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 1 week 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: 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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

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 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Fantastic hostel, one of my favourites I have been to. Very safe area in walking distance of most of the main sights of istanbul and public transport. The staff were lovely and John will help you with anything you need. The beds were comfy and the rooftop terrace is amazing. It felt like a second home after 4 nights!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    The hostel is close to everything, only 2 mins walk to the tram. The staffs are friendly and so helpful. I booked the tour to Cappadocia, Pamukkule, and Ephesus from the hostel and they gave you the best price! The room is pretty clean and I met so many great people from the hostel. Definitely check our the rooftop. It’s amazing to be up to the rooftop, drinking and watching the view. Love it!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    I had a great stay at the Second Home Hostel! Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful rooftop bar and cute cats. I can very much recommend
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Very nice stay in the hostel and lovely staff. Definitely next visit to me in Istanbul I will stay there.
    Egypt, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    This is my second stay I started my trip here & have just finished my trip. The breakfast is amongst the best hostel breakfast i have enjoyed all trip. The hostel location is fantastic, close to several museums including hagia sophia & two beautiful water cisterns. I have travelled for 3months & i must say the staff are the most helpful I have met anywhere so far. They were eager to advise of locations worth seeing as well as help book travel as very competitive prices.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Aug 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff in particular were welcoming, friendly and really helpful. I couldn’t have asked for more. I also thought the roof terrace was a great space and enjoyed a few beers up there.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Aug 2019
    Kitchen facilities aren’t amazing (no microwave) but the staff are absolutely brilliant! I was going to Izmir after Istanbul and a staff member booked the bus for me and even took me to the station as it was on the other side of the river!! Would’ve been lost without him!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Sep 2019
    It was in area I was looking for. Staff was very helpful. Western toilet.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    08 Sep 2019
    Unfortunately I lost my film camera in the hostel which sucks. it's an old camera I don't understand why would people want to take it! The staff is helpful though and it's an incredible location close to the main Street.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2019
    Good Rooms and lockers, atmosphere was okay, dissapointing about the pub crawl (staff said they would come to the rooftop to collect us for bar crawl and they never came).
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi