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“My second home”
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Second Home Hostel
Ranked #2 of 1,258 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

My friend and I travelled to Istanbul and stayed at the second home hostel for the week. The guys are really friendly, went the extra mile to help us out and make our experience an easy and pleasant one. Can was a great help - always there and offered dinners and pub crawls. The hostel is clean, wifi, close to attractions, friendly and you do feel at home. Thanks so much guys! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Super nice, smiling and helpful people work there, the location couldn't be better, rooms are small, but clean. Breakfast was good, although if you stay for a longer time you probably get bored of Turkish breakfast :D
I can recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Hazard was always available to help and a very friendly person. Highly recommended! I stayed on the first floor. I didnt need to hire any taxi to go anywhere. Everything is a walking distance. I saved a ton of money.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Second Home Hostel was ideally situated in the Sultanahmet area and the hostel manager was very friendly and helpful. The hostel felt safe, the roof garden was fantastic and the en suite and breakfast were a definite plus. The hostel does not particularly lend itself to socialising but you can find much worse hostels. Second Home Hostel wasn't a worldbeater for me but there was little explicitly it could have done better.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is the nicest hostel I’ve ever been to. When I had no idea where to stay in Istanbul, one of my friends suggested this hostel for me. So I joined him with my other friend. Fortunately they still have 4 beds at dorm, so I could stay even only for one night. I took tram to sultanahmet and stopped at Gulhane station, 20m from that station you can reach the hostel. When arrived, the staff would directly offer you the welcoming tea and ask about your plan staying there, what are you gonna do or find. Then they will help you to get best travel experience there, where u should visit and what kind of activities you can do there.
It’s only 3-5 minutes to reach Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and other objects in Sultanahmet. At that time I wanted to go to Cappadocia and Hazret helped us making clear about the transportation from there also giving recommendation about the suitable accommodation I could stay during my trip in Cappadocia.
The hostel is clean, with good hospitality the staff will facilitate everything u need. Even I stayed in dorm with 7 other visitors, I could feel safe with no worry about my stuff. Staying in one room with new friends from different countries there was my fun experience. The staff are friendly, I felt like at my home country and stayed with my old friends, no worries at all. When my friend and I wanted to pray morning at Blue Mosque, Yusuf told that he would accompany us, to pray together, he told us his story, his dream, his family, so we got closer like friend or maybe like a family, even I only stayed one night there. When you need information and help, just contact them. Btw, the food is delicious, I love the breakfast and I miss this place and nice people there a lot.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

It's a nice hostel, I would recommend to everyone who wants to see all the main attractions in Istanbul. It's just a three minutes walk to Sultanahamet where Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace is located. At the morning you also get a lovely prepared breakfast, which is definitely not too less. The staff (exspecially Haz) is also great. They are easy-going und they are running this hostel not because of money reasons but they love to host travellers at their place.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The staff are friendly, helpful and go out of their way to help. Food was delicious. It really felt like home. Thanks guys :)

It is also close to all the main attractions and an easy trip from the airport.

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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 1,258 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $10 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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