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

THE BEST LOCATION to discover this whole city and what it has to offer! INTERNET IS ACCESSIBLE, STABLE AND FAST ALL AROUND THE HOSTEL! There are always available desks and chairs in common rooms and in the rooms! It is a peaceful place for online workers. You can easily work, do meetings or play online games from your computer in the rooms and in the common rooms! ''NEIGHBOURHOOD'' Supermarkets - Local restaurants - ATM - Change Office - Pharmacy - Post Office - Liquor Shops - Dessert Shops - Souvenir Shops Tram Stations - International Train Station - Metro Stations - Bus Stations - Ferry Piers - Airport Shuttle Stops ''GETTING AROUND'' 5-10 minutes to walk to the following cultural attractions; Hagia Sophia - Blue Mosque - Topkapi Palace - Basilica Cistern - Grand Bazaar - Galata Bridge Spice Bazaar - Rustempasha Mosque - Galata Tower - Suleymaniye Mosque - Gulhane Park ''EVENTS & EXPERIENCES'' DAILY TURKISH BREAKFAST & TRADITIONAL DINNER NIGHTS - WEEKLY BBQ PARTIES WALKING TOURS (English & Spanish) - FOOD TOURS - PUB CRAWL (Every Wednesday & Friday & Saturday) HISTORICAL CITY TOURS - DAILY BOAT CRUISES - TURKISH SEMA CEREMONY - TURKISH DANCE SHOW SPA & MASSAGE & TURKISH BATH ''COMMON AREAS'' We are a sociable and party-loving property : Travelling alone or in a group, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize. Join family dinners, smoke shisha, listen music, play games or just admire the breathtaking view over the Bosphorus and both sides of Istanbul on the terrace. We have two places to chill out, meet travellers, eat&drink, make your plans; -Rooftop Terrace with indoor and outdoor area is welcoming you with a great city view, music and warm atmosphere. -The Lobby consists of a guest kitchen and a cozy lounge area where guests can read, surf the net, play board & card games. FACILITIES & AMENITIES High Speed Wi-Fi - 24hr reception - Free maps of Istanbul - Free towels - Hair dryers - Heating - Kitchen Laundry Service - Hot water - Bed linen - Iron - Coffee maker - Freezer - Kettle - Refrigerator Luggage drop-off allowed - Lockers Adaptors - Postal Service - Book Exchange - Cooking basics Paid parking off premises - Long-term stays allowed - Dedicated workspace - Copy & Print Carbon monoxide alarm - Fire extinguisher - First aid kit - Lock on bedroom door Air conditioning (Ensuite Rooms) - Ceiling Fan - No Curfew and Non Smoking Rooms We have security cameras at key locations with 24 hour reception and a safe box for your valuables WARNINGS - DORMITORIES' age limit: 40 years old - 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) ''feel at home..'' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2022
    Amazing hostel! the atmosphere, the location and the place itself. Every single staff member is super friendly and helpfull😁 I was doing a solo trip and couldn't get any better service and assistance. Definitely worth it!
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2022
    I’ve been to many hostels in Europe but this was the best experience i’ve ever had. The staff welcomes you with a warm smile and their special drink -apple tea-. Location is unbeatable, you just walk to main places and shops in a few minutes. And it is really safe at night for solo female traveler. The hostel cooks delicious breakfast and family dinners everyday! The best part: rooftop terrace with a nice view is perfect to meet different people, I highly recommend!!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2022
    The staff was friendly, Everything was super nice, it really becomes our second Home and in an addition to our stay they helped us with the bookings in Cappadocia for the hot balloons. The room was clean and the hostal is in the center of all the main attractions, Everything is walking distance.
    Honduras, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2022
    amazing, memo one of the best guy, the hostel vibe the staff the people everything was best
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2021
    Amazing hostel - great location and amazing people! Would recommend to anyone. Top quality staff.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    Enjoyed my stay at Second Home. I had the pleasure of enjoying new years in Istanbul on the awesome rooftop. Good place to meet other travellers. Will come again!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2021
    Second Home has a great location, there are cool restaurants around with great local dishes and good shisha to smoke. You can always ask Memo for tips and he will guide you to the best places, Turkish Bath, Rhythm of Dance Show, Restaurants. and In general the atmosphere was great, all the staff was super friendly. I really felt a home, I'll go again and I can recommend it.
    Venezuela, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jan 2022
    Perfect location, staff, and value. Privacy curtains in mixed dorm beds, and lockable under-bed storage would both be welcome, but otherwise and excellent stay.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2021
    It was a great Experience. Memo was the perfect Host. Always helpfull and ready to give you any tips about Istanbul. I went in New year´s EVE and I had a great fun. Met loads of people, mostly solo travelers, all cheerfull and happy ready to have a good time. The staff from the hostal were all nice as well. I recomend Second Home hostal if you are keen to meet adventurous people, share cool stories and do fun activities in Itanbul.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Dec 2021
    I had a good time here, but it took a while for the social vibes to kick in. I felt like the hostel was full of social people who didn't know how to break the ice. Many people mentioned that they were worried about the lack of social atmosphere when they first arrived. I had the same worry. I think an extra event at night after dinner could go a long way to maintain a social atmosphere. But the staff was friendly and by my last day I did feel like I was leaving my home in Istanbul behind.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Microwave
  • 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