Best Hostels in Cappadocia

3 Best Hostels in Cappadocia – Hot Air Balloons Overlooking Magical Fairy Chimneys

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Cappadocia serves as an escape to a magical land in central Turkey. Far from Istanbul and the Turkish coast, Cappadocia is like no other place in the world, with its peculiar rock formations, natural caves, fairy-like cave hostels, and ancient history.

But the area is pretty huge, so it can take effort to figure out where to stay, especially if you’re on a budget. This hostel guide will help you find the best hostels in Cappadocia, located in a perfect neighborhood and providing authenticity, safety, and comfort.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel - best for Female Solo Travelers
  2. Homestay Cave Hostel - best for Solo Travelers
  3. Kamelya Cave Hostel - best for Couples

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

If you’re traveling throughout Turkey, chances are you’re also checking out Istanbul and perhaps even Antalya. In this case, let us further help you out. Here are the best hostels in Istanbul and the best hostels in Antalya.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Cappadocia

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Cappadocia cost $10 – $14 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around $52 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Cave Hostels: many travelers looking for accommodation in Cappadocia are looking to stay in cave hotels. The good news is that if you’re on a budget, some of the Cappadocia hostels we’re recommending also feature dorms inside caves!

Transportation: The best and easiest way to get around is via car. Most of the hostels on our list also feature car rental services. Alternatively, you can also opt for bicycle rentals or public transportation, as some buses run through the area.

Tip: If you’re planning on hiking, we recommend downloading Maps.Me, which is a free app that you can use offline. It also has most of the major hiking trails in and around Cappadocia.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Cappadocia are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Cappadocia.

  1. Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel – best for Female Solo Travelers
  2. Homestay Cave Hostel – best for Solo Travelers
  3. Kamelya Cave Hostel – best for Couples

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel:Kamelya Cave Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Kamelya Cave Hostel
🦸 Solo Traveler: Homestay Cave Hostel
👯For Groups:Kamelya Cave Hostel
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel

1. Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel

Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel  is our top pick for female solo travelers.

On-site, you’ll find:

  • Concierge services/ tour desk
  • A garden
  • A shared lounge
  • A 24/7 reception
  • FREE Breakfast
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Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel

The hostel is social, with plenty of small, cozy places to interact with other guests with. The area around this accommodation is very popular for cycling and hiking. 

You can arrange tours (including hot air balloon rides) with them and rent bicycles or cars.

Location: In the heart of the historical center, next to all of Cappadocia’s major attractions. The hostel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, traditional stores, and terraces where you can admire the hot air balloons.

The best choice in Cappadocia for

  • Female Solo Travelers
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Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel Lounge Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel Dorms

2. Homestay Cave Hostel

Homestay Cave Hostel is our top pick for solo travelers in the city because it has a fantastic staff and a great location.

This Cappadocia hostel has the following facilities:

  • A garden
  • A shared lounge
  • A terrace
  • A shared kitchen
  • A tour desk (they offer a lot of Cappadocia activities, from hot air balloon touring to horseback rides)
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Homestay Cave Hostel Terrace

Rooms are awesome; they come with a patio and city or mountain views.

The hostel is family-run, and the overall atmosphere is very chill and friendly, promoting social interactions between travelers.

The area is very popular for cycling, and there’s always something to do here. We recommend renting a bicycle from the hostel around sunsets and touring around. Alternatively, you can also ask them to arrange a Turkish cooking class for you!

Location: In the center of Goreme, close to the main viewpoint where people go to check out the balloons. It’s also near hiking routes and a bus stop that is well-linked to various points of interest throughout the town.

A great choice for

  • Solo Travelers
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Homestay Cave Hostel Kitchen Homestay Cave Hostel Dorms

3. Kamelya Cave Hostel

Kamelya Cave Hostel  is our top Cappadocia hostel for couples, groups, and families.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A terrace (with a great view)
  • Some rooms are in ancient renovated caves (including dorms)
  • 24/7 Reception (but sometimes they close randomly…)
  • FREE Breakfast (varied and very good)
Book Kamelya Cave Hostel here

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Kamelya Cave Hostel Dorms
Here, the atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable, and laid-back. Both the 

You can also organize many trips throughout the area, including hot air balloon rides.

Note that if you’re staying in the dorms, there are only two shower rooms and toilets, which can get busy in the morning. 

We’re recommending it for groups and couples because we really like their bigger rooms – they’re all in caves and come with private kitchens. 

Location: In Goreme, a minute away from the bus station. It’s close enough to the city center to enable guests to walk around all the major areas. But the general area is quieter than in other places.

This is one of the best hostels in Cappadocia for

  • Couples
  • Friend groups
  • Families
Book Kamelya Cave Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Kamelya Cave Hostel Terrace Kamelya Cave Hostel Kitchen

Best Hostels in Cappadocia for Solo Travelers?

The best hostel in Cappadocia for solo travelers has to be Homestay Cave Hostel.

That’s because it has awesome facilities with a 24/7 reception that will come in handy if you run into any issues.

Its location is also great for exploring the area, and we really like the overall familiar and friendly atmosphere.

Book Homestay Cave Hostel here

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Homestay Cave Hostel Terrace

What about the cheapest hostels in Cappadocia?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Cappadocia.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Cappadocia
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Cappadocia best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Cappadocia?

The best hostels in Cappadocia are:

What is the best hostel for solo travelers in Cappadocia?

The best hostel for solo travelers in Cappadocia is:
Homestay Cave Hostel

What's the best hostel in Goreme?

The best hostel in Goreme is:
Diadem Cappadocia Guest House & Hostel

Is Goreme and Cappadocia the same?

Cappadocia is a historical region in Turkey. It encompasses the towns and provinces of Aksaray, Göreme, Avanos, and Kayseri, among others. Goreme was designated as the most important traveling hub of the region.

Which area is best in Cappadocia?

Göreme is the most frequented as it is the most bustling area with the most restaurants and ease of access to the region. Placed among the magical chimneys, Göreme hostels are situated close to the well-known hot air balloon takeoff areas.

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Flights to Cappadocia?

Are you wondering which airport you should fly to if you’re visiting Cappadocia?

There are just two options: Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV) and Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR). Of the two, Nevsehir is the closest to the major tourist towns in Cappadocia, where you’ll find the majority of your fellow travelers.

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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