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Second Home Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,200 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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2 reviews
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“Perfect”
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
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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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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in Oct 2012 and found the guys to be incredibly hospitable and so helpful! We were moving back to the States from Tanzania, so we had a ton of luggage that Second Home let us leave with them for a week while we just took our backpacks to Israel for a week. We left our bags in a public storage area, but security was not a problem. We returned to Second Home and stayed 4 more nights to enjoy Istanbul, and the guys at Second Home helped so much in making that possible! Great rooms, great bathrooms, great breakfasts, and a group dinner one night where we were treated to second-home cooked food and some dancing lessons. We loved talking with people from different countries each time we sat down for a meal. We highly recommend Second Home Hostel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

THE best place to stay in Istanbul. Staff is so friendly and helpful. It is cheap, clean, and your are in the center of the city. You get your breakfast served in the morning, and tea whenever you ask during the day.
There were people from everywhere, so you can meet with other people in the lobby.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have no words to describe you how it feels when you find your "second home"!This is our frist time to stay in hostel and we were a little suspicious,but "Second home hostel" show us that we were wrong!Second home hostel is the best place to stay when you are in Istanbul,believe us!Everythig was great,especially the staff!They are always smiling and ready for hanging!They will help you with everything you need,just ask! But we must say that NEJDET was the best of all!:)

We will highly recommend this hostel to anyone because of :
-the best staff ever!!!! (Nejdet,Jusuf,Selen,Memo,Can and Murat)
-the perfect location (topkapi palace-2min walk,hagia sophia and blue mosque 7min walk )
-clean bathrooms and rooms
-fast and free wifi

We would definitely stay here again and reccommend it to anyone!

Thank you, Nejdet and the rest of the team!See you again!:)

Ivana i Ilija from Serbia

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The hostel ıs located ın the mıddle of the old cıty near Hagıa Sophıa and Topkapı Palaceç The condıtıons are really great. The hostel is very clean and the staff is really friendly and helpful. If you go to Second Home Hostel ask for Nejdet. He is great guide and very friendly guy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I have to say that the hostal is quite nice, but I think that the most important value that I saw is the pasion of there workers with their work and the interest with their customers.
In my second day they arrenge a very nice tour arround the old zone of Istanbul, and we had and amazing timee!! We met with diferent people of the hostel too, and we share some interesting moments.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Second Home Hostel
Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,200 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Second Home Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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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