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I am an Italian journalist based in Istanbul writing about Turkey, Balcans, Caucasus and Middle East related issues. I live in Istanbul since 2005.
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in general we had a pleasant stay at alberto's appartment.
the problem was that he had to leave surprisingly the day before we arrived so that everything was a little spontaneous and chaotic...
BUT he organized a friend of him (who spoke perfectly english) to meet us in the city center and brought us to the appartment. as we couldn't contact alberto during our stay his friend was very helpful!
the appartment is nice, the terrace is great, but it was extremely hot in there in august. as its on the uppest floor, we started sweating right after having a shower. thanks god there was a fan in the bedroom, without it we wouldn't have been able to sleep. (some nights i camped openair on the terrace, it was much colder!)
the location was nice, in a residential district, quiet and with a lot of shops of all kinds around. regardind to the public transport we had no idea as we didn't get information (because alberto wasn't there) about close busstops. so we walked a lot (hours a day to get to the city center ;-)) or took a taxi.
but finally after a chaotic start everything worked out and we had a nice stay!
Alberto is a great host, and his place is comfortable for little budgets travelers
Alberto was welcoming and accommodating and happy to share information about places to go in Istanbul!
Excellent!! Alberto has been a great host, he was very helpful giving directions and tips on how to take transport in the city. The place is very clean!, nice, with a lot of light!. Good location just a few blocks from one of ports to get the boat and few blocks to get a bus. ;)
absolutely nice !
thanks to Alberto, we really enjoyed our stay in Istanbul.
the place was great, Alberto was great, we're really happy and want to go back to Istanbul as soon as possible.
I spent great time in Alberto's house. Alberto is a smart and chatter boy, he helped me to planning my trip. The house is in a good position to visit the city and not in a tourist area. From his terrace you have a great roofs view and you could enjoy and listen the call to prayers from all the minarets around.
A friend and I stayed 4 nights at Albertos place and really enjoyed it. It was great to meet Alberto and stay in an area that is not crowded by tourists. The square down the street became our favourite place in Istanbul...
best host in town!!! Alberto´s place is a blast!!!!he has a huge terasse with the best views over the roofs of Istanbul! The room is nice and clean! Alberto is really great person! If I come back to Istanbul I will definately stay again at Alberto´s place!
Had a great time here! The room was clean, bright and quiet. Alberto was a great host and met us at the bus stop. He gave us a map, a bus pass card, and answered all our questions about how to get around. The apartment is centrally located, bus is a couple blocks away and only a few stops from Eminonou (where all the sights are). Awesome neighborhood square down the street with awesome cafe's and street life...great for breakfast and people watching.