I am coming to Istanbul next week to begin a teaching job that lasts through June. The school is located pretty far west, on the outskirts of the city (specifically, near the Beylikduzu metro bus stop). I don't necessarily need to live near the school, and I would rather live somewhere a bit more bustling.
I'm keeping a tight budget, so I'm looking for something on the cheap end, although I want it to be a nice place. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated, as I've got about a week to figure it all out!