it is enough to say “ooh, how beautiful you are” and you will fall for them… Yeah right. By the way, this is not a rule with everyone there, that is what my Turkish friends explained me.

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Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje is the capital of Macedonia, a small country that takes a central position in the Balkans. The city officially has a population of half a million, but unofficially it has around 700 000 people living there. This is mostly due to the people who are emigrating from the other cities in the country, in order to study or work in the capital. The easiest way to arrive in Skopje is by plane – you can land on “Alexander the Great Airport”, where low cost operator WizzAir has opened a hub which serves 22 destinations in Europe. You can also arrive from other continents with transfers via Vienna (Austrian), Istanbul (Turkish), Rome (Alitalia), Geneva and Zurich (Swiss) as well as from Dubai (flyDubai). It is possible to arrive with car using the E-75 highway. Using the bus is yet another possibility (see the official site of the Skopje Central Bus Station: www.sas.com.mk). The last option is the train, with daily departures to Belgrade and Thessaloniki, however this is not recommended since the trains are not in great condition (but if you are on a budget – go for it).

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Istanbul - oriental trade in Grand Bazaar

Today I want to tell you about another interesting and important place in Istanbul, where you can feel a real oriental tale. This place is the Grand Bazaar.

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Finally this year we have managed to bring to the life our summer holiday plan. Because we desired this so much.

Firstly we’ve traveled from Istanbul to Izmir with a shared car. We find this transportation from Bla Bla Car website. Its really useful for whom wants to travel cheaper than the normal bus or plane. As we mentioned our vacation started from Izmir city. We also have to mention that was our first trip to the south part of the Turkey for a long time and we look forward to share all of our feelings about the places we got chance to visit and lots of gained experiences in this journey. Our trip beginned from Izmir but we want to tell about the beauty in Antalya. Lets start from the amazing Ka? (pronounced as Kash) city!

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Istanbul smells so divine

Olfactory journey through Istanbul Introduction Istanbul smells divine, and why wouldn’t it? Lodged between two continents it is the breeding ground for some wonderful sights but also some fantastic and unique scents.

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Istanbul - a Lifetime is Not Enough!

First thing to know about Istanbul is that it’s a place where you can’t possibly get bored. It’s a place of diversity, chaos, beauty, history, art, but most of all human kindness – something that you can hardly expeience in most of the world’s huge cosmopolitan cities.

Kat

EXPLOR?NG H?DDEN PARAD?SE - KA?

Firstly we’ve traveled from Istanbul to Izmir with a shared car. We find this transportation from Bla – Bla Car website. Its really useful for whom wants to travel cheaper than the normal bus or plane. As we mentioned our vacation started from Izmir city. We also have to mention that was our first trip to the south part of the Turkey for a long time and we look forward to share all of our feelings about the places we got chance to visit and lots of gained experiences in this journey. Our trip began from ?zmir but we want to tell about the beauty in Antalya. Lets start from the amazing Ka? (pronounced Kash) city!

orangeandbluepaws

Istanbul: New Land of 3rd Wave Coffee

Hi! I must say that this article won’t be about how beautiful Istanbul is, what a marvellous city or etc. It’ll be about great coffee shops in Istanbul. If you are in Istanbul or will visit and plus you are a coffee lover, then you should continue to read this. You can trust me cause i’m also a barista, i have a 3rd wave coffee shop in one of the most fancy spot’s of Istanbul. Of course, i became a barista after i decided to open my own coffee shop. Actually, i’m an Art Director. So, nice to meet you.

sena-cinar

Things To Do: Istanbul

When you arrive in Istanbul you will no doubt be taken back by the many beautiful Ottoman structures that line the cityscape. The Sultan Ahmad Mosque or ¨Blue Mosque¨, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar are among the most popular attractions, but if you’re looking to escape the crowds or experience something a little different there are plenty of other options.

Derek H.

A real fairytale in Istanbul

Magic of Istanbul will make you enchanted Have you ever been to a place where you think you’re a part of a fairytale? Do even believe that there is that kind of place. Do you even think that is possible? I will tell you, it’s possible. Between two parts of the world, one point that connects two continents, one point that connects history, and one point that connects modern and ancient, Istanbul.

Lenka Miljkovic

Top 7 Things To Do In Istanbul, Turkey

My visit to Istanbul can only be summarized as magical. It was indeed a pleasant surprise after another. This magical and ancient city has many hidden gems, and is rich in culture and landscapes which make it an ideal place to visit.

Hilka Vega

Istanbul, Turkey Travel Guides

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