• Hello
    I am a British girl hoping to go to Istanbul next month. I have a few reservations as a couple of people have warned me that it's not an easy destination for a solo female traveller. Can anyone advise me if Istanbul if safe for women travelling alone? If anyone has any tips they would be really appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Anna
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    I live in Istanbul for 5 years... It is beautiful city. Lots of tourist say that here's people are very hospitable... Alright there is a few unsafe place as other world cities. But it is not important for sightseeings..
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    İt is so safe city in contrast to its 17 million people lıvıng ın thıs cıty .but of course lıke the other bıg cıtıes you should care
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    when are you going? Me and my friend will be in Istanbul Feb 6th at night and stay 3nights. if you wanna join us, message me any time :) we are both girls from Japan!
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    hey..im a solo traveller too..im planing to visit the city on 31st till 7th feb..if you don mind..i can join u.. :)
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    This is coming from a guy who was grown and lives in the city. The warning has some truth in it. There are always crooks and bigots hunting for tourists and it is always harder for a solo woman (It can get even hard for a local solo woman). That being said, Istanbul is one of the best cities of the country in that respect. I know many European and American people who think that downs and dangers of the city are not really greater than any other metropolis. I also think, like Louise, that you'll be fine, just be careful about men's approaches. You'll meet many welcoming and nice people anyway.
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    I came to istanbul several times, as solo traveler. I was fine and enjoyed the city a lot. I fell in love with the city. But still, be carefull with the men who are trying approaching the wome travellers. But i think, it's normal happened in the touristic area. So, enjoy istanbul...
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    My recommendation would be to have a companion with you whenever you are out in the evening time or whenever you visit the city centers (Taksim for example) otherwise you will be harrassed. And if you do get harrassed, the best thing to do is just ignore them.
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    Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city. Big city's life for men and women are the same. You can stay with peace of mind to come to Istanbul.
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    dont worry, you will see there is no problem and love istanbul.
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    Anna excuse me for my French but it is a bullshit.:)Of course there few things you need to be aware of but it is just such things like not going to not wealthy suburbs in odd hours.Its even hard to find those scetchy no go areas.You need a good map and a GPS and pay lot of money to taxi driver.
    Just like Miami or Rome except safer.In the main areas security for foreigners is not an issue since we are hosting 42 million tourists a year.meet up with me I ll buy a coffe and give you a short breef you will be fine...ciao
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    dont be the the victim of preconcieved achetypes aand false assumptions of westernerss on easterners you..:)I am you sure you will be ipressed with the nightlife of the city and the women out having a blast

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