Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Shoestring Cave Pension - Göreme - Cappadocia

The Shoestring Cave Pension in Göreme is a charming and friendly pension in the heart of Cappadocia it offers a selection of dormitory rooms, rooms with shared facilities and ensuite rooms from as little as six Euros per night. The room we stayed is was clean and functional as you would expect from a budget hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and has a very communal feel, in the evenings it is not unusual to find the staff and guest relaxing around the barbeque together swapping stories and sharing a glass or two of raki. Breakfast consist of a choice of various different things including gozleme(pancakes), omelettes and French toast. In the evening the BBQ cost 15 Turkish lira and is very reasonable. Upon arrival one of the staff members will put you through a sales pitch offering the various different tours on offer; if like us you are not interested to sit through this then should be no problem if you politely excuse yourself, which is what we did. I would particularly recommend this pension if part of the appeal of your trip is hanging out and meeting other travellers.

The pension offers a selection of tours including balloon tours, trekking tours, bus tours, horse riding tours, jeep safari tours and a whirling dervish ceremony.
click here for Shoestring Cave Pension website


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