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“Perfect Cave House Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shoe String Cave House
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfect Cave House Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

great place. great location. Staff is excellent. They are very honest and helpful for booking tours, without pressuring you. They are also really helpful for suggesting hikes and giving directions for hiking. It is more of a hotel than a hostel. Very clean. Great breakfast! Taking a trip in a hot-air balloon is a must!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed just a night in Cappadocia but the staff at Shoe String was very helpful from the very first moment we entered the place. I didnt get their names but i'm sure if they're reading this they know i'm talking about them. From the guy at the front desk to the cook everyone was sweet and helpful.

We went for the Green Tour and the Red Tour (Shoestring helped arrange it) it was wonderful as well. Green Tour can be a bit too taxing, especially if you arent too much of a walker. But overall its was satisfying both Green Tour (Erbil) and Red Tour (FS) were wonderful guides

Will i recommend Shoestring, of course its a great place, great people...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank nvideafactory
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I felt that the staff here went the extra mile to ensure you got the most out of your time in Cappadocia, as well pre-booked our airport transfers and Ballon Trip before we left, which were well organised and well worth doing. It was cozy and in keeping with the cave ambiance, our rooms were right at the top, only negative was carrying suitcases up there, but the view at the top both sunrise and sunset was well worth it. Location was good and easy to walk to restaurants and local attractions.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LondonLou_10
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Limburgerhof, Germany
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We have booked the Shoe String Cave Hostel for 4 persons and all were quite satisfied. The personnel is very friendly and helpful. The price for the rooms with breakfast is very low. Wie can recommend this cave hotel for people with a small budget, who like an interesting rustical structure .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rolf S
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We loved our stay here. The rooms are perfect and converted from several families' cave homes. The food is amazing. Go for the prix fix dinners. Probably the best food we had in Turkey and so reasonable in terms of $. But the standout out here were the staff. Sayyad and Cemil were amazing and we're now friends on FB. Our daughter was spoiled rotten here. Would go back in heart beat.

Room Tip: Go for the balloon ride! It's pricey but totally worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ben A
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Quebec, Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

If you are looking for a quiet place to stay this is a good place. Do not expect any party though, it isn't a bagpackers-party spot. The room and the washrooms are clean. The location is great. The staff are very helpful and honest. My friend forgot his Beats headphones at the community area in the morning and when we arrived at night, the reception told us that he forgot his headphones even if my friend didn't notice. So you really can rely on the staff !

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alexandra R
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Shoe String Cave Hostel is quite little hotel, very interesting structure and offers such a perfect ambiance. Staff is absolutely friendly and Oktay is a very helpful and friendly host. They also offer you pick and drop to the bus station. Their breakfast buffet is very filling and their rooftop bar is absolutely stunning. Oktay is very well connected with tour operations in Goreme and can make arrangements for you. Shoe String offers dorms as well as private rooms.

Strongly recommended. Value for money. Traveled in August 2013

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ishani D
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Property: Shoe String 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 #2 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Shoe String Cave House 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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
Shoe String Cave House Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

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