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Second Home Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,204 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“It was really like just a second home...”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

It was really like just a second home. Very friendly personnel, very convenient location, free Wi-Fi. I can recomment this hostel to all my friends. Though, now it's not so cheap as it was a year ago. Or maybe I've forgotten the price :)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at second home hostel. It's in the perfect location for visiting the old city in Istanbul and the staff are really friendly and helpful, giving ideas for what to do each day. The hostel is lovely and clean and you feel like you are at a hotel when you relax over breakfast that is included each morning. I would definitely recommend it and hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Echuca, Australia
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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
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Machala, El Oro, Ecuador
1 review
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
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Perth, Australia
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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
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
1 review
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
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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
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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 1,204 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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