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Istanbul- hotel arriving late???

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1. Posted by monicafly (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello all,

We are going to travel, 2 girls, in istanbul next july. My worry is that we are arriving at 2.5 am in the airport, and i was wondering if some of you can give to me some advices, about where to stay the first night? if i have to book some hotel? is it dangerous the city at night?

Thanks guys!!!


2. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Book yourself a hotel ahead of time, Istanbul is not a city you want to be searching for a hotel at 2:30 in the morning! I landed at 3pm in the afternoon, and it took me over an hour to go the 5km airport to seaport...during the drive the cab driver told me that the population is about 20 million...

My only thought/advice would be to go straight to the hotel that night, and start exploring the next day - in daylight and when you have your bearings about you.

In the airport I was approached by MANY people offering taxi's/shuttles/etc. Agree on a flat rate before you get in.

Have fun, be safe, and enjoy every minute!!!

3. Posted by monicafly (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Cruisegirl for your advice, by chance do you have a good and cheap hotel to recomend to me??