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!


• 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


5-10 minutes to walk to the following cultural attractions;
• Hagia Sophia • Blue Mosque • Topkapı Palace • Basilica Cistern • Grand Bazaar • Galata Bridge
• Spice Bazaar • Rustempasha Mosque • Galata Tower • Suleymaniye Mosque • Gulhane Park




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.

♦ The safest and most comfortable hostel for SOLO TRAVELERS, COUPLES, FRIENDS
♦ Welcome to Social Media Influencers & Travel Bloggers & Youtube Phenomenons


• 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 • Terrace

• 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
• Wi-Fi is accessible, stable and fast all around the hostel
• Telephone, Fax, Print and Scan services available

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 8-beds mixed dorm is located in the basement.
- 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)

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2021
    The atmosphere of this place is so friendly, even during covid times. The staff especially is very charming. If they invite you to join them for a meal SAY YES they are excellent chefs. The hostel cat Mimi had some adorable kittens which made the rooftop really special. The building is a bit old so its missing some modern appliances like an elevator and central air conditioning.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2021
    Had a lovely stay at the Second Home Hostel. The location, near the Gulhane Park, is perfect for walking to the most famous attractions, shops, restaurants and seaside. The staff is friendly and helpful (they helped me with changing my flight, PCR test, delicious food and useful information about the local hidden gems). Thank you guys! Hope to see you soon!
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    Had a wonderful stay at the hostel, great location, friendly & fantastic staff helpful with anything till the end giving directions and recommendations Clean, safe and close to public transportation I extremely recommend this comfortable place.
    Jordan, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2021
    Great place, great location, great staff. Very happy with the accommodations
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2021
    It’s a very low-key hostel, but they go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible. I loved it so much I stayed an extra night. It’s in a great location if you want to see the older side and some of the bigger sites, but everything is just a few tram stops away. It’s a great homebase for solo travelers or group explorers who want a solid spot to sleep, shower and recharge before going back out!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 May 2021
    Had a wonderful stay here, there’s a reason it is called Second Home Hostel because that’s exactly how it feels. Staff are so helpful with Covid test, directions, general tourist questions, etc. I don’t review often but I felt this place truly deserved it. Location is ideal, very close to Hagia Sophia and famous Blue Mosque. To top it off it has the most amazing view from the top balcony area!! If you plan on staying in Istanbul just save time and book here as we have twice now!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2021
    Fantastic hostel! It was lovely to find this home away from home in Istanbul. I stayed for a week, and it was a really great base to have whilst exploring the city. The location is great, it’s near the sea, loads of restaurants and shops, and the main attractions like the Hagia Sophia. Also, I payed for a single room and was put in a bigger triple room for my whole stay, for no extra cost. The staff and people here are the highlight, as their kindness is what makes this hostel so special :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2021
    Great stay! We’ll be back in 2 weeks. Teshekurlar!!
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2021
    The place is fantastic! Very homey, clean and cheap. Staff is great too…respectful and super helpful! Location is amazing inside the old city next to Gulhane park and Topkapi palace. One of the best hostels in Istanbul, hands down!
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 Jul 2021
    Couldn’t ask for anything more in regards to the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. They always put a smile on our faces when entering and exiting the hostel. From the stunning rooftop bar to the chilled out ground floor area, it has all you need, placed in a safe and accessible area, Istanbul is in your hands when staying here. Oh, and let’s don’t forget the adorable cats …
    England, Couple, 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
  • 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