Our Shantihome is a new concept of hostel for travelers looking for a temporary home in Izmir. Here, our guests will find everything they need in a home away from home.

The Hostel

in the center of Alsancak

Located in the heart of the city, Shantihome Hostel offers colourful rooms and free WiFi. It is located within a minute’s walk away from the nightlife hotspot and the Kordon.

Shantihome is İzmir’s first hostel. We offer a a friendly, colourful space to meet other people on the road. Our shanti environment is located in the middle of Alsancak, a lively and historically rich area with eating places, bars and artistic performances. We are also close to the Kordon seafront promenade, where you can watch the sun set listening to street musicians.

And a shanti multi-kulti environment provides you guidance for the road and surrounding İzmir.



Shantihome is 320m from the metro station (which will bring you directly from the airport) and 200m from Alsancak pier from which you can take a ferry to other parts of İzmir. İzmir is perfectly located for day trips to Ephesus, Pergamum, Sardis and Çeşme.

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about Shantihome

little expectations

Dear friends, welcome home.

Just recently, we opened our doors for travelling friends. Over time this place is going to create its own style by attending to your needs. To provide shanti-home-mood for all of us we share some general ideas.

We prefer having bare feet or slippers inside the building. In the common areas we do not smoke. In the salon we listen to music and hang out. After midnight we prefer no music or music at low volume.

To make some small contributions for our friends who earn their living from separating garbage, we put our plastic, paper, glass and cans in sorted bags so they can take it from here.

There is a SHARING BOX in the salon’s entrance, for books or simpler things like your no longer wanted shampoo or sunscreen, for those who might need them.

There is a shared kitchen, and we definitely support and encourage you to prepare your food. Organised and spontaneous happenings are always welcome. You can prepare lunch or dinner or similar things. It will certainly contribute to less consuming and an opportunity to feel more comfortable since we cooperate with each other. In order to sustain the sharing environment you can contribute to the expenses.

Breakfast is available in the morning for each guest. We can eat together and share the morning and make a good start to the day.

Free tea, herbs and drinking water is available in the kitchen. Use the kitchen as you need, but please try to leave it CLEAN and TIDY. There is a dishwasher that you can put your plates, glass and cutlery into.

In the toilets and the bathrooms we try to be as respectful as we can towards others specially about cleanliness. That means if you had lovely water party while showering just wipe it away. Of course we are checking them out regularly as well, but can’t keep an eye on all the time.

There are many empty places and walls to be contributed with the colours and shapes coming from your inner beauty. Do not hesitate sharing your ideas about painting/recreating/redesigning any corner of our home.

These are the living guidelines we started sharing with friends but none of them are strictly definite! They can be changed with your brilliant suggestions. As life continues to float, things change and we are open to whatever it brings…Like you coming from somewhere around the world.



Enjoy your stay among friends!

Getting here


from the

At the airport, follow the signs to the İzban (train) station, and take the train in the direction of Aliağa to Alsancak. This will take about 25 minutes. From Alsancak station, it is then a five minute walk to the hostel: once outside the station, you will see a big roundabout. At the left of the roundabout, there is a pedestrian crossing. Cross this and you will see a Garanti Bank. Walk down the street next to it (1469 sokak), then take the second left and then the second right. After two minutes of walking you will see a three storey purple building on your right and that is Shantihome!! Also have a look at the map below…


by Bus

Buses from almost everywhere else in Turkey arrive at İzmir bus station (otogar). Every bus company offers a free shuttle service to BASMANE. Once you are in Basmane, it is a 20 minute walk to the hostel (have a look at the map below), or you can take a share taxi (2,5TL), a private taxi (10TL) or the metro!
from basmane train station

Dear guests, coming from basmane you can also use taxi, but be sure and insist the taxi driver opens the taxi meter! (the meter should tell you the exact amount of money you should pay! some times it happens that drivers do not open it and demand 10€ or sometimes more, the standart price is among 11 to 12 TL Turkish lira )

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from train station



A shanti multi-kulti friend environment provides you guidance for the road and surrounding İzmir.

free wifi

Hight speed WiFi internet access throughout the entire hostel, even in the rooms.

fully equipped kitchen

A fully equipped shared kitchen, with permission to use basic supply (i.e; olive oil, sugar, salt, spices, tea, instant coffee, butter)


We have room to keep your bikes and we also have bikes for rent if you want to visit the city cycling. Bikes are free for long stays.


There is a washing machine in our hostel for you to use and wash your laundry.

24 hour hot/cold water

24 hour hot/cold water in shared baths (free towel & soap and slippers can provided on demand).



Our address: 1464 sok. No: 15, Alsancak 35220, İzmir

If you have any questions please email, call, facebook or skype us!
Phone: +90 546 235 08 05

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