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“True hospitality in the heart of Goreme.” 5 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Gafelli Mah. Cevizler Sok. No 9, Goreme 50180, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #12 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Goreme
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“True hospitality in the heart of Goreme.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011 via mobile

When we arrived in Goreme and were met by someone from nirvana who lead us to the hotel, we knew we picked the right place. Our arrival only confirmed this. Although we showed up earlier than our check in time our room was ready and waiting for us. Yinsi at the front desk told us we could pay whenever was convenient and that there was no rush. Our spacious double was both clean and well lit. The bed was more than comfortable and the heavy comforters were perfect for the chilly Cappadocian nights. We were worried after reading reviews that there wouldn't be hot water  but there always was. Just give it a few minutes to warm up and showering at night is a good idea. The free breakfast was a nice touch with fresh bread amongst the spread. Nirvana was hands down the most comfortable place we could have stayed. We were truly sad to leave after 3 days of warm hospitality, and the fact that Yinsi brought us a final cup of complimentary tea while waited for our night bus made it that much harder to leave...what do they put in that stuff??!!

also: definitely take the "green tour" for 70 lira. Well worth the price if you are a backpacker who wants to see many sights but only have a few days to fit them in. 

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

The location in Goreme is great. The hostel staff are friendly and helpful. Because rates are negotiated, it is best to have a copy of your reservation with you so that they know what was agreed to. There was no hot water! A necessity with the cool cave rooms and cold evenings. The dorm hadn't been cleaned the 3 days I was there and good thing I had toilet paper on hand for when we ran out (every day). The outdoor pool, although pretty to look at is not filtered and was mirky. I know, I know, I can jump into a river but can't jump into a mirky pool. ;)

If you are booking the dorm, you definitely want one of the alcove beds.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

The best cave rooms and excellent location. The market place and bus stop a stones throw. The ATM machines and the open-air museum all wthin walking distances of 15 minutes. The hotel grounds are beautiful. With just the right amount of nature in a compund, with plum, apricot, quince, walnut & cherry trees and the beautifuly hanging grape vines. I loved this place for the calm it has.

The breakfast is served as a buffet and is ample. The much needed swimming pool at the grounds makes this place a wonderful place to hang out in Cappadoccia after you are done with the hot air ballon rides. It was the perfect ending to my turkish holiday.

Room Tip: The cave rooms are the best and are spanking clean with white marble flooring and bed linen
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

NIRVANA CAVE HOTEL

We stay here as part of a tour group. The hotel is in a great location in Goreme, it is centrally located in the town centre, just off one of the main roads up a side street. Therefore there are many stores and restaurants at you convenience. There are also a couple of Internet cafes in walking distance where you can use the Internet for 1 lira an hour.

The hotel itself is quite spectacular; it’s actually craved into rock. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished with the décor matching the theme of the town. The bed is comfy however the bed lacked appropriate warm linen and right size linen as the sheets where to small for the bed especially since I was sharing the bed with my husband. The bathroom was clean however the issue was hot water or should i say lack of hot water especially during the cold mornings and cold nights; it was a big issue through out the entire hotel. Another issue was due to the lack of warm linen and the rock structure of the room you’d think the heater would work but that wasn’t the case and when it did work it was barely warm enough to heat the room. In addition to this we stayed here for 3 nights but our rooms where never serviced, we all had to ask for clean towels and toilet paper. The breakfast provided by the hotel is your standard Turkish continental breakfast nothing fancy but substantial. The hotel has a pool, which is quite small, but we didn’t use it, as we were busy seeing the sights of Cappadocia.

If we were to return to Cappadocia we would prefer to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

The hotel is in a very good position, just near the center and all the valleys, but quiet and silent..you can't hear the noise coming from the main street! The rooms are nice and clean and there are beatiful cave-rooms!!! There's a big swimming pool and sofas and chairs to enjoy your time in the open air.in the morning you can have a large delicious breakfast. There's wi-fi connection.
But what makes this hotel really special is the people working there! Everybody is friendly, kind,nice and always happy! You can ask them any info,or you can just sit with them for a tea, they are always hospitableand smiling!
I really had a good time in this hotel! Thank you Nirvana Cave!!! :)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Nirvana Cave Hotel is not a five-star experience, but deserves 5 stars for value and the incredible staff. Mustafa went out of his way to insure that we had a perfect stay in Cappadocia. We stayed in Room 6 - a cave room - and were very happy with our decision to stay at Nirvana Cave Hotel. There are so many hotel options in Goreme, and we were trying to find a place on a budget. For 35 euro a night, this hotel is a real bargain. The room was comfortable, the breakfast very good and as I mentioned, the service excellent.

The location is very good - very close to the center of town yet a bit on the edge so you feel like you're getting the real Cappadocia experience.

I talked to 2 different travelers who paid quite a bit more for their rooms in Goreme who were not happy at all with their hotel. I knew then for sure that Nirvana is a special place at a good price. I would definitely stay here again if in Cappadocia. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

A lovely big cool "cave" room, nicely dressed, a comfortable bed, a cozy veranda where you could seat in the wind .Een great place for breakfast and lounge plek.De opportunity to take a swim.( the swinning poole was not very clean) in the large garden. Super delicious fresh bread at breakfast. .Mustafa was very friendly and very helpfull.Hij arranged it by itself that we were picked up! We stayed in Goreme in another (more expensive) hotel the room was much cooler in Nirvana and the breakfast is top quality .Good price for a nice stay

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gafelli Mah. Cevizler Sok. No 9, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Goreme
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Goreme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Nirvana Cave 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nirvana Cave Hotel & Camping lies in the heart of Cappadocia, in the small town of Goreme. It is situated among fairy chimneys and fruit trees and is just a few minutes walk from the bus station and centre of town. At Nirvana Cave Hotel you can spend the night in a traditional cave room or in one of the stone built rooms with authentic wooden ceilings. Budget travelers can choose to stay in our unique cave room dormitory where the beds are fitted into niches in the rock. All the rooms at Nirvana Cave Hotel have been recently renovated (in 2010) to bring them up to date and meet the requirements of today’s travelers. ... more   less 
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