good, cheap budget hotels, in all hotel
districts, include low-cost pensions
The 1- and 2-star hotels tend
to follow standard hotel format, with
expected services: 2-person rooms with
private shower and toilet for a budget
price. But there are exceptions.
Hostels and pensions,
by contrast, usually have a variety
of accommodations from double-rooms-with-shower
through multi-bed dorm rooms sharing
common facilities to space on the roof
where you roll out your sleeping bag.
There are no cheap hotels near Taksim
Square. Your best bet to find
a simple, clean, convenient small
hotel is in Sultanahmet:
Only 8 simple, cheerful rooms,
views from some, good location on Kutlugün
Sokak, great views from the rooftop
breakfast room and terrace. More...
Most of this fine little hotel's rooms
are of three-star quality, but there
are also tidy 4- and 6-bed dorm rooms
with a bathroom for each room. More...
What about this: you don't need the services of a hotel, you just want a room, but you want it to be clean, pleasant, safe...and inexpensive because you'll be staying for a week or two, or even a month or more.
Efendi Apartments may be just the thing for you, with two different buildings: Sultanahmet Efendi Apartments, and Gedikpaşa Efendi Apartments. More...
Here's a good place to look for
inexpensive hotels and pensions as well
—by Tom Brosnahan