Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our Hostel is located between the old town and the new town, the ideal location to discover this whole city and what it has to offer.
Second Home Hostel is within walking distance to the following cultural attractions:
Gulhane Park-Topkapı Palace-Basilica Cistern-Hagia Sophia-Blue Mosque-Grand Bazaar-Spice Bazaar-Rustempasha Mosque-Galata Tower-Suleymaniye Mosque

-The 8-beds mixed dorm is located in BASEMENT !
-We have age limit for dormitories: Max. 40 years old !
Check in: after 13.30
Check out: before 10.30
-Breakfast is not included in the given rates. You can get for €3 per day

There are common showers and bathrooms in the corridors.
Private ensuite rooms have air-conditioning and shared rooms have fans and all rooms have heating.
Laundry Service ( washing-drying-folding )
Free towels, linen and sheets
Central heating
24hr reception
Free maps of Istanbul
Desk and Chair-Adaptors-Postal Service-Book Exchange-Hairdryers-Lockers
No Curfew and Non Smoking Rooms
We have security cameras at key locations with 24 hour reception and a safe box for your valuables.

We are near Tramway stops, Marmaray (Metro) stops, Bus stations, Ferry piers and Airport Shuttle stops

*Free Walking Tour
*Pub Crawl
*Homemade Turkish Food everyday
*City Sightseeing Tours
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Common Room:
The common area of the property consists of a guest kitchen and a cozy lounge area where guests can read, surf the net, watch tv, play backgammon, card games etc.
24 hours open for chilling and chatting!
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.

Rooftop Terrace :
After a long day exploring the wonders of the city, you can relax on ROOFTOP TERRACE
We make waterpipe between 19.00-02.00 and you are free to bring your own drink, food and have up there!
Each week we do Turkish Dinner Night, followed by a pub crawl to Taksim (the centre of nightlife and live music in Istanbul).

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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    Had an absolutely incredible time here, amazing and kind staff, nice and clean amenities and a comfy bed. They go the extra mile to make sure your stay is the best it can be. New rooftop which is perfect for relaxing and just adopted three kittens to play with! Also, amazing location with a walking distance to all main attractions. Must stay!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    Staff at the hostel were friendly, professional and very helpful. Memo was great and sorted out a brilliant day trip for me. The breakfast was also great. Location ideal and good value for money. I highly recommend.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 May 2019
    Second Home was great! We met a bunch of other travelers there and the atmosphere was very friendly. The rooms are exactly what you’d need and a great value for the price. Would definitely recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 May 2019
    Had a wonderful time, really friendly atmosphere and great memories!! Would definitely recommend-plus as of my stay there were 3 6 week old kittens who were one of the highlights of my stay !
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 May 2019
    Loved my stay at Second Home Hostel! It has such a great atmosphere and community. The staff are awesome; super helpful and are great to hang out with. They help to cultivate such a beautiful vibe. I really enjoyed staying there as I explored Istanbul. The location made it so easy to get around. I’ll definitely be back!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 May 2019
    My stay at Second Home Hostel was fantastic. The Hostel roof top terrace seemed to attract the greatest people which was the cherry on top for such a good location. All the major attractions were a minimum 15 minute walk; and if you had to go any further the tram was within 10 minutes. I highly recommend this place. I was there for 8 days and saw people come and go but everyone who showed up was amazing. Also currently there are kittens.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 May 2019
    Hostel owner helped me book my bus ticket which saved me a lot of time and stress! Much appreciated!! Great location! Clean and nice terrace!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 May 2019
    Had a real nice stay here!! Staff was all very friendly and Zack is a cool guy!!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    12 May 2019
    Check in: pretty simple. You pay how much ever you owe. The rules are simple. Facility: the main room is nice. I stayed in the basement dorm, and that was quite dark and humid. I don’t know if I wanna stay during summer time.There’s no big locker for your bag. You get a small lockable drawer, though. Location: good location. Walking distance to main area. Downside: I got locked out. I came back after walking around, and the front door was locked, and no one was there to open. No 24hr recep
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.3


    12 May 2019
    Very poor facilities. Dorm was in basement and was very cold with a single light which was very dim. No individual lights/power sockets with bed. Security locker in room were very tiny and you couldn't put much stuff there. There was no dustbin, or door mat.. Room was not spacious and blankets were not heavy enough for cold either. On pros, staff was nice, and food was cheap, and common area was nice. Location was also good.
    India, Male, 18-24
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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