Overview of Hostel
BIG APPLE HOSTEL VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN TURKEY (HOSCAR AWARD WINNER in 2016 & 2017)
Big Apple Hostel has just renovated and redecorated.
All rooms are fully air-conditioned with free Wi Fi, 24 hours heating and hot water!
In dorms, each bed has a curtain for your privacy.
Big Apple Hostel &
PLEASE DO NOT TRUST TAXI DRIVER. THEY MIGHT LIE ABOUT PRICES, SWITCH NOTES eg 50s to 5s or DRIVE OFF WITH INCORRECT PAYMENT.
We have a 24 hour airport pick up service. We can collect you from the ATATURK airport (Main Airport on the European side) for €35. This cost is up to 4 persons in total. For more information contact us by email. Please also specify if you are arriving at Ataturk airport or Sabiha Gocken airport. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive. We can also pick you up from the SABIHA GOKCEN Airport (on the Asian side) for €70 (cost is valid up to 4 persons).
Alternatively, from Ataturk airport, take the Metro to ZEYTINBURNU station and from there change to Tram and get off on SULTANAHMET tram station. The tram runs from 06.00 in the morning to 23.30 in the night. Follow the directions below once you get off the tram.
From Sabiha Gocken airport, you can take the HAVAS shuttle bus to Taksim. The bus leaves at 0500 and 0600 and also every half hour between 18.00-23.00. From 23.00-1.00 there may be an additional service every half an hour. From Taksim, you can take a taxi to our hostel or take the metro to Kabatas and then tram to go to Sultanahmet. Follow the directions below, once you get off the tram.
Directions from Sultanahmet:
Make sure you are going in the right direction! Get off at the Sultanahmet stop and walk downhill. You will see a Tourist Information office. They are open in the daytime and they can help direct you to the guesthouse. If not, walk through the park towards the Blue Mosque. Pass in front of the Blue Mosque on your right. Walk down the road - you will see the Blue Hotel (MAVI EV) on the corner. Turn right as the road curves. Take the first road on the left. You will see numerous carpet shops. Walk down and then take the first road on the left and then the first right- you will see the Big Apple Hostel & Hotel sign. In case you have any problems, please phone us and we will come and get you.
By train- take the tram opposite the station to Sultanahmet and then follow the directions given above.
By boat- when you arrive at Karakoy, walk across Galata Bridge and take the tram to Sultanahmet..
Blue Mosque 300 mt. Galata Bridge 1,5 Km. Spice Market 1,5 Km. Gulhane Park 500 mt. Topkapi Place 400 mt. Hagia Sophia 400 mt. Grand Bazaar 1,5 Km. Taksim Square 5 Km. Ataturk Airport 19 Km. Sabiha Gokcen Airport 50 Km. Sirkeci Tram Station 800 mt. Dolmabahce Palace 4 Km.
Conditions & Policy
Check-in: 12:00 pm Check-out: 11:00 am Cancellation Policy: 24 hours Property will ask your CVV code in order to finalize your booking. We can arrange all kind of daily Istanbul city tours for Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus, Turkish Bath, Archaeological and all kind of Anatolian tours to: Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pergamium, Bursa, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Troy, Gallipoli, and Canakkale. Take advantage of our FAST and FREE Internet service. We have several computers available for guests to use and we also have wireless internet connection throughout our hostel - so if you bring your own laptop, you can connect from the comfort of your own room too! We are a party hostel. So, please note that if we see the right crowd of customers, we don't like to miss a chance to party and we will party. PLEASE NOTE: Please do not trust Taxi driver. They might lie about prices and drive off without giving you change.