The best budget Istanbul hotels #sishane & #taksim; Where you can stay to explore by metro and when the weather is best
Tourists visiting Istanbul for a couple of days will probably choose to stay in historic Sultanahmet. But, for those digital nomads or downshifters looking to stay longer, the districts of Beyoğlu and Karaköy are best. Istanbul’s commercial and entertainment centers are in these two vibrant districts north of the Golden Horn. That means there are plenty of cafés, bars and nightclubs to enjoy. Not to mention all the good shopping on your doorstep.
Where to stay in Istanbul
Stay close to Sishane Metro and you will have easy access to İstiklal Avenue; a stylish pedestrian street. Or, chose a hotel near Taksim metro at the heart of modern Istanbul. Expect to pay around $49.86 per night for a good three-star hotel with breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
If you prefer something with easier access to the airport, then try staying near Yenikapi Transfer Centre. Istanbul’s busiest metro station. Three-star hotels in Yenikapi are a bit pricier than Taksim and Sishane though and don’t make Nomadic You’s Top 10.
Top 10 Budget Hotels near Taksim and Sishane metros
|Price per room per night March 2017|
|Express Star Hotel Taksim||TRL 129||$38.70||36.12 €||£30.96|
|Hotel Residence||TRL 140||$42.00||39.20 €||£33.60|
|Hotel Gritti Pera||TRL 143||$42.90||40.04 €||£34.32|
|Hotel Pera Capitol||TRL 143||$42.90||40.04 €||£34.32|
|Cihangir Hotel||TRL 157||$47.10||43.96 €||£37.68|
|Hotel Villa Zurich||TRL 171||$51.30||47.88 €||£41.04|
|Grand Hisar Hotel||TRL 187||$56.10||52.36 €||£44.88|
|Elan Hotel||TRL 191||$57.30||53.48 €||£45.84|
|Grand Zentrum Hotel||TRL 198||$59.40||55.44 €||£47.52|
|Taksim Star Hotel||TRL 203||$60.90||56.84 €||£48.72|
|Three Star Hotel Average||TRL 166||$49.86||46.54 €||£39.89|
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