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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is a great location for going to most places in Sultanhamet. It's a 10 minute walk to Topkapi palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque as well as the tram. It also is close to the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar. John was great in providing information on how to get around and also helpful in booking activities.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is near the most important places to visit, you can just go walking! It's also easy to reach from the airport. The hostel is super clean, the staff friendly, helpfull and welcoming. I recomend 100%, and can´t wait to go back to Istambul and to Second Home Hostel!!

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Thank FerOntiveros
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Colombians traveling the world... We were hosted in this turkey hostel. Excellent location. We could share lovely moments with a lot of persons who were hosted during the same period... Customer Service excellent. Very recommended!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Come to Turkey, it's safe. You don't want to miss out on the historic city that was so influential for thousands of years. This hostel is at a great location - you can walk to the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya, Topkapi and most other attractions. The manager John is one of the most friendly people I've met here. They... More 

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Thank ksensenig
1 review
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant! Great staff. Happy, helpful and always about. The location is great and contrary to media in the rest of europe there is a feeling of saftey throughout the city. No problems at all during our week stay.

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Thank Tom Z
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Excellent location for touring around Istanbul= All the staff very helpful and really relaxed and chilled out, feels lıke your wıth your family!!! for real !! Also really close to the City Centre- Publıc transport ıs really good value for money and cheap- You can buy a travel card where you can go on the Busses,Trams, and ferry boat across... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

stayed there for 3 days, John is a very nice and helpful host. Palace and Ayasophia are at a walking distance. Also, spice market us very close to the hostel. And yes must go to the terrace, you will get beautiful view from there.

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Located in the real city center and historical protected zone of Istanbul, Second Home Hostel is an experience worth having. The rooms are tidy and well-equipped, there are plenty of facilities provided including a rooftop barbecue terrace and a cozy lobby café, not to mention the airport shuttle bus delivering you to SHH directly :) last but not least, the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The place is in the perfect location, with amazing hosts. The vibe is chilled with a great view from the roof terrace. We stayed there for three nights and it was one of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed at

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Thank tarrynm93
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed in second home for 3 nights. John the manager at the hostel made my experience in Istanbul one I'll never forget. He is the ultimate host, really goes above and beyond to make sure you have a great time. Hostel has good beds and amenities were also clean and comfortable! 11/10.

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Second Home Hostel

Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: RM63 - RM1,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Second Home Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“go with your gut feelıng!!”
 of 5 bubbles angeladenizg, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They have kitchen, you can cook. just buy your stuff from nearby store ( SOK market is just 50 steps away).”
 of 5 bubbles shubhamjain2000, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“great location”
 of 5 bubbles 333adibaa, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I tried both a 2 person room without private bath and a Single room with private bath,both are good!”
 of 5 bubbles piay2014, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If you are travelling solo ask for a single room.”
 of 5 bubbles joelm479, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
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