Newly renovated, historical Greek building at the heart of city center, Taksim/Beyoğlu.
Modern, clean fully equipped studio apartment with new fully tiled shower, comfortable double bed (extra matress for the3 person), private toilet & kitchen.
Newly renovated, historical Greek building at the heart of the city center,Taksim/ Beyoğlu.
Modern, clean fully equipped studio apartment with new fully tiled shower, comfortable double bed (+ extra matress for the 3 person), private toilet & kitchen.
There are many restaurants serving international and Turkish cuisine walking distance away.
Walking distance to Public Transports:
• Metro Station – 5 min.
• Bus Station – 2 min.
• Taxi Station – 2 min.
Distance to Historical Sites:
• Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, – 15 min.
• Grand Bazaar – 20 min.
• Dolmabahçe Palace – 15 min.
• Galata Tower – 10 min.
• Pera – 5
• Spice Market – 10 min.
• Istiklal Avenue – 4 min.
• Nevizade Street – 3 min.
• Galatasaray Bath –10 min.
• St. Antoine Cathedral –5 min.
• WIFI Internet Connection
• Iron Board
• 1 Double Bed
• 1 Matress (For the 3 person)
• Bed Sheets
Fully equipped Kitchen:
Fridge, Kettle, Crockery, Cutlery, Cookware, Kitchen Utensils.
• Toilette Paper
If you want to stay somewhere at the very center and searching for a place with a reasonable price feel free to contact me.
Everything was great. Flat is exactly as in described, all appliances are working and location is perfect. Contact with Ali was easily established and overall the trip was great.
Regarding to as some reviewers thought of not-so-save neighborhood: This is Turkey, people, which means that one can walk on the touristic street full of people, turn one corner and end up at the dark valley with shabby-looking-dudes possibly selling drugs and/or some prostitutes. It is normal and no need to be alarmed.
We are 2 girls in our 30s and we never felt threatened.
Flat is in typical turkish neighborhood and yes, there are some guys constantly hanging out next to the door to the building, probably selling stuff, but who cares? They never scared us or comment on things. Just remember, they are working this corner, meaning: they do not want any trouble at the place of work.))) Especially with tourists.)) In fact, they would be the first to help, if something happens. At the end of our trip we were almost saying "hello", when passing by)
This flat is a perfect one if you're a couple or alone.
Perfect because :
1) It is so cosy and well equiped ;
2) the neighborhood is popular and secure (not for posh people ;)) ;
3) it is very central, 5mn of Taksim place and 15mn of Galata tower ;
4) and last but not least : if you have the chance to meet Ali, your trip in Istanbul will be perfect!
So have a nice trip!!!
I didn't meet Ali, so his business partner, Soner was my host during my stay. Soner was very helpful. he picked me up from Istiklal Cd. a few blocks away. I emailed him about a leak under the sink and within 24 hours, the leak was fixed. very efficient and discreet! the apartment is quite small - would be comfortable for one or two people, but I would say definitely too small for three people for more than one or two days. it is not too difficult to walk to the major attractions in Istanbul (the mosques, the Galata Bridge, the ferries, etc.) but be prepared for some steep hills! Taksim Square and park are only a few blocks away. the apartment is located on a quiet street off a main road. I was a solo female traveller, and I had no fears or problems about the street. for its central position, indeed it is very sheltered from the crowds of people and the traffic. it can be noisy in the sense that any chatter or sounds from the street below travel straight up to the apartments above. my stay here was a great and very comfortable experience, and very worth it for the price. I would recommend it!
Within walking distance from Taksim square and Istiklal Cadessi, the studio is situated in a run-down neighborhood of Beyoglu. Just around the corner there are 2 fruit and veg shops which are perfect especially if you plan to cook/prepare food in the well equipped studio kitchen.
The Studio itself was clean, cosy, and ideal for couples. The only thing we didn't like was the noise, which is probably difficult to avoid in the centre of Istanbul.
I would certainly recommend it to couples but would be more cautious about recommending to females travelling alone. You may feel unsafe coming back home in the dark as the street is not very well lit.
Ali is a great host, he kindly showed me around the studio and gave some tips about istanbul!
Beautiful, convenient, cozy and confortable private appartment, with great natural light and full equipped. It is perfect for a couple staying 3-15 days. Shawer works perfectly with instant hot water and strong pressure.
At just 5 minutes walk there is the lively area of Beyoglu with great bars, cafés, and restaurants where locals go. Far better than all restaurants for tourists in sultanhamet with high prices and low quality food.
If you are a light sleeper, earplugs are recommended, as there is some noise from street. I usually am a light sleeper, but I was so tired at night after all day walking that I slept like a baby :)
Despite being almost dark in the night, area is really safe, but unpracticed travelers may feel a little scared. Neighbourhood is a historical quartet currently without government nor unesco support for renovation and might look "old and dirty", but it's purely 100% genuine istanbul life. I found it amazing. Our arrival in the middle of the night with the praying call from the mosques was breathtaking, also the views of the steep streets full of hung clothes from side to side. These are lifetime experiences.
Ali, and his colleagues Ozan and Soner are terrific hosts! They were extremely flexible and open to our needs, and they also provide us with great company and enterteinment. They are extremely comitted to their guests, they are very kind, proactive and confident, so they really contributed to make us have an unforgettable stay in Istanbul.
we stayed two nights @ COSY & CENTRAL STUDIO FLAT @ TAKSİM and it was the perfect apartment for the short stay!
i would recommend this lovely apartment to anyone who wants to visit istanbul. ali was easy to communicate with and very helpful!
Excellent location! My friend German and I spent a really good time in Ali's apartment. It's really close to the main attractions of the city, and his friend was really kind picking us from the bus station to guide us to the apartment because Ali was out of town.
Totally recommended! And thank you Ali for letting us stay at your place :)
Apartamento chico, pero bien ubicado. La pasamos muy bien, muchas gracias!
Ali was a great host. Accommodating and very professional. When we realized that we needed an extra set of keys Ali went out of his way to get then to us in no time.
Would recommend to anyone wanting to have an authentic experience in Istanbul.
A little hard to find but definitely does the job. Near the now world famous Taskim Park. The hard thing for my elderly parents that stayed at this apartment was walking up the four flights of stairs (no elevator). The washing machine was definitely appreciated. Ali was very helpful. Definitely worth revisiting.