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Second Home Hostel
Ranked #4 of 1,187 Speciality Lodging in Istanbul
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1 review
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“Best service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Memo planned our whole trip around Turkey from hostels to transfers and was very helpful with the million questions we had to ask. All the staff are really lovely and welcoming and the place has a really great locations just down the road from the railway station. Rooms are spacious and although the bathrooms are shared they are always clean :) - would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in Istanbul and see the rest of turkey!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is a great place to experience an enjoyable stay and atmosphere with a knowledgeable, resourceful, caring and sharing host who welcomes you to feel secure and safe in a quiet location and home like hostel with sanitary facilities and hot showers.
Memo takes great care of all visitors while he manages the hostel from breakfast thru to the evening, sharing his knowledge and resourceful mindset and assisting you with maps, tours and travels at your request.
John takes care of all visitors with evening entertainment including exhibiting his culinary skills to taste the excellent cuisines he creates to share with the visitors.
This home/hostel offers a cosy atmosphere, with facilities to stay connected with the Internet, entertainment where you get to network work with fellow visitors for an enjoyable stay. I have frequented this hostel for some 4 years and choose to return every time I return to Istanbul...check it out for yourself...

Room Tip: Great rooms with total privacy and a dorm with shared facilities...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

People make the difference in this place. My best stay during my entire trip for sure.
It is very, VERY well located.

The staff is more than helpful, I droved them crazy with all my requests and e mails and they kept on helping...

I really recommend this place for those who want to meet great local people and a great variety of tourists from around the world.
Thanks SECOND hOME!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

My girlfriend and I spent only one night at SHH, but we really felt like it was home. Staff is amazing, all of them very friendly and always ready to help out with any tips needed. And this can't be overstated, believe me. The place itself is cozy and quiet, very important to us after a day's walk. The location is perfect, basically in the midst of history, with Hagia Sofia, Sultanahmet mosque, Basillica Cistern and a bunch of museums 10min walking distance. Moreover, tram and metro stations are even closer; if you want to get to Grand Bazar for instance, you just jump on a tram and you are there after couple of stops. Taksim square and Istiklal street are 20min by metro from there. I'm telling you, a great place to stay :)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

The location is great, less than 5 minutes from Gulhane tram station, and all the attractions and important places to visit are still within the walking distance (Ayasofya, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, etc). The hostel staff are nice and friendly and they will answer all your queries even before you arrived there. They let us stay in the same room (private room) rather than the dorm with the same price :). In total I stayed there for 6 nights, 1 night in dorm room, the rest in private room. Room and bathroom are adequately clean. Now the things that they can do better:
- The female form room is not too spacious, a bit too crowded for 4 persons and with all our stuff.
- There is only 1 key for every room, so for dorm, we can leave the key to the reception, this one is still okay but it will be better if there are 1 key for each guest for dorm room.
- Locker for dorm is quite small and not enough for all 4 of us, In my room there were only 2. However, in the end I didn't use it, but for security its better to have sufficient lockers
- The dorm room is lack of facility such as individual electricity socket, lamp, etc
- There is only 1 WC in 2nd Floor but you still can use those in another floor

So far, I will still recommend this hostel if you're looking for a great location and the price is quite affordable compare with other hostels.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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IRAN
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is my 2nd review written here about this hostel & honestly the staffs are very friendly and trying all their bests to provide best memories during your stay. don't reject their party suggesting which are 2 times a week and you will have more fun otherwise you'll miss it. The Sultanahmet area is the old city part and very very amazing & near to the most common historical sights.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I enjoyed every minute of my time here. Hostel stuff is exceptionally warm and friendly; sometimes guests and the stuff have common dinners in the lobby and go out together. This place feels like second home indeed :)
As for the rooms, they are neat and clean, wifi is accessible everywhere, and there are two good laptops in the lobby that guests can use. You can have breakfast in the lobby until 11.30 and have Turkish tea any time. Location is convenient: walking distance from the main tourist attractions, few minutes away from tram station and from the sea and ferryboat station.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Second Home Hostel
Address: Ebussuut No: 19 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,187 Speciality 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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