Spending a vacation in exotic Istanbul? As Turkey’s financial and cultural center, Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures. The city is a meeting place of East and West cultures and its breathtaking landscapes and landmarks attract millions of tourists every year! If you’re spending a holiday in Istanbul then you are in luck! There are loads of Airbnb rental and small apartments to choose from.
As you know, staying at an Airbnb rental is much more affordable than booking a hotel room. You get to choose the best spots to stay so you’re always in the middle of the action. Here are some of the best Airbnb rentals we recommend:
Secret Garden Apartment
Located near Taksim Square, this beautifully furnished two-floor house offers the best of nature and city living. The sleek interiors and the all-white color scheme will definitely satisfy your minimalist sensibilities and so is its warm, cozy vibe.
As the name implies, this home has a private garden, which is perfect for days when you’d like to sit back and relax. The 65 square meters dwelling is suitable for up to 4 guests. It has a bedroom with 3 beds, a bathroom, a full kitchen and dining area, a living room, and a terrace that overlooks the garden. Check out the full listing here.
Taksim Terraced Flat
This small apartment offers the best of city and suburban living. It’s located in the quiet neighborhood of Cihangir, which is just a couple of minutes away from Taksim Square. The dwelling is newly renovated and furnished with contemporary pieces you’ll love. Bright, cheery, and serene, this Airbnb rental is the perfect place to stay for a small family of four!
Inside this lovely apartment, there is a relaxing living room, a full kitchen + dining room, and a bedroom with a double bed and 2 pull-out couches. It also has a terrace that offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding neighborhood! Book this contemporary rental here.
Cozy Flat with Jacuzzi Free
Want to experience a relaxing Turkish bath in the privacy of your home away from home? You’ll love this studio flat. This small apartment is part of a complex that offers private Turkish bath and sauna. Located in Fatih, this rental is a great place for couples and solo travelers.
The suite comes with 2 beds, a kitchenette, a modest dining area, and a private bathroom with Jacuzzi. It’s modest, cozy, and comfortable with all the modern amenities you can expect from a hotel room. There is also a shared sea view roof terrace. Check out the full listing here.
Beyoglu Minimalist Rental
Looking for a stylish Airbnb rental for a romantic getaway? This one’s for you! This sleek, delightfully modern flat is located in the quiet neighborhood of Beyoglu, just a stone’s throw away from the Istiklal Avenue and the metro station Sishane. You’ll love the color-coordinated furnishings, the simple interiors and of course, the gorgeous city views!
The 35 square meters flat is suitable for couples or solo travelers. It has a large bed, a bathroom, a seating area/dining room and floor to ceiling windows. The flat is also accessible, the nearest metro station is Sishane and the bus stop is just a few steps away from the flat. Interested? Check out the full listing here.
Beyoglu Sapphire Apartment
Located in Beyoglu, the sapphire flat is a part of a complex that offers modern and stylish accommodations. The complex offers 7 fully furnished apartments in total, each one is uniquely furnished. The Sapphire apartment is located in the 5th floor and it’s just minutes away from Istanbul’s famed attractions, including the Istiklal Caddesi shopping district, the Galata Tower, Museums, Art Galleries and Famous Galatasaray Hamam.
Inside the Sapphire apartment, there’s a living room, a dining room, a bedroom with 2 beds, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. Large windows give guests a breathtaking view of the city. Reserve this Airbnb rental here.
This homey flat is located between Cihangir and Cukurcuma in Beyoglu. The district is popular among tourists thanks to its many restos, cafes, and shopping hubs. This apartment is just minutes away from the famed Taksim Square, as well as the İstiklal Street, Bosphorus, and Sultanahmet.
The flat is a cozy 1 bedroom apartment that’s suitable for 4 guests. It’s newly renovated and located in a historical building. The flat offers a cozy living room with a view, a dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom with 2 beds. To view the full listing, go here.
Located in the colorful Tomtom Mahallesi area, this flat boast of traditional interior design with a distinct vintage look that you will love! Everything from the furnishings to the decors adds unmistakable character and appeal to the design. It’s a great Airbnb rental to get if you want to immerse yourself culturally.
The flat is set in a quiet neighborhood although cafes, galleries, bars, and unique shops are always within walking distances. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Istanbul’s popular tourist spots and public transportation. The dwelling offers a spacious living room and dining room, a bedroom with a view. 2 beds, and a bathroom. It is suitable for a family of four or couples. Check out the full listing here for more details.
The Leon Apartment is a centrally located property that sits adjacent to the British Consulate. It’s just a few minutes away from the tourist hotspot like Istiklal street! Fish restos, hip cafes and other popular hangouts also surround the studio. Public transportation is just 10 minutes away and airport transfers can be requested ahead of time.
The flat is perfect for guests who adore minimalistic interiors. The Leon apartment features all white walls and wooden furnishings. It comes with a kitchenette, a bathroom, and a bedroom with a view. The bedroom sits opposite the balcony where you can chill and take in the view. Book this studio here.
Make your Istanbul vacay a colorful one, literally by booking this kitschy studio in the Balat neighborhood! This newly renovated flat is bursting with personality thanks to its fun, funky interiors. The flat is set in a communal Turkish-style historical building. The entire street used to be home to the Greek-Orthodox and the Jewish communities of Istanbul. This is a great place to stay if you want to experience the “old Istanbul.”
The Balat1 apartment is suitable for solo travelers or couples. It comes with a cozy bed, a bathroom, a kitchenette, and a rooftop terrace. The dwelling is surrounded by shops, small restaurants, and bakeries, cafés. It is also a few minutes away from a water park and the Golden Horn. Reserve this colorful flat here.
Çukurcuma Deluxe Studio
Located in the heart of the city, this elegant flat features a modern, minimalist interior design and luxurious furnishings. It sits in a quiet Çukurcuma area but all the amazing sights and hotspots are just a few minutes away!
This marble-tiled deluxe studio offers a cozy bed with a view, a toilet and bathroom as well as a kitchen. It’s just a few steps away from corner stores, beauty shops, vegan cafes, restos and meze shops. Nearby sights include Taxim Square, Galata Tower and a tram line passing through Tophane to the Old City. Book this studio flat here.