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ShoeString Cave House
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in a cave room with en-suite. As the weather was a bit chilly when we arrived it was nice to have the heating on and the room was very cosy. The rooms are centred round a lovely courtyard-type area and there was a terrace with lovely view although we didn't make the most of it as by the time we returned every day it was turning a bit chilly. We found it very good value and I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Good place, antique, carved in the rock, near the mosque, near everything! Very recomendad. The attention wqs perfect, Sileyman, the man in the front desk, always rewdy to help! Excelent place to go alone or with someone. Something to improve, the bathrooms could be better, the rest including the breakfast great......:......................:............................ :..................?.............

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
Thank Federico D
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

A friend and I stayed 3 nights at Shoestring in an lovely ensuite private room with a private balcony and a beautiful view - but what made our experience truly awesome was the staff - especially Oktay. We started chatting with him as we checked in, and we were telling him about the rest of our trip - within minutes he became our one-man trip planner, and he really helped us nail down our itinerary for the rest of our stay in Turkey - including calling multiple people to check on bus times, plane ticket prices, a hostel recommendation for our next town, etc. By the time we left the office 40 minutes later, we had almost the entire rest of our trip figured out. The man knows his stuff, and he was so helpful, and gave great advice. The entire rest of our trip turned out perfectly, and we have him to thank for that.
During our stay we also witnessed Oktay chase down a bus for miles after a guest left some luggage on it (he got it!) We witnessed him immediately point some travelers to a different hostel nearby when they said they were looking for the cheapest dorm beds in town. Basically, Oktay is an incredibly nice and honest guy, he consistently goes above and beyond for his guests, and he became a great friend over the course of our stay.
A truly one of a kind experience in a one of a kind place! Cannot recommend enough.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Lindsay R
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Shoestring was extremely well maintained with authentic and cozy cave rooms. The staff are quite helpful as well. Would love to go back again. I stayed there for two nights in a room at the ground floor. Although there was not much view, but the room was really comfortable. Since the room is facing the courtyard, it could be a bit noisy during the day, however it gets alright after 10ish.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stay 2 nights in this hotel ! We have had a very pleasant stay ! The people taking care of the hotel are nice and friendly and always ready to help ! Cozy place and nice view from our room over Goreme ! I recommand !

Helene & Sonia

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This wonderful cave hotel is located just outside the town center, a walking distance away from the bus stop. The rooms are really nicely decorated, spacious and clean, with large, firm beds and neat bathrooms. There is a dormitory, with public shower and luggage storage rooms, so the hotel is extremely backpacker-friendly. Bar and restaurant are both nice, with the option of having your breakfast dinner outside, in the pool area. Hotel seems to attract younger, fun-loving travelers, so you know you'll meet some really cool and nice people.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We spent the first night in the double room that opens straight into the courtyard. The room per se it is very cosy, with a huge shower and very clean. The main big con is that you are in the middle of the common area! We were most unlucky, since that very night a large group of French backpackers decided to happily celebrate under the moonlight their last night in Goreme. Nothing against that, but voices are amplified by the rock walls... If you can, avoid the room. There were no problems in changing room and we ended up in a big and lovely suite.
The breakfast was the best we had in Turkey, with plenty of options (even sweets!) and with the possibility of enjoying it on the pool terrace.
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Guests can leave their bags after checkout and pick them up later on. If you are taking the night bus it's the best option, since you can also use the swimming pool and common showers before leaving.
The common areas are a lovely place place to relax, check your mails and meet other guests while enjoying chilled beers in the common areas. All in all an excellent choice and a highly recommended place!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about ShoeString Cave House

Address: Orta Mah. Kazim Eren Sok. No:23, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Goreme
Price Range: £20 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — ShoeString Cave House 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ShoeString Cave House is in Göreme, at the very heart of the Cappadocia region. With great care for the environment and for the natural beauty of the rocks, five ancient cave houses have been restored and converted into accommodation where both Turkish and foreign visitors are made welcome. ShoeString Cave House has 23 bedrooms, an open air swimming pool and indoor and outdoor sitting and eating areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shoe String Cave Pension Hotel Goreme
ShoeString Cave House Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

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