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Second Home Hostel Reviews

Hocapasa Mahallesi Ebussuud Caddesi No : 19 Sirkec, Istanbul, Turkey

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90%

Rating
1013 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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80%

The room was very small (the bed took up most of it) but tidy. The bedsheets looked old. The walls were quite thin, but that's normal for Turkey. The staff was nice and breakfast good. Be sure to print out a map before going there because taxi drivers won't find it (but that also seems to be a problem in all of Turkey). All the major sights are in walking distance as are the tramway and port.


74%

The price is in Euros. If only I checked what I was paying for I would have just booked for a nice hotel in the same area and cheaper. Plus the private rooms are not located in the same building you will have to walk another 100meters therefore if you would have to check-out you will need to walk back to the main building. And there is no elevators and therefore if you have a lot of luggage good luck.


91%

Great rooftop for relaxing after a hard day of being a tourist; so close to all the main sites, you can walk everywhere! Everyone at the hostel is extremely friendly and helpful, you'll have no problem making friends as a solo traveller. Had a great time!


100%

Such a great stay and even better location

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

very good located, nice staff, free WLAN, free breakfast, niiiice atmosphere

  • 16th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel was excellent with friendly staff, memo, maria, marve, can, and other staff that ive not mention in here. Its located in the centre of sultanahmet where you can easily get a tramp and train near the hostel. Hostel was very clean, and kept tidy every day. Also, you can cook at the hostel if you want to cut your budget on the meals. So, overall great experience and recommended.👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏

  • 16th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Best location.. Very near to Gulhane tram station which makes travelling throughout the city very easy. Walking distance from major tourist attractions. Very friendly and helpful staff. Loved my stay here!


100%

Great place to stay. Merve and the rest of the staff were very helpful with things to do around the city and inside the hostel. We stayed in a private room and the room was clean and enough facilities for everyone. Also serves free breakfast =)


89%

very good!


69%

The good ; location , staff, The bad; no complimentary shuttle service after 3nights, Bottom line; was my first stay but I'm willing to bet on better value elsewhere.


83%

Great rooftop where you can meet people, location is great and staff is so so nice (thanks Merve!) that make you understand the reason for the name of the hostel.


89%

Great rooftop for relaxing after a hard day of being a tourist; so close to all the main sites, you can walk everywhere! Everyone at the hostel is extremely friendly and helpful, you'll have no problem making friends as a solo traveller. Had a great time!


94%

Second Home really deserves its name ! The friendliness of the staff and guests that create the general atmosphere will make you feel like surrounded by friends and family. The location is awesome for all sightseeings and not too far from the party places. Highly recommend !


94%

I had a great stay at this hostel! Breakfast was decent, the staff were very friendly/helpful, there were lockers in the rooms and relaxed common areas. The location of the hostel is perfect, it's very close to the historical sights of Istanbul!


83%

Great hostel, and really lovely staff that were always up for a chat. Could do with a lift though, so many stairs!

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Hostel was in a great spot and close to tourist attractions. The staff were really friendly and helpful!


97%

Read all the other reviews, very accurate. Had a wonderful time with wonderful hosts.

  • 26th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Arriving very late at night, the reception was open and i was met with open arms.We checked in without any problems.The following day i had a great breakfast and numerous staff-members stood ready to answer questions or simply just to hang out. It was truly like a cozy household of which we became part of. The guys here are very down to earth and you can always trike up a conversation; if not with other travelers, then most certainly with the staff. And big thanks to Merve for being great :)

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great staff, very chill. Location is very convenient, it's minutes walk from the major sites yet still removed from the super busy touristy part. Friday night dinner and going out is a great way to eat good food and meet some people!

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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