Pension in Istanbul
Istanbul is the largest city in all of Turkey, and is an incredible blend of Eastern and Western culture. Straddling two continents, the city has all the best attributes of both Asia and Europe. There is an exotic atmosphere in the air, from the local Turkish baths, or hamams, to the cafes where nargile water pipes are commonplace. At the same time, there is a deep rooted sense of history common in many European capital cities. Don't miss the major historical and architectural landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Blue Mosque. These, along with several others, can be found in and around Sultanahmet, the oldest part of the city. No trip to Istanbul would be complete without an adventure in the fantastic markets. Visit the Grand Bazaar and be prepared to be impressed! With over 4,400 stalls and vendors, you can find nearly anything. The biggest selling items are metal wares and shoes. The nearby Egyptian Market is considerably smaller, but has the best selection for things like herbs and spices, and has a fragrant and powerful smell surrounding it.
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!