simple&clean with view in galata

Apartment - Private room · Hoca Ali Sk, Istanbul, Beyoğlu 34425, Turkey
Your host, Umut
14 Reviews
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The Space

The flat is in the centre of istanbul. You will have a panaromic bosphorus view and Galata Tower view. The building is located in Galata tower area where you can find art studios and nightlife and elegant life of istanbul. It takes you 5 minutes to get to the tram which goes to old city centre; 5 minutes from subway station and istiklal street.

Rooms are clean and can accommodate two persons. One room has bosphorus and haigha sophia view. One room has Galata Tower and bosphorus view. Double and twin beds available.

Bathroom shared but maximum 2 rooms and 4 people. Clean towels and bed sheets will be provided.

In the kitchen you will find basic stuff for cooking including kitchen stove, kettle, fridge, pans, pots,glasses, plates, forks, knifes etc...

note: this room is in the same apartment as the one of my other listing.

For groups of 4 people I can also rent the whole apartment, for this please check the following listing:

do not hesitate to contact me for any inquiries.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great location, not such a great house. All and all very poorly (website hidden) was friendly and we had a good time but it was not due to the charm of the place! Pictures don't really match the current condition which is a lot worse with quite a bit of water leakage, mold and a very squeaky door! For the price we expected something better. Hope the owner takes some initiative to clean things up. Better luck next time!

    April 2014
  • My friend and I stayed at Umut's place for 12 days. Overall, we had a good experience. The price quality ratio is excellent. It's cheaper than a hostel without all its inconveniences. Most of all,it's perfectly located. I that to say, the cleanliness of the apartment is poor. And I don't have such high standards. Major dust bunnies and spots of mold on the ceilling. The shower drain was clogged. There was even a pigeon living on the kitchen's hot water tank. Apart from that everything was perfect.

    June 2013
  • Our week at Umut's apartment was great! Umut is a very nice, sensitive and helpful guy and gave us some great tips and background information.
    The rooms are basic, with a great view, located in a perfect location for an Istanbul- trip.
    We highly recommend Umut's place,

    June 2013
  • We enjoyed our stop in instanbul. The room was simple and clean as specified in the decription. Hints given by Umut have been very useful. Thanks for all.

    May 2013
  • Great experience, amazing view, beyoglu is one of the best place to stay in Istanbul. The room is clean, nice, and Umut is really really kind! We arrived late in the night and he waited for us. Highly Recommended if you don't need frills ;)

    April 2013
  • Umut is a nice and pleasent host. The App. was as expected simple and clean. the view out of the window is terrific. Beeing in the 5th floor has the disadvantage that you have to climb up some stairs but the advantage that you don´t hear the street noise and that you have this great view overweighs it by far. Also you are in the very center of the city and everything you need is in reach. Galata Tower is a one minutes walk. Highly Recommended!

    November 2012
  • If you're looking for a convenietly located place to crash Umut's place is perfect for you. Building has seen the better days but room is cosy and clean enough and the view is wonderful! Umut is very helpful and easy going, always ready to help. We enjoyed our stay and will come back!

    October 2012
  • Our stay in İstanbul was perfect. We arrived very early in the morning after 13 hours of train and 9 hours of coach, so it felt really good to be in a house eventually. We had a few problems in finding the place the first time (and it was pouring with rain), but this is mainly due to the wrong directions a taxi driver gave us. However, finding the place is very easy, both from Tophane station (Tramway T1) or from the top side of the Tünel (just next to the beginning of İstiklal Caddesi), which is also linked with the new Metro 2 station Şişane. If you are lazy the best thing is going to Tophane (going downhill) when leaving the house and walking down from Tünel (downhill again) when coming back. Nevertheless, the apartment is in a strategic position for visiting the city, you have everything you need at a 2 mins walk (bars, restaurants, off-licence shops, transport) and it is located in Galata, one of the most 'dynamic' areas for both day- and nightlife.
    The apartment itself is on the 6th floor of an old building, very typical of the Galata area. There is no lift, so the 10 small flights of stairs will keep you fit (:D). There are 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin), a small bathroom with shower, and an equipped kitchen (which we didn't use 'cause our stay was very (too!) short. The beds are comfy and the host provided us with clean linen and towels. The apartment was very clean and our host Umut and his wife were extremely kind and let us check in quite early in the morning without extra fees (some hosts may charge you for that). The wi-fi modem was broken, but Umut offered us to borrow his iPad for checking flight details and stuff (you can find plenty of wifi spots in cafés and restaurants around town tho). Even though we only met Umut on our last night in İstanbul, he has been very helpful also 'virtually' (he answered to our texts and kept asking if we needed anything and offered us his help).
    I can definitely say that our stay was simply topnotch and I recommend Umut's flat to everyone who's going to İstanbul.
    Çok teşekkür ederim, Umut!

    September 2012
  • Very clean room with a great view in a neat and well equipped small apartment in a fantastic location! Umut has (email hidden), providing great hints on how to move around the cits, on nice places to eat etc. - and always easy to reach in case of any questions. The apartment is located in a quiet side line super close to Galata Tower, in walking distance to the nice shops, bars, cafés and clubs of Beyoglu / Galata and a perfect starting point for reaching all important places / sights of the city. Highly recommended for all those who do not mind sharing bathroom and kitchen with the guests staying in the other double room!

    September 2012
  • Great apartment right in the middle of Istanbul. With a very helpful host couple living right next door.

    From it it's easy and simple to get anywhere you'd want to go. The neighbourhood is hip and friendly with loads of cafés and cool shops.

    September 2012
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