Cappadocia is a living fairytale destination, filled with awe-inspiring natural wonders. From remarkable geological rock formations to natural caves and splendid valleys, Cappadocia is a can’t miss destination when visiting Turkey! 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.
QUICK PICKS: 3 BEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA
Don’t have time to read my detailed breakdown of all the best places to stay in Cappadocia? No worries! These are my three top picks for where to stay in Cappadocia. If you book one of these three, you are guaranteed to have a great stay in a great location!
WHERE TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA COMPARISON TABLE
|3 Best Luxury Cave Hotels|
|Mithra Cave Hotel||$191|
|Sultan Cave Suites||$112|
|2 Best Value Cave Hotels|
|Aydinli Cave Hotel||$79|
|Arif Cave Hotel||$61|
|Traveller’s Cave Hotel||$78|
|3 Best Cave Hotels With Pools|
|Local Cave House Hotel||$40|
|Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel||$151|
|Grand Cappadocia Hotel||$111|
|3 Cheap Places to stay in Cappadocia|
|Cappadocia Cave Rooms||$35|
|Goreme Cave Rooms||$30|
|Stay in Peace Cave Hostel||$20|
|2 Best Hotels in Uchisar with Pools|
|Hermes Cave Hotel (Couple Pick)||$76|
|Museum Hotel (Family Pick)||$408|
13 BEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA
I’ve covered the best places to stay in Cappadocia – ranging from budget-friendly cave hotels and hostels, best value guesthouses, to luxurious cave hotels. I’ve split the blog up into five sections.
- The 2 best luxury cave hotels in Cappadocia
- The 2 best value places to stay in Cappadocia
- The 3 best cave hotels with pools
- The 3 best cheap places to stay in Cappadocia
- The 2 best places to stay in Uchisar with pools
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.
2 BEST LUXURY CAVE HOTELS
SULTAN CAVE SUITES
Sultan Cave Suites (Insta-worthy): Perhaps you’ve seen Insta-couple photos on Instagram posing
with tons of hot balloons and colorful skyscapes, delicious breakfast set up on the table, colorful cushions, and cute dogs as a backdrop- yes this is the place!
Sultan Cave Suites is best known for its breakfast terrace and really popular with Instagram influencers and couples. In my opinion, the owners here are quite genius as they set up the terrace every morning for the guests to enjoy taking tons of photos for their social media while watching the panoramic view of Goreme.
It’s not only about the best view, but this hotel also has suite rooms of different sizes; ranging from junior suite to sultan suite. The hotel staff can arrange local excursions such as hiking and hot air balloon flights which are must-do activities in Cappadocia. If you are seeking a truly magical holiday, this is the best cave hotel in Cappadocia
MITHRA CAVE HOTEL
Mithra Cave Hotel (Best View): Mithra Cave Hotel is a luxury cave suite with terrific views of many
hot air balloons gliding over Goreme town. Compared to other luxurious cave hotels, Mithra’s price is quite competitive considering it’s the most photographed cave hotel in town because of its insane view of hot air balloons in the morning.
This property offers numerous terraces adorned with beautiful carpets and pillows – not to mention they also have a cute dog which you can take photos with, too! The rooms are cozy, breakfast is beautiful, and the hotel staff is very welcoming so it’s not just a pretty setting. It is a fantastic place to stay for Instagrammers and luxury seekers. No doubt this is one of the very best cave hotels in Cappadocia.
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 their elaborate architecture and cozy environment. These accommodation choices below are perfect for your budget.
AYDINLI CAVE HOTEL
Aydinli Cave Hotel: 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 one of the the best places to stay in Cappodocia and is value for money!
ARIF CAVE HOTEL
Arif Cave Hotel: 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.
The sweetest part of the stay was unwinding on 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.
- Convenient location
- Easy access to famous restaurants, shopping centers
- Good value for money
TRAVELLER’S CAVE HOTEL
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, a sumptuous buffet-style breakfast, and amazing morning views with hot air balloon background. It feels like home! One of the best value places to stay in Cappadocia.
3 BEST CAVE HOTELS WITH POOLS
These cave hotels provide an extraordinary experience with their best facilities and amenities like outdoor pools, fireplaces and more.
LOCAL CAVE HOUSE HOTEL
Local Cave House Hotel: 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 a 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!
Anatolian Houses Cave Hotel: 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. One of the most well-designed and classiest places to stay in Cappadocia.
GRAND CAPPADOCIA HOTEL
Grand Cappadocia Hotel: 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.
3 CHEAPEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPPADOCIA
CAPPADOCIA CAVE ROOMS
Cappadocia Cave Rooms: 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 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, rooftop view, and what it can offer. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer.
Goreme Cave Rooms: 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 of 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 to stay in Cappadocia!
Another option for budget travelers is the Stay in Peace Cave Hostel. For around $20, you can get a comfy bunk bed with a shared bathroom and free breakfast. Airport pickup and bike rental are also available so it’s a very good deal.
There are plenty of restaurants nearby so you won’t worry about getting hungry. It’s also an ideal place to meet like-minded fellow travelers or backpackers around the world. For me, this is my best pick in terms of budget.
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 luxury hotels, inns, and rental villas. I
2 BEST HOTELS IN UCHISAR
HERMES CAVE HOTEL
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 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.
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 is 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.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the best places to stay in Cappadocia. I’m sure you now have a good idea of where you want to stay in Cappadocia for a magical visit.
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 hiking guide! Find out about all of the best hikes in Cappadocia with details, directions and lots of photos: 8 AWESOME HIKES IN CAPPADOCIA
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