70 sqm.Istiklal Street/ Taksim area

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Sadri Alışık Sk, Istanbul, Istanbul 34440, Turkey
Your host, Nico
19 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

The flat is on the third floor. There is satellite tv, internet, fully equipped kitchen with oven, electric stove, fridge, iron, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, dvd player. The bedsheets and the towels are included as well as all the utilities. In the living room, there is a double bed for 2 people and a double sofa bed. In the second room, there is a bed for 2 people. In the dining room, there is a big table for 4 people. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
The buliding is situated in the old centre of Pera with its art galleries and small traditional bars and restaurants. The flat is in Sadri alışık Sk just one minute from Istiklal Street, the main shopping and pedestrian avenue of Istanbul, and 150 meters from Taksim Square, and close to the old European embassies: the Palais de France, the Palazzo di Venezia, the old Dutch and Russian Embassies and the Greek Consulate.
There is a Metro stop about 100 meters from the house leading very fast to Sultanahmet (the area with Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after 4 guests
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great location for shopping, eating and going out! The apartment was clean and Nico was very easy to communicate with. I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking to be in the middle of the action in Istanbul.

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Istanbul and part of it was thanks to this great apartment. Ahmet received us at night when we arrived and was really kind explaining everything. The location is great, lots of bars, cafes and restaurants nearby, and we felt always very safe. You can walk easily to the old city, maybe 30 minutes or so, but if you rather go by public transport, there are many buses, trams and tube close to the apartment.

    We were 5 people and there was hot water in the shower for all of us, which was a great surprise. And also, we cooked diner several times, which helped us save some money.

    I would definitely recommend it to everyone looking for a nice, cosy and clean accommodation, and if we go back to Istanbul, we will go there again for sure.

    Thank you guys for everything (especially for finding our lost phone!)

    April 2014
  • we had bad experience with this apartment. It was dirty and smell bad all time. the furniture was old and the sheets smell musty.

    Nico promised us to make late checkout in last day since our flight back home was at 8pm. but he insist us to checkout 11am. we spend the whole day on street.

    Other than that, the location and price are good.

    February 2014
    Response from Nico:

    The worst experience EVER!
    Sincerely, the most arrogant people I've ever met in 3 years of renting apartments! Do not listen to their words and please read our more than 100 real positive comments

    Bed linen and towels, as well as the house is ALWAYS delivered CLEAN at every check-in.

    The night before departure they sent me a message via Whazapp saying:
    We will not leave the apartment before 14 pm as we will not be able to wake up before 11 am

    I replied that unfortunately that would not be possible, the check-out would have to happen at 11 am in the morning, as already 'established, as other people would occupy the same apartment at 2 pm.
    I very kindly offered them to keep their luggage in my own apartment until the evening before taking the bus to get to the airport but they NEVER responded because they felt offended I suppose!
    ALSO they have left the house in VERY bad condition breaking the shower and breaking the door of the washing machine out of PURE SPITE!

    I highly recommend these people to stay at home instead of traveling with this presumption, arrogance and miseducation without limit
    You don t have to travel at all costs, first be educated and polite and then discover the world!

    I STRONGLY recommend NOT to accept any reservations from these 2 individuals, they broke our washing machine and shower I already contacted AIRBNB to put them on the black list!

    February 2014
  • zona ottima, casa molto gradevole, Nico persona disponibilissima..
    Cosa si puo volere di piu?? Grazie tante per l'esperienza!!

    December 2013
  • Appartamento in ottima posizione, comodo, molto spazioso e confortevole inoltre il proprietario è molto disponibile, un vero aiuto per un turista in visita che non conosce la città!
    Personalmente mi sono trovato molto bene, tornerò volentieri a trovare Nico!

    December 2013
  • The apartment has really good location, it is clean and fresh, it has everything you need!
    Nico is super nice and helpful, you can´t ask for a better host!

    November 2013
  • We (a befriended couple and my boyfriend and I) had a great time at Nico's place. The apartment is located in a very central area, really close to the main shopping area of Istanbul, Istiklal street, and really close to Taksim square where most buses and metro start. The apartment has everything you need and more. It was clean and quiet. Four people can stay there easily with comfort. Our host was very helpful and waited for us late at night to give us the keys when we arrived late. Thanks for the good time :)

    September 2013
  • We spent a week in Istanbul for a family vacation and a really glad to have stayed at this wonderful apartment.

    The location was perfect with easy access to everything we wanted to do during our trip. It is also well furnished with an equipped kitchen and washer, which was very helpful.

    Nico was extremely friendly and accommodating. There were 6 of us staying there with ages ranging from 5 to 60 so we all had very different interests and Nico was very helpful and knowledgeable about things to do in the city.

    We would definitely stay here again if we ever return to the city!

    Thanks Nico.

    August 2013
  • Nico´s and Ahmed apartment is situated on a great location of the new european side of istambul.

    It is only two blocks from istikal street, an iconic street of istambul and where you can do good shopping.
    It is also short distance from the old city where the Grand Bazaar, Palaces, and Mezquites are situated. You can go on a 30 minute walk or take a 10 minutes tram.
    It is a great city to explore and we found it perfect going on a 4 nights trip.

    The apartment is very comfortable and a great choise!
    You can cook, and wash clothing there, what makes your trip a lot less expensive !
    Also Nico and Ahmed were very kind and helpful to us !! Every time we needed some help or advice we asked them by text and they always were very friendly.

    Definitely will go to there apartment again if i returned to Istambul.

    Thanks guys for everything, Magui and friends.

    July 2013
  • We were so glad that we wound up at this apartment. Nico was a great host, in fact he made our stay in this truly amazing city even more pleasant! Even before the trip he immediately replied to all our mails and was very kind to assure us about the situation in Istanbul (we were there at the beginning of June when the demonstrations/riots were going on but felt totally safe as the apartment is on a side street that is very close to Taksim square but far enough to actually not realize what was going on there). Furthermore, he provided a transportation card and a Turkish-sim card free of charge (big ups for that!), showed us the best kebab place in town (Dürümce -which is less than 50m from the apartment), provided tons of great advice on what to see in the city and even came clubbing with us. The apartment itself is clean and the beds + sofa were very comfy. Although it looks a bit bigger on the pics, it perfectly fitted us 5 people and actually it could fit one, probably even 2 more people if they squeeze a bit. It is perfect for those who want to be close to the nightlife area as a lot of stuff is going on at night in that area (but it is on a side street so it is totally quiet) and given that it is less than 10 min walking from Taksim square it is very easy to take public transportation and get to all the other areas in town (in fact on the first day we even walked to Sultanahmet through the Galata bridge and it took us about 30min). In a nutshell, considering the very cheap price it is definitely a great bargain and when we come back to Istanbul we definitely stay here again!

    June 2013
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Hello everybody! I am Nico and I am italian. I live in this wonderful town since 2011 I love this amazing town from my first visit and i falled in love with at first sight so this is why I decided to move here. I m renting flats with my turkish work partner Ahmet and I really love my job because I have the chance to meet people coming from all over the world and sometimes I like to drink a cup of tea with my guests and talking about our countries and many other subjects, in this way it is like I can travel all around the world staying here in Istanbul....without moving, I am also a traveller and as I can I like to book a last minute flight discovering new countries I like swiming, reading, listening music and watching documentaries is one of my favourite things. I love animals...I love my dog Thelma and I miss her because she is in Italy with my mother, but I m sure she is better with my mum than with me, because my mother is cooking for her fresh meat every day:) I m able to talk italian, english, spanish, french and now after 2 years living here I can say that my turkish is not really bad....but still learning :-) I hope you to be my guest, and I will do my best to let you feel home!
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