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Second Home Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant! Great staff. Happy, helpful and always about. The location is great and contrary to media in the rest of europe there is a feeling of saftey throughout the city. No problems at all during our week stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location for touring around Istanbul= All the staff very helpful and really relaxed and chilled out, feels lıke your wıth your family!!! for real !! Also really close to the City Centre- Publıc transport ıs really good value for money and cheap- You can buy a travel card where you can go on the Busses,Trams, and ferry boat across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed there for 3 days, John is a very nice and helpful host. Palace and Ayasophia are at a walking distance. Also, spice market us very close to the hostel. And yes must go to the terrace, you will get beautiful view from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Located in the real city center and historical protected zone of Istanbul, Second Home Hostel is an experience worth having. The rooms are tidy and well-equipped, there are plenty of facilities provided including a rooftop barbecue terrace and a cozy lobby café, not to mention the airport shuttle bus delivering you to SHH directly :) last but not least, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The place is in the perfect location, with amazing hosts. The vibe is chilled with a great view from the roof terrace. We stayed there for three nights and it was one of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed at

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in second home for 3 nights. John the manager at the hostel made my experience in Istanbul one I'll never forget. He is the ultimate host, really goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great time. Hostel has good beds and amenities were also clean and comfortable! 11/10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A great hostel, with an amazing host. We went to Istanbul for a 4 day weekend, so we knew we wouldn't spend much time in the hostel, just for sleeping, breakfast and not much more. And both these things were okay: not a problem with the bed, and you have a fairly varied choice of breakfast. Apart from that, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

A place with an incredible international atmosphere and extremely hospitable and welcoming owner - we were totally happy with our stay (as well as the price) so Second Home is highly recommended to stay with your friends, don't miss it while visiting Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I went there by myself and stayed in the dorm which was really clean and hot showers ect. The manager-John is a legend He told me places to go and was really helpful, and also when he wasn't busy he showed me around and took me to places off the map Like I said, legend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic hostel close to many great attractions in Istanbul. Memo and his staff were very welcoming and helped me plan all of my activities and tours around the country - making it a relaxing visit and saving me lots of stress. The rooms were clean and cosy - I would recommend to anyone :)

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Second Home Hostel

Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $14 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Second Home Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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