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Second Home Hostel

Great place to stay-very friendly staff and the location is very good. Short walk to Ayasofia and Blue Mosque. Also close to Taksim. I highly recommend staying here. It is clean, cheap and it is a very nice stay. :)

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  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan

About Second Home Hostel

Centrally Located:

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:

Glhane Park-Topkapı Palace-Basilica Cistern-Hagia Sophia-Blue Mosque-Grand Bazaar-Spice Bazaar-Rstempaşa Mosque-Galata Tower-Sleymaniye Mosque

Also we are close to local restaurants area where you can have tasty and cheap food

Easy Transportation:

We have an airport pick up service for very reasonable prices on request. We are also located near Gulhane and Sirkec tramway stops, bus stations, ferries and airport shuttle stops, making it easy to get to all of the sights of Istanbul and beyond.

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner :

Breakfast is included with all accommodation, so you can start your day easily dining and chatting with fellow travelers. Breakfast serving time is between 08:30 and 11:30.

Breakfast includes : cheese, olives, salami, eggs, jam, butter, bread, tomato, cucumber, milk, cornflakes,biscuit and on certain days we also serve special Turkish omelette and all kind of teas and nescafe

You may enjoy the tastiest and healthiest foods at lunch and dinner

Common Room :

The common area of the hostel 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 is always available

Computers for free using or wi-fi is accessible everywhere for your device

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 make BBQ party on rooftop terrace, followed by a pub crawl to Taksim (the centre of nightlife and live music in Istanbul).

Wireless internet is available. So, you can connect to the internet with your own device at terrace.

Check-in & Check out :

Check in time is : 13.30

If you come early, you can keep your bags in luggage storage until 13.30 !

Check out time is : 10.30

You are free to store your luggage here if you are coming back after discovering around or if you have flight later than this time.

How to get from Airport and Bus Station :

We can arrange airport transfer which is more cheaper and safer than taxi:

We wait you there with Second Home Hostel sign and your name on time then take you to hostel by private car

If you would like to have this service please send your flight details :

Airline, flight number, departure city, airport (Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen) and expected arrival time

If you need a SHUTTLE from Hostel to Airport, please ask us when you arrive at the hostel !

From Bus station: You take a metro from Esenler ( Otogar ) to Aksaray.After that you can take a tramway from Aksaray to Gulhane Tramway Stop then 2 minutes by walk from right small street to Hostel (It's called Ebussuud Street )

From Train station: You can walk to our place in 4 minutes.

From Ataturk Airport: Take an underground metro from Ataturk Airport to Zeytinburnu then tramway from Zeytinburnu to Gulhane station

After that walk from right side to the hostel in 2 minutes,

From Sabiha Gokcen Airport : There is bus from Sabiha Gokcen to Kadikoy directly ( bus number is : E-10 ) and you will take a ferry from Kadikoy to Eminonu then walk to hostel in 15 minutes

We are a sociable and party-loving hostel :

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.

Our staffs cook delicious Turkish Ravioli and you get a chance to meet with another guest, dance with Turkish Music on this night (:

Friday and Saturday , we've pup crawl in Taksim-Beyoğlu, we take taxis for 5 min. and walk through Istiklal Street...after 2 or 3 roof top bars, you are free to enjoy your night as you decide!

Facilities :

There are common showers and bathrooms on the corridors. Private ensuite rooms have air-conditioning and shared rooms have fans and all rooms have heating.

Laundry ( washing-drying-folding : 20 TL only )

Free towels,linen and sheets ( we can change every 2-3 days )

Central heating

24hrs reception

Free maps of Istanbul

Desk and chair-Adaptors-Free WiFi-Postal Service-Book Exchange


No Curfew and Non Smoking Rooms

Guest Kitchen is available between 13.00 and 21.00 for 3 euro !

We have security cameras at key locations with 24 hour reception and a safe box in which you may store your valuables.

*Our friendly staff can arrange tours in Istanbul and all around Turkey,give helpful tips about the city

*We are 5 storey building but unfortunately we don't have an elevator!

Accommodation :

# Single room w/shared bathroom

# Double room w/shared bathroom

# Twin room w/shared bathroom

# Single room w/private bathroom

# Double room w/private bathroom

# Triple w/private bathroom

# Family room w/private bathroom (4-5 beds)

# Female Dorm(4 beds )

# Mixed Dorm ( 9beds )

We have everything you need to enjoy your stay and feel comfortable.


Important Information


!!!! you are welcome any time!! we are open 24 hours

Check in : after 13:00
Check out : lastly 10.30am
Payment by cash upon arrival
Please advice about arrival time

**Please note that we accept only guests ages of between 14 and 45 for DORMITORY



Hocapasa Mahallesi Ebussuud Caddesi No : 19 Sirkec

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great place to stay-very friendly staff and the location is very good. Short walk to Ayasofia and Blue Mosque. Also close to Taksim. I highly recommend staying here. It is clean, cheap and it is a very nice stay. :)


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed in the family room which is on the top floor for two nights. The room, beds and toilets were clean. I find this hotel to be affordable. It might not be in the heart of Sultanahmet, but the other important landmarks are just a few minutes away on foot.


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Staff very friendly


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