i live in this great and huge flat, which is very close to train/metrobus and walking distance to seaside, ferry/bus stations. it is very close to grocery stores, there is a big shopping mall in the neighbourhood.
apartment is renovated, clean and big. i have all kinds of household equipments (cooker, oven, dishwasher, kettle, coffee machine, aspirator, blender, toaster in the open kitchen, washing machine in the bathroom), also a broadband connection and a small table for dining in the middle room.
room is around 14 square meters and there is a wardrobe, single bed and a pullout couch which has a storage space underneath. there is also a desk and a chair. if you need other stuff, i have some extra chairs as well.
there is a shared balcony accessed from the living room which has a limited seaview, and the best part is, buildings are not close by like most of the kadikoy, so it doesn't make you feel uncomfortable.
if you have any questions just contact me.
Whilst not being in the centre of Istanbul, this room is conveniently located, as it provides easy access to the airport (the airport-bus stops a short walk away from the house), and the neighbourhood is a generally nice and friendly place, with nice hangout areas like restaurants (and there's a big mall nearby), but without the touts and tourist shops that exist in Sultanahmet and Taksim. The apartment is spacious and comfortable as well.
Aytun was a friendly host, spoke fluent English, and provided tips and advice for touring in Istanbul and Turkey, and gave us clear directions on how to arrive at his place, and was prompt with queries and requests.
What can I say ? Aytun is very nice and friendly. I had a wonderful stay in Istanbul thanks to him.
Hope to get back again.
Enjoyed Istanbul, thanks Aytun, family and friends...
I was really lucky I found a roommate like Aytun: firendly, cool, open, helpful, honest and good cooking. Also I enjoyed staying at his place: a big flat with a tiny balkony from where you can see the Bosphorus :) The apartment is situated pretty close to everything in Kadiköy, it is comfortable with a well supplied kitchen. Definitely recommended!
I had a wonderful stay in this room with Aytun. I stayed in Istanbul for 3 week, and they were great. Aytun could not have been a better host; he had many suggestions for things to do and very helpful in helping me navigate Istanbul; his directions from getting to Kadikoy from the airport were on point and simple. The apartment itself was very nice. My room even had a great breeze in it to fight the summer heat. I would love to stay with Aytun if I return to Istanbul, no doubt.
Great locatıon, very helpful and clean flat!
The room is cozy, nice and big. I liked this place it was close to pierce and I walked too much. Also I was happy to live on the Asian side. I explored local cuisine and people, streets and shops. You can find local zone, not touristic. Also Aytun is glorious, nice, friendly, careful and so on guy!!!:-)) This offer is value for money.
Aytun is an absolutely great host! Before I arrived in Turkey, he emailed me everything I needed to know about getting to his place, ferry and bus locations, and how far everything is from his place.
The room was perfect!! I had all I needed... a comfy bed, a good sturdy couch, and a desk! The kitchen was great and I cooked a few times just to feel a bit more settled in Turkey!
Kadikoy is AMAZING!!! It's got it's own energy with street musicians, plenty of great restaurants and cafes, as well as historic mosques and churches. Aytun also introduced me to one of the coolest little coffee shops for some authentic Turkish coffee served with complimentary Turkish delight!!!
Apartment door to ferry is a pleasant 10 minute walk and the ferry is wonderful! Jump on for 3TL (even less with an Istanbulkart card), catch some gorgeous views and beautiful breeze, and you're on the European side with 15 minute walks to everything from the Egyptian Spice bazaar to the famous Galata bridge, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Cistern Modern!
Anyway, I highly recommend staying here if you want to really see a non touristy area that's close enough to all the major sites in Istanbul. You feel like a local if you stay long enough (i extended my stay here) as people in cafes and restaurants nod and smile like old friends. Oh!! also theres plenty of fresh fruit everywhere!
The ferry turned out to be a highlight for me. Above all, Aytun is full of information, knows his history, and speaks English fluently which helped a lot! He's gracious and generous as are most Turks I've met here. I definitely have the intention of coming back!!
Two thumbs way up!!!
The room is exactly as the description provided. Nice residence area that you can have a feel of a local life. Convenient that it's easy to be connected to the european side. The room and the flat is really clean and cozy. Tho we don't have a lot of time spending with Aytun, but we had good communication through emails and inbox messages. I totally recommend the place to stay in Istanbul.
Aytun was very helpful, his directions to the apartment were
the location is great if you want to see the asian side..it will give you a chance to catch the ferry to the European side everyday
the apartment has all the things you need.
I stayed for 5 days and felt very comfortable..Deli, Bakery and shops all around the corner.