About This Listing
Comfortable double size bed in a large and bright room. There is also a table, wardrobe and tallboy. Fresh sheets will be provided. The room is warm and far from street noise. Extra blankets can be provided if necessary.
Warm,bright and large double room in Taksim, 7 min by walk to the squere. Very central and easy to reach. Taksim is the most famous and popular zone in Istanbul.
I am sure you will find lots of interesting things and fun.
Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, theatres, cinemas, art galleries, historical places...etc
Istiklal Street* will be in 7min far from you and all followings in 20-25min walk distance: Harbiye Museum (from where you can continue to Osmanbey and later Cevahir Mall), Dolmabahce Palace (from where you can continue by Bosphorus to Besiktas, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy..etc), The Galatasaray HighSchool (midpoint of Istiklal) , The Tunel (end of Istiklal) and couple of minutes down from here the Great Galata Tower and contiuing down will take you toKarakoy, Eminonu; later you can continue to Sultan Ahmet Center with Topkapi Palace, Agia Sopfia, Blue Mosque, Basilic Systern...etc.
Oh, ofcourse Eyup Sultan Mosque and Piere Loti Hill beyond it! Both will be waiting you at the end of Golden Horn only via 20min bus trip :)...
The street is famous for its hostels. Flat is well heated and clean. There is 24/7 hot water and unlimited internet connection.
It is a room in a shared flat so I will be living @ other room :).
Kitchen and bathroom will be shared.
You will have your own key and free to enter the flat on your own timing.
Also I will give you an empty public transport cart which you can easyly fill and use.
Kitchen is fully equiped and guests are welcome to cook their on food...
Normally in daytime I will be out for work. Which means the earliest possible hour that I will be able to meet you for check-in is 19:00 please note that for your reservations.
Weekends I am at home and I can meet you at any hour... If I dont have other plans and you would like me to join you, I will be happy to quide you in the city.
Originally I am Bulgarian, I have been living in Turkey for more than 20 years. I speak Turkish, English and Bulgarian.
Hatice/Antoniya was a Saviour for Me , While in Istanbul My Son had an accommodation issue & Hatice come to Our Rescue By being Very prompt & Efficient in Her response to our Request to Use Her Room. She was also Nice enough to arrange to meet Him & show Him the way. He has told Me that the room was Large & very comfortable & the added bonus of a window with a nice outlook was definitely a Plus. He also said she was a Very nice Lady to deal with. Thank You again Hatice You really did help immensely . Another reason I always use Airbnb , The feeling of having support in a new environment is invaluable especially when travelling alone as My Son was .
Tres bon accueil.
Antoniya est très serviable.
L'appartement est bien situé.
Antoniya is a very kind people.
she is ready to help as maximum as she can.
Hatice was very friendly! She picked us up from Taksim Square, even after we messaged her saying that we would be late.
The bedroom was very spacious and warm but if I knew the bathroom would be like what it was, I wouldn't have stayed there for free - lets just say we waited to use the bathroom until we went to get breakfast.
Overall - host was nice, walking distance to Taksim Square and really cheap!
Danisa, I am sorry for your experience.
I wish you did tell me this while you were here. I remember asking you several times if you are comfortable and if everything is OK. Each time you replied you are OK and nothing is wrong...
Just, as I told you "this is what I have", the building is old and as in many of old buildings here, the toilet areas are small. Eventhough it is tiny, it has been functioning and usable for me and my other guests for years with good volume of hot water 7/24. From your comment it sounds like it is not possible to use it at all which is not true...
Hatice ist sehr gastfreundlich und heißt einen herzlich wilkommen. Sie hat uns abgeholt am Taksim und uns auf dem Weg zu Ihrer Wohnung gleich hilfreiche Tipps zum Erleben von Istanbul gegeben.
Das Zimmer ist recht groß und alles war soweit sauber, das Bad ist klein aber fein. Hatice hat uns Frühstück angeboten und war sehr zuvorkommend.
Die Wohnung ist in einem alten Haus 5 Minuten von Taksim entfernt in einem alten Viertel mit authentischem Istanbuler Alltagsleben.
Empfehlenswerte kleine Unterkunft um Istanbul zu erleben, da Hatice raucht sollte man aber gegen Rauchgeruch nichts haben.
Liebe Grüße und vielen Dank für deine Gastfreundlichkeit, Hatice!
If you want real, raw Istanbul with no frilly edges, this is a great place to stay. Hatice picked us up at Taksim Square in the middle of the night (thanks again!) and made sure we learnt the way home so we were independent from the word go.
The flat really is a lovely stroll down a few streets from Taskim Square - ideal, and surrounded by shops and food places.
I was working online during this trip, so the excellent wifi connection was invaluable.
Don't come here if you want a palace with hotel like standards. This is a place to rest, see a bit of another life, experience great views, back streets and get to know Hatice! Hatice was welcoming and came running when we really needed her!
Hatice is a loving, relaxed and interested person. Only thing worth noting is that she's a serious smoker. If you can't handle smoke, you might find it uncomfortable.
Thanks for letting us into your world in Istanbul Hatice! See you again.
Hatice is a very helpfull and friendly person. We had a pleasant stay with her. The appartment is clean and located perfectly - extremly central. It has everything you need - its clean, big enough for 2 people and very well located. Eventhough the bathroom or "showering area" is a little bit small, no one should complain about anything, as it is so cheap.
Our host Hatice ( and her cousin Nelly, whom lives with her) were both very friendly and helpful. The apartment is in an ideal location, a short 5-7 min walk to Taksim. The building however, is quite run down and the entrance to this small 2 storey complex was dirty and smelled heavily of cat urine. The room for rent was spacious with a big airy window facing a lane way, but was was not ready upon arrival at 7.45 p.m. Both Hatice and her cousin smoke very heavily, so not ideal if you loathe/or are allergic to cigarette smoke. The apartment is very small. The bathroom was cramped as it had the toilet and shower next to each other. There was also mold in the bathroom. Overall the apartment could have been much cleaner. No breakfast, but a very small kitchen to make simple food.
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