Top 26 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Istanbul, Turkey - Updated 2024

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Although not the capital of Turkey (as all quiz fans will know, that’s Ankara), Istanbul is without a doubt the most iconic city in this country. One of the very few cities in this world which can lay claim to sitting on two continents, it is home to 14 million residents and a whole lot of history. Locations that you must visit include the Hagia Sophia; in its day it has been a basilica and a mosque and now it is a museum. The city’s famous street bazaar and historical buildings such as the Topkapi Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, etc. are some of the best places to visit.

Planning a trip to this fascinating city anytime soon and looking for suitable stays? Check out our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Istanbul, Turkey, and book accommodations.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Spacious studio in the centre of old Istanbul (from USD 50)

Located in the Sultanahmet neighbourhood, this spacious studio apartment places you in the centre of old Istanbul. With sleeping space for up to three guests, this rental offers you a cosy kitchenette to fix quick meals and snacks. You can lounge on the sofa in the living room and watch your favourite shows on the HDTV. Central air conditioning will keep you comfortable in the hot Turkish weather.

The apartment offers some of the best sea views from its windows and also allows easy access to the nearby beach. Moreover, there is a dedicated workspace available for remote workers.

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Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
2.43 km (1.6 mi) from Galata Tower
325 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Room in aparthotel 3 Guests

Accommodates: 3

2. Cozy rental unit in the center of Kadıköy (from USD 89)

Located in the heart of Kadıköy, this one-bedroom rental unit offers a generous discount for dining in the famous restaurants in the area. With a comfy double bed in the bedroom, you will have a good night’s sleep. The dedicated workspace and Wi-Fi will enable you to get to work-related tasks with ease.

This is a pet-friendly space so you can bring your furry friends along. You do not have to pack heavy as this rental offers access to a washing machine for doing your laundry.

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Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey
5.89 km (3.7 mi) from Galata Tower
83 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available

Accommodates: 3

3. Loft apartment with pool access (from USD 75)

This centrally located vacation rental in Istanbul boasts a stunning sea view that guests can enjoy from a private balcony with comfortable and plush sofas. The modern loft is minimally decorated and features amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, a dedicated workspace, and up to 92 Mbps Wi-Fi connection. You can lounge around and enjoy a movie or two from the 50-inch HDTV with Netflix and Disney Plus access.

The property is situated between Baghdad Street and the seaside, giving you access to many shops and restaurants like Saltator to get a taste of Turkish cuisine.

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Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey
11.54 km (7.2 mi) from Galata Tower
37 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views nicely decorated 4th floor apartment
apartment is well equipped with everything you might need nice new pots and a coffee machine
the apartment fully corresponds to the description clean bright with all the necessary equipment for living
the apartment is larger than in the photos and ideal for both short-term and long-term stays
mert is a great host
the host is a very nice helpful person
mert was very responsive and was a great host
mert is a great host always there with help if required
was a great stay and mert was a great host
the location is just perfect
the locality is perfect a few minutes walk from the main street and the train station
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4. Beautiful rental with great views (from USD 398)

True to its name, this apartment for rent in Istanbul, Turkey, boasts panoramic views of the Bosphorus Strait and the bridge. The glass walls leading to the private balcony let you enjoy the views while staying inside or sit on the outdoor furniture to enjoy the view and the sea air. The property also features a fully equipped kitchen, a dedicated workspace, and Wi-Fi. You can also use the private hot tub to soothe your muscles or watch a movie on the TV for some much-needed downtime.

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Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
1.33 km (0.9 mi) from Galata Tower
42 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is stunning the view from the balcony spectacular and yusuf is incredibly kind and super helpful
from living room you can enjoy view from bosphorus very comfortable apartment with everything necessary for living
the apartment itself is marvellous with stunning views of istanbul at any time of day
the apartment is spacious and well appointed just like the photos and we were not disappointed
very clean great view spacious and host gracious
the host is also very friendly and ready to help when needed
amazing apartment with a very responsive host
yousef was very helpful and welcoming
cleanliness is on point located in a good area with access to all the famous places
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Istanbul Tour Guide

Rose TheGuide

Rose The Guide

Professional Tour / Travel Guide and Photographer Certified by Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. I am a knowledgeable and motivated individual with years of experience in organizing group tours in several areas; have the ability to motivate different sets of audience; have the ability to communicate effectively and possess high degree of energy and enthusiasm.

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Dilek Orubegarcia

Dilek Orubegarcia

My name is Dilek, a national-licensed tour guide. I am 40 years old and have been guiding for 12 years. My husband is from Mexico as a Mexican Turkish family and with our two young kids we live in Istanbul. When I don't work I spend most of my time outdoor with my family, enjoying Istanbul as much as we can. We go out, try to discover new restaurants, new museums, art galleries, children's acti... Read more

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Safiye Kaban

Safiye Kaban

Hi there, this is Safiye from istanbul. I am a professional licensed tour guide and travel expert over 12 years. I have guided thousands of travellers from all around the world. I love meeting with new people, making new friends and building bridges. I orgnize cultural, historical, shopping and food tours to small groups, I mostly guide to private tours. I am also a foodie, I love discovering n... Read more

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Guide Hamide

Guide Hamide

Hello, everyone! I'm Hamide, a professional tour guide in Istanbul. I studied archeology, mithology, history of art, anatolia, and religions. After my bachelors' degree graduation, I started to work in Cappadocia for 4 years. I came and settled in Istanbul when I realised that Istanbul has a very deep history, a unique multiple culture and stunning geography! I still keep experiencing new taste... Read more

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5. Modern rustic studio apartment (from USD 65)

You may not want to leave your rental once you set foot in this Airbnb apartment in Istanbul with how well-designed it is, and that’s something we can get behind on! Cleverly located just a few minutes from Sishane Metro Station, this apartment is the definition of heaven on earth. It’s like finding a sanctuary in busy Istanbul. Popular restaurants like Big Chefs and Miss Pizza are only several steps away. Basic amenities are provided, and if you’re on a workstation, make this stylish studio your office by using its dedicated workspace.

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Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
252 meters (0.2 ft) from Galata Tower
1339 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
safe comfortable and authentic ambience
i am very satisfied with our stay expect air conditioner was not in full working order
the apartment was really clean and all the amenities were ready
the place was sparkling clean and wifi was good as well
the good: modern spacious room equipped with kitchen small dining corner and bathroom
clean and great communication with the host
convenient place kept clean and tidy
apartment was very clean self checkin process is clear and understandable
very clean has everything you need to stay
it was very clean cosy spacious and all in all a great experience
the hosts were thorough in their responses :)
really helpful communications from hosts
and the host was very kind and helpful
the hosts were helpful and made sure we had everything we needed
ece & aysu responded very fast and were very helpful with everything
the location is fantastic
great location and flat
excellent location 1 min walking distance from metro (exit6)
a perfect location for the city
near to cute cafe’s and to the metro exit
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6. Modern industrial flat with terrace access (from USD 64)

This chic and industrial apartment is a work of art. Hosted by Yusuf, the flat is located in Fatih and has a functioning kitchen should you have a need for it. The private sauna and Turkish bath are for private use and must be booked upon arrival. One of the best parts about this rental is that it has a bathtub with hot tub features, perfect for evening relaxation after a long day of strolling through the city. Consider booking this rental as your stylish getaway in Istanbul!

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Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
2.23 km (1.4 mi) from Galata Tower
375 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also if other visitors are noisy or playing music or watching tv you will easily hear them
the room was a good size comfortable and the jacuzzi was awesome
rooms are clean bed linens are fresh amenities in bathroom and hairdryer
we stayed in a beautiful apartment exactly as it looks in the picture
the room is very comfortable and cozy
very clean and cozy room
everything was spotlessly clean with fresh towels everyday
spacious and clean rooms
the room is clean and comfortable
it's a really beautiful and clean apartment
the staff was helpful and nice
24/7 concierge to answer any questions who were always helpful
yosef is a wonderful host
lovely place to stay and wonderful staff
the staff was amazing and the best part
great location and stylish room
nice location in walking distance to major tourist sites
great place with amazing location
perfect location for exploring sultanahmet
nice place great location highly recommended
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7. Charming and cozy flat in Cihangir (from USD 34)

This flat hosted by Pelin is tucked in a historical building around Cihangir and Cukurcuma. It’s been recently renovated to accommodate different kinds of travellers, although the place is ideal for a couple. All of Istanbul’s finest (Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, and Bosphorus) are only a short walk away from this delightful abode. If you are on a cultural trip, you’ll get your money’s worth by staying at this flat due to its close proximity to museums and art galleries.

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İstanbul, Turkey
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Galata Tower
517 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this apartment is in the perfect area of town for authentic turkish food and coffee
pelin was a great host however the wifi was not working for most of our stay
we loved our stay in pelins apartment
it rained during my stay and found umbrellas waiting in the apartment great touch
the apartment was clean comfortable and well-situated
clean convenient & pelin was very kind and thoughtful
it was really clean and communication with pelin was perfect as well
apartment was clean and we had everything we needed
the flat is very cosy clean and exactly as advertised
pelin and koray are the perfect hosts
host is very responsive and quick to answer any questions
responsible and friendly host
pelin is a very hospitable host always ready to help with advice or answer your questions
pelin is an amazing host she was very flexible helpful and she has given good advice
location is close to all the attractions
great location in local neighbourhood
great location and cozy house
the location is great close to taksim but quiet and close to restaurants and cafes
location was very convenient with a friendly neighborhood
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8. Excellent flat in Taksim Square (from USD 54)

Visitors who book this accommodation will have access to an entire apartment with plenty of space and the very best Airbnb in Istanbul in terms of furniture, appliances and amenities. It is air-conditioned, and has a fully equipped kitchen and, what’s more, the apartment is directly on Taksim Square. You’ll find bus and metro stations two minutes’ walk away, and shops and nightlife are also within easy walking distance. This chic apartment is in the middle of everything in Istanbul and will be hugely popular with guests.

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Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
1.51 km (1.0 mi) from Galata Tower
339 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was nice and cosy with all the listed amenities in working order
the apartment is comfortable and very well maintained with full amenities (incl
all facilities advertised were fully functional and easy to use
we adored istanbul and so grateful to have stayed in this apartment
really nice flat - secure and comfortable exactly as pictured
the place is clean and friendly
super clean and comfortable
the house is clean cozy and warm
clean space with all the immediate necessities
clean space with excellent location
she was a great host and arranged our pick up & drop off
berma is the best host
awesome apartment and reliable host
really perfect host very professional
the host is friendly and approachable and always happy to help
great location very close to taksim square and the metro
great location if you would like to stay near taksim square
nice location very near to the square and the sea
good and close to taksim square
nice and comfortable flat near a great location
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9. Excellent rental with views of the Blue Mosque (from USD 65)

Residents in this hotel can take breakfast in the morning on the rooftop terrace while looking over the majesty of the Blue Mosque (and its six minarets), one of the famous things in Istanbul. Within the hotel itself, you can enjoy satellite TV, a fridge in your room, and a highly comfortable French bed. Should you wish to do a bit of grocery shopping to fill that fridge, then you will find there are plenty of stores nearby where you can shop to your heart’s content.

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Take advantage of this rental's proximity to Blue Mosque or Turkish Sultan Ahmet Mosque. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was constructed between 1609 and 1616. Handpainted with more than 50 different tulip designs, its decorations include verses from the Qur’an. Intricate window designs in which natural lights shine through are a few of the many features of this beautiful and historic Mosque.

The beautiful and historic mosque has 5 main domes and 8 secondary domes. It is considered to be the last great Mosque of the Classical Period of Ottoman Architecture.

Visiting mosques is one of the main attractions in Turkey. There are about 3,000 of them! Here are some tips before you visit:

Bring a shawl to cover your head and shoulders. One will be provided on the main entrance door of the mosque, so no need to be alarmed and wonder if you’ll be able to get in or not. And no shoes are allowed, although you can carry them in a plastic bag or like.

It is free to enter the mosque and very much open to the public. Make sure to check the hours, as certain times are closed for Prayer hours.

Photos and videos are allowed. No tripod is allowed, and please be mindful of your surroundings.

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Fatih , İstanbul, Turkey
2.56 km (1.6 mi) from Galata Tower
339 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved our ocean view room and having ac
wifi works perfectly too
especially the balcony view was gorgeous and breakfast was delicious and with beautiful sunrise
room was cosy with small terrace with amazing view of the sea
the view at the rooftop terrace where you eat your breakfast is amazing
great breakfast clean and cozy room
clean room though used it for one night
it's basic but clean
room was simple but roomy and clean
fantastic location clean and peaceful
staff were very nice
friendly staff and hospitable
staff are very friendly
the staff was very friendly and accommodating
staff were very accommodating and always happy to help with any questions we had
location is great too
great central location close to the blue mosque
great location as well
location is great walking distance to most attractions
very well situated close to major attractions
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10. Fantastic flat with terrace (from USD 59)

Located in a peaceful street in Cihangir, just two minutes away from Taksim Square and the metro station, this Airbnb vacation rental is dreamy and beautifully furnished. It has a modern design, lovely furniture, charming decors, and everything you’ll need during your vacation, which includes a spacious sitting area and a fully functional kitchen with a breakfast bar. Another great feature of the apartment is its balcony with an umbrella table and outdoor seating, where you can chill, lounge, or read a book. Additionally, booking this accommodation is very affordable, leaving travelers a more flexible budget for other activities like sightseeing and shopping for souvenirs.

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istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
1.43 km (0.9 mi) from Galata Tower
435 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is even a standing fan in the bedroom in case you get warm at night
it’s a beautiful apartment exactly as can be seen in the photos
a great apartment in such an accessible area to see istanbul
the system for locking the electrical code of the building and the apartment works very well
we had four really nice days in istanbul and the apartment was a reason for it
the appartment was clean and spacious
clean cozy decorated and properly equipped
berna's apartment was spotlessly clean and lovely
the place was very clean with everything we needed
it was clean and tidy and a very modernised apartment
lovely apartment and fantastic host
berna was a great host
she is a great host and would highly recommend
the host was very friendly and provided great communications checking in on us regularly
tje host was extremely approachable and very nice
good location for the beyoğlu neighborhood
great location berna's place is located in charming cihangir
great stay great location
a short walk away is journey a cozy cafe bar situated on a lively cafe strip
nice apartment close to public transport
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11. Comfortable one-bedroom house in Beyoglu (from USD 32)

Akarsu Street is perhaps the hippest of its kind in Cihangir. Maybe it’s a happy coincidence that this next item is located there. Staying at this house rental in Istanbul will feel like you have never left home in terms of comfort. Complete with a kitchen, washer, workspace, and many other basic household needs; it’s hard not to feel at ease. The famous Sultanahmet is only a 15-minute train ride from the place, and some of the best spots in Istanbul, like the vibrant Taksim Square and Istiklal Street, are within walking distance!

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Istanbul, Kilicalipasa mahallesi, Beyoglu, Turkey
940 meters (0.6 ft) from Galata Tower
551 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
please mind that the spiral staircase to the apartment is quite narrow and steep
the apartment is very well equipped with a good size living room kitchen bathroom and bedroom
we were with my friend for one week in this apartment and overall we were satisfied with the stay
beautiful clean and stylish apartment
it is clean and have everything u need
the flat is really clean and cozy
the apartment is quite clean and cozy
the apartment was also very clean
host very nice super quick in responses
the host was very helpful to us
pelin was a great host
host was easy to communicate and replied all the questions very fast
pelin was also a great host and very responsive to any questions i had
the location is great
the location is perfect
great location just minutes away from taskim square and the metro
a lovely comfortable apartment situated in a perfect location for touring the wonderful city of istanbul
great place amazing location and good value
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12. Tiny studio near major cultural areas

Anyone who wishes to be hidden within the neighbourhoods of Istanbul but still want easy access to where everything happens should take a look at this cute studio apartment. Located in the Cihangir area of Beyoglu, the flat has one bedroom that is ideal for couples or solo travellers. Basic amenities and kitchen utilities are provided, along with free Wi-Fi, so there’s no need to worry if you do not want to unplug. Public transportation is five minutes away, so guests will have no problem getting to their destinations.

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Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Galata Tower
439 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's one sofa bed and you have to move furniture around like tetris pieces to fold it out
the only thing needed some boost is the wifi signal
apartment is a small studio with air conditioning good for it's price
this place is great for one or two people and the air conditioning was a lifesaver
the sofa bed was really comfortable
the place was clean and nice
place is clean and reasonably furnished
the apartment is small but clean and cute
the house is small but really nice and clean
the room is cozy and clean
she is an outstanding host
hosts are always responsive
she was helpful and kind
host is kindly and prompt
pelin was a great host
very well located and comfortable
great place near to the metro and major cultural centers of istanbul
the location is excellent near to taksim and istiklal street
great location 10 min walk from the taksim square near supermarkets and restaurants
the apartment has super location it's close to taksim square and other places
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13. Stylish apartment near Taksim Square (from USD 45)

This apartment Airbnb in Istanbul’s Taksim Square is ideal for couples and small travelling parties and is an excellent modernist accommodation that will be hugely popular with all who stay there. You will have the run of the full flat, including a well-stocked kitchen and a bathroom with shower. You’ll have hot water 24 hours a day. The attractions of Istanbul, including the main square, are just a couple of minutes’ walk away. The bedroom, for its part, features a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Decorated in a modern European style, this flat has a touch of class.

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Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Galata Tower
455 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was super clean and spacious design interior furniture amenities were of the high standard
bathroom was clean and will amenities coffee and tea available as well as fresh water in the fridge
great location and spacoius room with a lot of windows for natural light and ventilation
i liked that there are 3 windows in the room which give plenty of light and ventilation
the bathroom size is small but it's okay & good enough
clean and excellent bed
clean and good place
place was clean and tidy
room is clean and tidy
the place is sparkling clean and equipped
the host was very responsive
the staff was amazing 5 stars for staff
comfy place staff is amazing
all the staff are kind and responsive
the manager and all other staff were friendly and kind yet very professional
the location is good to take a airport shuttle bus
great location super safe area
the location is great walking distance to taksim square
cosy room and great location
great place very near to taksim square
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14. Travel-themed apartment with stylish decoration

The aptly-named “Voyager House” is perfect for holidaymakers, with one of the things that will immediately stand out being the huge world map on the wall which you are invited to add a “pin” to, to show how far and wide the guests in this apartment have come from. The room that you rent will be private to you, while common areas such as the kitchen and living room may be shared with other guests if they are there at the time. It’s a beautifully decorated spot, with a hostess who is assiduous in ensuring that renters get the best experience possible from their time in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Turkey
2.14 km (1.4 mi) from Galata Tower
110 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is really big we also had a closed in balcony which was nice
i will definitely recommend her apartment to anyone coming for a leisure tour to istanbul
we got her own apartment with a beautiful view it was a pleasure :) thanks again for everthing
her apartment was beautifully decorated and true to the photos
it was our pleasure to meet with shahrzad and stay at her beautiful apartment
clean and big living room
very nice and clean appartement also very clean and stylish we recommend it
it was very clean organized and well equipped
room was very nice and clean
the whole place is really clean and well kept
highly recommend this host <3
she is very helpful
shahrzad was à wonderful host
shahrzad is a wonderful host
shahrzad is a great host
the location is also good
nice apartment great location 15+mins walk to city square close to supermarkets
perfect location close to public transit
quite a walk to taksim but easy acces via taxi or bus
the location is great because it was only a 30-40 minute walk to istikal street
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15. Stunning home with a secret garden

Another affordable and stunning home in Istanbul, waiting to be booked, this Airbnb vacation rental offers one of the best living experiences in town. The house only features one color, white, starting from the walls up to the curtains, beddings, decors, and furniture. It has one bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests and an open-floor-plan, where you’ll find the kitchen with breakfast bar, dining, and seating area. Also, it comes with a garden with lots of lush greenery and has an alfresco dining set-up, where you can have a romantic dinner or morning breakfast with your loved ones.

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İstanbul , Alibeyköy, Turkey
6.2 km (3.9 mi) from Galata Tower
226 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was very much appreciated
an amazing apartment with private garden views
the internet/wifi is a little slower than what we are used to in europe but nothing really bothersome
perfect price host view and an apartment
all necessary kitchen stuff is in place so we never had troubles with cooking
very clean and comfy
very clean and perfect decorated
very clean wont be disappointed
very nice and clean apartment
it's clean relaxing and beautiful
she is a real good host
the host is very friendly and nice
elif is a great host
elif was really a great host
elif was a fantastic host
amazing location with a mall nearby
a little bit far away from center but it's easy to take the bus to galata
there’s some distance to sultanahmet but you can get to taxi and bus fairly easy
so beautiful to be nestled in among the trees yet just walking distance to everything you need
you can go very easy to city center by bus buying an istanbul card
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16. Chic studio near Nisantasi (from USD 49)

This cleverly designed flat is only one train station away from Taksim Square, making it close enough to Istanbul’s major tourist spots but not too close that you won’t be able to have a peaceful night’s rest. The apartment has plenty of drawers and cabinets that could tuck away all the clutter, even in the kitchen! The double bed moonlights as a couch, transforming the room and freeing up more space. We told you it’s cleverly designed!

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Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
2.81 km (1.8 mi) from Galata Tower
278 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what attracted me the most if the table and chair to work with good and stable internet connection
it was the second time i stayed in this apartments i really like the view there
the view from the apartment is really good you can see all the way to the bosphorus
the apartment is on the main street so it can be a little noisy but nothing crazy
the bedroom is very comfortable
clean and very nice
the flat was clean and wide
apartment is very stylish clean and comfortable
apartment is super clean and decent looking
home was clean and cozy
kind host and perfect place
efe & mehmet were truly wonderful hosts
mehmet is an outstanding host
host cared good enough and i enjoyed my tour as the host provided useful info
-the host is awesome and recommends the best spots
great location and very good transportation around
location is nice it's really close to nisantasi and osmanbey metro station
the location is fantastic close to everything i
awesome location with a short walk to all the fancy shopping you desire
location - right on the main street near a prominent metro station with absolutely perfect bus connectivity
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17. Stylish apartment in Sultanahmet (from USD 54)

This apartment is perfect for travelling parties of up to four people, decorated in a minimal style and offering spectacular views over the city. Visitors will enjoy the outdoor terrace where you can enjoy meals, a few drinks and a view of the Bosphorus; on the terrace, you will also find a washing machine. Indoors, there is a fully equipped kitchen, an HVAC system and all of the modern conveniences you could want including an LCD TV. In short, it’s an ideal apartment in one of the quietest areas of Istanbul. For those travelling solo, it’s nice to come home to a quiet rental after you’ve accomplished all the best things to do alone in the city.

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İstanbul, Turkey
2.35 km (1.5 mi) from Galata Tower
449 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
he prepared a nice breakfast for us and helped us in every situations
he cooked breakfast for us on the rooftop which was delicious
strong recommendation very nice place to stay and hikmet made us a really traditional and delicious breakfast
during our stay hikmet made us a lovely turkish breakfast
me and my friend look forward to return as soon as possible look no further book this apartment
the room is clean and comfortable
hikmet’s apartment was clean and spacious
the flat was great clean and warm
hikmet’s place was really clean and tidy
all clean all you need is there
very friendly and thoughtfull host
hikmet is a very nice host
a hospitable and nice host
hikmet was a wonderful host
the host is very friendly snd attented to the details
cool location near the bazaar
this place is located within easy walking distance of all the main attractions in istanbul
location is very good near blue mosque st
great location close to all the attractions in istanbul
very well located flat and quiet in middle of the city
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18. Eclectic apartment near markets (from USD 1061)

This one-bedroom flat is filled with mismatched designs, making it feel more lived-in and extremely homey. The building has an indoor pool, which guests are welcome to use and enjoy! Shopping centres and pharmacies are only a few minutes away on foot, making it easier to get basic needs. If you’re also considering a long-term stay in Istanbul, this apartment would be a great pick due to its convenient location. Other amenities include a gym, a Turkish bath, a sauna, and free Wi-Fi!

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İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
13.09 km (8.2 mi) from Galata Tower
45 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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also love the decoration of the flat (180*180 cm projection cinema and 43’ led tv in our room
i would definitely recommend mehmet apartment and would stay in it again whenever i’m in istanbul
it’s very stylish clean and comfortable
the place was very clean and had all of the necessities for a good stay
the place is fantastic clean stylish and the apartment building itself is great and very secure
the place was very clean modern had everything i needed to feel at home
lovely place and amazing host
very helpful and quick response from the host
mehmet was on my disposal and his kind hospitality and support is something any guest is looking for
i could not have asked for a more welcoming and helpful host
the best host ever he was really welcoming and helped me a lot
it was clean on good location due to the proximity to the airport
the area is safe and lively with everything you could ask for within walking distance
the appartment was really nice and even it is close to the airport it is not that noisy
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19. Pleasant room in hotel near Taksim Square (from USD 32)

This room is in a boutique hotel in one of the most popular areas of Istanbul, the quiet Sultanahmet district. All of the attractions of Istanbul’s old city are within easy reach on foot, and you can enjoy traditional Turkish breakfasts on the rooftop terrace every morning. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there is an excellent convenience/grocery store nearby where you can buy water, snacks and local specialities.

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Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Galata Tower
251 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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cozy room nice view on the rooftop
the beds were comfy and had a pleasant street view
my room had a nice balcony
the room is nice with a cozy green balcony
the breakfast (included) was delicious and very fresh
all the rooms were very clean and had fresh towels soap bed sheets soap etc
the room was nice and clean and the bed was quite comfortable
its a clean place cons:1
the room was very clean and had a nice little terrace
the room is great for one person clean and neat
staff are super friendly
all the staff is great
the staff is really friendly and helpful
alihan was a great host responding immediately
the staffs were nice friendly and helpful
the location is amazing
located very close to all the attractions
amazing location close to principal and cute places
location is perfect very close from all the main attractions in istanbul
we really enjoyed the location of this hotel
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20. Fully furnished bright apartment (from USD 1863)

This apartment hosted by Ozan is located just within walking distance of famous buildings like Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. It is an ideal place for small families traveling with young children; a few of their child-friendly amenities are cribs, children’s books and toys, baby bath, and window guards. You don’t have to worry about keeping your children comfortable at night as the apartment is located in the quiet neighborhood of Sultanahmet. Air conditioning, hot water, and Wi-Fi are just some of the other amenities of this comfortable dwelling.

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İstanbul, Fatih, Turkey
2.22 km (1.4 mi) from Galata Tower
456 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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the rooms had comfortable beds good air conditioning and proper lighting
the apartment is spacious and has all the amenities anyone needs for a comfortable stay
there was a large living room with 2 bedrooms which could fit at least 2 people in each
apartment was great same as in the photos very cozy and with a great location
the apartment is nice and cosy and has nearby amenities
it was clean and well-furnished
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
the apartment itself was clean and spacious
very clean and has everything you need
it is well-kept very clean and well-furnished
ozan was a really helpful host
ozan was an excellent host
ozan is really kind man
ozan was really helpful
ozan was such a gracious host
the location of this flat is ideal
the location is excellent
the location is excellent
the location is great
perfect location to visit istanbul
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21. Elegant suite with a balcony

This spacious and airy flat located in the Cukurcuma district of Beyoglu is truly one of a kind. Its high ceilings provide plenty of room for the sunlight to pass through, creating a dramatic ambiance inside. The bedroom has a king-sized bed that is perfect for a small family! The kitchen is fully equipped for guests who are health-conscious and wish to make their own meals during their stay. Istiklal Street is only a two-minute walk from the flat, giving you the freedom to explore all of Istanbul’s finest.

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İstanbul, Turkey
1.03 km (0.7 mi) from Galata Tower
309 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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there is a lovely view from the small balcony off the kitchen
comfortable bed huge sink and shower with lots of cabinets and windows
the apartment is much bigger than photos suggest and the the view from the balacony was great
pretty sweet the ac in the apt was great because it was really hot when we visited istanbul
and you can see a lovely view of galata tower from the living room windows
the apartment is very clean and comfortable
stylish and spotlessly clean pad in keeping with the historic architecture
super clean and just beautifully furnished
alexis's place was very clean
it is also absolutely clean place
host was super responsive too
great value and host very responsive
alexis is very helpful and always ready to provide recommendations
it was amazing place and the host great
comfortable and cosy and the welcoming of daniel is so friendly
the location is amazing
and the location was as amazing close to anything we need
perfectly located in a quiet trendy district
the neighborhood was in a great location
comfortable flat in a great location
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22. Serviced apartment in city centre

This apartment will be much appreciated by all who stay in it — each apartment in what is a hotel made up of serviced flats offers a very self-contained experience. Each room has its own unique touches, and you will have a fridge, dining area, and en-suite bathroom all to yourself. The road on which you’ll find the apartments is just adjacent to the British consulate, in one of the most exclusive areas of the city. At a highly affordable price, this is one of the best vacation rentals in Istanbul you won’t regret taking.

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Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
1.05 km (0.7 mi) from Galata Tower
202 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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but anyway everuthing was good and there is iron kettle and even a safe
the room is nicely maintained with all that is needed
we had a great stay in kürsad’s apartment in taksim
the apartment was good value for money and you can’t complain for circa £30 a night
lovely apartment space easy to get to task in restaurants cafes and shops but quiet residential area
a beautiful clean and comfortable apartment
very nice and clean space
clean convienant and nice personel
place is very quiet and clean
the apartment is cozy and very clean
staff is friendly and efficient
kürşad was very friendly and nice host
kursad was very responsive and helpful
kursad is an amazing host answers to any message super quickly and is there to help with everything
easy check in and quick response from host
great location near a main street with restaurants and shopping
nice location in a quiet area
it’s located from a walking distance to nice restaurants and happening bars
easy walking distance to shops restaurants
nice and very well located place from where you can walk to many attractions
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23. Bright room close to everything

This room, a private rental in the owner’s apartment, offers you excellent views of — and proximity — to the best of Istanbul’s sights. From the roof here you can see the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye Mosque and more besides. While space is limited, the views more than make up for it and, if you happen to be a cat person, the host’s three cats will be very pleased to meet you! At nights, the view from the rooftop terrace includes the lit-up Galati Tower, making for a magical experience.

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Suleymaniye Mosque Suleymaniye Mosque
You can enjoy a stunning view of Suleymaniye Mosque from the roof of this Airbnb. This mosque is one of the most important examples of Classical Ottoman architecture. Although more than a hundred earthquakes have occurred in Istanbul since its construction in 1550, there has not been the slightest crack in the walls of the mosque. It has a rectangular floor plan and is surrounded by a large courtyard, which is enclosed by a colonnade of domed porticoes. The mosque's central dome is the largest and highest in Istanbul, measuring 53 meters in height and 27.5 meters in diameter. It's hard to decide whether the most impressive part is the gate, the dome, or the view.
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Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
791 meters (0.5 ft) from Galata Tower
228 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

24. Homey flat with wonderful Kadikoy view

This ultra-convenient apartment is located in the neighborhood of Kadikoy, a populous district on the Asian shore of Istanbul. It is within walking distance of several shopping malls and markets, making it ideal for fans of shopping! Other major areas like Taksim Square and Sultanahmet are reachable by bus and train. After a day of shopping and walking the streets of Istanbul, wind down at the apartment building’s own pool before turning in for the night. The flat accommodates up to four guests, ideal for small groups or families.

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Kadıköy, İstanbul, Turkey
8.31 km (5.2 mi) from Galata Tower
51 reviews  
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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the apartment is really nice nice view great pool and handy gym down the on the lower floors
- the flat itself is nice and spacious and has a very comfy living room with a flat screen
overall it was a clean and tidy place
the only thing that looked clean was the bed
great place everything is clean and well thought of
we had to clean it all ourselves
the place is very nice and clean
amazing hospitality and host and place
amazing host very helpful and understanding
muhammet is a great host and cares well for the place
muhammet was very communicative host and enjoyed his hospitality at the apartment and the building is also very modern
instead muhammet offered to host us two days for free if we should return to istanbul
good place near to metro (10minutes)
the place around the apartment is very good and the metro station is near to the apartment
the location is good in my opinion
it is an ideal place for a short time staying
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25. Double room in quiet area

This room is found in the Sultanahmet area of the city and offers the visitor plenty of space as well as an airy, well-lit location which is ideal for hanging out in the room during the day. Your room has a sofa and a TV in it, along with a double bed, and perhaps the most unique selling point is the fantastic rooftop terrace which includes cooking facilities and offers space to sit and enjoy meals as well as the views over the city. The owner will even go out of his way to ensure you have transport to and from the airport.

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Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
2.12 km (1.4 mi) from Galata Tower
162 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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there is air conditioning and i slept very well
but the tv didnt work; i had trouble with air-condition and bathroom didnt have soap/conditioner/shampoo/toothpaste
the room was exactly like the photos
the place is nice and comfortable with all the necessary facilities
i slept really well there bed is comfortable and it's quiet in spite of being in central istanbul
the room was very clean and well furnished
room was clean and spacious an omg
the room was huge clean and bed very comfortable
the room was spacy and very clean
the accommodation is spacious clean and simple with all basic needs
great host and very helpful staff
the host was very welcoming and provided us with great guidance
yasar himself is very helpful
yasar is an amazing host very good with directions and advice
the desk clerks were exceptionally helpful
the location is perfect walking distance to everything
perfect location by good price
great location in the old city
very good location close to tour attractions restaurant and shopping
the best location for 1st time visitors
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26. Room in Sultanahmet boutique hotel

This room is perfect for holidaymakers who wish to be well located for Istanbul’s key tourist destinations — you’re a short walk away from Hagia Sophia, and also close to the Topkapi Palace. This apartment Airbnb in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet neighbourhood is in a building with a touch of history itself, having been a mansion in the old city before it was renovated and turned into a hotel. This room is brightly furnished, modern and spacious, and even has access to a kitchen (which, it is only fair to note, is shared with other residents). With a mini-fridge and an LCD TV, this is a room that you’ll be happy to spend a lazy day or evening in.

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Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
2.38 km (1.5 mi) from Galata Tower
259 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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upstairs facilities great for coffee and rooftop view of the bosphorus thanks savas
cousy room and exciting view from the roof
nice apartment great view off the roof top balcony to watch the sun rise or to see at night
the view on bosporus from the terrace is magnificent - having breakfast there was a real pleasure
the beds were comfortable and savas was very responsive whenever we had a question about the accommodations
clean towels and linens
very clean and welcoming
very clean easy access
the room was clean and new
house is clean and tidy
communicating with the host was great
savas is a very nice host
savas was helpful and replied quickly to our questions
lale was really kind
and host is very nice and friendly helpful
the location is close to the main attractions in istanbul
great location; close walk to everything in sultanahmet
great neighborhood within walking distance to the heart of sultanahmet
it is situated in a very good location
very good and convenient location for sightseeing
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Seeing the best of Istanbul, on the inside and the outside

Each of these Airbnbs in Istanbul, Turkey is ideal in its own way for visitors to this city, a gateway between continents. There is something special about Istanbul which truly appeals to the voyager, and these accommodations serve that part of us by being perfect for sight-seeing, comfortable places to come back to after a day of exploration, and by putting you in touch with people who know the city of Istanbul inside out and will do their level best to make your trip memorable.

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