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Second Home Hostel Reviews

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

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984 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Spent more time on the rooftopthan on the streets. Friendly staff, great location (very easy to get from Ataturk airport and train station just a few minutes of walk away) and clean. Lucky also to have a great lik-minded travel crew to hang out with.


Great breakfast, great staff, great atmosphere! Really made my stay in Istanbul amazing! I wish there were lights on the bunks and more power outlets, but small change with everything else Second Home has to offer. Great location!


Second home hostel is the perfect compromise if you want to have fun in Istanbul saving as much money as possible! The place is in the city center and very clean and neat. Memo and Can who run the hostel are just cool and amazing, trying his best to help you and to make you feel home. We had an amazing night out with them. They were so kind to show us the real Istanbul night life, going together to a club where Turkish people go, so to avoid the more fake and touristic stuff.

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We travelled to istanbul for 5 days last week and stayed in this awesome hostel right in the city center. After leaving our stuff in the room we were invited to visit the rooftop where we found 4 little kittens, an amazing view over istanbul, food, good music and amazing people! We stayed in a 8 bed mixed dorm and it was brilliant ! if you're visiting istanbul please stay in this hostel! the staff will help you with everything you need. and you'll be within 2 minutes walk from the blue mosque.

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


Great hostel, the stuff is adorable, really helpful and fun! I had an unforgettable time! Thank you!

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Arrived later than expected but they were fine with this. Great place with friendly staff and some cute kittens!


There didn't seem to be any security at all, including unlocked rooms and front door, but I also did not feel unsafe at any point. Welcome tea upon arrival was very nice. Great atmosphere and staff!


Amazing staff---they really made us feel at home with their cheerfulness and warmth, and by setting up activities like hostel dinners. The location is prime as well. Small rooms, but that is to be expected in the heart of Istanbul. Would go back again, if just to see Memo.

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