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“Perfect location, nice lounge” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rock Valley Hostel
Ranked #41 of 68 Hotels in Goreme
Calgary, Canada
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198 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Perfect location, nice lounge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

I spent 3 nights at Rock Valley and had a nice time. The place was one of the cheapest in Goreme and the staff, led by Ahmet, was kind and easy going. The lounge was the perfect place to relax after long days exploring the surreal Cappadocian landscape.

Free breakfast lets you pick a dish from the menu. Lunch/dinner menu (not free) also included. Dorm room has just 6 beds and is quite spacious. There is a swimming pool, although this wasn't the time of year to use it. But this is the busiest hostel in town and the people I met were pretty cool to hang out with.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rock Valley. The staff were excellent, the breakfast was good and our room was really nice (we had a private double room - with our own bathroom). The staff were extremely knowledgeable about the area and were happy to arrange things for us - including last minute bookings! I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bergama
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Although the Rock Valley is a little outside of town, Goreme is so small that being outside means two minutes farther than a hostel downtown. We arrived early in the morning, 6 am, and we were greeted with smiles.... Ok, not smiles, but given we arrived so early we were very well treated. Amit (sp) was SUPER helpful. They were able to accomodite us immediately. Breakfast was amazing and the atmosphere was great.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Naestved, Denmark
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights initially but it was so great I had to spend another night! The location of the Rock Valley Pension is great, out of the way but still close enough to the shops and restaurants. The atmosphere here is just what you want when looking for some accommodation, you can relax out near the pool, sit in the restaurant area and enjoy a meal (cooked breakfast included in prices) or hang out in one of the many sheltered huts outside. The staff are extremely friendly and will organise any tours you would like to go on and are very informative about them. The rooms are well furnished and have very very comfortable beds and the bathrooms are well equipped. The cat that hangs around the hostel is very cheeky and adds a little bit of a more homey feel to the pansion. The only complaint is that there is no Wi-Fi in the rooms but then again, you can always go and sit outside in the sun and check your emails instead! I really can't recommend Rock Valley enough, and I have done to many people whilst on my travels through Turkey, would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg
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95 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights. The room was spacious for one but the walls were filthy which was a but of a turn off. However the staff were all amazing and very friendly and helpful. I was thinking about changing hotels, but everything else about the hotel was top notch.

I booked a few tours/excursions through them and it was very easy and they were very helpful. Do the ballooning, it was worth every cent.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank prairiegirlwpg
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melbourne
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

My friend and i had an amazing time staying at rock valley. The pension was clean and spacious. Ahmet the receptionist was so helpful and willing to help. The breakfast was lovely, best french toast ever! If you stay at rock valley you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lexMelbourne
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

We came here on a family holiday and as such had no choice in the accomodation. I think Im pretty fussy - but this place is clean and acceptable for Turkish standards, everyone is very friendly and willing to help and didn't mind our toddler disturbing the peace on the odd occasion. No bugs or anything gross in our rooms.

There is a really decent pool and lovely seating areas around the edges of the pool too where we often took our own food to make a big lunch for everyone, this place is really well suited for groups.

My only negatives would be both of the beds in out room (14) were on a major slope, actually enough of a slope for you to wake up half out of bed and our son fell out on the first night too. And our shower head wouldn't stay attached to the wall haha. Also half of our group couldn't sleep under the very thick duvets provided, I understand for them it's coming into winter but for us as tourists it was sweltering hot and a thin cotton blanket would have more than sufficed, or even just a top sheet!

All in all really good cheap accomodation and breakfasts are really decent too.

Room Tip: Would probably brace yourself if you get room 14 for some uncomfy beds but all of the other rooms ha...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Rock Valley Hostel
Address: Icere Deri Sokak No. 4, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the base of a picturesque valley, with views of the famous land formations and fairy chimneys. We after a variety of accommodation, ranging from dormitories, camping through to luxury rooms and suites. Our garden, including swimming pool and sun deck, is a great place to relax and we are only a 2 minute walk from the centre of Goreme. Our staff are all locals with experience in tourism and all speak English. ... more   less 
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