WHERE TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA: THE BEST HOTELS & HOSTELS
Cappadocia is a fascinating place filled with awe-inspiring natural wonders. From bizarre geological rock formations to natural caves and splendid valleys, Cappadocia is a can’t miss destination when visiting Turkey! People in Cappadocia have been residing amongst the legendary rocks and caves for thousands of years and have turned some of them into hotels, apartments, and shops. Now, travelers from around the world have the chance to experience a part of this lifestyle! Whether you’re a photography buff or you’re an explorer of exotic places in the world, this destination will have you believing in magic again. It is truly a fairytale destination this guide will help you decide where to stay in Cappadocia so that you have a magical visit.
There are five great areas to base for your adventures in Cappadocia that each showcases great options for places to stay. The towns of Göreme and Uçhisar, for example, are the most popular picks and Goreme is my personal favorite as it offers the best views of hot air balloons every morning. Riding a hot air balloon in Cappadocia is a must-do activity. But for a quieter place to stay, Uchisar may be a better pick instead. I know choosing the best place to stay in Cappadocia can be quite tricky. That’s why this guide is written to make your life a hassle-free – you’re on vacation after all! I’ve covered the best hotels in Cappadocia – ranging from budget-friendly cave hotels and hostels, best value guesthouses, to luxurious cave hotels!
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WHERE TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA – COMPARISON TABLE
|3 Best Luxury Cave Hotels|
|RATING||RATE/NIGHT||VALUE FOR MONEY|
|Mithra Cave Hotel||Goreme||8.9||$191||Location—9.4|
|Sultan Cave Suites||Goreme||8.8||$112||With pool|
|Charming Cave Hotel||Goreme||9.8||$86||Location— 9.9|
|2 Best Value Cave Hotels|
|Aydinli Cave Hotel||Goreme||9.7||$79||Location—9.8|
|Arif Cave Hotel||Goreme||9.7||$61||Location— 9.8|
|Traveller’s Cave Hotel||Goreme||9.3||$78||Location— 9.5|
|3 Best Cave Hotels With Pools|
|Local Cave House Hotel||Goreme||9.4||$40||With pool|
|Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel||Goreme||8.9||$151||With pool|
|Grand Cappadocia Hotel||Goreme||9.1||$111||With pool|
|3 Cheapest Places to stay in Cappadocia|
|Cappadocia Cave Rooms||Goreme||8.3||$35||Location-9.3|
|Goreme Cave Rooms||Goreme||8.5||$30||Location-9.3|
|Stay in Peace Cave Hostel||Goreme||8.9||$20||Value- 9.2|
|2 Best Hotels in Uchisar with Pools|
|Hermes Cave Hotel (Couple Pick)||Uchisar||9.4||$76||With pool|
|Museum Hotel (Family Pick)||Uchisar||9.1||$408||With pool|
Goreme is the center of all tourism in Cappadocia. It is certainly the most touristy town as major travel and tour agencies are based here. It also offers the widest price range of hotels, with both boutique and hostels on offer to suit every budget. The best thing is that you can get a close-up view of hot air balloons and can walk to the famous Goreme Open Air Museum which is the most visited attraction in Cappadocia. If it’s your first time in Cappadocia, then Göreme is definitely the most convenient place to stay.
3 BEST LUXURY CAVE HOTELS
The Mithra Cave Hotel stood out amongst all of the cave hotels in Goreme. This hotel sits on top of Aydinli Hill (Most popular hot air balloon vantage point) which offers outstanding panoramic views of the hot air balloons flying over the villages and valleys during sunrise. It is in the perfect location and the best part is you won’t only get the best views from your room but also there is plenty of space in the common area for you to sit while enjoying your traditional Turkish breakfast buffet. Room ranges from basic cave rooms to luxury cave suites which are perfect to all types of guests. Undoubtedly, this is by far the best cave hotel in Cappadocia for its view and its value for money!
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This property is one of the top picks for its epic rooftop sundeck and panoramic views across Goreme. You have probably seen this rooftop hot air balloon viewing spot on Instagram. You’ll be enchanted with the hot air balloon view and fairy chimneys as the owner reserved the terrace for guests only so it’ll be a perfect backdrop for photo opportunities. There is an on-site stylish restaurant that serves regional Turkish dishes and you can relax with all the pillows and Turkish rugs and carpets laying down while watching the sunset over the village. The rooms are cave suite-style decorated with antiques; rooms are huge with comfy beds which is awesome! In my opinion, cave rooms are typical to the Cappadocia experience so if it’s your first time here, then staying in one like Sultan Cave Suites is a must.
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Charming Cave Hotel is a family-run boutique hotel located just a short stroll from the heart of Goreme town. In my opinion, this is one of the best options if you want to spend some magical days in Cappadocia, where you find yourself in rooms graved into rocks, taking you back for ages and you may not want to leave. There are plenty of stylish rooms to choose from and the highlight is the service; the hotel staff helps you to organize everything from private transportation to the excursions like the famous hot air balloon rides. From the moment you walk in you’ll be treated like a family here. They even recommend some good places to eat which suit your budget.
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3 BEST VALUE CAVE HOTELS
Cappadocia is home to the famous best value cave hotels in the world. With an affordable price, customers can get more than what they want- stunning views of the city, Goreme in particular; awesome food, great location, as well as access to other activities. The value hotels here are top-rated by guests for its elaborate architecture and cozy environment. These accommodation choices below are perfect for your budget.
This family-run hotel is in a small converted home made of stones and natural rocks. This charming hotel is equipped with everything you need and it’s very close to hustle and bustle of Goreme town. From its rooftop terrace, you can get a panoramic view of the wonderful city of Goreme while having a taste of Turkish buffet breakfast which is included in the price. I think is really cheap considering how big the rooms and bathrooms are, and the owners are always available to assist guests in every way they can like arranging private tours and activities. Undoubtedly, it is best-rated accommodation in Goreme and is value for money!
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If what you’re looking for is an accessible property in Goreme, then look no further than Arif Cave Hotel. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to famous restaurants, shopping centers, and even the city’s must-see attractions. They also have a wide range of amenities and recreational activities like horse riding. Eager to try a hot air balloon ride? Don’t worry, Arif can arrange it for you for a reasonable price. The sweetest part of the stay was unwinding in the balcony with a glass of wine while enjoying the epic sunset view. If you’re fortunate enough to visit Cappadocia and want to witness this insane view from the highest rooftop in town make sure you stay at Arif Cave Hotel. You’ll definitely get more for what you pay here. Extremely good value hotel for the money!
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From the name itself, this hotel is suitable for all types of travelers even for backpackers who want to have a comfy stay for a not-so-expensive price. Included in its rooms are a fireplace, hot tub, a minibar, and most importantly, a safe box where you can keep your precious belongings. For $78 a night, you’ll get exemplary service, sumptuous buffet-style breakfast, amazing morning views with hot air balloon background. It feels like home! What appeals to me is that all of that comes under a very reasonable price. There is also a bike rental service available for you to explore the place. This accommodation is one of the best picks in terms of good value for money.
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3 BEST CAVE HOTELS
These cave hotels provide an extraordinary experience with its best facilities and amenities like outdoor pools, fireplace and more. They guarantee relaxation and comfort through its services, like dining and drinking and a lot more. These unique accommodations come with a pool, making it perfect for families, friends and even couples. It’s a sure fun staying in these hotels, which at the same time, offer you real savings!
Perhaps you are looking for a place with a pool this time yet still cater to your budget. This is probably the most famous pool in Cappadocia! The Local Cave House House is definitely the place! Located right in the heart of Goreme, this boutique-style property offers spacious rooms with traditional Turkish design, a huge modern bathroom, comfy beds, and balcony. I personally like the massive outdoor pool which is surrounded by sun loungers where guests can enjoy the panoramic views of Goreme. It’s also accessible to everything and the staff is incredibly helpful here. This hotel has table tennis too; seriously it has everything you could ask for. Definitely the best hotel in Goreme town!
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Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel is centrally located in Goreme town, close to restaurants shops and attractions. What’s really interesting is that the property has a unique and modern art concept accommodation wherein you can find a lot of artifacts all over. The hotel gives you a wonderful feeling of a rustic lifestyle with all the comfort you may get from a 4-star hotel. The superb staff makes you feel at home- they are extremely helpful. It also boasts both a large indoor and outdoor pool which feels like having a Roman bath. They also offer excursions but a major plus point for this hotel is the lovely natural architecture. It is surely the best hotel in the region.
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This boutique-style hotel offers everything for the comfort of its guests. It features a large outdoor pool where you can swim all you want. The hotel has a terrace in each room where you can enjoy watching the amazing views around and smell the lovely scents of the flowers in its garden. There is also a little kitchen and a shared lounge, so it’s a good opportunity for you to meet new friends. The breakfast was buffet-style and it was beautiful and delicious. For me, the staff makes the hotel really great as they are extremely helpful. Grand Cappadocia Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Goreme, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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3 CHEAPEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA
If you are traveling on a budget, you may want to consider this cave room. This family-run property in the middle of the town of Göreme that offers a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Cappadocia and fairy chimneys. The location is great as it is very close to everything including the bus station, shops, restaurants, and museum. I couldn’t fault this place; it’s way cheaper compared to decent cave rooms in Goreme town. Overall, I liked the place because of the service, location, the rooftop view and what it can offer. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer.
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Goreme Cave Rooms is in the center of the hustle and bustle of Goreme. This is one of the cheapest cave rooms to stay and the location is perfect for getting around town. The terrace makes for a great view watching the balloons rise in the morning. This property does a good job as they are always helpful with recommendations on excursions. I would suggest booking the tours here as they would give you a good price. I personally recommend this place not only because of its great service and delicious breakfast, but also the amazing panoramic view from its terrace. Definitely one of the cheapest places in Cappadocia!
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Another option for budget travelers is the Stay in Peace Cave Hostel. For around $20, you can get a comfy bunk bed with shared bathroom and free breakfast. Airport pickup and bike rental are also available so it’s a very good deal. There’s plenty of restaurants nearby so you won’t worry about getting hungry. It’s also an ideal place to meet like-minded and fellow travelers or backpackers around the world. For me, this is my best pick in terms of budget.
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Uçhisar is less touristy and also known for its breathtaking rock castle which is the highest viewing point in Central Cappadocia. The area is isolated compared to Goreme yet offers incredible views of Cappadocia and is home to many nice and luxury hotels, inns, and rental villas. It’s a quiet area that is why it is a great base for families with a good although the smaller selection of restaurants. The place has easy access to a nice hike through the picturesque Pigeon Valley to Goreme. A good option if you are looking for somewhere quiet to stay with lovely views. Below are my top two favorites in Uchisar. One is perfect for families and the other one is ideal for couples.
2 BEST HOTELS IN UCHISAR
Hermes Cave Hotel (Couple Pick):
Hermes hotel is one of the best-rated hotels in the Uchisar area due to its great location. The view from the hotel includes, of course, breathtaking balloons during sunrises which you can observe from your window as well as the Uchisar castle as from the terrace of the hotel. They’ve got an amazing staff and the food was top notch. This luxury suite is a bit of an undiscovered find and at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend this cave hotel especially the deluxe suite to couples traveling to Cappadocia. This hotel gives a real sense of true Cappadocia.
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Museum Hotel (Family Pick):
Museum Hotel is a fancy hotel located on the slope of Uçhisar which boasts phenomenal views over the valleys. What’s really interesting that the hotel is based on the concept of a living museum and even the rooms contain relics. The view of the hot air balloons from the hotel’s Roman Pool is breathtaking and the Roman ruins scattered throughout the grounds make for some unique photo opportunities. The pool can be heated so it’s still swimmable even in the winter. No doubt, this is one of the most sought-after hotels in Cappadocia.
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TRANSPORT IN CAPPADOCIA
Hire a Private Driver: Hiring a driver for a few hours to take you to several sites will cost about 100 Turkish Lyra depending on the car and your negotiation, which is about $20 USD. This is a good idea if you want to see 1-2 locations in an afternoon.
One of the best ways to get around is to hire a driver that will allow you to create a customized itinerary. That way you can visit all the spots you are interested in. To hire a private car with a driver/guide you can book online here or you might be a bigger group and in that case, it can be cheaper to hire a van in Cappadocia, which also comes with a driver.
Rent a Mountain Bike: We thought about renting a mountain bike but they were 150 Turkish Lyra for the entire day so it would have been 300 Turkish Lyra for both of us just to transit around. That’s almost $60 USD. It would have been fun but once we fund out everyone wanted to help us by giving us lifts there wasn’t much need. We either walked or hitchhiked.
Rent A Scooter/Moped: A scooter costs about 150-200 Turkish Lyra ($30-40 USD) per day and could be handy if you want to explore some attractions a bit further away or venture over to Uchisar.
Rent an ATV: Given the rough terrain in Cappadocia, an ATV is a fun option to help you explore the natural wonders and rock formations of the region. Prices are about $40 USD for two hours. If you are keen to head out on an ATV there is an awesome Quad-Bike Safari Tour that takes you through Sword, Love and Rose Valley during golden hour!
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The big guide! This post has all of my favorite activities, which I personally did while in Cappadocia for ten days: 24 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN CAPPADOCIA
The hiking guide! Find out about all of the best hikes in Cappadocia with details, directions and lots of photos: 8 AWESOME HIKES IN CAPPADOCIA
Thinking about flying in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia? Read this first: CAPPADOCIA HOT AIR BALLOONS: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY
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