Istanbul, the city which divides Asia and Europe, is the only city in the world which is situated on two continents. This city of (officially) 13 million inhabitants - the largest city in Turkey - celebrates a unique culture which fuses eastern and western influences and a history stretching back as far as 5500 BC.
From the Istanbul Travel Guide
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Istanbul
This is a comfortable, quiet place to stay. Very close (walking distance) to all the major attractions, yet still manages to be away from the chaos. The people who run the hotel are very kind, relaxed, and nice to interact with. This was my third stay at the Siesta Hotel, and it would be be my first choice for another stay in Istanbul. ... more
We stayed in Taksimistanbul Apart from 13th to 17th February and we had good time there. There was notnihg to what we should complain. The room was clean, the receptionist/owner was kind person, he recommended us some monuments. ... more
This is a great hostel. Although I only stayed here for 2 nights, I like it. Very warm and nice staff, like friends. Pretty good location which is just a few minutes to the most prosperous street in central Istanbul. A lot of young travelers coming here and having fun. I do will come back if I visit Istanbul again. It will be a very good choice. ... more
Early plane to Istanbul (2hrs $200). Marathon in Istanbul, so drive from airport took ages. Walked around Sultanahmet area in the afternoon. What an amazing city! Sensory overload with roasting ...
Posted in Craig & Jean's Europe 2012 by warnerc5