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very modest living roomdouble room (there are shelves now on the wall)
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Minutes walk to center, 2 BDRM Apt

Cheng User Profile

Minutes walk to center, 2 BDRM Apt

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Loved by travelers from United Kingdom100% of guests from United Kingdom who stayed here recently gave this home a 5-star rating.
Great value92% of recent guests gave this home’s value a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

I renovated the place to be my home in this amazing city. It is minutes walk to Istiklal and Taksim - the cultural hub and commercial / shopping district of Istanbul, with easy access to buses and the metro. I'm renting it out because I'm currently away from Istanbul.


Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events


28 Reviews

Stephen User Profile
February 2014
Cheng's description of the flat was accurate and the location was very central for my needs. The flat was cosy and check in/out was seamless despite Cheng being on another continent. Cheng regularly stayed in contact throughout my stay and went beyond the call of duty to make sur…
Daniel User Profile
September 2018
The house was as described, very big for the price, super close to everything. The area seems a bit rough but is totally fine and if you are there Sunday’s you have a huge market out the front of your door which is amazing! Chen was a great host, super quiet at responding and hel…
Ivan User Profile
August 2018
Some rough neighborhood, but no issues and near historical center. Very clean and has almost all what man needs. Will recommend to stay if you want see city and feel Istanbul atmosphere. Very good host, answered almost immediately and was very helpful. We had some issues with WiF…
Abud User Profile
August 2018
was a nice person and i advice to rent there
Matthew User Profile
August 2018
Great apartment and location for two people. We were very comfortable, and Cheng was very thorough and helpful throughout the entire process.
Step User Profile
June 2018
Cheng was an excellent host despite not being in the country at the time. He responded to all of my messages almost instantly and was very helpful with food recommendations and checking in. The place was comfortable and homey - it's in a sort of rough neighborhood but I felt very…
Nadia User Profile
May 2018
Cheng is a very nice, accommodating, and gracious host. The apartment has all the basics you need for a stay in Istanbul. It is incredibly close to Istiklal, Taksim, Galata, thus accessible to other areas of Istanbul through public transport. If you're looking for a location cent…

Hosted by Cheng

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in February 2012
Cheng User Profile
33 Reviews
4 References
What is a Chinese born American doing in Istanbul? - loving it, of course :) Cheng is a person who loves traveling and meeting people of different cultures. With Istanbul, it was love at first sight. A software engineer by profession, Cheng has a lasting passion for language l…
Languages: English, Español, Türkçe, العربية, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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