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''AirBnB Legend'' + Central room at Taksim
''AirBnB Legend'' + Central room at Taksim

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

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 “HAVATAŞ” 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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Extra people: ₹668 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: ₹742
Weekend Price: ₹1336 / night
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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.



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

50 Reviews

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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.

Ivars User Profile
May 2017
Ufuk is truly a professional host, great person and now after my visit, I can tell easily a friend. Had an amazing stay at his home. I had the luck to taste his breakfast, his amazing scooter skills (25 year experience) and his cities hospitality. To experience more of him probably needed to stay longer. But I will do that next time. Thank you my friend

Jecan User Profile
April 2017
Ufuk is certainly one of the most welcoming host on Airbnb I have ever encountered. He will make sure you're ok and help you out with anything you need to know or do in Istanbul. Super friendly person, even though his English isn't that well, but he'll try his best to communicate with you! WiFi is fast, and location is walkable to the center and Galata tower around 15min, there you'll find anything you'll need. Would definitely recommend friends staying at his place!
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
I am very pleased to welcome you in my home. I want you to be a guest again. I'm lucky to know you.You have a friendly house you can always stay.
April 2017

Sam User Profile
March 2017
Ufuk is truly a superhost. He organized every step of our stay. He goes above and beyond to make your visit memorable. Istanbul would not have been as enjoyable an experience without his help. We love you, Ufuk!
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
I thank you too. I am glad to meet you. Greetings
March 2017

Yalin User Profile
March 2017
Ufuk's place is exactly like the pics. He's helpful can care about your experience in Istanbul. Very convenient location. And he'll make breakfase/brunch for you if your schedules are matched. However, if you mind smoke, you might want to go find another place, he do smoke a lot :)
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
1- there is an information that show I can not speak English 2- The all guests mostly read my profile before getting to my place to stay 3- I had no communication problem with my 40 guests so far as the proof of this that the commends on my airbnb page.
March 2017

Erfan User Profile
March 2017
Everything was good at ufuk's place. He is very kind and helpful. He know many things about istanbul and he can help you about it. He's English is not very good but it's not a problem. He is home is very clean and beautiful and in a good neighborhood. You will enjoy it.
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
March 2017

Philip User Profile
February 2017
Ufuk is truly a super host. He is a larger than life character, and if you have the opportunity to stay with him he will enrich your experience in Istanbul. It's like the other reviews have said staying with an old friend or family. You are also staying very close to what might be called central Istanbul (tho I would say it is a labyrinthian city without any one center) Ufuk made me tea and breakfast it's a very good value place to stay and experience Turkish culture :)
Ufuk User ProfileUfuk is a superhost.
Response from Ufuk:
Thanks for your writing about special word me .Good luck your life
February 2017

Istanbul, Turkey · Joined 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!

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