Instead of living in a pokey attic room with a huge rent, why not try shared accommodation? Frequently associated with students, sharing is spreading nowadays towards older established workers and covers people from 18 to 49 years old. Without falling into a community style of life such as in the 70's, you can choose to share an accommodation for a bigger space at a lesser expense.
Flatsharing is a fun way to make friends, save money or just find an affordable accommodation in a difficult market. For more information and flatsaring options in Istanbul, click on the following links.
For people wishing to live in Istanbul for a limited period, for work purposes or other reasons, there are solutions like furnished flats, aparthotels or flathotels.
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Looking for cheap accommodation in Istanbul isn’t easy and can be time consuming. Fortunately the times of browsing innumerable adverts, making hundreds of phone calls and visiting dozen of houses belong to the past: with Uniplaces now you can look for your room comfortably sitting at home. You can pick a room in a shared home with other expats, a studio flat if you want more privacy, or you can team up with other friends and rent an entire apartment just for yourselves.
The booking system is very simple and doesn’t require any visit: all can be done in advance thanks to the detailed descriptions and photos of the rooms and you can secure your room before even getting there. Moreover the Uniplaces team will be available for any questions and help.
Uniplaces is an online marketplace for booking mid-long term accommodation with thousands of verified properties.