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“Comfortable hostel with nice poolside”
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Rock Valley Hostel
Ranked #43 of 69 Hotels in Goreme
Bangkok
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Comfortable hostel with nice poolside”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private double with a shared bathroom and were happy with the room. The beds were super comfortable and the room an adequate size. The shared bathrooms could have been cleaner I thought, but we were happy that we never ha to line up for a shower despite there been only one shower per floor servicing a number of people. For me the real bonus of this place is the relaxed outdoor poolside area. We were grateful the hostel owner allowed us to check in early and then relax by the pool after check out until our evening bus. He also had some handy local tips and organised a balloon ride for us. The breakfast was decent and made fresh. Good place to meet fellow travellers and explore the beautiful surrounds.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Spent 3 nights here in one of the 5-bed female dorms. Beds are single (no bunks, thank goodness); private bathroom inside. Breakfast is decent - the omelet with feta is especially good. Both ilhami (manager) and Hassan (new receptionist) are helpful. The place was completely full when I got there, but the common areas were quiet/ not crammed. Very close to the uphill road to get to Sunset Cafe (the main overlook in town for catching the sunrise/balloons).

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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De Goorn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

For a 50+ couple we were a bit out of place, Rock Valley is
a meeting place for backpackers all over the world.
It's cheap, good choice of breakfast, adequate rooms and
a nice garden with pool.
Maintenance was a bit sloppy. We liked the
laid-back atmosphere and location in Goreme very much,
you can walk to the city centre without climbing one foot.
Ilhami and Hassan were nice people and always willing
to give service you needed. Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Australia
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90 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a number of nights whilst in Cappadocia. We booked a four bed dorm, but were the only two guest that stayed in the room for the two nights we were there. The breakfast was great and the overall hotel was clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Me and my friends stayed four nights in Rock Valley Pension in May 2014 in the dormitories The location was alright perhaps 200 metres away from the bus station in Goreme. The free breakfast was FANTASTIC. We got to pick what we wanted, and my lord the french toast was DELICIOUS. There is free wifi, which did not work in our dorm but worked fantastic in the large and cozy common area. Ilhame (the owner) is really nice and helpful with things to do around the area, etc., although he made a rather offensive comment to my friend about her dressing and how it goes against being a 'good muslim,' which was totally none of his business (I hope he's reading this). Hasan is really nice as well. Overall, it was a good and cheap stay. For the price we paid, in fact it was amazing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Wollongong, Australia
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed here for a few nights while in Cappadocia. The hostel is cosy and very homely. The staff were so helpful, before and during the stay. We booked a hot air balloon ride and camel ride through the reception which was very easy. Great location and easy to walk into the main street and surrounds.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I enjoyed staying here- the facilities were cozy and comfortable, good location, and great value. I saw a spider crawling on my bed, but that's nature and probably not the hostels fault. The guy who works reception is also interesting- he is helpful when you need help, but also kind of brusque and terse. What I mean by that is that he will give you good deals and straight information on the tours and such to purchase, but when you ask general questions, he does not elaborate and seems like he doesn't enjoy answering questions (or talking more than he has to). Maybe that's just him, and it didn't affect me too much, but I mainly relied on my other fellow travelers for details about things to do, etc.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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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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