The 12 Best Airbnbs In Istanbul, Turkey

December 13, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Istanbul, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Istanbul and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Designer Loft In Galata

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

This exquisite designer loft, with its plank wood flooring and a dedicated fireplace, is sure to make your Istanbul trip memorable. With its central location and hip neighbourhood, this cozy little place is perfect for couples and honeymooners.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Embrace the hip ambience of this ultramodern urban apartment. The flat features plank wood flooring, dark surfaces, painted brick walls, a cozy fireplace, an open-plan layout, pops of color, and unique artwork throughout. If you like sunlight, fresh air, sky-high ceilings and beautiful modern design, this is the home for you.”

Amenities

Indoor fireplace | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Full kitchen | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Wifi

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful apartment, very well located to enjoy the city of Istanbul. The truth is that we feel at home. Despite not knowing Jordan, a pity, was always attentive to our needs and noz made us feel at home. ” – Jose
“A fantastic place to stay. Jordan was super helpful with getting us settled in. The place had everything we needed.” – Stephen
“Jordan was a wonderful host. He went above and beyond to accommodate with my check-in/out times, was easily reachable for any enquiries, and was just a very nice guy to chat to at the end of my trip.” – Farhan
“Istanbul is a magical city and staying in Jordan's flat will only enhance the experience! Amazing place. Unbeatable location.” – Samy
“Beautifully designed apartment in the heart of Istanbul. Just off the İstiklal street and close to the Galata tower, you’ll never run short of restaurants and places to shop. I highly recommend this place if you’re a tourist visiting Istanbul.” – Aravind

#2 Historic Beyoğlu Apartment Near Istiklal Street

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

A cultural single-bedroom apartment located in the proximity of historically important museums and palaces, it is sure to excite you. Dwell deeper into the cultural heritage of Istanbul, and crash on the comforting queen bed for the night.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Feel as if you have never left home… Step through the arched double doors onto the balcony, there to enjoy an architectural view that's barely changed in centuries. The 80-square-meter interior boasts a rich variety of vintage furnishings and objets d'art. “Another day in Paradise :)”– Mehmet, your host”

Amenities

Kitchenette | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Elevator | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Mehmets place was exactly what I expected and even exceed my expectations. Location was excellent and safe with easy access to the main strip where you can find everything and anything to do and buy.” – Roger
“Mehmet’s place is beautifully decorated, well laid out and most of all, in a very central location. There are tons of great eateries and shopping close by which is super convenient after a long day of touring Istanbul.” – Vishal
“We loved our stay at Mehmet’s gorgeous flat. It was spacious, quiet and beautifully curated. We were close to amazing restaurants, bars, shopping and metro.” – Kat
“Lovely apartment with everything I needed. Fantastic location with Tamsin close by and restaurants and shopping centre on the doorstep. Mehmet was really helpful and was always accessible.” – Yasar
“We stayed in Mehmet’s apartment for 4 nights in January 2020. Loved everything about this place. The stylish decore, so clean, spacious, warm, lovely bed linen, super comfortable bed, hot showers, specious bathroom.” – Marlena

#3 Handsome Mezzanine Studio In The Historic District

3 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $40 per night, airbnb.com

A contemporary studio set just a few minutes' walk from Taksim Square and countless museums. The chic layout and affordable price tag make this wood-floored place ideal for couples exploring beautiful Istanbul.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Become immersed in the history of the city from this hip loft. Exposed brick walls, caramel-colored wood floors, and a leather sofa give the space a warm feel. The cool Mezzanine bed is a great place to retreat to after a day's sightseeing. We create memories not just holidays!”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Elevator

Guest Reviews

“We had a one night stay at this apartment. Everything was perfect for our needs. Great location, cool space.” – Alihan
“A very well located place for people who want to be around Taksim Square. Enough cafes, restaurants and grocery shops around. All items provided as shown in the listing. ” – Anand
“The house was extremely clean and well decorated. I would recommend that I was satisfied with the stay.” – İlkay
“Wonderful location Stylish interior So clean The place had everything we need So, highly recommended ” – Esra
“Great design, very clean and peaceful… thank you” – Okan

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#4 Sunny, Serene, Uncluttered Studio, Steps From Taksim Square

3 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

Pristine white studio in the heart of Istanbul, with awesome views from the terrace. Short walk away from major attractions including Taksim Square, Hagia Sophia and Tokapi Palace, this is a great place for the avid explorer.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Climb wide cobbled steps up a peaceful side street. Sit in a sky-blue, Eames-style Scandi rocker to view the city through a sliding window wall. A clean-lined white interior pops with crisp blues. Plants and a wood-paneled ceiling warm the space.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Bena was so helpful and very easy to communicate with , the place was easy to reach and its in great location,” – Maxim
“Very nice, cozy place well equipped and modern. Excellent location. Highly recommend the place. Thanks for the hospitality.” – Tomas
“Great location. Practical hosts. The whole booking process was smooth and easy. Instructions to reach the apartment were super detailed and check-in was without problems.” – Jose
“We had a wonderful stay at Berna's place: The apartment was furnished with care and style, situated in a lovely neighbourhood. Berna was the most friendly and uncomplicated host!” – Fadrina
“Had a great time at Berna’s place. Location is it’s biggest advantage. Design of the space is also commendable with everything you need in the cabinets, leaving no clutter in sight.” – Winnie

#5 Warm Flat With A Terrace Near Taksim Square

5 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

An elegant flat in the vibrant Beyoğlu neighbourhood where you are guaranteed an action-packed holiday. Enjoy the terrace views and decor, great for families or groups of up to 5 people.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Brew coffee and fix breakfast in a cozy kitchen with granite counters and dine at a bar-style breakfast table beneath trendy pendant lights. Sprawl out with a book on a relaxed sofa amid the understated decor and hardwood floors of this radiant flat.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Great Hosts. Made everything so simple. And the place was very nice. Thanks to Berna.” – Keshav
“Easy booking and check-in, sparking clean house, amazing location” – Kaan
“Great Apartment, highly recommended, wonderful host.” – Can
“This apartment is in the perfect location. There are a number of stairs to climb, but it is worth it for the incredible views and the amount of light in the apartment.” – Gary
“Lovely apartment with a great terrace. Clean and comfortable. The check in/out system is very convenient.” – Catherine

#6 La Casa di Maria Pia—The Hen & Chicken

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

A cozy, well-furnished apartment that is sure to comfort you. This place is at a very short, 5-minute walk from the bustling Istiklal street. Comfy and fresh, this is a great Airbnb for families of up to five guests.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Start the day in the marbled and tiled bathroom, followed by breakfast at the glass-topped dining table. Corniced ceilings are above, polished wood floors below, and in-between is a plethora of eclectic art, from landscapes to Modigliani prints.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Heating | Hair dryer | Iron | Smoke alarm | Fire extinguisher | 

Guest Reviews

“It was very enjoyful accommodation. It was very big pivilege to be close to the center. You can easily reach historical and tourist places.” – Hamza
“Dilek is perfect host. Very good flat, so close to istikal street (5 mins walking) and galata tower (15 mins walking), very great location. Thank you so much Dilek, hope to see you again :)” – Tony
“Dilek has a very cosy and comfortable house, it's beautiful, delicately decorated, artistic and clean; in fact, the apartment is more beautiful than the pictures! It's close to everywhere, Cihangir, Galatasaray and metro is within minutes.” – Sarp
“Great appartment for a trip to Istanbul. Dilek is a great host and the location of the appartment is amazing, with a lot of good restaurants and the Istikal Street in walking distance.” – Mario
“Dilek was a super warmly host. The communication with her is to any time easy and you can ask her any recomodations (especially for good food). She looks after you so that you‘ll have a fantastic time in Istanbul.” – Jean-

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#7 Boutique Three Floors Art House With A Fully Private Garden

7 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

This artistic house is sure to tickle your fancy with its great furnishing and artistic touches. Situated in a bustling neighborhood, this beautiful house features a pretty yard and a nice little hammock. Great for families and large groups, with space for up to seven guests.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Rock on hammocks and swings and dine al fresco by the pond in the bohemian part of a house full of original artworks. A further glass-ceilinged garden is great during inclement weather, and for Chromecast and Netflix viewing on a projected screen. Enjoy your holiday in full privacy.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Actually, I live in Istanbul and I have my own flat. I needed a house for my guests coming from abroad to spend the weekend and this house was wonderfull. Splendid.” – Lorenc
“Tao is an outstanding host. A very kind and sensitive person. He is always very nice to help you with questions.” – Damla
“What a charming place to stay! This spot is beautiful and full of character, with plenty of comfortable common spaces, perfect for hanging out after a long day of exploring Istanbul.” – Victoria
“I live in Istanbul, I was born into it. I have never seen such a place in my entire life. Everything in the house was perfectly located, couldn’t be better than this.” – Emre
“That was a stunning place to stay! House is true to it’s pictures. Very comfortable, stylish and clean place!” – Ekaterina

#8 Admire The Galata Tower From A Loft’s Rooftop Terrace

3 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Modern loft in a very hip neighbourhood of Istanbul, this stay for three guests is great value for your money. Visit famous spots like the Taksim Square, Galata Tower, and much more at short 10-minute walks and have a great time exploring the beautiful city.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Lie in a string hammock on a terrace with a patterned floor and panoramic views. Climb a ladder to a mezzanine bed screened by mosaic glass tiles. A creative aesthetic melds soft pink and teal hues with honey-toned wood floors and industrial accents.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Elevator | Smoking allowed | Heating

Guest Reviews

“This a great place to stay! Very stylish! Amazing view from the windows and balcony!” – Sergei
“A very nice flat with a great panoramic view on the old city. We admired sunsets on the terrace. Great plus is that the flat is in the center of Taksim and it was easy to reach different sightseeings.” – Anastasiya
“Very nice place, Andrei was very friendly and gave us exact instructions with pictures which made it very easy for us to find the place. Everything was as described and very clean. The only thing that wasn't satisfactory is that only a fire detector was installed but the CO-detector was removed.” – Yusuf
“The apartment is in an amazing location, with a stunning view of the Istanbul skyline! Really nice neighbourhood, nearby lots of cafes and amenities. Comfortable place to stay, with plenty of space for two.” – Jessica
“Very nice Appartment with great View. Nice people.” – Marcus

#9 Golden Horn Views From The Saffron House In Old Istanbul

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

A historic Greek house renovated with the perfect mix of present and past furnishings, this place is unlike any other you'll find in the area. Enjoy exploring the four stories full of exquisite artwork and enjoy a fun holiday for families or groups of up to six guests.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Bask in the afternoon sun on the top-floor balcony, along with water and city views. This historic 4-story Greek House retains its original ceiling and wall paintings, but has been fully renovated, and features objets d'art from all over the world.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Pets allowed

Guest Reviews

“Awesome experience, the house is huge and very very confortable for an entire family. Such a wonderful week. I hope to visit Istanbul again to stay again in Kevin's house!” – Giorgio
“This place was absolutely amazing. I’ve traveled all over the world for work as a professional pilot and photographer, and I must say that this place exceeded my expectations.” – Troy
“It's as amazing as it looks. A slice of tranquility in a booming & complex metropolis. Enjoy & have as much fun as my family and I did!” – Garrett
“We enjoyed our stay very much at this really special house in the historic area of Bulaat. Visitors to the house need to be fit as the street is uphill and the house is on four floors.” – Mamdouh
“The place was great and well designed and I have nothing to dislike about it. The host was very helpful and nice, he shared some recommendations to things to do and restaurants to dine. The area is so great and rich with culture and history.” – Abdalwahab

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#10 Unlock Creativity In This Contemporary Art-Inspired Loft

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

Contemporary loft that is sure to excite the modernist in you, this insta-worthy unit is loaded with amenities for your convenience. Netflix, a sound system, and a gaming console make it a perfect crib for your crew.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Meander old Istanbul from this artfully designed space. Wrapped in windows, the slate gray apartment remains bright with pops of red and an open layout. The bar-style kitchen, zebra print wall, and gallery-quality art create a unique and modern vibe.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Game console | Smoking allowed | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Amazing place. Missy is a great host and always been helpful to us. The place is something you wont forget a long time, one of the best stay it offers in Istanbul, no doubt.” – Kubilay
“Excellent apt in a perfect location. Quirky designed & very spacious. In the summer the roof would be such a bonus.” – Elisa
“Everything was great! Lady was waiting for us outside when we arrived for check in. Place very quirky and great location.” – Agne
“Unique space in excellent location. Missy was friendly and helpful during our stay.” – Eric
“The place is exactly as listed. The apartment locates in a quiet neighbourhood right at city center. It is closed to everything, super market, commercial street, good restaurant and cafe.” – Yuqing

#11 Minimalist Redesigned Historical Apartment

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

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A minimalistic yet contemporary apartment that will cater to all your needs, you are sure to have a good time here. Explore nearby attractions or relax in the modern lounge, it is a place for the urban explorer family of up to four.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Embrace the vibrant interior of this retro inspired home. The flat features bright colors, contrasting motifs, mid-century modern furnishings and decor, a repointed exposed brick masonry wall, wood flooring throughout, and a slight bohemian feel.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Smoking allowed

Guest Reviews

“I'm happy to be staying at your house on another trip. Thank you also for waiting for me to get the key. I'm sorry again for keeping you waiting.” – Hulya
“It is located in the center of Istanbul, at the starting point of Istiklal Avenue, the most famous and lively street, just 100 meters from Galata Tower. At night, the house was very lively, safe, within walking distance to tourist attractions.” – Muge
“So far this the best place I stayed at in Istanbul very convenient in all terms. Serdar is very friendly and helpful I would say that he is the best host! The flat is few seconds walk from all means of transportation, nice neighborhood,super clean, beautiful interior and has good energy.” – Marwa
“Such a pleasure to host and welcome guests from so far away! Lovely, easy going, great communicators and took such great care of the apartment. I would happily welcome them back anytime and of course, recommend to any future host” – Cetiner
“Serdar's place was super cozy, super clean, and full of thoughtful touches. More importantly the location couldn't be better. He went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable.” – Özgün

#12 Colorful And Artistic Loft Close To Taksim Square

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

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This bright 2-bedroom loft on a quiet street in Istanbul is certain to make you feel at home in Istanbul. Featuring bright blue side walls and a polished wooden floor, families of up to six people are sure to enjoy this spacious listing.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Curl up on a studded red leather couch next to a bright blue accent wall and let daylight pour in from 2 sides. One bed sits on a reclaimed wood platform in a skylit loft, while the other leads to a cozy balcony overlooking an authentic neighborhood.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“I had stayed at Serdar's other house before. This one is very nice at home location. Taksim Square is a 5-minute walk away.” – Hulya
“First of all, the location of the house is great, you can walk to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street in 5 minutes. Additionally, it was very close to the historical places and Sultanahmet transportation by tram was very easy and comfortable.” – Müjgan
“If you want to meet a super host, you must definitely experience this house … A warm welcome, surprise gifts, clean and fully equipped, tastefully designed house, and also in the heart of the city … Thanks Serdar for all …” – Muge
“Really enjoyed staying at the Serdar's place. Beautiful, quiet, and clean apartment in a convenient and charming area (especially if you like cats). Very responsive communication, perfect check-in/out.” – Vaidas
“Serdar's place was absolut amazing. We had everything what we needed. He did really think everything through (details are the key). He gave us great ideas to visit and was always there for us. Simple perfekt. The best host ever! I would love to come again.” – Corinna

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