About This Listing
The flat is situated in the Galata area close to Istiklal Avenue, that takes you through the heart of Istanbul's commercial and entertainment Pedestrian Boulevard, leading to the famous Taksim Square.
Central for all travel connections. (i.e. 5 minutes walk to the conventional ferries, tramway)
Less than 10 minutes by tram to get to the old city (i.e. Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern several historical turkish baths, Grand Bazaar)
2 minutes walk to Istiklal Avenue
10 minutes walk to Istanbul Modern Art Museum
10 minutes walk to the Spiced/Egyptian Bazaar
25 minutes walk to the Old City
Neighborhood is safe, with lots of tourists during the day but not crowded like Taksim Square, and is exciting with its vibrant narrow streets to be discovered.
The apartment is very close to Galata Tower on a beautiful quiet street. Famous designers’ shops are located on the street, and it's often used as a site for filming commercials because it’s considered one of the most charming streets in Istanbul.
Museums (i.e. Istanbul Modern Art, Pera), exhibition galleries, large stores, restaurants, bars, food markets, mosques, churches, synagogues are all within walking distance.
It has a comfortable queen bed for two people.
Crib is available for kids between ages 0 to 6.
Extra single bed (80*190 cm sizes) is also available for the 3rd person upon your request
It is located on the second floor (32 steps up to the apartment) in a secure building and has a number of amenities including:
- Free WiFi internet access
- Updated kitchen with pots, dishes and glasses
- Microwave, moveable two unit burner and refrigerator
- Washing machine located inside the studio
- En-suite bathroom with a shower
- A big table for eating or working
-Hair dryer, bathroom towels, shampoo,shower gel, tea bags, fresh/natural apple tea
-Fans are provided in the summer
The studio itself is spick and span and you'll have everything you need for your stay. With the list of amenities available, it is also a great alternative to staying in a hotel!
This studio will make you want to move in and never leave!
House rules are pretty much simple and rational I would say. You should really feel like home but also respect the place you are accomodated in. Please respect WC hygiene rules.
Please leave the keys of the apartment on the table while you are checking out.
Enjoy your stay :)
A cozy, private apartment in a great location. The studio was equipped with everything we needed, even a hairdryer and washing machine. The location was perfect: very close to Galata tower in a trendy neighborhood with cafes, shops, bars, and restaurants and about an 8-10 minute walk to Galata Bridge and the tram to Sultanahmet and the other sights/neighborhoods in Istanbul. And Fatih was a friendly and informative host. He gave us great recommendations on things to do and arranged for our rides to and from the airport. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again!
Fatih picked us up from a hotel closeby, we had no trouble finding the place that way. The room is a bit smaller than on the pictures, but the bed is comfortable and we had no complaints at all. It was also located in a good neighborhood close to many pleasant bars & restaurants.
Fatih was a great host. The apartment was well appointed and had all the conveniences we needed (including two well-placed umbrellas!). Location is super convenient for those looking to enjoy the neighbourhood surrounding Galata tower. A great stay all around.
The overall stay was good and the room is nice to share w/another friend, if you are female or for a couple. The bed would likely be too small for two guys traveling together. The location is great but be sure you can walk up and down hills w/out much difficulty as it is near the tower which is very hilly. Fatih is responsive to your needs but unfortunately we had an issue with the hot water on our first night there and after a long day of travel, that was a bit disappointing. Fatih did try to fix it and offered us another apt to shower in but it was too much to move to another location for a shower. All in all, good location w/restaurants and short walk to the tram for public transportation over to the "Old City". Fatih also has great recommendations for hamams (turkish baths) and the closest one to the apt is very nice (compared to what are in the guidebooks). As two female travelers, we didn't feel threatened in the area at night and we were just as cautious in a large city any where in the world.
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About the Host, Fatih
We are native Turkish, but excellent English speakers who are very interested in meeting people from other cultures. As professionals in business lives, we are flexible and happy to assist guests to get to know Istanbul. We have been hosting foreigners for three years. You can contact us with any questions. We offer you great service and you will feel yourself at home!
All our listed apartments are as follows:
1-) www.airbnb.com/rooms/85366 ( 3BR)
Ideal Place For Couples