// About the apartment and the room:
The flat has a size of about 40m² and includes open kitchen connected to the bedroom and a balcony with a nice view. There are 2 openable windows and balcony, so you can have a nice breeze if you want :) Also there is A/C which can warm up the room or make it cooler.
You will have a double bed (separable to 2 beds), a big storage for clothes, a couch in another room (accommodates 2) and a table with 4 chairs in the room. There is also a fully equipped kitchen (kettle, toaster/grill, electrical stove, dishes, cooking equipment, forks-spoons-knives and all necessary things) and a bathroom with toilet and shower (soap is provided).
Internet connection, bed sheets and towels are included.
The apartment is right in the heart of Istanbul, at Taksim, only 1 min walking to the famous "Istiklal-Street" (behind the French Consulate) where you find hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife, the location is simply amazing. You can always walk home since we live in the center.
The house is very close to the public transportation stops (metro “Taksim”, dolmus (shared taxi), buses terminal), the transportation is nearly 24 hours and taxis are cheap if you don't get ripped off, so you should check that taximeter is on.
There are also supermarkets around the corner and plenty of 24/7 stores where you can buy food.
It's only 2 minutes walk to Taksim Square and 1 minute walk to Istiklal.
// How to get there:
From the airport there is a Shuttle bus called “Havatas” directly to Taksim Square.The price from Sabiha Gokcen Airport on Asian side is 12 TL(turkish lira), from Ataturk Airport on European Side is 10 TL. Also you can take a taxi, approximately 40 TL. From Taksim Square you can walk to the apartment (2 min) or we can meet you once you arrive to the Taksim Square.
Have a great time in Istanbul!
Really enjoyed my stay here. The location was perfect. The flat is just a few steps away from the Istiklal corridor and some of the best night life in the world. It is also right next to taksim square, which makes it very easy to jump on the tram at taksim and head to the old city during the day. The apartment itself was clean and had everything I needed. Also seemed like a very safe area.
Встретили сразу! Нужно шопинг? Самое лучшее место! Все рядом, можно и в историческую часть съездить и устроить большой шопинг. Спали нормально, внешний шум не мешал. Все отлично. Нас было 4 человека. Удобно и комфортно отдохнули.
I have only the best to say about the apartment. We didn't actually met Marijana but we were greeted by her friend Cem, who met us on a great point on Taksim square and showed us the way to the apartment. He told us everything we had to know (we were first time visitors in Istanbul). Cem also told us that if we need anything we should contact him, and he helped us with every question we had. The apartment itself feels like brand new, Marijana provided us fresh linens and towels which is just great, everything was clean and nice. Hot water is avaliable all od the time, and you get a small kitchen where you can easily cook something if you feel like it. The apartment is also pretty big and the location is the best you can get. You've got the Istiklal street just outside the door, where all the shops and people are, and when you decide to see some sights you just step on the tram and you are in the Sultanahmet area in 10 minutes. It's also great if you want to enjoy the nightlife for a bit because all of the best clubs and bars are located around Taksim square and Istiklal street. I know that I'm gonna visit Istanbul again, because it's an amazing city and I know that I'm always gonna stay in Marijanas apartment because it was simply amazing in every way.
We're so happy we made this great choice of apartment ! Great location great hosts!! They were super helpful and always answering all of our queries :)
Great flat 2 min walk from Taksim square.
Clean and newly renovated.
Marijana was away so we met Cem upon arriving. Very resourceful and always helping.
Would go back !
The studio needs to be renovated and cleaned up. For instance, we detected black long hairs on the bed, dirty sink and broken light in the second room. Walls and the ceiling are scuffed.
We didn't pay attention on it, because the most time we spent outside. For one who focus on cleanness this studio won't suitable.
The location is perfect.
The aprtment is really convenient, only 5 min away from Takism Square (and Takism metro), and 2 min away from Itsikal Street. You can even walk to Galata from there and will take you around 15 min. The apartment per se its exactly as you see it on the pictures, it is clean and recently renovated, close to some mom-and-pop grocery stores, bars, restaurants, cafes, etc. Marijana was a great host, always welcoming and friendly. The only drawback would be that since the studio is close to the main streets, and its surronded by bars and restaurants there is some noise until early hours in the morning. Hot water might run quicky and in the mornings the light might come through early, since the curtains are a bit short for the size of the windows. Nevertheless it is manegable, even for people like me who are light sensitive and have a light sleep. I would recommend this place without a doubt. Indeed, we stayed an extra night there, since we loved the location and the friendliness of the hosts.
We had a great time at Marijana's flat. It was clean and a good size for a few days. Marijana also was very helpful in recommending some places for us to go. I did notice that the towels smelled like smoke, but pretty much all of Istanbul is a smoking city. If they were air dried that would explain it. Thank you again Marijana for a great experience!
Really great apartment located in the epicentre of the Istanbul. Very close to many restorants and shops in pedestrian zone- Istiklal street and with great connection with metro, tram, dolmuses( mini buses). It is 10 min by foot from ICC Congress Center Istanbul! Marijana is very friendly and has many useful advices. I would like to return to Istanbul and stay here again.
Nice place located in the very center of the touristic Istanbul, close to the Taksim square and many bars and shops. Marijana is pleasant and will provide you some good tips.
If you are looking for party and people this is definitively your place! If you are looking for a quite place to rest after a long walking day, I would say it is not due to the surrounding noise.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.