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Second Home Hostel

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Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second Home Hostel is a gem in the heart of the old Istanbul. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They made every effort to make me and my fellow hostelers feel welcome. There is a very social atmosphere to the hostel. Whether it was a hostel dinner or a couple of beers in the lobby, a trip to one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was really close to the metro making it very easy to arrive/leave to the airport. They also have a shuttle service that they provide for a fair price. Which was useful because Istanbul was covered in unforeseen snow. The communal area is a cool place to hang out, you meet the staff who are really friendly, warm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable hostel at a great location in the center of Istanbul. And the staff is truly amazing! Memo and the others are all really nice and helpful. They cooked us jummie food and we had a lot of fun together. Second home hostel definitely lives up to its name :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location, clean rooms and bathrooms. Memo and Can and everybody else were so hospitable and helpful with our travel plans. The main room is a nice place to hang out and socialize. Memo cooks an excellent dinner every week - make sure you join in! Mimi the cat, is lots of fun to play with. There are plugs for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really feels like a Second Home. The staff is so friendly and really wants to help out. The rooftop is a awesome. It's very easy to connect to other travellers. The atmosfeer is great! Love to go there again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i was travelling with my family, me (30yo) - my wife (28yo) & my daughter (2.5yo). it was our first, far-from-home travelling by ourself. we brought 3 large suitcase & 1 cabin suitcase. (it was overpacking actually, but hey, cant blame my wife, at least after this experience, we learnt something). so basically, i was searching for hostel that meet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time at Second Home Hostel. Chon, Rabia and Memo were able to help me out with everything I needed, from recommending cheap places to eat, to organising a 6 day trip around Turkey for me. They were also extremely talkative and give the hostel a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The hostel is unbeatably located within... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hostel with friendly and helpfull staff. Not the newest one but it's really cozy. The hostel's cat Mimi really took my heart. Great location and really great place to stay especially for young travellers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Location is just great (it's very close to all popular sightseeing places), staffs are friendly, the room is clean and breakfast is great. To be honest, I couldn't find any bad things for this hostel. I could get a lot of nice information about Istanbul here and I had a great time at Second home hostel. Couldn't be better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Second home hostel is an excellent place to stay in Istanbul. It is on the European side just minutes walk from all the major attractions. The staff was attentive and helpful. I would not hesitate in the slightest to stay here again!

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