simple&clean apt w/ amazing view

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Hoca Ali Sk, Istanbul, Beyoğlu 34425, Turkey
Your host, Umut
17 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

The flat is perfectly located 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 galleries, cafes, restaurants and nightlife and experience the 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.

There are two bedrooms which 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.

Clean towels and bed sheets will be provided. The kitchen is fairly equipped.

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

If you wish to book only a room for two persons, please check my other listings for more options.

For further information please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to answer all your questions.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Simple, clean, and well positioned place to stay for independent - minded travelers. The views can't be beat! Would gladly stay here again.

    June 2014
    Response from Umut:

    thank you very much :) see you again.
    all the best from istanbul,


    June 2014
  • Excellent séjour dans un appartement simple, coloré et propre avec une vue exceptionnelle sur la tour de Galata, Sainte-Sophie et le Bosphore !

    L'appartement est parfaitement situé et Umut a été particulièrement sympathique et disponible.

    Un super séjour !

    June 2014
  • The best thing of this house is the location: is easy to reach (by bus, ferry or tram), well connected to the main turistic sites and is in an area full of interesting shops, restaurants and cafes.
    Umut is very kind and helpful, he explained to us many things about Istanbul.
    The only bad thing could be that the apartment is at 5th floor without lift, but I think the beautiful view worths the effort!!

    May 2014
  • Had a great stay here together with three friends. The apartament is, just as it says, simple and a bit rustic but still feels clean a fresh and has an absolutly fantastic view and location. Umut was very helpful and accomodating, giving us (good) tips on what to do and how to get around, and arranging transportaiton to the airport etc. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to see a bit of real Istanbul and still be within walking distance of many great tourist sites. And of course the price is a bargain!

    May 2014
  • This was a very cool place to stay in Istanbul. Good central location that allowed us to walk all over. The view is great as well. Note the prayer speakers are outside of the window so you can be woken up sometimes, but the windows when closed are pretty sound proof. The Wifi signal was a little weak in the apartment so we usually went to the cafe just around the corner.
    Umut was a great host and easy to work with. He also provided us some great recommendations on where to eat and go.
    Istanbul is an awesome city and we hope to be back and stay in this apartment.

    April 2014
  • Wonderful stay in Istanbul. Apartment was located in a perfect part of town, which was within 5 minutes from galata tower, galata bridge, and iskytal street. Amazing view of the Bosporus, old town, and the Anatolian bank. Umut was a wonderful host and was very responsive if we had any questions. Apartment is very simple as stated, but provided a great home base. We had a flight at 7am and Umut arranged pickup. I recommend you grab a beer with him as well for an enlightening chat.

    April 2014
  • Umut was a great host. The flat had all we needed and was in a good location close to shop/restaurant and galata tower and not far from the tram either or karakoye bridge. Umut lives in the same building which was really good to exchange information. We had a great and will come back. I recommend this place.

    October 2013
  • Umut was a wonderful and helpful host, and his top-floor apartment is located in a great part of town. Wonderful views of the Bosphorus, Old Istanbul, and Galata Tower (his pictures are accurate). The apartment is small and clean, the only negatives being ceiling stains from apparent roof leaks in the past. Be warned: it is a walk-up apartment, 6 flights of steps, and the neighboring streets are hilly, so get your exercise in; if walking is an issue for you, this apartment is not your best option.

    Multiple small cafes & grocery stores are within 1 block; shopping within 2 blocks, of both tourist and modern Istanbul boutiques. 5-10 minute walk to Istiklal Avenue, Galata Bridge, Karaköy docks, and Karaköy tram station. EXCELLENT location for visitors, without being in the thick of tourist-centric Fatih district (Old Istanbul).

    September 2013
  • we had a easy stay in the appartment of umut, it is very well located, with old and new istanbul within walking distance, the neighborhood has a nice mix of local and urban atmosphere, the apparment itself is simple indeed but the view is really good; although umut was very occupied he did make some time for us

    August 2013
  • We, 4 friends from Germany and France, stayed a week at Umuts place in July. Thanks to Umut we had a wonderful time in Magic Istanbul! Umut is a great person and we appreciated spending time with him and his girlfriend, discussing and drinking beers together.
    He is a caring host and does everything for the well-being of his guests.
    The flat is exactly as in the description, simple and clean. As it is on the top floor the view is just breathtaking. Even in July at night it was not too hot in the flat as there is a fan and always a gentle breeze.
    We would definitely book the flat again when we come back to Istanbul.

    July 2013
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