Light Cute Room well Located
This private bedroom has a double bed very comfortable and nice. The living room has a TV, a sofa and its shared with other guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances for cooking and at your disposal. The bathroom is fitted with a toilet, shower and all kind of toiletries. There is also included a breakfast, WiFi Internet, linen and towels and washing machine. The facilities are shared between the renters of four bedrooms.
The apartment is located 5 minutes walk away, up a street of music shops, is the liveliest street of Istanbul, Istiklal Avenue, which is full of restaurants, cafes, bars, concert venues and art galleries, also 5 minutes walk down the hill is the Bosphorus, Galata Bridge and Eminonu Spice Bazaar. From there, the tramway goes directly to the historical area of Sultanahmet, where you will find the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia and other famous minarets.
The buildings of this historical neighborhood of Galata date from the end of the 18th century. The flat was renovated by craftsmen using the finest traditional methods, it kept the old stones of walls .
Very nice and cosy room with a wonderful view!
Great service and very friendly staff!
We stayed for our one week holliday in this room. And we whould do it again.
The included breakfast in the hostel (3 min walk) gives you a good basement for the day. Ercan was realy friendly and the comunication (in english) was great.
Like the descriptions of other users are telling, the view is breathtaking. The room it self is realy charming and the rest of the flat has a simple standard in comparision to german standard. The stareway up to the fifth floor is realy special. It feels a bit like Havana 20 Years ago. After a couple of days it feels like home.
We visited Istanbul in the middle of October 2015. I can imagine that in summertime the room can be very hot.
A nice room with a wonderful view in a big apartment.
I recommend it. Thanks Ercan.
The location is perfect and the place is lovely.
Although we've had unpleasant moment with staff. We were promised early breakfast (we had early flight). When we came there was nothing that looked like breakfast... It would be easier if we they just didn't promise.
The view from the window is stunning enough that I can recommend this stay. Also the location is great and the hostel staff friendly and helpful. The room was clean and even though you shouldn't expect luxury, everything is in good enough shape. More equipment for the shared kitchen would be a good idea. The stairway doesn't look good as others have stated, but it's not a real problem. Although choice for breakfast is not abundant, it's tasty (served in the hostel, which is a short distance away).
Several different rooms from this apartment can be found on wimdu. I got the 15m² one instead of the 25m² I booked, which wasn't a problem for me (in fact I didn't even realize it when I was there, so didn't ask about the reason), but confirming beforehand might be a good idea if you need the space.
Make sure you remember the entry of the house if you plan to come back late, because after the shutters are in front of the closed shops, the street looks quite different.
On the pro-side: The apartment has an amazing view on the Bosporus. It is a pleasure to wake up and go to sleep to this sight. The wooden floors, high ceilings and brick walls are lovely. Martin and the World hostel staff are friendly hosts and always available for quesions. Breakfast in the hostel is alright and a good start into the day.
On the con-side: The staircase of the apartment is rather dodgy and makes you feel relieved when you can close the door behind you. The bathrooms, toilets and towles are just fine but rather suitable for young travelers who don't expect much. Since Istanbul is a noisy city and the walls are paper thin - bring earplugs if you want a good night's sleep.
All in all: Excellent for a short trip to Istanbul on a budget.
Clearly recommendable. Very nice people. Very friendly welcome. Always helpful. We had a proper and comfortable, large room for the family ( couple + little boy ), and with a fantastic view over the Bosporus. Was like cinema. We will come again. Thanks and very best regards, Ute, Felix and Jörg
Nice accommodation, good price and friendly stuff
It was a very nice trip to Istanbul. Samane is a great host and the view from the great room was just stunning!