About this listing
Galata is one of the best spot to discover delightfully Istanbul and its magical spaces.
This studio apart is in our building located at literally 20 meters from the Galata Tower.
Our charming Cafe at the entry floor is also waiting for you :)
Compared to cramped hotel rooms where you're charged for every internet usage and have to eat out for every meal, you'll feel right at home in our studio and enjoy savoring life like a true Stambouliote.
The Galata Tower is right by your feet. The famous pedestrian street Istiklal Caddesi is about 200 meters away.
Our 18 sqm Casa3 studio short term rental in Istanbul is a spacious, studio apartment that comfortably accommodates two people.
The Casa3 Studio is located on the 3rd floor of the building. It features one large window and of course free wireless internet. The window opens onto the charming street leading to the 14th century's Galata Tower Square. Located on a very popular and attractive street with an outstanding view of rooftops and the famous Galata Tower. Although compact (193-square-feet), it offers tremendous comfort and beauty for an enjoyable vacation in Istanbul. The studio is located in an area which makes all the Istanbul's prime location easily reachable.
Towels & Linens Provided.
The apartment is entirely dedicated to the guests.
Galata (Turkish: Karaköy) gained its importance by the virtue of transforming into a trade colony of the Genoese and the Venetians, beside then-Byzantine Constantinople. After Ottomans captured Istanbul, the autonomous status of Galata was left untouched, except that its city walls were razed (except a few disconnected parts in the length of a few meters spotted by the archaeologists here and there). The first time Beyoğlu area (Pera in the past), which lies north of Galata, was settled is during 1850’s, when Grand Rue de Pera (“the Great Road of Pera”), today’s Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi), was opened. Taksim Square (Taksim Meydanı) is even younger, it has taken its existing appearance as late as 1930s.
İstiklal Caddesi is Istanbul's prominent pedestrian street. At anytime of the day there are thousands strolling the street and a myriad of restaurants and retail offers in the side streets. This is also the original diplomatic district when Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, so search out the various impressive embassy buildings that are now consulates since the capital moved to Ankara. The British consulate in Hamalbaşı Caddesi is worth a look.
Starting its life as a Western/Catholic (Genoese/Venetian) stronghold beside Eastern (Orthodox Byzantine/Muslim Ottoman) Constantinople, Galata has always represented ‘West’. This is quite easily visible from the neo-classical architecture of most of the area, but there is more than that: First street lighting, first underground railway (Tünel, also oldest in continental Europe), as well as first European-style theaters in Turkey were always applied in this district. The decision of Ottoman dynasty to abandon Topkapı Palace in old city for western-style Dolmabahçe Palace near Beyoğlu was a largely symbolic but important act during the last century of Ottoman Empire, when the westernizing effort had a climax.
Totally pedestrianized (save for police cars, garbage trucks, cars belonging to consulates, and, of course, the vintage tram) Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi, also variously interpreted as “Istiklal Avenue” or “Istiklal Boulevard”) is the main thoroughfare of Beyoğlu area. Istiklal Street technically connects three squares: Taksim in the north, the biggest of three, Tünel Square in the south, and Galatasaray Square in the middle, the smallest one, actually nothing more than a simple widening of the street. Total length of the street is about 2 km, and squares are located about 1 km away from each other.
The easiest way to get to Istiklal Street from Karaköy on the shore of Golden Horn is to take Tünel funicular: the second oldest urban underground railway in the world (after London’s Underground) which date back to 1875. Although the distance travelled is rather short between its sole two stations (a whopping 573 meters, which perhaps make it also the title winner for being the shortest metro line of the planet), it beats the effort one has to make to climb up the steep slope between the aforementioned locations. For its lower station, look for the sign Tünel on the side of a building just over the Galata Bridge on the western side of the street. It costs TL 2.50/person one-way and departs every 5 minutes M-Sa 7AM-10:30PM, Su 7:30AM-10:30PM
Other things to note
Late Check in between 9PM and 7AM is subject to an extra charge of 15Euros.
Smoking is not allowed.
Keys delivered at your arrival.1. No parties nor overnight guests. Neighbors must be respected.
2. PAYMENT – Payment is done through airbnb
3. CANCELLATIONS: As per Airbnb cancellation policy for listing
4. Maximum Occupancy - The maximum number of guests is limited to two (2) individuals
5. Inclusive Fees – Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup & wireless Internet access.
6. Directions description will be provided following the booking.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I was born and raised in Liege (Belgium). Then moved to Turkey which is also where I attended college and obtained my BBA. From there I went on to France for a Master of Science. Worked in many private companies as Business Development and International Marketing manager. I am a singer-songwriter. For more info search "yalcin konuk" :)
I know how important it is to receive good hospitality and feel comfortable and safe when traveling and staying at a BNB.
I am committed to providing my guests with memorable and unique experiences that enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. Our BNB's advantage program allows guests to have special discounts while staying in my aparts & studios.
I am more pleased to welcome all my guest at my Cafe located in Galata.
They can enjoy delicious coffees, cookies, hot & cold sandwiches and many other magical things.
Sol lucet omnibus :)
Look forward to meeting you!