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“Water Pipe fun” 4 of 5 stars
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Second Home Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #14 of 769 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Echuca, Australia
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“Water Pipe fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Amazing 3 bed dorm with an endless supply of hot high pressure water. The staff are extremely friendly and gave us some great advice. There was no pressure to book things via them, but it is possible if you chose to do so. They cook dinner and it was very tasty, the water pipe and love tea are also pretty special. I'd thoroughly reccommend staying here!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Machala, El Oro, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

nice people,if you are travelling alone or want to meet friendly people to share ideas..its the best place!!Good and clean room,in the center of ancient city..its the best place to relax and enjoy your holidays..!Also,whatever you need, the hostel staff its gonna be always on your site..in the night there is also some times dinner..its very nice to be all together and feel like a family!For sure its gonna be brilliant experience :) i am a very happy to meet this guys.. Hope to go back soon again..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Second Home Hostel really is as the name says - a home away from home. I expected to be wowed by Istanbul but didn't expect to fall in love with this hostel as much as I did! The staff really made my experience in Istanbul comfortable and incredible - from great advice to a brilliant home cooked dinner. They also helped me plan my trip around Turkey - I would've been lost without them! The location is fantastic, as are the facilities (great wifi, perfect showers and a charming little roof top terrace.) Don't stay ANYWHERE else in Istanbul!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Thank you very much for the service and kindness of the staff! We liked everything :) It really became our second home! We wish we could stay there longer :( Hope to see you soon again ;) We will definitely recommend it for everyone who is going to visit Istanbul!
All the best from Russia!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The perfect base to explore Istanbul from - it's right in the heart of the city, within 5 minutes walk of the main cultural sites in one direction, and the Bosphorus in the other. The hostel staff are friendly, welcoming and give you a real flavour of true Turkish hospitality. They're also happy to share great tips of interesting places to go to explore authentic Istanbul life, as well as the unmissable tourist sights. Our room was clean, cosy and warm, as were the bathrooms which had clean showers with hot water at any time of the day. Breakfast was included, along with tasty Turkish tea or coffee, and we were treated to a night of impromptu traditional Turkish dancing, which felt like we were being invited into the private cultural world of our Istanbulite hosts. The hostel was the perfect place to relax during the cold evenings and meet people from all over the world to spend the evenings with. There was a buzz in the terrace every night, but we could also catch up on sleep without being disturbed by noise coming upstairs. We'll be coming back for our next visit for sure!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Good position for visit the Istanbul culture. Friendly staff. Good and clean single room. Is all you need for relax and enjoy in holiday, I'm really felt in my home. Good price. Thanks for all the staff. Hope to come back soon as possible.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I loved loved LOVED this hostel! We started off our trip at another hostel in Istanbul and I cannot be more thankful that we switched hostels!!!!! Second home is EXACTLY what a hostel should be. The staff is AMAZING! They are so helpful and friendly (5 stars!) --- everything from dance parties in the lobby to quiet rooms to sleep in. The bathrooms were great, the hostel was clean, their were enough plug ins for all guests in the room, and breakfast is included. Not to mention the atmosphere and location is Perfect.

I will definitely be coming back here!!

Lots of love to the staff at Second Home from your Canadian friends :)

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Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 769 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Second Home Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your 'Second Home' in Istanbul !We have been providing a welcoming, clean and safe place for visitors with the best location since 2009 !Dormitory, hostel rooms, private rooms or suites; we have every kind of accomodation choices. So there will certainly be something to match your budgetTravelling alone or in a group, there are plenty of opportunities to socializeWe can arrange tours in Istanbul, give helpful tips and information about the city, and help with any other of your travel needs.We are looking forward to seeing you. ... more   less 
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