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.

Book more than 14 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
-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 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    A strategic accommodation for travellers who wish to explore Istanbul to the fullest, its food as well as its historical monuments. I would recommend Second Home to everyone and of course I will definitely go for Second Home again if I ever come back to Istanbul.
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Staying here was an all around amazing experience! Ideally located for the European side of the city, within walking distance of the major attractions and perfectly located for exploring neighborhoods. The staff was absolutely amazing, giving us fantastic advice and even going out of their way to show us where the best Baklava was. Very chill, very clean, very accommodating, and incredibly nice! They even have dinners and activities for hostal guests.I highly recommend you stay here if you can!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    Location is just great! Attractions, restaurants are within walking distance. There are two cute cats on the terrace, nice city view. Breakfast is yummy and it is only 3€. You share the key with roommates in shared dorm but the place is very safe as there is always someone at reception all day/night. The boys -Khursat, Zach and Memo-was awesome! Would recommend to everyone!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    I really loved staying there. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had so much fun there, and I definitely recommend it for anyone.
    Egypt, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Feb 2020
    Really Amazing hostel with wonderful staff. They have wonderful rooftop to hangout with nice views and beautiful cats in there. What an amazing staff they have, kind and helpful and fun, became friends with them, specially Kürsat.. He is so helpful and interesting to talk.. Made great friends at this hostel.. Would really recommend this hostel.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Feb 2020
    Un lugar encantador para alojarse buena por dinero y relación calidad-precio.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Feb 2020
    I had a really great stay here! 🙂 The hostel is in the perfect place to visit all of the main sites in the old part of the city (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque etc.). If you want a bit more nightlife, head to Galata (30 mins walk) from the hostel, or Akbıyık Cd. near the Hagia Sophia (only 10 mins walk). Memo & the staff were all brilliant, super friendly, always happy to chat & we're able to help with everything (recommendations & booking transport). Bring earplugs, try a Hammam & stay here. 😎
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Feb 2020
    My stay at the hostel was great, it was quite relaxing. The breakfast is yummy and there is always someone to hang out with at the reception. Thank you Kursat for playing The Sims with me at 1 a.m. Memo and Zack, you are cool dudes. The location is awesome, close to the sea and the Topkapi palace.
    Croatia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Feb 2020
    I can only recommend Second Home Hostel: very good location in the heart of the historical part of the city, nice food and welcoming staff!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    25 Feb 2020
    This place is not well maintained. Bed linen is very dirty and bed is not comfortable. Washroom is also in a very bad condition. But the host is very welcoming and very helpful.
    Pakistan, 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
  • 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