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Bada Bing Hostel

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Gibbston, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Bada Bing has delivered from our first booking request. We quickly received an email with directions to the hostel and a reply to our request about transport assistance from the airport. The hostel has been very helpful in accommodating our need for extra nights. They upgraded our room free of charge to a very spacious 2 rooms with 2 large...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Bada bing is a brilliant hostel. The staff always friendly and could not have been more helpful during our stay. It's a really fun place to be. There is a nice bar up stairs, which is great place to meet people. Bada bing is perfectly located to strike out into Istanbul. Altogether it's excellent. I could not recommend it more.

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Thank mrusby05
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

I had nothing but good experiences at the hostel. The location was great, 15 minute walk to the old city but away from the busy touristy area, I didn't have to take public transport once. I stayed in a dorm room which was simple but clean and comfortable, as were the bathroom facilities. All the staff was super friendly and...

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Thank oliviachigas
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Chill area, very close to the water. Friendly staff and a few minutes walk to the metro. It's between the main tourist area and taksim square. The dorm beds could be a bit more comfy and showers need an upgrade but otherwise a five

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Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

My experience in this hostel was very nice ! This hostel has a very nice atmosphere, all the staff are so friendly and the location is one of the best in Istanbul, they are near to the night life and the touristic points of the city ! - 5 min walking from a tram/ferry station, supermarket and 2 min walking...

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Thank Jefferson S
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This place is great! It is located in a quieter part of the city away from most of the tourists, but also close enough to walk everywhere. The central location is ideal for exploring the city by day and going out at night. The rooms, bathroom, kitchen, and common areas are all very clean and comfortable. There is also a...

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Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Good accommodation. Chilled and relax. 10 minute walk to Istikal street. 5 Minute to Galata Tower. 15 minute Walk to sultanahmet district. Nice location a bit secluded. Good if you are in for chill relaxed visit to istanbul. Easy transportation. Not good for party travellers.

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Thank Rafael S
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I stayed at Bada Bing for almost two weeks last fall. It was reasonably priced, conveniently located, with friendly staff and patrons. The rooms are not huge, but they do the job. The complementary breakfast, while a bit sparse, did the job. And the restaurant's actual menu is good. Best of all were the other travelers I met, who are...

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Thank Anna K
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 May 2015

I'd never actually stayed in a hostel before, and my time at Bada Bing definitely convinced me to do it more often. The staff was super nice and were happy to give suggestions about traveling around the city. The rooftop bar was a great place to meet people, and Volkan, the owner, took us out to places that only the...

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Armadale
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

This is a great hostel in Istanbul. It is very close to the Istanbul Modern art museum which is fantastic. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area also. The tram and ferry are close by, making it easy to get to the old town or to other areas of the city. There is a bar upstairs for guests...

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bada Bing's neighborhood is an up-and-coming area that gives travelers the best of both worlds: a central location that inspires effortless travel to Istanbul’s most worthy destinations. Its strategic locale is within walking distance of the real, modern, buzzing district of Taksim, and the awe-inspiring historical district of Sultanahmet. But if you want to sleep away from the overwhelm of Taksim’s nightlife and Sultanahmet’s hiked-up tourist prices, Bada Bing’s neighborhood is right for you. Wherever you choose to go on a given day, your journey will start in the heart of Istanbul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bada Bing Hostel

Address: Kemer Alti Cad. Serce Sok. No:11 Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: $70 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“try a private room for the use of a/c in summer”
 of 5 bubbles Globetrotter232323, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I would not commend travelers choosing Bada Bing.”
 of 5 bubbles ginad161, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“good wifi , valued price”
 of 5 bubbles kayinh, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The apartments are a bit more expensive, but newly updated and ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles MrVarmint, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles travealddicted, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
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