local, cozy, center Taksim Istanbul

Apartment - Private room · Hasat Sk, Istanbul, Istanbul 34381, Turkey

Welcome if you want to stay at a cozy flat with local experience.:) It is in the center of Istanbul.The neighborhood is safe and close to attractions.Transportation is easy. There are many markets,restaurants,fresh fruit shops.I will help you always.

Your host, Ceylan
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Welcome if you want to stay at a cozy flat with local experience.:) It is in the center of Istanbul.The neighborhood is safe and close to attractions.Transportation is easy. There are many markets,restaurants,fresh fruit shops.I will help you always.

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I am 26 years old female, graduated from Bogazici University.

My flat is in Sisli, center of the city, which is a convenient district very close to Taksim Square, the center of attraction and nightlife in (website hidden)'s 2 metro stations away from it and if you prefer walking, it takes about 35 minutes to get there. There are also many buses and it will take around 15 minutes to Taksim. By cab it's just 5-10 minutes and costs around 8-13 Liras.

From the flat: 2 minutes walk to bus stations, 2 minutes to Radisson Blu, Marriot Hotels. 7 minutes to metro station, 7 min to Cevahir shopping mall(biggest mall of Europe), 8 min to Metrobus Trump Towers and 5 min to Cevahir Hotel and close to Lutfi Kırdar Congress Center.

Easy to access to touristic areas of Istanbul. There are direct buses to Eminonu where you can pass to Sultanahmet for sightseeing.

It's also close to Nisantasi, (15 minutes walk) a chic, famous neighborhood for shopping and dining.

It takes one bus to go to the sea coast, Bosphorus and enjoy the nice weather.

Shopping and transportation is really easy in the neighborhood. There are many small markets, big supermarkets, vegetable, fish markets and small restaurants around the house.

It is a safe place.

The flat has 2 bedrooms, 1 common living room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom and a balcony.

It's a new, cute and small flat, nicely decorated.

The room has a wardrobe, bed, desk, chair. There is a balcony from your room with nice colorful flowers.

There is a single bed in the room (There are 2 single beds on top of each other. So when you put one bed down, 2 people can comfortably sleep in the same room.) If you want, I can host max. 4 people at the same time in 2 rooms with a discount. For more information, ask me the details please.

The flat is on the 3rd floor and all rooms and kitchen are sunny. There is elevator.

**There is an unlimited wireless internet connection, Cable tv, DVD player, refrigerator, washing machine, dish washer, oven, cooker, kitchen appliances, everything you need.. :)

**There's 24/7 hot water and heating by natural gas combi.

**Clean sheets, towels and blankets will be provided.

**Breakfast with cereal and tea/coffee is provided. Other than that, you can feel free to use the fridge and kitchen tools to keep and make your own food at any time.

I am easy to live with:) I speak Turkish, English and a little Spanish.

I have maps and guide books that you can use during your trip.

I can give recommendations about your trip and will be glad to help you with it.

Best wishes,


Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $259 /week
Monthly Price: $701 /month
Cancellation: Strict
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  • In summary: I didn't want to leave! :)

    Ceylan is a cheerful and enthusiastic host, and very flexible, with a sense of humor to boot. When I arrived rather frazzled after a very long trip by bus, train and bus again with less than 2.5 hours of sleep, I could not find the apartment... when I called her she sounded more amused than anything else - which cheered me up - and quickly reassured me I was already close, no more than 5 minutes away.

    Her apartment is comfortable, and the location is great: the Taksim area is within walking distance, but the Sisli area is worth exploring, too. The street is lively with many shops - a small supermarket, several fruit and vegetable stores, 2 bakers, 2 fish shops, ATMs for 2 different banks, and more. Nearby 3 more (larger) supermarkets should the small one in the street not have what you need. And there are several eating places close by, too, though the kitchen has everything needed to prepare a meal if you prefer. And there's a stack of guides and maps should you need those.

    I know I just have to return to Istanbul (11 days is not nearly enough!), and I'd be very happy to stay at Ceylan's place again! Thank you Ceylan! :)

    May 2014
  • Our stay at Ceylan's house was great! It is in a great location; close to metro and buses. The room was comfortable and the apartment provided everything we needed. Ceylan is a wonderful hostess and is happy to provide helpful tips, travel information, and good conversation. We would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • Ceylan is a friendly host with an apartment that is more than adequate for just a place to sleep while visiting Istanbul. While initially finding the place was tricky, once you gain an understanding of the location it's very convenient to reach all of the noteworthy destinations of the city. There are several convenience stores and restaurants around as well for supplies (water, etc.) and quick meals (ex. breakfast). Was very satisfied with my stay in Ceylan's apartment overall!

    April 2014
  • Ceylan is a thoughtful host (when I arrivedl in the appartment, I found a whole pile of cards and guides on Istanbul...), and the place is quiet, clean. Everything was nice!

    April 2014
  • This apartment is well located and quiet! Ceylan is a great host and provides a lot of information. I had a fantastic week and will recommend this place!

    March 2014
  • Ceylan is a sweetheart! She is also a great communicator, very hospitable and friendly. Her apartment is lovely and conveniently located to everything. I really enjoyed staying at Ceylan's and highly recommend her as a host.

    December 2013
  • A wonderful trip in Istanbul at Ceylan's place. Her apartment is well located, outside of the noise of the city center but very close to it by bus or metro. There is everything around : supermarket, bakeries, restaurants ! Ceylan is helpful and like to chat easily about life in Turkey and everything. The room is convenient, maybe the second mattress for the second personn is a little thin if you suffer with your back. But the room is very cheap so it's worth it !

    November 2013
  • It was such a great experience for me to stay at Ceylan's apartment! She is an amazing host - very easy going, funny, accommodating.
    We had so much fun together:)
    The room is very spacious, in good condition, with balcony. Looks the same as on pics.
    I highly recommend to stay with Ceylan! You'll love it!

    October 2013
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    October 2013
  • Ceylan is a great host! She was extremely helpful, communicated well, was exceptionally nice, and told me all about the city. The flat was very easy to navigate to (walking distance from Şişli mosque) and there were several places to eat nearby. The bed was basic but sufficient and the area was very quiet at night. The cab ride to the airport from her place will be about 45-55 TL, so heed her advice and take the buses / metro if you're on a budget (and plan enough time). :-)

    October 2013
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Bogazici University
1) I am easy to live with :) 2) more about me: I graduated from Bogazici University with a Physics degree. Then I worked at different jobs. I like sports, swimming, yoga, badminton, and tennis. I enjoy listening to different knds of music, yet jazz is my favorite. I like to get to know different people and different cultures. So I would be really happy to host you in my flat. I hope to tell you more and different sides of me when we meet. Until then, I will leave you with curiosity :)
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