About this listing
Welcome to my flat and to Istanbul,
This flat is just newly renovated with stylish architecture in an historical building.
The apartment is really nice and situated just perfectly: near to the Taksim/Istiklal area but already out of all festive noise which goes all night long, It is in minutes walk to Istiklal and Taksim which is the cultural and commercial center of Istanbul, Taksim is the center of art galleries, pubs,clubs, restaurants, as well as many shops and boutiques.
From Taksim you would have easy access to tram, busses, metro, and through funicular also to the ferry to the asian side or to the Princess Islands.
My apartment is in a very local neighbourhood which makes a good change from the more touristic areas. Locals live on this street, so during the day you'll hear kids playing, dogs barking, neighbors chatting, Everyone returned a "merhaba" when you give one. if you happen to be here on a sunday, there is a traditonal bazaar that sells fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as clothing and other things in about two streets parallel.
Maps and Travel Magazin
Istanbul Kart, to be loaded for cheap and easy transportation is available at the flat.
Enjoy in Istanbul.
Interaction with Guests
I love to meet new people and I will be happy to answer any questions concerning the flat and your stay in İstanbul.
İ will be providing a guide book upon your arrival which has a lot of options to explore in istanbul.
As im a professional host on airbnb, you will be able to reach me 24 hours via (website hidden), viber and/or email. İ will be happy to provide whatever you need during your stay such as shopping options, alternative tours, transfer services, visit to other cities, arranging bus or train tickets, say organising anything you need.
No Partying and use the alarm system.
Points positifs: Très bel appartement conforme à la description et aux photos. Très bon accueil de Yaprak qui prend le temps de tout vous expliquer et de vous donner des conseils pour des restaurants ou autres…
Points négatifs: Yaprak est arrivée avec 1h de retard au point de rendez-vous. Chambre qui donne sur une rue très bruyante (pas de voiture mais les habitants y restent pour discuter, manger, faire la fête une grande partie de la nuit).
Yaprak was very welcoming, even talked to our cab driver on the phone to help us get from the airport to the apartment. When we arrived she gave us a map, and overview of the city (recommended spots). The apartment is decorated very well, and comfortable! It is located in a very local Turkish neighbourhood, so you get a good sense of their culture. It is central so you can easily walk to the more touristy areas or even straight down to the water.
Yaprak hat den Transport vom Flughafen zur Wohnung organisiert. Bei der Ankunft hat Sie vor der Wohnung gewartet und uns wertvolle Tipps gegeben. Die Wohnung strahlt Persönlichkeit aus und ist zentral und trotzdem ruhig gelegen. Die Nachbarn waren sehr freundlich.
Really lovely apartment and very stylish indeed! It actually looks just like in the pictures. It took us 12 minutes by the clock to get to Taksim square from the apartment and around 5 minutes until Istikal Cadessi. The neighbourhood was very lively, and although it was only my friend Ioana and I, we never felt unsafe or insecure, as opposed to other neighbourhoods we visited.
Yaprak was a wonderful host. We didn't have the chance to spend too much time together, as she was out of town during our stay, but she was very helpful and receptive through what's upp to all our questions and requests. We were very happy to receive an entire list of recommendations for eateries and other nice places to see during our stay. We tried some of them and they were really lovely.
Yaprak hat sich um alles liebevoll gekümmert.
Sie war jederzeit sofort über WhatsApp erreichbar und hat uns auch noch nach Mitternacht in Empfang genommen und mit Getränken versorgt.
Das Apartment war einfach super. Wenn man vor dem Haus steht, glaubt man nicht, was sich hinter den Mauern schönes verbirgt.
Die Gegend ist eher ein "arme Leute"-Viertel, aber völlig ruhig, sicher und authentisch und nur etwa 10 Minuten zu Fuß von der Istiklal Cd. entfernt.
Ein Muss ist der sonntags stattfindende Markt in den gegenüberliegenden Straßen.
Yaprak was very nuce, she was waiting for us and gave us all the requested suggestions for day and night adventures. The house is exactly as in the pics, the bed is small but confortable, the shower a real pleasure after a long day in the cty streets. The house is very close to Tacsim Square and Istikar Street, it is definitly typical of Istanbul, with narrow streets and kids playing, nonetheless it is not what you call a middle class residential area and I would not recommend it to lonley girls, due to the dark alleys and poor neighbourhood.
Dear Fred so many lonely girls guest came to my place and no body said 'its a dark street etc." its not like posh areas of Istanbul :) its a local neighbourhood of Istanbul. No body disturb you at there, they are respectful people. :) If there is a problem they can help you. Turkish hospitality :) Thanks again.
Great host! Yaprak was on time, replies very quickly and provides you with everything you need for a nice stay. The apartment is located in a little dark street but it takes less than 5 minutes to get to the busy area of beyoğlu. The apartment is very clean and totally looks like on the pictures online. Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Yaprak
I am very aware of the needs of a foreigner in another country as i have been traveling and exploring a lot :) I met airbnb while i was travelling and became a professional host afterwards. i really try do my best, to help and to give hints as much as possible.. Love to get to know people!
I really like the concept of airbnb, to have the chance to live in a local home. And i hate hotels :)