Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We Care About Your Health!
We are following cleanliness and safety guidelines published by public health authorities and the ministry of tourism.
Our hotel meets the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning published by public health authorities
-Social Distance
Social distance rule is given importance and implemented in all facility areas. We care about you!

THE BEST LOCATION to discover this whole city and what it has to offer.
Tram Stations, International Train Station, Marmaray&Metro Stations, Bus Stations, Ferry Piers and Airport Shuttle Stops are just right by the hostel.
Supermarkets, local restaurants, ATM, pharmacy, post office and liquor shops are 100 metres away.

Walking distance to the following cultural attractions:
Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar,
Spice Bazaar, Rustempasha Mosque, Galata Tower, Suleymaniye Mosque, Gulhane Park

The safest and most comfortable hostel for solo world travellers, couples and friends.

Delicious Turkish Breakfast and Homemade Turkish Food everyday
Free Walking Tour
Pub Crawl
City Sightseeing Tours
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We have two places to chill out, meet travellers, eat&drink, make your plans.
The common room in the reception area of the property consists of a guest kitchen and a cozy lounge area where guests can read, surf the net, watch tv and movie, play board & card games.
Rooftop terrace with indoor and outdoor area is welcoming you with a great city view, music and warm atmosphere.

CHECK IN: after 13:30 (Late arrival is not a problem, reception for 24 hours)
CHECK OUT: before 10:30 (You can keep your luggage for free before check in/after check out)

-The 8-beds mixed dorm is located in the basement.
-DORMITORIES’ age limit: 40 years old
-Please bring your own locks/padlocks and key for the lockers.
This is a tourist hostel, we DO NOT accept bookings by LOCALS.

There are common showers and bathrooms on each floor
Private ensuite rooms have air-conditioning and shared rooms have fans
Laundry Service-Hairdryers-Lockers
Free maps of Istanbul
Free towels, linen and sheets
Central heating
24hr reception
Desk and Chair-Adaptors-Postal Service-Book Exchange

No Curfew and Non Smoking Rooms
We have security cameras at key locations with 24 hour reception and a safe box for your valuables.
Turkish Tea, Turkish Coffee and Fruit Tea are always available
Computers for free using and wi-fi is accessible all around the hostel
Telephone, Fax, Print and Scan services available for a nominal fee.

We are a sociable and party-loving property :
Travelling alone or in a group, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize. Enjoy a delicious barbecue on our roof top terrace. Play backgammon, smoke hookah, listen music or just admire the breathtaking view over the Bosphorus and Europe side of Istanbul.

''feel at home..'' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2020
    Second Home Hostel is the best place to stay in Istanbul. I stayed 10 years ago and again this year to what feels like family. As female traveler, I feel incredibly safe here, as the building has staff 24/7. It's walking distance to all the major sites. The staff can help arrange any tours, transportation, spa, restaurant reservations. It's a more chill hostel though travelers can gather on the rooftop where you can play music, smoke Shisha and enjoy the stunning view of Istanbul.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2020
    I was really lucky to have chosen this place after a different reservation cancelled. The location is wonderful but the staff is even better! Everyone working here and staying here truly made this place feel better than home. There were many shared meals and even more laughs and I am truly grateful for the warm hospitality! The 6 bed female dorm was quite empty during my stay but the rooms were clean, the beds comfy, and the showers HOT! The rooftop terrace is a great perk as well!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2020
    Good place really recommend
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2020
    Excellent all round. Highly recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2020
    Great Location in walking distance of many of the sights, the terrace is a great area to socialise or just chill out. Zach on the night shift is a great guy to ask about the city or just chill out with.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2020
    Great location, staff and rooftop
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2020
    Everything about this hostel was lovely - from the amazing rooftop terrace to the wonderful staff - especially Zak and Memo! They helped us with anything we needed and made us endless coffee and tea whilst we planned out time in Turkey. I cannot thank them enough! Even though it’s different travelling during COVID, it still felt like a second home ❤️
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Oct 2020
    It was a cool. Hard to spot with a little sign. No one was really there but I was able to meet some cool people.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    23 Aug 2020
    Everything about this hostel is pretty amazing. Zack the guy that works the evening shift is incredibly friendly and curious, he loves having deep meaningful conversations. The rooms are nice and clean, the hostel is in a great location for cheap public transportation. The rooftop deck has a great view 10/10 I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Oct 2020
    Absolute perfect for travelling during corona time! I am working, studying and travelling so i was searching for a combination of an nice atmosphere and good wifi. Staff is very nice and relaxed. They trust their guests and make you feel at home. And after a working day you can make some pasta with a random Italian guy or have an amazing Halloween party. Or just chill on the roof top watching some movies.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi