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 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2022
    I had an absolutely wonderful stay with Second Home!! It really felt like home - all my needs were met and I was embraced into the family. I also met a lot of people to explore the city with and who I can now call friends ;) thank you Memo and Kudis, I’ll be back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2022
    This is a great hostel with an amazing, chill vibe. The staff are great, and the atmosphere is perfect for meeting people.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2022
    Absolutely wonderful hostel! Staff was best I've ever experienced. They helped me with honest opinions and feedback about the million questions I had, with navigating the bustling streets of Istanbul and more importantly they helped me organize the next leg of my journey (public transit, how to purchase a bus ticket, translation, even talking on the phone with a bus company because only Turkish was spoken). Accommodation was clean, quiet, and rooftop patio is stunning! Maşallah! Teşekkür ederim!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2022
    Second Home was a really good place to stay in Istanbul, the stuff is really nice and caring, they help you with everything you need, the place was clean, really good location, walking distance to some of the major turistic attractions in the city and the vibes in the place are really nice, you get to meet nice people from all over the world.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2022
    This hostel truly felt like a second home. The staff were super helpful and kind. Great for solo travelers as they host nightly dinners which helps the guests meet. Also has a nice rooftop area to hang out in. They have a really cute cat named Mimi as well. Great location! Would definitely recommend!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2022
    An absolutely wonderful stay here from arrival to when we checked out! The guys running the hostel were so welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. It’s in a great location, feels super safe and has a fantastic terrace and common room to meet people. I would absolutely recommend staying here!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Apr 2022
    Great place and all the staff are great people!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Apr 2022
    Great atmosphere and location. Get a room with AC for the summer and have a blast!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 May 2022
    Nice location right in the touristic district. Pleasant rooftop. Really nice staff! Clean and safe. Mainly men guests (95% I would say). Not the calmest place to remote work after 7pm local time because more party/drinking vibe on the rooftop. But during the day all good and good wifi. FYI the wifi does not work on the second floor, including the female dorm so it was not practical.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Apr 2022
    Overall, the value for the money for a private room with private bath is lacking, I can find nicer accommodations at hotels for cheaper. The staff is very welcoming though, so that's a plus.
    USA, Male, 41+
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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