★Vintage Flat Next to GalataTower★
Hosted by Akif
Akif is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The apartment (3th floor) is located next to the Galata Tower in famous Büyük Hendek Street. It is close (20 steps away) to Şişhane metro station which you can reach old city in 10 minutes.

The space

This flat is next to Galata Tower within walking distance to the historical neighbourhoods of Karaköy, İstikal Street (Taksim), Eminonu, Sirkeci. Some of the many historical sites and monuments in the area include the Galata Tower, Voivode Street (Banks Street), Crimean Church etc. This location is also great for public transport - within 3 minutes of walking distance the city-bus stops and Şişhane metro station covering many points along the European side. There is access to Taksim square, which takes 15 minutes by walking.

Galata Tower only 1 minutes (Turn right after you go out, tower is there ;) )
Istiklal Street only 3 min away
Spice Bazaar/Eminonu Port/ 10 mins
Hagia Sophia and The Old City 10 mins
Topkapi Palace 15 mins
Karakoy Port/Karakoy station 5 mins
Galata Bridge 5 mins
Galata Whirling Dervishs Temple 5 mins
Sirkeci Train Station Sirkeci Station 15 mins
Grand Bazaar station 10 mins
Pharmacy only a minute away
Galatasaray Hamam 15 mins
Galatasaray Square 10 mins
Havas Airport Shuttle Station 15-20 mins
Taksim Bus Terminal /Airport Shuttle 15 mins
Taksim Metro Station 15 mins
Taksim Tramway 2 mins
Tunel Square a minute away
Dolmabahce Palace 15 mins away
Istanbul Modern Art Center 10 mins away
Nisantasi 20 mins away
Ataturk Bridge 25 mins away
Galata Bridge 5 mins away

Guest access

You are able to access whole flat with three bedrooms.
2 single beds
1 king size double bed
1 double sofa bed
Dining table

Interaction with guests

I am always ready to help my guest. If they request ı show my guests some parts of my city and have some tea (çay) together when we talk about my city and turkey peoples' cultures.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

If you take your shoes off would be great.


93 Reviews

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Bahar User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I stayed here with both of our dads for a long weekend. Akif was very nice and the location was convenient. Main issue with the flat was that it was advertised as 3 seperate bedrooms but 1 of them was only accessible via the double bedroom so we couldnt use this bedroom and 1 of us had to sleep in the lounge instead. On sunday morning we woke up to no water and we couldnt get an accurate time as to when it was going to back on. As we weren't able to shower or use the toilets we decided to check out and find a hotel. I was a bit disappointed as Akif wasnt even willing to give us a partial refund for the last night. He told us that this wasnt his fault but we still incurred extra expense in order to obtain running water.

Daisy User Profile
March 2017
Galata is the perfect location from which to explore Istanbul. We slept well and felt at home here. The flat is a *tiny* bit rough around the edges but we had a great stay here & Akif was very helpful and friendly!

James User Profile
February 2017
Nice authentic feel to the flat and great location

Ioannis User Profile
January 2016
Akin is a very nice guy and he was most welcoming and helpful. He even filled the fridge with food for us to make the place even more homely. The flat's location is excellent. Really close to everything. It was clean and warm and we really felt comfortable staying there. The only thing that could discourage someone is having to use a rather steep staircase to the third floor. You do get used to it after the second time though. It definitely comes first on my list as regards accommodation in Istanbul. Thank you very much Akif!

Patricia User Profile
December 2015
Akif was an excellent host - food in the fridge and relaxed about meeting us early in the morning to let us in. The flat is very well located for transport, restaurants and getting to the major tourist attractions.

Amelia User Profile
December 2015
Akif was a wonderful host. He was very helpful with local recommendations and tips. Flat is in great location as near metro/tram/great places to eat and drink and of course near Soho House. Loved our stay there and would definitely book again into this apartment.

Guillaume User Profile
November 2015
The 3 of us stayed 3 nights in Akif's flat. The flat is spacious and looks exactly like in the pictures, and it is ideally located in the lively Galata tower neighbourhood, close to many restaurants, the metro, and with easy access to all the touristic spots. Akif is a great host. The communication before the trip was excellent and upon meeting him he gave us lots of tips as well. The flat is comfortable and quiet. Would recommend with no hesitation. Thanks Akif.

İstanbul, TurkeyJoined in August 2013
Akif User Profile
I have been living İstanbul since i was born. I gruduated from History Department of Istanbul University. I am interested in music, movies, modern history and world literature. I would like to learn about other cultures and traditions over the world! I like meeting new people…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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