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 Kayseri. To help you make friends with Kayseri before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The city of Kayseri is the capital of the Kayseri province, and one of the biggest, most-industrialized, and metropolitan city in the central Anatolian region of Turkey. Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality consists of five districts -- Kocasinan, Melikgazi, Hacılar, Incesu, and Talas. Located just at the foot of Mount Erciyes (just under four thousand meters), which is a also a famous destination for winter sports, the city of Kayseri has a rich history of Seljuk and Ottoman eras. The city also lies near the famous Silk Road, and therefore has been the center of trade and economy for centuries.
Tourists throughout the year visit Kayseri for trekking or skiing at Mount Erciyes, for rafting at Zamanti River, or just for visiting the historical places of Ottoman and Seljuk empires, only a few of which have survived to today. The old city of Kayseri is surrounded by the walls and looks more like a fortress. Cumhuriyet Square, with a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, lies just outside the old city walls in the city center. Other famous places to visit are Seljuk era Sahabiye Medresesi, Hunat Hatun Mosque, Kadir Has Stadium, Ataturk House Museum, Karatay Han, Sirin Aquapark, City and Mimar Sinan Museum, Sirin Aquapark, Kayseri Surp Krikor Lusavoric Armenian Church, Haci Kilic Camii, Ali Dagi Yeralti Sehri, Kayseri Park Alisveris Merkezi, Forum Kayseri, Hisarcik Erciyes Teleski, Danisma Byz Garage Alisveris Merkezi, Museum of Seljuk Civilization, and Kadir Has Sports Arena. Manti is a famous cuisine of Kayseri made with kofte and spices.
There are many Kayseri hostels and hotels, but all of the hostels in Kayseri might not be available online. Once you arrive in the city, you can find plenty of hotels and hostels in Kayseri, which can be booked on the spot. Erkilet International Airport connects the city with Istanbul and other cities of Turkey and also several flights to Europe.
Written by local enthusiast for Kayseri hostelsBrown Traveller