Where To Stay In Izmir, Turkey: 5 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2023

where to stay izmir

With exceptional places to visit and a wide variety of things to do in Izmir, you’ll need plenty of time to explore. It’s also home to welcoming locals and among the three largest cities in Turkey. Despite the city’s different religious backgrounds, its people coexist peacefully and harmoniously. Sample delicious Turkish delicacies in the regional food joints and experience the region’s great culinary skills. If you have a sweet tooth, try out Turkish sweets on sale in shops across the town. Local coffee and tea are a must-try, too. Spend time by the sea for a cool breeze and water views, and visit Atatürk Museum later on. Learn a thing or two about the nation’s founding father by touring the famous museum. While looking for a place to reside, you’ll have a variety of neighborhoods to choose from. Keep reading to find out more information about where to stay in Izmir, Turkey.

1. Izmir City Center (from USD 19)

Kemeralti market
Source: Photo by Flickr user Francisco Anzola used under CC BY 2.0

Izmir City Center has something for people of all ages. Staying in this vibrant neighborhood has its perks. With a majority of this neighborhood’s population under 30 years of age, it’s endowed with numerous lively entertainment joints. There are also modern and ancient markets, including Kemeralti Market, that you can visit for foodstuff and souvenirs. Allow yourself to be taken back in time by visiting ancient monuments such as Agora Open Air Museum. Other than that, as the neighborhood is culturally diverse, you have an array of tasty cuisines at your disposal.

Izmir Palas Hotel

Address: Atatürk Bulvari

Alsancak merkez de stüdyo daire.
Konak, İzmir, Turkey
147 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very clean cozy and in a perfect position
özgen is also so kind and helpful
the host was very helpful and always available
best location in the city
location is just perfect recommend
the place located in the entertainment hub of izmir
that's why location is the one of the best one you can find around airbnb
the location was perfect and the room was enough for two people
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Alsancak Sea View Apartement on Pedesterian Street
izmir, İzmir, Turkey
185 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioners work very well and can provides plenty bottles of water
apartment had all we needed true two bedroom smart tv and small ocean view
flat is really comfortable just as described in the description
bathroom has amazing sink basin and washing machine and walk-in shower
lovely sea view apartment super convenient location friendly doorman good amenities
very clean and confortable
place was perfectly clean with fresh towels
the apartment itself was sparkling clean with thoughtful touches everywhere such as candles and teabags
it was very clean and all equipment you need was there in place
also the furnishing is nice and the apartment was very clean
our host provided good restaurant recommemdations as well
can is a very nice host and always wanting to help
can was a great host always so quick to respond to our questions and requests
can is a perfect host
and can is a great host always kind and ready to help
great location and nice flat close to sea
the location is perfect
the best location plus great apartment
great location everything around you
perfect location right on the main walkway yet zero street noise
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2. Gaziemir (from USD 23)

This historical neighborhood is a nice spot to reside. It’s located approximately 620 kilometers (385 miles) from Ankara, Turkey’s capital. As it is near Adnan Menderes International Airport, a state-of-the-art airport, accessing the area is never a hassle. You also have other means of transportation such as rails and roads for you to use. While visiting the neighborhood, explore local attractions and take part in fun events and festivals. The numerous regional hotels here give you the option of choosing an accommodation facility that suits your budget and feels like home.

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DoubleTree By Hilton Izmir Airport

Wifi Available

Address: Fatih Mh. Ege Cad. N:4A Gaziemir Izmir
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

Svalinn Hotel

Address: Akcay Caddesi No:172 Gaziemir

Gaziemir, İzmir, Turkey
17 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fabulous room with en suite
her house and room was very clean cosy and useful
the room is clean and so is the private bathroom
she is very helpful and you can feel her warm hospitality
first of all birsen hanım is a great host
but what is really special is birsen as a host
she was really kind and talkative so meeting with her was a great pleasure for me
she is soo helpful and the nicest person
location is also very good
birsen had a perfectly well equiped appartment close to izmir airport
the neighbourhood is friendly
birsen's place is near the airport and the room is really great
uncomplicated clean very convienent to get to the airport by metro
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3. Bornova (from USD 20)

Bornova Büyük Park
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user ToprakM used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Over the years, Bornova has grown to become a preferred location where people reside. With the increasing Izmir population, the region keeps welcoming new neighbors. Another thing that makes the neighborhood popular is its variety of public means of transport. You can easily move around the area using private and public transport since the road and rail network is in perfect condition. With numerous parks to its name, the neighborhood is a nice location to engage in leisure activities such as swimming and picnicking. Other than that, its regional markets sell fresh local produce, for example, vegetables and fruits, at pocket-friendly prices.

Villa Levante - Boutique Class

Address: Erzene Mahallesi 80. Sokak No:25 Bornova

Merkezi Konumda, yeni bina balkonlu oda
Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
41 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
an incredible host very kind and polite always smiling
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Çok Merkezi Temiz ve Güvenli 1+1 Tüm Daire FULL EV
Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
56 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
very kind and helpful host
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4. Balcova (from USD 32)

Termal Hotel Agamemnon Baths Entry Balcova Izmir
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Mr. M. Canbalaban used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Balcova, which is situated 609 kilometers (378.4 miles) from Ankara, is home to both luxurious and budget-friendly hotels with outstanding hospitality. The neighborhood is famous for its thermal baths. Take a dip in one of the many regional hot springs and treat your body to a refreshing outdoor bath. After bathing, shop at the local shopping malls selling a variety of products, including clothes and shoes.

Wyndham Grand İzmir Özdilek

Wifi Available

Address: Inciralti Caddesi No:67 Balcova
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

Plaza Hotel Izmir

Address: Mithatpasa Caddesi No:285 (9 Eylül Hastanesi Tam K

Müstakil ev tadında, keyifli bir loft daire
Balçova, İzmir, Turkey
6 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
flat is big and spacious and very clean i really enjoyed cooking in large kitchen area
friendly and communicative host
atilla is a very good host and was very reactive
atilla was a wonderful host he was always prompt with anything we needed
but the best of this house is its host
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5. Karşıyaka

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Karşıyaka is a perfect neighborhood to reside in if you’re a sea lover. It has a charming coastline with beautiful beaches that are ideal locations to visit during your free time. Games such as football and volleyball are famous in this neighborhood. Watch a sports match in a local stadium and create fun memories while interacting with the locals. If you’re not a sports fanatic, go shopping in the region’s prime shopping centers. Aside from that, the area is an educational and cultural hub.

Best Western Premier Karşıyaka

Address: Anadolu Caddesi No:695 Karşıyaka

?Coastside heaven with Gorgeous sea-Headland view
Karşıyaka, İzmir, Turkey
23 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge bathroom very soft mattresses excellent view from the apartment window
the apartment is in perfect condition it has all the necessary furniture and equipment
kemal is a gentleman and the home is very comfortable and the view is unbeatable
everything was so clean and we had everything that a house would need
the house was shining clean even though we early checked in thanks to kemal’s efforts and understanding
kemal is a wonderful host
kemal was very welcoming and friendly
great location and the house
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Comfortable, simple and central
Izmir, Turkey
151 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bought a small fan and all was good for us (the cat and i
especially the balcony is lovely for breakfast and long night conversations
fully equiped kitchen was provided even a free barrel of fresh mineral water was available in the kitchen
had a wonderful stay space was clean and tidy
fatima was very helpful and the place was clean and stylish
the place was very clean and spacious than it looks in the pictures
fatima’s place is very clean stylish comfortable and has everything you could need
perfect location great hospitality fast response beautiful and clean place for two people
host always ready to help and immediate response
fatima is a wonderful host
fatima is a great host really flexible and polite
fatima is really a good host
fatima was a great host and her place was lovely
central and easy to access
beautiful home great location located in karsiyaka to walking distance of all public transports
very well situated close to centre 5 min to ferry and metro
nice homely apartment in convenient location
the location and apartment are both amazing
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Izmir at its finest

There are many things that attract tourists to Izmir. Luxurious accommodations, such as hotels in Izmir, help draw in globetrotters as well. Being among the leading travel destinations in Turkey, the city is not short of great neighborhoods to reside in and outdoor leisure opportunities to engage in. Choose any of the above neighborhoods if you’re looking to enjoy great stays in Izmir.

Editor's note: In light of the February 2023 earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria, Trip101 urges you to be apprised of the latest news if you have any urgent plans to travel to the country. Please note that some bookings and services may not be available at this moment.

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