Hostels in Istanbul - Pensions in Istanbul
As Turkey's most populated city, Istanbul is a mecca for those wanting a vacation that perfectly blends east and west. The city literally bridges both the Asian and European continents. Once known as Constantinople, this city offers countless tourist attractions including the renowned Hagia Sophia. Built over one thousand years ago, the Hagia Sophia's giant dome is the most recognizable sight of Istanbul. Another must-see is the Blue Mosque, with impressive architecture and six stunning minarets reaching into the sky above. Stroll along the Bosphorus strait and admire the many beautiful waterfront mansions along either side. Try something out of the ordinary and visit a hamam, or Turkish bath. Relax in the saunas, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage or body scrub in the traditional Turkish fashion. To see all the many sights of Istanbul at once, join a walking tour which covers many of the highlights along with a guide to explain the history of each attraction along the way.
Try hostels for an affordable holiday in Istanbul!
Most travelers on a budget know that hostels are an inexpensive way to travel. However, there are a few downsides to overnighting in hostels. A hostel can be cheap, but it is often nothing more than a impersonal bed in a bland room. Consider renting a privately-owned apartment through Wimdu for the same price as a hostel, and enjoy the personal touch of a kind host. Instead of a crowded hostel, be the center of your host's attention while in Istanbul, and get a true feel for the city and it's culture. Perhaps your host will show you the best places in the city to try a traditional nargile, or Turkish water pipe. Experiences like these can create lasting friendship between you and your host, and provide you with a window into Turkish culture. Rather than staying in an impersonal hostel, make a great decision and experience the best that Istanbul has to offer by staying in a rented apartment through Wimdu.
Choose to stay in a pension in Istanbul for an affordable holiday!
Rather than staying in another generic chain hotel or crowded and touristy hostel, consider a third option. Staying at a pension in Istanbul means that you have a private rented room in a privately-owned home, hosted by a native of the city. You are able to enjoy all the comforts and amenities you need, but also experience what native life is like in Istanbul. Use Wimdu to find and book these authentic accommodations. Simply visit the Wimdu website, choose your destination, and then browse through the available pensions until you find the perfect one!