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Second Home Hostel

2.0 of 5 Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel was in an excellent location. You can walk to all of the major sites in just a few minutes. The staff was friendly and helpful. They arranged transportation to and from airports and any excursions you wanted. The one downside is the room was a little noisy at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. They are accommodating and will help you out the best they can. Great common area were you can share stories, meet fantastic people and have a laugh. One of the best hostels I have been too!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay. The staff are all friendly and the atmosphere of the gathering area is relaxed and fun! Make sure you ask the staff for their suggestions on places to eat and drink - never disappointed when we took john's advice. The rooms are clean, so are the showers and washrooms. The free breakfast saved... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many advantages which highlight this hostel. Located in the center of the old city, you're within walking distance of every interesting thing to visit. It's well located, practical, comfortable and clean. With the best value for money, it's a perfect place to stay. But, WHAT MAKES THIS HOSTEL UNIQUE, is the good environment. It is a homely hostel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really great time staying at the second home hostel! the hostel ist perfectly located in the historic district Sultanahmet, in walking distance to the blue mosque and the hagia sofia and a metro station which brings you to the asian side of Istanbul within only 10 minutes. the rooms and bathrooms are clean and you have everything... More 

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Oakland, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I randomly found this hostel online but am so glad that I did. It was friendly, conveniently located, and a good price (12 euros for a single dorm bed). But most importantly, unlike at Cheers Hostel where I stayed earlier in my trip I was actually able to get some peace and quiet so that I could sleep! No loud... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first trip to Istanbul, so we booked a hostel in a very center - couple of minutes from Haya Sofiya, Topkapi Palace and Gulhane Park - everything whan tourist's heart needs :) Second Home is really perfectly situated. Another big advantage is - for sure - great staff. Very friendly people, who are ready to help with... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here 5 times, and each time has been lovely. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the hostel and the rooms are clean, But the best part is the staff, they are truly lovely. They make you feel welcome, relaxed, and make sure you have fun. The music is wonderful and the nightly gatherings in the lobby/ reception... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel is within 10-15 minute walk of main attractions in Sultan Ahmet, such as AyaSofie Museum, Kucuk Aya Sofie Mosque, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Galata bridge, Eminonu (dock) and Yeni Mosque or Spices Bazaar. 6-bed room for girls is really nice. They offer a modest but well enough breakfast to start a day off in bustling („kalabalik“) Istanbul (see photos).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel... amazing staff, clean facilities, awsome location and fun atmosphere. I really enjoyed staying at Second Home, it was so comfortable and i loved little Mimi puss! I definitely recommend this place :)

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Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Second Home Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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