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''AirBnB Legend'' + Central room at Taksim
''AirBnB Legend'' + Central room at Taksim
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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I live in a ground-floor, 2-bedroom apartment. One of my rooms is free and available for rent. The room is private and the living room, kitchen and bathroom are shared spaces. Guests are able to rent the room for (a) day(s), week, month or longer periods of time. The apartment is within walking distance of Beyoğlu, İstiklal Caddesi. Public transport can easily be reached within a 5-minute walk.

The space

Beyoğlu is a highly attractive, old neighborhood which is also very close to other attractions in Istanbul. It is the center of nightlife of the city, historic buildings, hundreds of clubs, bars, pubs and concert halls of all types and hundreds of restaurants with all type of foods. My space is located in a nice street within 10 minutes walking distance from Istiklal Street, Taksim.

I live in a ground-floor, 2-bedroom apartment. One of my rooms is free and available for rent. The room is private and the living room, kitchen and bathroom are shared spaces. The room is bright and sunny and contains a bunk (2 beds). Clean towels and sheets are included. Guests are able to rent the room for (a) day(s), week(s), month or longer periods of time.

Moreover, public transportation services such as the bus and metro station, are very close by. Beneath you will find an indication of the proximity to several tourist attractions and public transportation.

İstiklal Street = 10-min walk | Taksim Square = 13-min walk | Asmali Mescit = 8-min walk | Bus Station = 1-min walk | Metro Station = 10-min walk | Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace = (20 min by bus - 10 min by taxi )

There are several ways to get from the airport to my apartment, but the most convenient manner is to take the “HAVABUS” shuttle from the airport. As you may be unfamiliar with the area, I am happy to come and pick you up in front of Galatasaray School (on Istiklal Street). I can also advise you on your travelling options.

Interaction with guests

If you wish, we can take a grand Istanbul (Bosphorus) tour of 5 to 6 hours with my scooter. I can offer you the following route and activities: after crossing the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge and arriving at the Asian side, we could have a cup of tea or coffee in a café in the lovely Uskudar district with a view over old Istanbul. If you want you can take some nice pictures there and afterwards we can pass under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge and pause, take pictures and have some drinks in the many nice café’s with views over the Bosphorus. We will be visiting the best places on the Asian side. Next, we will cross the Bosphorus bridge to arrive at the European side of Istanbul. Our tour will continue in the Rumelihisari district where we can have drinks in café’s with views on the Bosphorus again, but this time viewed from the European side. After Rumelihisari, we will pass through the districts of Bebek, Arnavutköy, Ortaköy, Beşiktaş to arrive at our final destination, Taksim. In sum, you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places of Istanbul, located at both the Asian and European shore of the Bosphorus. The tour can continue, depending on your wishes. This tour gives you the chance to see places that most of the inhabitants of Istanbul haven’t even seen. For this tour I ask a price of 100 euro’s and this offer is made to all of my guests. If you would like to take this tour, please let me know. Thank you!

Free parking on premises

Extra people ₹721 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee ₹801
Weekend Price ₹1442 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 bunk bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

I care about hygiene and therefore I would appreciate it if the apartment is kept clean and neat. Regarding pets; I do not keep any pets myself but I can accept it if you bring your pet with you, because I do love pets! Lastly, I am a pipe smoker and smoking is allowed in the apartment, so please take this into account.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Sabrina User Profile
September 2017
Ufuk is truly a one of a kind individual. His apartment is beautifully arranged and has almost as much character as himself. If you book with Ufuk, you are getting more than simply a bed and a room. You will get an unforgettable experience and a new friend. Ufuk was incredibly hospitable and made sure that I was comfortable in his apartment and in the city.

Adrian User Profile
August 2017
BEST HOST EVER, I had an amazing experience in this Airbnb, I think the best and I've been using this platform for 4 years. Everything is as the photos, well located, super clean, great interior design, and best of all with a SUPERHOST, Ufuk is an amazing person! I feel really happy to met him, he helped me in everything more than any other host and gave me great advices of where to go and what to eat. I recommend this 1000%! :)))

Sam User Profile
August 2017
Ufuk is a Super Host! He's an amazing and genuine down to earth guy who just strives to help! He helped to plan my trip and made sure I made the most out of my stay in Istanbul. His apartment and amazing personality made for an unforgettable experience in Istanbul! I'd highly recommend staying with Ufuk if you're coming to Turkey... with Ufuk you're in capable hands ;)
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
Thank you very much for your compliments, my friend. Your positivity and friendly approach was important for me. Our friendship will always last. Wish you all the success in life.
August 2017

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Ufuk's house is as presented - nice room (2 bunk beds) in a very nice apartment 10 mins from Taksim. Ufuk made me feel very at home and basically gave me freedom of the house. As a host he is extremely helpful and keen on showing you around the city and including you in his life! Ufuk is not only an excellent host but is so charismatic he will become your friend.
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
Thank you my friend for your beautiful words.Send a very positive guest. I thank you
August 2017

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
It was a great stay! Ufuk is a wonderful host, helpful and goes the extra mile!

Daniel User Profile
July 2017
Ufuk is the best Airbnb host I've ever experienced. He was beyond helpful in assisting with navigating the city and making sure my stay in Istanbul was wonderful. And, he is really fun! Located a short walk away from the bustling İstiklâl Caddesi, the spot is very calm, relaxing and home-y. If you're looking for an incredible Istanbul experience, your search ends here! I highly, highly recommend. Thank you, Ufuk!
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
Thank you for the nice evaluation. Kind and good guest.
July 2017

Lisa User Profile
June 2017
For Ufuk, hospitality is a serious business and he lives it to the fullest. He likes to spend time with his guests, which was something I was unable to fully appreciate as I had other plans. If you are less of an independent traveler, I am sure Ufuk will gladly organize your stay. There is a great vibe to his spotless apartment, and as a very professional and helpful host Ufuk will make sure you have everything you need.
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
Ich danke
June 2017

Istanbul, TurkeyJoined in July 2015
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.

Hi! My name is Ufuk Karali. I am a professional movie and theater actor and I live alone in the Beyoğlu, Taksim district of Istanbul. If you are looking for a room to rent in an apartment in the heart of Istanbul, just check out my pictures and get an idea of the cozy atmosphere at my place.

I'm sociable and I love meeting people from all over the world. I’ve been living in Istanbul with enormous pleasure for more than 25 years and my greatest joy is to discover unseen places in this fascinating city by riding my scooter, so I can say I know Istanbul like the back of my hand. Surely you are free to explore the city on your own, but if you need any tips or advice, I can help you out.

Lastly, I’m very easygoing and flexible as a housemate, it is just important to me that the apartment is kept clean. I’m looking forward to hosting you, so please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions!

Languages: Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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