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. You can also see the city’s famous street bazaar and visit historical buildings such as the Topkapi Palace while taking a trip across the Bosphorus Bridge will take you from Europe to Asia or vice versa. Below, you’ll see some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Istanbul, Turkey. If you’re visiting Istanbul, these are the places to stay.
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.
* True spirit of Turkish hospitalityFatih, İstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewscozy room nice view on the rooftopthe beds were comfy and had a pleasant street viewmy room had a nice balconythe room is nice with a cozy green balconythe breakfast (included) was delicious and very freshall the rooms were very clean and had fresh towels soap bed sheets soap etcthe room was nice and clean and the bed was quite comfortableits a clean place cons:1the room was very clean and had a nice little terracethe room is great for one person clean and neat
Host:staff are super friendlyall the staff is greatthe staff is really friendly and helpfulalihan was a great host responding immediatelythe staffs were nice friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is amazinglocated very close to all the attractionsamazing location close to principal and cute placeslocation is perfect very close from all the main attractions in istanbulwe really enjoyed the location of this hotel
Residents in this hotel can take breakfast in the morning on the rooftop terrace while looking over the majesty of Istanbul’s famous Blue Mosque (and its six minarets). 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.
** The best location and hospitality!Fatih , İstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewsloved our ocean view room and having acwifi works perfectly tooespecially the balcony view was gorgeous and breakfast was delicious and with beautiful sunriseroom was cosy with small terrace with amazing view of the seathe view at the rooftop terrace where you eat your breakfast is amazinggreat breakfast clean and cozy roomclean room though used it for one nightit's basic but cleanroom was simple but roomy and cleanfantastic location clean and peaceful
Host:staff were very nicefriendly staff and hospitablestaff are very friendlythe staff was very friendly and accommodatingstaff were very accommodating and always happy to help with any questions we hadRead more reviewslocation is great toogreat central location close to the blue mosquegreat location as welllocation is great walking distance to most attractionsvery well situated close to major attractions
This apartment 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.
Fancy Flat near Taksim Square (7)Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Top guest reviewsthe room was super clean and spacious design interior furniture amenities were of the high standardbathroom was clean and will amenities coffee and tea available as well as fresh water in the fridgegreat location and spacoius room with a lot of windows for natural light and ventilationi liked that there are 3 windows in the room which give plenty of light and ventilationthe bathroom size is small but it's okay & good enoughclean and excellent bedclean and good placeplace was clean and tidyroom is clean and tidythe place is sparkling clean and equipped
Host:the host was very responsivethe staff was amazing 5 stars for staffcomfy place staff is amazingall the staff are kind and responsivethe manager and all other staff were friendly and kind yet very professionalRead more reviewsthe location is good to take a airport shuttle busgreat location super safe areathe location is great walking distance to taksim squarecosy room and great locationgreat place very near to taksim square
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.
Charming apartment in Sultanahmetİstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewshe prepared a nice breakfast for us and helped us in every situationshe cooked breakfast for us on the rooftop which was deliciousstrong recommendation very nice place to stay and hikmet made us a really traditional and delicious breakfastduring our stay hikmet made us a lovely turkish breakfastme and my friend look forward to return as soon as possible look no further book this apartmentthe room is clean and comfortablehikmet’s apartment was clean and spaciousthe flat was great clean and warmhikmet’s place was really clean and tidyall clean all you need is there
Host:very friendly and thoughtfull hosthikmet is a very nice hosta hospitable and nice hosthikmet was a wonderful hostthe host is very friendly snd attented to the detailsRead more reviewscool location near the bazaarthis place is located within easy walking distance of all the main attractions in istanbullocation is very good near blue mosque stgreat location close to all the attractions in istanbulvery well located flat and quiet in middle of the city
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. The apartment itself is in a building with a touch of history itself, having been a mansion in Istanbul’s 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.
Superior Suite in Sultanahmet #1Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Top guest reviewsupstairs facilities great for coffee and rooftop view of the bosphorus thanks savascousy room and exciting view from the roofnice apartment great view off the roof top balcony to watch the sun rise or to see at nightthe view on bosporus from the terrace is magnificent - having breakfast there was a real pleasurethe beds were comfortable and savas was very responsive whenever we had a question about the accommodationsclean towels and linensvery clean and welcomingvery clean easy accessthe room was clean and newhouse is clean and tidy
Host:communicating with the host was greatsavas is a very nice hostsavas was helpful and replied quickly to our questionslale was really kindand host is very nice and friendly helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is close to the main attractions in istanbulgreat location; close walk to everything in sultanahmetgreat neighborhood within walking distance to the heart of sultanahmetit is situated in a very good locationvery good and convenient location for sightseeing
Visitors who book this accommodation will have access to an entire apartment with plenty of space and the very best 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.
Excellent Flat in Taksim SquareBeyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was nice and cosy with all the listed amenities in working orderthe apartment is comfortable and very well maintained with full amenities (inclall facilities advertised were fully functional and easy to usewe adored istanbul and so grateful to have stayed in this apartmentreally nice flat - secure and comfortable exactly as picturedthe place is clean and friendlysuper clean and comfortablethe house is clean cozy and warmclean space with all the immediate necessitiesclean space with excellent location
Host:she was a great host and arranged our pick up & drop offberma is the best hostawesome apartment and reliable hostreally perfect host very professionalthe host is friendly and approachable and always happy to helpRead more reviewsgreat location very close to taksim square and the metrogreat location if you would like to stay near taksim squarenice location very near to the square and the seagood and close to taksim squarenice and comfortable flat near a great location
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.
Private Double Room in Sultanahmet - Free WiFiFatih, İstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewsthere is air conditioning and i slept very wellbut the tv didnt work; i had trouble with air-condition and bathroom didnt have soap/conditioner/shampoo/toothpastethe room was exactly like the photosthe place is nice and comfortable with all the necessary facilitiesi slept really well there bed is comfortable and it's quiet in spite of being in central istanbulthe room was very clean and well furnishedroom was clean and spacious an omgthe room was huge clean and bed very comfortablethe room was spacy and very cleanthe accommodation is spacious clean and simple with all basic needs
Host:great host and very helpful staffthe host was very welcoming and provided us with great guidanceyasar himself is very helpfulyasar is an amazing host very good with directions and advicethe desk clerks were exceptionally helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is perfect walking distance to everythingperfect location by good pricegreat location in the old cityvery good location close to tour attractions restaurant and shoppingthe best location for 1st time visitors
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.
Voyager House near Taksim square Entire houseIstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewsthe room is really big we also had a closed in balcony which was nicei will definitely recommend her apartment to anyone coming for a leisure tour to istanbulwe got her own apartment with a beautiful view it was a pleasure :) thanks again for everthingher apartment was beautifully decorated and true to the photosit was our pleasure to meet with shahrzad and stay at her beautiful apartmentclean and big living roomvery nice and clean appartement also very clean and stylish we recommend itit was very clean organized and well equippedroom was very nice and cleanthe whole place is really clean and well kept
Host:highly recommend this host <3she is very helpfulshahrzad was à wonderful hostshahrzad is a wonderful hostshahrzad is a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is also goodnice apartment great location 15+mins walk to city square close to supermarketsperfect location close to public transitquite a walk to taksim but easy acces via taxi or busthe location is great because it was only a 30-40 minute walk to istikal street
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 a rental you won’t regret taking.
Leon Apartment in Taksim # 201Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewsbut anyway everuthing was good and there is iron kettle and even a safethe room is nicely maintained with all that is neededwe had a great stay in kürsad’s apartment in taksimthe apartment was good value for money and you can’t complain for circa £30 a nightlovely apartment space easy to get to task in restaurants cafes and shops but quiet residential areaa beautiful clean and comfortable apartmentvery nice and clean spaceclean convienant and nice personelplace is very quiet and cleanthe apartment is cozy and very clean
Host:staff is friendly and efficientkürşad was very friendly and nice hostkursad was very responsive and helpfulkursad is an amazing host answers to any message super quickly and is there to help with everythingeasy check in and quick response from hostRead more reviewsgreat location near a main street with restaurants and shoppingnice location in a quiet areait’s located from a walking distance to nice restaurants and happening barseasy walking distance to shops restaurantsnice and very well located place from where you can walk to many attractions
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.
Fantastic Flat with Terrace, Taksimistanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Top guest reviewsthere is even a standing fan in the bedroom in case you get warm at nightit’s a beautiful apartment exactly as can be seen in the photosa great apartment in such an accessible area to see istanbulthe system for locking the electrical code of the building and the apartment works very wellwe had four really nice days in istanbul and the apartment was a reason for itthe appartment was clean and spaciousclean cozy decorated and properly equippedberna's apartment was spotlessly clean and lovelythe place was very clean with everything we neededit was clean and tidy and a very modernised apartment
Host:lovely apartment and fantastic hostberna was a great hostshe is a great host and would highly recommendthe host was very friendly and provided great communications checking in on us regularlytje host was extremely approachable and very niceRead more reviewsgood location for the beyoğlu neighborhoodgreat location berna's place is located in charming cihangirgreat stay great locationa short walk away is journey a cozy cafe bar situated on a lively cafe stripnice apartment close to public transport
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.
Secret Gardenİstanbul , Alibeyköy, Turkey
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning was very much appreciatedan amazing apartment with private garden viewsthe internet/wifi is a little slower than what we are used to in europe but nothing really bothersomeperfect price host view and an apartmentall necessary kitchen stuff is in place so we never had troubles with cookingvery clean and comfyvery clean and perfect decoratedvery clean wont be disappointedvery nice and clean apartmentit's clean relaxing and beautiful
Host:she is a real good hostthe host is very friendly and niceelif is a great hostelif was really a great hostelif was a fantastic hostRead more reviewsamazing location with a mall nearbya little bit far away from center but it's easy to take the bus to galatathere’s some distance to sultanahmet but you can get to taxi and bus fairly easyso beautiful to be nestled in among the trees yet just walking distance to everything you needyou can go very easy to city center by bus buying an istanbul card
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.
Charming Place Overlooking Galata Tower (+Terrace)Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey
Seeing the best of Istanbul, on the inside and the outside
Each of these accommodations 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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