To stay in the European area of Istanbul, or better in the Asian area, to look for a hotel, a hostel or a pension, are some doubts that now we clarify, we tell you the best areas to stay in Turkey, the types of accommodation you have to choose and where to book it. As well as some tips and answers to some frequently asked questions.
Let’s get started!
TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION IN TURKEY?
Here the alternatives can reach 90 euros approximately, according to the comforts and benefits that you consider. Some may have shared bathrooms, do not accept credit cards and even have staff who speak English. The more luxurious ones can cost you from 150 to 200 euros per night.
This option is more economical, and you may want to consider a shared room. Certain options may have a terrace, and those located in other regions may manifest an attractive rustic style and even in the form of caves. Depending on the type of facilities you are looking for, you can find such accommodation in Turkey for 6 to 12 euros, as well as others for 16 to 17 euros, with basic amenities and even breakfast.
Especially the tourist apartments are in high demand, and preferred over hotels and hostels. You can even find options for students, with affordable prices.
There’s first class and second class. Here you can find very comfortable prices, like 10 euros per bed. If you’re traveling with a group of friends, you might want to consider this.
This is another option to the adventure that we could advise you to do if you have the implements, where to rent them and if you go in group. Besides the weather you can face at night.
WHERE TO CONTACT THEM?
- Erasmus: https://erasmusu.com/en (for students)
- Cheap Apartments
¿WHAT ARE THE BEST AREAS FOR ACCOMMODATION IN TURKEY?
ACCOMMODATION IN ISTANBUL
If you travel to Istanbul, you might consider the European side of the city, like Beyoglu, near the Galata Tower, Sultanahmet, Eminonu, Besiktas, and others. And if you opt for the Asian side, you could choose between Kadikoy and Uskudar.
ACCOMMODATION IN EPHESUS
In the case of Ephesus, you can stay in Kusadasi, Sirince, Selcuk. We do not recommend you to stay in Izmir.
If you travel to Cappadocia, you might consider spending the night in Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Urgup and Avanos.
As for Antalya, you can sleep near the MarkAntalya Shopping Centre or near the city centre. So too, in Kaleici, Lara and Belek.
In Bodrum you could stay close to the Bodrum Mills, the Underwater Archaeology Museum, the city centre or in Gumbet, a nearby town with economic options.
ACCOMMODATION IN OLUDENIZ
If you travel to Oludeniz, you can stay in Fethiye, near the port or the bay.
FREQUENT QUESTIONS OF TRIP TO TURKEY
IS THERE INTERNET CENSORSHIP IN TURKEY?
Not like in China, but some websites work halfway, or offer you a limited service, such as Wikipedia, which is blocked, and Booking, which works halfway. On this website you will not be able to search for accommodation in Turkey, but you will be able to see what you have already done from home.
IN WHICH AREAS OF TURKEY SHOULD I NOT BOOK ACCOMMODATION?
In Istanbul, avoid Taksim Square, especially if you have heard that there may be riots. So are Tarlabasi, Merter, Jasim Pasha and Balat, which is also called the Kurdish quarter.
In the eastern part of Turkey, cities like Sirnak, Hakkari and Kilis, you won’t be able to find anything worthwhile to face a possible dangerous event. Keep in mind that Turkey borders Syria and Iraq on that side.
¿IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO TRAVEL ALONE TO TURKEY IF I’M A WOMAN?
In the capital, for example, almost 100% of the population is Muslim, so their belief practices are often very rigid, and some may be uncomfortable for women.
It is in this context that there are some people, mostly men, who may engage in relationships with women tourists to make them feel comfortable and accompanied, but in the end they may seek some economic favor, steal from you, rob you or even abuse you physically and sexually.
To do this it is better that when you arrive in Turkey, try not to walk alone in the streets or resorts, look for group tours, do not dress in a way that can attract much attention or make you very noticeable.
Don’t be intimidated and respond in a friendly but polite manner if someone wants to know more about you, if you have come alone or recognize the language.
TRAVEL TIPS FOR TURKEY
- Istanbul being a city with such different neighborhoods, you could move every few days to different areas to tour and meet new faces of this metropolis.
- If you are going to ask for a visa, bear in mind that one of the requirements is to have booked in an accommodation, so here it is convenient to book in advance, in addition to the comfort you will have when you arrive.
- Please note that ferries, which connect the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, only operate until midnight, so if you want to go from one side to the other, you can opt for taxis and dolmus (shared vans).
- Try not to stay in areas where you have heard or heard about demonstrations, besides the disorder, someone may steal or steal something from you.
- Beskitas, in Istanbul, is ideal to visit for those who want to know the old side of the city, the problem is that it is far away from the main tourist attractions.
- Some Turkish terms that might help you:
- Hello: Merhaba
- Thank you: Teşekkürler
- Okay: Tamam
- No: Hayır
- Yes: Evet
- One room = Bir oda
- Two people = Iki kişi
- Hot water = Sıcak su
- A room with bathroom = Banyolu bir oda
- How much does it cost? = Fiyatı nedir?
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