Night Life in Istanbul

You might be thinking that there’s no night life in Istanbul, and that things must get pretty boring here in the evenings.  However, this is not true.

You will be busy at night time and there is something for everyone.

Nightlife in Istanbul

Not only are there great dance clubs in Istanbul, there are fabulous restaurants where you can eat some of the best food in the world.  There are also a lot of bars and cafes, rave and techno night clubs.  The music scene is incredible and you will find yourself with so much to do at night.  Bars stay open late – between 2 – 4:00 a.m. and some even later if you have the energy.  There are some good clubs in Taksim and Beyoglu and some very well known dance clubs along the Bosphorus.  For good music and atmosphere, go to the bistro “Cats and Dogs” in Bebek.

Some nightclubs offer Oriental shows – full of exotic bellydancing, Russian dancers and cabaret singers.

For great jazz, latin music, reggae and electronica, try the club called Babylon in Beyoglu.  It’s open five nights a week.  There’s lots to do and see in the way of Istanbul culture.

Be careful about seedier places where they will serve you watered down drinks and charge you exhorbitant prices for the company of dubious ladies.  You will get ripped off!

When you go out in the evening, always bring your passport.  You never know.


Why Istanbul for a vacation?

Istanbul is fast becoming one of the most sought after tourist destination in the world. With the city being located exactly in the center of two continents, it is also an important hub for business travelers. This being the case, it does not come as a surprise that a huge number of visitors from around the world visit the city. Fortunately, for all those visiting the city, there are a number of options available, as far as their stay is concerned. They can choose from budget hotels Istanbul, inns, luxury resorts and hostels. Affordable accommodation in the form of budget hotels in Istanbul can be found in many different parts of the city. You can find several budget hotels in the areas leading to the airport. The Sultanahmet and Taskim areas are the other places where you can find several budget hotels in Istanbul.

One of the good things about Istanbul budget hotels  is that they offer almost all the modern amenities that you can find in hotels elsewhere in the world. Some of the amenities typically on offer in these budget hotels include, satellite television, mini bar, telephone, private bathrooms, spa and Jacuzzi, to mention only a few. The Divas Hotel in the old city is a good example for a typical budget hotel in the city. This hotel is located right opposite the famous Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Elegantly decorated, it has become a favorite with tourists visiting the city. Similarly, the Grand Yavuz is another hotel that has become very popular with tourists, with its unique combination of traditional hospitality and modern amenities.