Located in the heart of the city, in Taksim (G&L Friendly)
3 minutes away to British Cosulate on foot
Istiklal Street, which is the most popular and live pedestrian street of the city is just 5 minutes away on foot.
Hard Rock Cafe, Istanbul recently opened is 6 min away on foot
35sqm 1 Bedroom Apartment on 2nd floor Well desihned and comfortable bathroom and kitchen.
Twin beds available (seperate single beds (phone number hidden) comfy bed
Kitchen Equipments; kettle, toaster, dining utilities
Bath Amenities; liquid soap, Shampoo & Bath Gel
Hair Dryer, Umbrella
Backgammon & Chess
Towels & Linens
Iron & iron board
Fan, electricity heating
Washing Machine & Mini Fridge
Maps and Travel Magazine & Books
Istanbul Kart, to be loaded for cheap and easy transportation is available at the flat.
1 futton Floor Bed is available for the 3rd guest.
You are also invited to have one glass of complimentary Turkish Tea and home made cookie at Velvet Cafe, Galata , during your stay in our flats. :)
For the guests arriving after 8:00pm to 23:00, 15 Euro will be required for late check-in.
For the guests arriving between 23:00 and 06:30am, 25 euro will be required for night and late/early check-in
Gay & Lesbian Friendly Stay in Istanbul
Had a great experience staying here. The apartment has plenty of space for what I needed and it was very clean. The bedroom is right in the street which can be loud but I didn't mind it at all since I can sleep through just about anything. And I think you'll have noise with any apt in this area. Orion and Yuxel were very helpful and friendly. I was able to call Yuxel on arrival from a taxi drivers phone to tell him I was stuck in traffic and he was very flexible. The few blocks around the apt weren't the best but I never felt unsafe and it was a few minutes to Istiklal street and some more trendy neighborhoods. Had a great breakfast at the House Cafe on Istiklal. Easy access to tram just 15 minutes walk. The shower did leak a little which seems to be a common complaint but I just hung the rug up after my shower, no problem. Overall a really great experience, would stay here again!!
El appartamento de Yuxel es Muy bonito y agradable, muy cerca del centro y fácil para moverte a todos los sitio. El check in nos lo hizo un amigo suyo muy agradable y disponible. Lo único problema fue internet que se iba y venía de vez en cuando y nos hemos quedado sin wifi bastante tiempo. Por lo demás aconsejo este apartamento!
Overall this apartment was adequate, especially for the price. It was cute and clean, bed was comfortable, but the apartment is very small. There were small annoyances, like the shower leaking all over the floor unless you were super careful, and the wifi was unstable. The neighborhood was interesting...very "local", with a street market every Sunday morning. The apartment was very conveniently located to Istiklal St. for evening people watching, eating and shopping (note that the souvenir shops located in the Beyoglu area are cheaper than anything in the old town, including the grand bazaar). The apartment seems to be in the direct flight path to the airport, so it can be noisy (with street noise as well).
Yuxel was very nice, although we only met him because we went to his cafe by Galata Tower. All of the hosting responsibilities seemed to fall to his friend, who was very nice. One thing that Yuxel could improve is his communication. Although everything was always taken care of, he often would not reply to texts or take a long time to respond. A quick "I am on it" would go a long way in easing a traveler's concerns.
Situé à quelques minutes à pied de l'Istiklal Cad, cet appartement est pratique pour rayonner dans cette partie de la ville (Galata, Taksim).
Il est dans un quartier vivant, et nous avons pu apprécier le marché du dimanche.
La photo de la chambre est conforme à la réalité.
Yuxel est charmant et s'est rendu très disponible lors de notre séjour.
Yuxel is incredibly kind, constantly smiling and courteous. The flat was well equipped and clean. The neighbours and the shop owners on the street were great to us. I would recommend this flat to seasoned travelers because the neighbourhood is not touristic at all, and you'll have no choice but to learn Turkish :)
Séjour très agréable dans l'appartement de Yuxel. Le logement est conforme aux photos avec une chambre très plaisante et un logement bien entretenu. L'appartement est bien situé, à 5 minutes de la place Taskim et de rues très vivantes. En revanche gros bémol : l'appartement est très bruyant et la rue qui donne sous les fenêtres de la chambre très animée.
Yuxel est un hôte très agréable.
We stayed 2 nights at Yuxel apartment at Taxim. The apartment was cleaned, the wifi connection good and equipped with all the necessaries for cooking and ironing. However, they were no toilet brush and the bathroom door is not well fixed so when you take a shower, the all place get wet. More over, we we were coldly welcomed by Yuxel as he seemed to be in a hurry.
We are sorry that you waited 20 min for us but we do try our best to follow your indications and they fact that we arrived on market day did not help to find our way (website hidden): finally, we appreciate the fact we could let our luggage with the Owner of the shop next to Yuxel's apartment and the guy was really nice.
Not the best Airbnb experience so far:
- Too expensive! The two nights cost us 140 Eur (90 + 20 cleaning costs (the appartment was not clean) + 15 late checkin costs + 15 airbnb costs). For this money you get a decent hotel with breakfast in the city centre!!!
- 15 eur late check-in fee after 8 pm is just exagerated
- asked Yuxel in advance for some tips to visit with my girlfriend (who had a broken leg), never received a response
- not so clean appartment (dirty sheets???), deceptive pictures on the website
- we never received the exact address of the appartment!!! Not even in the booking confirmation. We got there by Taxi, with Yuxel's directions on speaker. However, when we came back from our restaurant the same evening, we followed the directions based on the coordinates on the Airbnb website and spent 40 minutes (at 1 a.m.) looking for the appartment (trying to recognise the front door). When we desperately called Yuxel, we got the address and understood the Airbnb website was pointing us at a parallel street.
Nice apartment near Istikal St. In my opinion, it's a better location than the more touristed places because it's more authentic, and it's still is only a 3 minute walk from all the action. Yuxel is a sweet and helpful guy. Recommended.
It was overall good experience in Istanbul while staying at Yuxel place. It is very close to Istiklal street and Taksim (5- 10 min walk). Area was quite safe but a bit noisy. I haven't met with Yuxel but Oner (yuxel friend) received me and guided me well for my trip. The only problem I faced was the coldness in apartment as there is no proper heating system. The actual room look small then picture but very economical in Istanbul.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.
This is the final rate, including VAT along with fees from the host and Airbnb.
This is the fee charged by Airbnb
This is the fee charged by Airbnb and includes VAT