Hi, my place is in Ümraniye and very close to Ümraniye metro station, only 5 minutes by walk. You can go everywhere in Istanbul with metro, it is convenient. You can go to Kadıköy with minibus within 30 minutes. 10 minutes walk away to very big shopping mall called Buyaka, Meydan AVM and IKEA. It is ideal for the ones searching to stay cheaper rates and easier access to all main tourist attractions.