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“Second home is real home away from home!”
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Second Home Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,219 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Second home is real home away from home!”
Reviewed December 1, 2010

For budget accommodation this hostel is outstanding and situated in Old town. We stayed in a private room with bath. The sharing bath option room's are quite compact but adequate. The location is perfect, close to all the major sights and the tram. Can and the rest of the staff are really friendly and helpful.
Can is wonderful/lovely person, I know you will feel like home in their hands.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Very reasonably priced, clean, new, great location. They provide great breakfast and John at the front desk was absolutely amazing. He is there to help you with any of your travel plans and is more then willing to show you around! I would definitely recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

We stayed with Second Home at the beginning of our trip and it was an excellent choice. We followed their directions and were able to arrive via public transportation from the airport without any problems. The hostel is close to the tram and near the major sights. The double room we had was pretty good, perhaps on the smaller side, but clean and well maintained. The bathroom was nice, two large showers and a separate room for the toilet. The rooftop terrace was large and spacious with wonderful views of the city. It has windows all around making it useable in the colder months. This is also where the nice breakfast was served in the morning and where you could hang out at anytime. There are also two computers with the net for guest use and wi-fi throughout the building. To note- staff are amazing. They were always around to answer any questions we had, arrange transport to the airport, smoke a sheesha or direct you to the best lahmajoun around. Thanks for an awesome stay!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
1 review
Reviewed November 10, 2010

During our recent trip to Istanbul, we spent 3 nights at the second home hostel and loved every minute of it. The location is perfect, close to all the major sights and the tram. Our room was clean and decent in size with 2 big showers across the hall. Breakfast is served every morning on the rooftop terrace overlooking the city but since the terrace is enclosed with windows that open, it can be used all year round... ingenius... There are also 2 computers with internet access upstairs for guests to use and the staff is always friendly and ready to help you. I would definitly stay here again and will recommend it to all my friends.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed November 9, 2010

I have been there for 6 nights with my husband. The hostel is great, owners very helpfull and friendly. Good breakfast, amazing shower and very good location. I highly recomend

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2010

The Hostel was nos luxurious, but it was really really clean, the staff were great, the location could not have been better...
Would definetely come back!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

I had absolutely no problems with Second Home Hostel. In fact, the staff there went above and beyond to help me find where I wanted to go. The location is completely fantastic, a less than 5 minute walk from the train station. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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 1,219 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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