Where To Stay In Izmir, Turkey: 7 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2024

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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 is 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.

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 21, 2024.

1. Alsancak (from USD 80)

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Alsancak is a seaside neighborhood in the inner corner of the Gulf of Izmir. The historical Levantine homes in Alsancak were the first in Izmir to be placed under cultural protection and restoration and now serve as heritage icons for the neighborhood. These greatly contrast the more modern tenements, Airbnb vacation rentals, and condominiums found along the coastal streets.

Another major feature of the neighborhood is the two Kordon seaside promenades, where guests and locals can find some of the best restaurants and shops. The Ataturk Museum, dedicated to Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, is also located along Kordon.

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Park Inn by Radisson Izmir

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Cumhuriyet Bulvari No. 124, Konak
939 meters (0.6 ft) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Gaziosmanpasa Bulvarı No:1 Alsancak
974 meters (0.7 ft) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

Konak, İzmir, Turkey
2.38 km (1.5 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
513 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fab views and apartment has all the amenities
outstanding views of the bay and an incredibly comfortable flat
breathtaking views from the balcony fantastic home theatre system and very comfy bed
it’s amazing sea view and full of high technical facilities
the apartment is amazing with incredible views of the bay
it is very clean and stylish
apartment fantastic clean modern
the apartment is clean and very well equipped
everything is very clean and the appartment is well equiped
the house is very clean and very well organized
the host was helpful and communicative
muarat very helpful host
great host and great apartment
host was very nice and helpful
that's the kind man he is
the location is very good near by supermarket and taxi station
murat’s apartment is amazing i always choose this location whenever i visit izmir
the home is beautiful and situated on a quiet residential neighbourhood near the bay
great apartment in a great location; just as described street parking is available in front of the building
in short i would again stay at this location and would recommend it to all my friends and family
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2. Bostanli

Bostanli is another of Izmir’s coastal neighborhoods, so you’ll find plenty of amazing marine scenery and delicious seafood here. Its many waterside parks are fantastic places to spend the day, such as having a picnic at the greens or exercising at the sports courts. Being in such a lively neighborhood, you’ll find numerous shops to check out, especially for souvenirs.

Boston also has its own Open Air Museum of Archaeology, where visitors can check out outdoor exhibits of sculptures and artwork that date as far back as the Greco-Roman period. After a walk around the museum, you can also check out if there’s a show at the nearby Suat Taser Open Air Theater.

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Red Green Hotel

Address: Bahriye Üçok Mahallesi 1766 Sokak No. 7 Karşıyaka
4.71 km (3.0 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Parking Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Free parking Air conditioning Parking on site Private parking


Address: No:10/A 6514. Sokak NO:10/A
7.51 km (4.7 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms

Karşıyaka, İzmir, Turkey
5.27 km (3.3 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
46 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment itself is functional with good internet
very clean apartment and have all requirements things
the apartment is modern it is clean well-equiped has a good design
hüseyin is a wonderful host super easy to communicate with and a sparkling clean apartment in a great location
the host helps with anything you need
great host and very nice welcome
i recommend this apartment and owner)
very nice and helping apartment’s owner
huseyin is helpful and good host
location is also ideal
the location is perfect
the location is perfect
location was good close to happening places like bars shops restaurants and a grocery store
really nice well appointed apartment in a great location in izmir
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3. Izmir City Center

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. Vacationing in this one of the best places to stay in Izmir 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.

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Izmir Palas Hotel

Address: Atatürk Bulvari
1.43 km (0.9 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Konak, İzmir, Turkey
2.23 km (1.4 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
180 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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izmir, İzmir, Turkey
2.29 km (1.5 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
234 reviews   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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4. Gaziemir

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 Wheelchair accessible

Address: Fatih Mh. Ege Cad. N:4A Gaziemir Izmir
12.51 km (7.8 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

Svalinn Hotel

Address: Akçay Cad. No:172
9.67 km (6.1 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Gaziemir, İzmir, Turkey
9.37 km (5.9 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
18 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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5. Bornova

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, Bornova is the best location to stay in Izmir if you plan 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.

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Villa Levante - Boutique Class

Address: Erzene Mahallesi 80. Sokak No:25 Bornova
9.08 km (5.7 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
8.49 km (5.3 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
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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Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
9.29 km (5.8 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
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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6. Balcova (from USD 1230)

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 budget-friendly and 5-star hotels in Izmir, Turkey, 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.

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Wyndham Grand İzmir Özdilek

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Inciralti Caddesi No:67 Balcova
8.82 km (5.5 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

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
8.95 km (5.6 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Balçova, İzmir, Turkey
8.7 km (5.5 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
7 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire place 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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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7. 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.

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Best Western Premier Karşıyaka

Address: Anadolu Caddesi No:695 Karşıyaka
8.3 km (5.2 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar

Karşıyaka, İzmir, Turkey
5.33 km (3.4 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

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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Izmir, Turkey
4.26 km (2.7 mi) from Kemeraltı Bazaar
181 reviews   Superhost 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 best areas to stay in Izmir if you’re looking to enjoy a great holiday.

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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 plans to travel to Eastern Turkey. Other parts of the country remain open to travelers.

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