Cozy Room in the heart of Istanbul

Apartment - Private room · Pehlivan Sokak, Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34400, Turkey
Yeşim

Our apartment is not exactly at ”Taksim square” thanks God! But we are two Metro Stations away and 5 minutes walk home. At the back street there is bus station and the bus can take you directly to the old city where you can visit Hagia Sophia etc. ;)

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Our apartment is not exactly at ”Taksim square” thanks God! But we are two Metro Stations away and 5 minutes walk home. At the back street there is bus station and the bus can take you directly to the old city where you can visit Hagia Sophia etc. ;)

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Hello,

My father-in-law Selim is living there. He is really a cool guy that has many interesting stories. He will probably tell you stories from old Istanbul and make you feel as an extraordinary tourist.

Our apartment is not exactly at ”Taksim square” thanks God! But we are two Metro Stations away and 5 minutes walk home. At the back street there is bus station and the bus can take you directly to the old city where you can visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and many other treasures of the incredible Istanbul where Orient meets Oxident.

10 minutes walking you can reach Nisantasi where all luxury boutiques, restaurants and cafes are situated.

If you want to go to the nearest seaside, take a cab and pay 3.- USD. Have fresh fish at the
lunch, walk around the fish market and have a “Chay” by looking amazing view of the Bosphorus.

There are plenty of supermarkets around, where you can buy anything you like for your breakfast and enjoy our balcony.

Selim speaks English, German, Swedish and he is ready to furbish you with all kinds of information to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

You will be in good hands.

Cordially Welcome - Hoshgeldiniz! :)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • This is the best apartment to stay in Istanbul. Located in a peaceful neighborhood up hill, at night you can watch the city lights from the balcony. Also, it´s near a metro station that takes you down town. After a long day of walking through the city, Selim´s house is the best place to settle down. Great host. The kind of person that makes your travel even better and, therefore, your life. I recommend without hesitation.

    June 2014
  • Selim is very nice and helpful. He has widely knowledge that he can tell us so much. The best part of the room is very clean. The kitchen is really good.

    June 2014
  • It was our first experience with AIRBNB and our first trip to Istanbul and we couldn’t think of anything better. Selim is very helpful and welcoming, the apartment and the room itself are beautiful and cozy and you are provided with everything you need. The neighborhood is calm and safe and in the same time there are supermarkets and nice cafes very close. Location is also very convenient, the metro is ten minutes walk away. We would definitely recommend this place! Thank you so much Selim!

    May 2014
  • I can't have imagined my Istanbul experience without staying in this lovely apartment. Yesim and Selim are very welcoming and there will be everything you need there. The apartment is in a neighborhood where folks live, away from the heavy tourist areas, but well within easy striking distance of Taksim. This place is highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying there and would recommend this place for anyone wanting a personal experience in Istanbul with an intelligent interlocutor. Selim is not only hospitable, but has a wide range of knowledge and a good sense of humor. It is a bit out of the way, and you have to be willing to walk to get to the metro. But other than that...

    Thank you.

    May 2014
  • Yesim place is very nice, clean and comfortable. He is friendly and ready to help :)
    From his place, you can reach the subway in 10-15 minutes. I would recommend his place!

    April 2014
  • Selim is a very nice guy, me and my friend arrived late and he stayed up to wait for us. We forgot to bring our key one days and he also stayed up to open the door for us. The apartment is very clean and nice. The apartment is not too far from Taksim square and a bit far from the blue mosque area, but I would blame the really weirdly designed public transport system of Istanbul.

    April 2014
  • Great home for me. Selim is super nice, we talk a lot and he is always willing to offer his help, his story and his tea.^^ For the first time it could be a bit difficult to find the place, taking the taxi from Taxim is good choice but have to keep in mind that the driver might treat foreign tourist, call Selim if you think the taxi fee is problemetic.The community is quite save that I can go home after 10pm. Around fifteen minutes walk to the Taxim metro station which is quite convenient. I like my room a lot, with many books, sunshine is good.

    April 2014
  • Our first time visit Istanbul cannot be completed without the experience of living at this beautiful place and having thoughtful conversation with Selim. Although we didnt meet Yesim, who was very nice in all of communication with us through Airbnb, her father in law Selim is such a nice person we are glad to meet. He received us with a nice welcome and did not mind helping us call taxi at 3am so that we can make our fight at the airport (we left the day Turkey change their time!). The room itself is beautiful and cozy with lots of books. If you love reading like me, you will be torn between just stay by the big window in the room reading books or going out be a tourist (well I had to chose the second). Everything was clean and the apartment is much nicer than a 5* hotel. The location is also convenient and not in a tourist trap. You can access both the metro or bus around within 5 minutes walk. Overall, we were very happy! Thank you Selim and Yesim!

    March 2014
  • This was the first experience with AIRBNB and everything was fine. The appartment is near şişli metro. There are also bus that goes to beşiktaş near this station. The area is nice.
    Thank you Selim, thank you Yeşim!

    March 2014
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