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Hotel Amira Istanbul
Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa, Pasa Sokak No: 79 Sultahnamet, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is $82 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (993 reviews)
5*

"Great hotel, great location & Great staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Hotel Amira Istanbul
Biz Cevahir Hotel Sultanahmet
4 out of 5
Cankurtaran Mah. Kutlugun Sok. No:8, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is $69 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (220 reviews)

"Hotel is right in the center of the old city, Sultanahmet. 2 minutes walk to Hagia Sophia. Nothing really special, but it has this local touch."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Biz Cevahir Hotel Sultanahmet
Cheers Hostel
Zeynep Sultan Camii Sokak No 21, Alemdar Mahallesi, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
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The price is $31 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (84 reviews)
Nice hostel

"Great hostel to stay for a solo traveller. Kepp up guys."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Cheers Hostel
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $121 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,181 reviews)

"Just spent 4 days at this hotel and it’s one of the best I have ever been to the service is outstanding and the hotel itself is stunning. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is $124 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"The rooms were a bit small but they were clean and the views were spectacular and the service was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
Nidya Hotel Esenyurt
1655 Sk. No: 3, Esenyurt, Opposite Akbati Mall, Istanbul
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The price is $43 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (224 reviews)

"Toilet has weak flush/ doesnt flush at all. A bit disappointed with that☹️"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Nidya Hotel Esenyurt
Dosso Dossi Hotels & Spa Downtown
5 out of 5
Vatan Caddesi No:46-48 Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is $79 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (536 reviews)

"The fridge in my room was very noisy I even recorded the noise , we couldn’t sleep, and we told them but nothing was done A guy opened the door to our room , security is 0"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Dosso Dossi Hotels & Spa Downtown
Arven Boutique Hotel
Kucukayasofya Mah Cayiroglu Sk No: 06, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
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The price is $14 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (145 reviews)
Overall satisfactory

"Room is clean, spacious, upper floor & facing partial seaview. Hotel location is very near walking distance to Arasta Bazaar, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sofia. The hotel has no lift, however, the staff is helpful to carry up/bring down luggages for us. Not suitable for family with young children due to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Arven Boutique Hotel
Hotel Sapphire
ibnikemal Caddesi No:14 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul
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The price is $35 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (205 reviews)

"Lovely centrally located Hotel with very friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Hotel Sapphire
Arena Hotel - Special Class
Kucukayasofya Mah., Sehit Mehmet Pasa yokusu, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is $58 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (28 reviews)
Exccelent Services

"I felt great at Hotel Arena. Erol and Suat are two extraordinary employees. it is impossible to ask for something and not to help you. thanks for the services. you are extraordinary Hotel Arena 🇹🇷🙏"…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Arena Hotel - Special Class
Hotel Fehmi Bey - Special Class
Binbirdirek Mah. Ucler Sok. No.15, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
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The price is $43 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (303 reviews)

"Excellent location nearby many places and easy access to tram. Excellent friendly service"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hotel Fehmi Bey - Special Class
Park Dedeman Levent
4 out of 5
Esentepe Mah. Büyükdere Cad. No.187, Levent, Sisli, Istanbul
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4.1/5Very Good! (594 reviews)

"Had a wonderful stay as usual at the Park Dedeman. I am a returning guest and already booked my next stay for April & August 2020. Can't stress enough how welcoming the staff is, the property and rooms are spotless clean and the location is simply perfect. next to Metro station and next door to 3 ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Park Dedeman Levent
Sphendon Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Akbyk Deirmeni Sokak 50, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is $49 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (290 reviews)

"Staff was very helpful , the most kind people at front desk , the overnight guy was outstanding in service . Even though it is not a high star hotel , it is very good in everything , clean, service, good breakfast , walking distance from everything , it couldn’t be better ."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Sphendon Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul West
4 out of 5
Basin Ekspress Yolu, Fatih Cad., Dereboyu Sok. No: 2, Halkali, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is $48 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Love it, simple and very tidy, Staff is very friendly and cooperative..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul West
Arts Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
Halasgargazi Cad No 1, Harbiye, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is $132 per night
4/5Very Good! (158 reviews)

"Furniture needs upgrading, and the suite requires some changes, whether the bed (small, not kingbed). Also the furniture and design not good"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Arts Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
Sultanahmet Cesme Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet, Pasa Sok. No: 22, Sultanahmet/Fatih, Istanbul
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The price is $59 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (125 reviews)

"The location of the hotel is too much practical for visiting historical and shopping places. Cosy hotel and calm. The service was fast and on demand. Except one little remark, the bending bed should not be taking out from the room without prior notice. Regards"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2019

Sultanahmet Cesme Hotel
Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
2 out of 5
Kutlugun Sokak No:51 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is $12 per night
3.9/5Good! (250 reviews)

"very close to lot of things. sultan ahmed, aya Sophia shoppjng and very close to water."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
Grand Hotel Palmiye
2 out of 5
Istiklal Cad Imam Adnan Sok. No:16, Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
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The price is $23 per night
3.1/5 (110 reviews)

"The location is great! Hotel staff are too friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019

Grand Hotel Palmiye
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Cheap Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Mall of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Mosque, this destination is home to Belgrad Forest and Piyer Loti, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Istanbul, you can book your choice of the 361 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Hotel Fehmi Bey - Special Class - Customers like this romantic hotel for its good location and overall value. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar.

Dosso Dossi Hotels & Spa Downtown - At this family-friendly hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and an indoor pool. Reviews mention the good location and proximity to public transportation.

Biz Cevahir Hotel Sultanahmet - Romantic hotel. It offers free WiFi and air conditioning.

Planning Your Trip to Istanbul

Still choosing travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 79°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average temperature of 37°F
  • Rainiest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average rainfall of 4.20 inches
  • Driest months: June, July, August, and May, with an average rainfall of 1.29 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Istanbul

Istanbul attracts visitors with its abundant cafés and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Mall of Istanbul and Suleymaniye Mosque, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Grand Bazaar and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, or check out the area's cultural spots like Hagia Sophia.

Istanbul is also notable for its:
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Churches
  • Architecture

Getting Around Istanbul

The most convenient airport is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center in Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), which is 29.5 mi (47.5 km) away. Walk to nearby metro stations like Mescid-i Selam Station, Cebeci Station, and Sultanciftligi Station. If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Istanbul Halkali Station, Istanbul Kanarya Station, or Istanbul Soguksu Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Istanbul like for travelers on a budget?
Istanbul has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, this destination is home to Gulhane Park and Taksim Gezi Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Istanbul?
Based on reviews, Antique Hostel & Guesthouse is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul West and Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center.
How many inexpensive hotels should I expect to find in Istanbul?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 355 budget hotels in Istanbul.
What's the seasonal weather like in Istanbul?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 43°F. Average annual rainfall for Istanbul is 32 inches.
What is there to see and do in Istanbul?
Istanbul attracts visitors with its major shopping area and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Sultanahmet Square, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Pera Museum and Turkish and Islamic Art Museum.
What's the best way to get around Istanbul?
The nearest airport is 21.2 mi (34.1 km) away from the center in Istanbul (IST). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), located 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away. You can access metro transit at Sultanahmet Station, Gulhane Station, and Cemberlitas Station.

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