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“Very helpful staff at reception”
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Rock Valley Hostel
Ranked #48 of 76 Hotels in Goreme
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very helpful staff at reception”
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Great value, nice pool, good view in outdoor terrace, close to shops and restaurants, very helpful staff at reception. Stayed in a dorm with 5 beds and ensuite. Nice breakfast included. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2013
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kannur
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67 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, it is possible for an extension paying for half a day extra which we did. The rooms are clean, fairly spacious, functional with attached bath/toilet. The breakfast is adequate too, but try to eat indoors as we did try eating outdoors facing the pool, but some bees got attracted to us so we fled indoors. There is the evil eye restaurant in town which does serve excellent Korean food, spicy the way we like it. The person who generally mans the counter at the reception is very helpful and works several hours a day so it seems to me. What did not appeal to us was the Turkish night function we attended which was arranged by the hotel wherein the performance was not on par with our expectations, barring the belly dance which was good. Neither was the food as good as we expected it to be considering what we paid. I guess this comparison would not come if we had not been to a similar much upgraded one in Egypt for a lesser price, but these things do happen.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ohio
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683 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I struggled with giving this place a 3 or a 4. It's a hostel, no bones about it. Had I known that going in, I would have most likely given it a 4. While it wasn't amazing, I'm not sure there is truly a better cheap rate option in town.

First: and this was not there fault, but people should know this. The bus shuttle from the airport is a joke. We were taken to a van and then we sat for 70 minutes waiting for other people, before we finally got pissed and got a taxi. They tried to claim it was b/c someone lost their luggage, however even after those people made it to the van the driver still left us for 10 more minutes. Complete nightmare.

Anyway, the hotel. The best part was the breakfast. They had choices, which is not that common in travel. The french toast was a welcome break from traditional turkish breakfasts. The staff was all very friendly, and they gave great advice for hiking.

We thought they did not give us towels or soap, but really it was just in drawers in the rooms/bathroom, which was odd. Also, the lighting was not that great - so we kept the door open a lot. Lastly, they only cleaned the room when we asked, not everyday. Also,great outdoor seating area for the evenings. A cheap option, just know it's a hostel.

Also: A word to the wise. I know I've been flamed by companies for this comment before, but please, especially in Cappadocia pay attention to the number of reviews people have. If you look at a lot of the hotels and restaurants most people have one or two reviews. It's clearly a very common practice to write their own reviews to bolster their ranking.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank brandasa
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Seattle
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Me, my husband, and our 7 year old daughter stayed here June 2013. This was one of the greatest places we stayed while visiting Turkey. The rooms are simple and clean. If I were to stay there again I would probably splurge for a room with a bathroom as there is one bathroom and one shower upstairs. The pool is nice. The people staying there were really lovely.

However, like so many others have stated, the reason to stay here is the staff. Every single person who works here, works hard at making this the best place to stay. Breakfasts are great! The staff works hard to provide information and the best deals on everything. I felt like I was staying at the home of long lost friends that were eager for me to love Goreme as much as they do.

Thank you so much staff of Rock Valley Pension for making our vacation magical!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Viborg
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Great place to chill out when you are exploring the awesome area of Kapadokya. Great value for money and a nice and helpful staff. Bonus: they have one of the few swimmingpools in the area and it is kept clean! Close to the starting point of the hikingtrail through Pigeon Valley, Long Valley and the sunset point.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a private twin room, which we were stoked with the room. It was colourful, clean and so cheap!! Breakfast (included in room price) was delicious and there were so many things to choose from!! Everything was clean and inviting :) The pool was awsum!!!
But the best thing about the hostel are the staff!!
Ahmet is an absolute legend and helped us with all our bookings and got us excellent discount!! This has definitely been the best hostel I have stayed at so far :) Thanks so much everything and I will definitely stay again, next time I visit Goreme!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is a dream! My friends and I were very impressed because the hostel was very tastefully decorated and even had a swimming pool and great views. Our room was clean, and furnished with hangers and hooks for you to hang your clothes, towels etc. Each bed even had different colorful bed sheet covers- a nice personal touch. The shared toilet on our floor was very spacious and clean. No complaints at all!

Ahmad, the man in charge of the hostel, was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. If you do not have plans beforehand, do ask him as he has good advice for tours at value for money prices. At his office, there's a spare computer for use, which was very helpful. There's also a cafe in his hostel, and we had delicious breakfast in the morning there.

Great location- many restaurants, eateries and mini marts nearby, barely a 5 min walk away. I definitely would recommend this hostel to anyone who visits Cappadocia!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Rock Valley Hostel
Address: Icere Deri Sokak No. 4, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Location: 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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