This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Göreme. To help you make friends with Göreme before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Göreme is a spectacular and other worldly village in Turkey's amazing Cappadocia region in the centre of the country famous for its spectacular and unique rock formations and ancient cave churches. Cappadocia and Göreme contain some of the most stunning scenery in all of Turkey and are definite must-see destinations for anyone visiting this beautiful country.
Set in a valley surrounded by pink hills and lush greenery, Göreme is full of amazing rock formations dubbed "fairy chimneys" that were formed by volcanic ash and centuries of erosion that sculpted the ash into bizarre cone shapes, some with lumps of ash rocks teetering on top of them like a hat.
Göreme has plenty of accommodation options, even though it's only a small town. Göreme hostels are all within walking distance of the bus and minibus station and are reasonably priced and cozy welcoming places, many of which are actually in the fairy chimneys themselves! Hostels in Göreme vary in price depending on accommodation type with dorm rooms offered cheaply and private rooms in hostels and hotels for every budget.
Göreme is truly beautiful and unique place and a great place to base yourself to explore the entire Cappadocia region either by foot on one of the many great local hikes, by minibus to the neighbouring villages -- or if time and your budget allow, take a hot air balloon for an absolutely unforgettable experience! Although small, Göreme is a very popular tourist destination so has a great selection of restaurants and is very well connected to the rest of the country by bus and minibus services.
Do not skip Cappadocia and Göreme, it's guaranteed to be a highlight of any trip to Turkey!
Written by local enthusiast for Göreme hostelsmichael cowgill