Duplex with a terrace at the center
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Cosy, well-docarated, sunny duplex apartment with a terrace in the heart of the city, Taksim.

The space

The place is located in the social center of Istanbul, Beyoğlu. Only 5 mins walk away from Istiklal Street, where night clubs, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries etc. Galata Tower, Nevizade and Tunnel area are 10 mins walk away but the house is very isolated from the noice of the city. Only 1 minute to the bus station where you can take busses to the old city which takes 10 or 15 mins. Neighbourhood id traditional and uniqe in İstanbul with its cosmopolite athmosphere and diversity of locals. On sundays there is a sunday and flea market just starting from the street of the flat where you can buy your vegatables, fruits and other local products. The house is designed with unique furnitures from the antique shops of our neighbourhood. Almost all pieces in the flat is chosen carefully and even some of them are handmade. It is all day sunny and bright. When you enter the house, the first floor is living room with an open kitchen. Second floor is bedroom with a terrace. The couch in the living room may be turned into a bed for the third person. Flat consists: high speed of wi-fi, guies, brochures, equipped kitchen, hair dryer, heater, 24h hot water.

Interaction with guests

We all have long travel experiences and know what a traveler needs. Good local advices will be waiting for you; local knowledge, where to eat and go out, shopping, hidden spots, art scene etc.=)

Other things to note

The house is designed with unique furnitures from the antique shops of our neighborhood. Almost all pieces in the flat is chosen carefully and even some of them are handmade. It is all day sunny and bright. When you enter the house, the first floor is living room with an open kitchen and balcony. Second floor is bedroom with a terrace. You may enjoy the sunrise and the sunset from the terrace while sitting on our comfortable bambu couch and chairs. The balcony on the first floor with two wooden chairs and traditional-stove-converted table is where you can have your morning coffee. The couch in the living room may be turned to a bed for the 3rd person.


Extra people ₹668 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee ₹668
Weekly Discount: 15%
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3 nights minimum stay

76 Reviews

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Kendra User Profile
August 2017
Great location, extremely close to City Center, tons of dining options, and place is cute, most kitchen amenities available, but definitely a budget choice. Water went out frequently (in the whole area, so this wasn't just this home), and there was no aircon, so sleeping with windows and doors open a must, but the call to prayer from the mosque nearby is loud at 5:30 AM, so windows and doors open is a bit of a Catch 22.

Hashmeet User Profile
July 2017
The place is very conveniently located. It's easy to arrive here via the Ataturk airport shuttle (12 Liras) and it's walkable to the famous Istikal street and other nice cafes. Melis was easy and quick to communicate with once we connected, and understandable with the check in times. Exactly what a host should be. The balcony offers good views and is relaxing. The neighbourhood is quiet and quite urban, and offers you a chance to explore real Istanbul. The kitchen is well equipped but you need to buy the essentials (tea, coffee, salt , sugar etc..) to get things rolling; at least we had to. Use the Sundays farmers market to buy your veggies. They come cheap and fresh! The fridge, dual plate stove and the washing machine do the job needed. WiFi works great. The unfortunate part is that although the house is cozy, comfortable and located in a good location, it was shabby and seems to have taken a beating, which I felt sorry for. There was dust everywhere and things are falling apart (curtain rods, stair rail are loose). The toilet seat is broken and there is small but continuous water leak from the flush tank/toilet. The shower is ok and there is continuous warm and cold water available. The main door took a lot of force to get it closed. The single bed in the sitting room seems to have bed bugs as one of us ended up with typical "bug bites" marks after sleeping there one night unfortunately. Overall, a decent place for an seasoned traveller but could be a lot better once it's given a thorough maintenance run. Ps: the restaurant around the corner Sarah Lokansi offers delicious, authentic but cheap food! Must try!

Oliver User Profile
July 2017
Brilliant flat in a nice, quiet, residential street. Offers perfect views of the city from the upper floor terrace. Practical and close to public transport and main sights. Thanks Melis!

Matt User Profile
July 2017
Perfect central location and very comfortable apartment to stay in!

Sam User Profile
July 2017
The apartment is bright & cosy. A nice escape from the city below. Melis is very accommodating & makes arrangements as simple as possible. Excellent stop if you like to be in the middle of all the action. This apartment will allow you to get a feel for the heartbeat of the city. You are sure to enjoy an abundance of sensations upon stepping out. The double balcony is also a welcomed touch. The Sunday's farmers market which is right outside, will be sure to have all your in home essentials & is nice for trying your hand at making an authentic Turkish cuisine of your own. The bathroom & kitchen area are a bit small, but hold up well for 1-2 people during your stay. This place is Uber convenient & Melis is a great host!

Anna User Profile
June 2017
We had a really great time at Melis's lovely apartment. Great size for the two of us and good location in the main bars and restaurants area of Istanbul. Melis was incredibly helpful providing information on how to get to and from the airport, and was flexible with check in and check out which made things so much easier for us. Thanks!

Emmanuelle User Profile
June 2017
Melis's place is ideal to spend awesome time in Istanbul. Really lovely,

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Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in March 2012
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Languages: English, Türkçe
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