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Second Home Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,195 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Borth, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Super Hostel, friendly and genuinly nice staff, great place to meet people”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I found this hostel or maybe I should say the hostel found me when I arrived late and tired in Istanbul. I was very relieved to find it and it lives up to its name. I was only going to stay 1 night but ended up staying 5. The Staff were so good and helpful, rooms cheap, hot, good shower, wifi and computers to use if your not travelling with a laptop.Also in great location. I dont usually like staying in dorms but the people staing there were great and really friendly. We were all invited to a staff birthday party and dinner at the hostel which was great to get to know people and feel more at home. Great if your travelling solo. Thankyou Second Home Hostel

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

A really welcoming hostel, they do the extra effort of getting their guests to know eachother, so even if you’re travelling alone you are really not on your own here. The communal area downstairs serves this purpose very well. Oh, join the dinner if you have the chance to! The atmosphere is great and the guys are really good cooks. The night of the dinner might even involve a bit of partying too :) Actually, don’t be shy to join any kind of gettogether-style activity they suggest, cause they are really fun! The rooms and bathrooms are clean, the kitchen well organized. The location is perfect for visiting the sights of Sultanahmet neighbourhood, also close to Eminönü peer, from where you can take a ferry to virtually everywhere. All in one, I recommend this hostel to everyone who prefers the informal warmth of real hospitality.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Srednja vas v Bohinju, Slovenia
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

After many years I come back to Istanbul - now with the dauhter! The name Second home really means the second home. We enyojed there with very friendly staff - Memo and John really make you feel like you are at home there. Thank you!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Clean and comfortable room, good location, friendly/helpful staff and they even went to the extra trouble - when they found out it was my birthday - of buying a cake and singing happy birthday :) Would definitely come back again!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is by far the best hostel to stay in Istanbul. The staff could not be more helpful and the location and price makes every trip to Istanbul a joyful experience. I feel the name Second Home Hostel could not be more appropriate. If you find yourself in Istanbul...there should be not doubt in your mind that this is THE place to stay. Memo and John always make you feel like you are part of their family and friends...LOVE it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

I spent three weeks there and it was a really good location to get to all tourist sites of Istanbul. Very friendly and helpful staff who help out whatever issue it is. Good party nights. Nice rooftop with a beautiful view to the Bosporus. Standard breakfast and very clean rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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kibbutz lotan
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The feeling of being in the hostel is home away of your home.Because the staffs are so helpful and friendly, they always try to give best suggestions..location is the best in the city,and the rooms,shared bathroom are always clean!! I was alone on this trip but ill definetely come back with ny dmikiy

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Second Home Hostel
Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, 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 1,195 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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