Best Places for Backpackers in Turkey.

Enjoy backpacking around Turkey without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Turkey.

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Top 50 hostels in Turkey.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Turkey.

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Odyssey Guesthouse

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Odyssey Guesthouse

Odyssey Guest House is a beautiful, old, four-story, Greek building that has been lovingly restored and is located in the heart of Bergama's Old Town. Archaeological sites are easily walkable from Odyssey because it is at the foot of the hill leading to the Acropolis and one block away from the Red...
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Hotel Frankfurt

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Hotel Frankfurt

Frankfurt Hotel has an excellent location in Kaleici, the old town of Antalya, and is the right choice to discover the city and the historical sights of the area. The hotel is close to many historical monuments, and only a hundred meter walk away from the Mermerli Plajı - Antalyas city beach - and...
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Maltepe Pansiyon

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Maltepe Pansiyon

Maltepe Pansiyon is located 5 minutes walk from the Old town, 150 meters from the beach & 10 minute walk to the nightlife area of Marmaris. All rooms are very clean and offer private shower and toilet, some with air conditioning. We offer a superb shady garden for relaxation and meeting fello...
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Ephesus Hillside

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Ephesus Hillside

We welcome you to the Ephesus Hillside Guesthouse, a relaxing family run Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Selcuk, Ephesus, Turkey. Gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus & Sights. Come and have few laughs and share your travelling experiences with our friendly English speaking family, enjoy tradition...
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In House Hostel Kas

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In House Hostel Kas

In house hostel Kas, we do not offer beds. We offer great times and experiences. After 3 years hostel experience, we have new address in Kas to feel your home together. During your staying you will enjoy the nature, adventure and cultural trips around Kasand ancient area(Lycia).Our building is cons...
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Kuyu Beergarden & Hostel

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Kuyu Beergarden & Hostel

Kuyu Beergarden & Hostel serves its guests in the historical oldtown in Antalya. You can have tasty snacks and music while drinking your beer in the backyard of the Kuyu. With a rich beer menu and international cuisine, it offers its guests a nice experience. You can calmly read books and study in t...
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Cheers Printhouse

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Cheers Printhouse

Cheers Printhouse Hostel is the latest member of Cheers Hostel Group.It is located right in the heart of Old City of İstanbul.. We are only 1 minute walking distance from the most famous sights like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace, not to mention the...
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House of Firat

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House of Firat

As is true of most such buildings, the residents are quiet, and we hope our guests respect the lives of the other guests in our building. We know you will keep early morning and late evening noise to a minimal level. We provide Turkish coffee and/or Turkish tea every morning to get you started. We w...
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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel

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Stay Inn Taksim Hostel

Stay Inn Taksim Hostel is the home away from home for any urban traveler. We are passionate about design and work hard to create an atmosphere that balances style, comfort, culture, art and fun. The Stay Inn Taksim Hostel team is fluent in English and Turkish. The Stay Inn Taksim Hostel buildi...
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Kilim Apart Hotel

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Kilim Apart Hotel

Do you need a break? Are you interested in cultural activities? Do you love the wonders of nature? Or do you prefer an active hiking-holiday?... Kilim apart hotel will offer you the holiday of your dreams! The owners of this cozy family hotel will guide you personally through the beautiful reg...
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Castle Hostel Istanbul

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Castle Hostel Istanbul

Located in the heart of Sultanahmet in the Old Town, and close to a number of city attractions, the castle Hostel, Istanbul is a fabulous choice if you are looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel alternative. This popular property offers great value rates for visitors, and is only minutes...
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Deep Green Bungalows

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Deep Green Bungalows

Friendly social atmosphere, tasty traditional food, good music, helpful and friendly staff, buffet service, reasonable priced drinks, fresh tasty cocktails, clean rooms, free wi-fi and much more :) Deep Green is located in Olympos Valley, in a large orange garden, surrounded by the natural pine...
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Pinara Pansiyon

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Pinara Pansiyon

Pinara Pansiyon offers simply decorated accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The Guest House in Fethiye, comprises of 12 rooms and can accommodate 26 people. From the terrace of this cozy property you can admire the admirable view of the Mediterranean. The reception is open 24 hours a day. The tour desk s...
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Erciyes Pension

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Erciyes Pension

Situated in Uchisar, overlooking the valleys of Cappadocia, including Goreme, Zelve, urgup, Ortahisar and Cavusin, Erciyes Pension is the ideal location to explore the wonders of the region from a quiet, laid-back base. Our facilities include: 18 rooms, big Turkish breakfast included in room pric...
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Blue Paradise Apartments

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Blue Paradise Apartments

Blue Paradise Apartments are decorated with colorful furnitures. Each apartment includes a bedroom (a double bed or two single beds,desk,wardrope,safe box) , kitchen- seating area (32 inc led tv with satellite channels,table with chairs, and a sofa bed), bathroom-toilet and 2 balconies. The kitch...
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Antalya Inn Hotel

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Antalya Inn Hotel

Our small family hotel ıs situated near the sea in the heart of Kaleıcı Old Town. There ıs a terrace which over looks the sea. We also offer you a small swimming pool. The reception is open 24hours. Free Wi-Fi is available. We are 12 kilometers from the airport by car or taxi. Buses go along the...
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Hotel Dove Apart

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Hotel Dove Apart

Beautiful and affordable accommodation located in the Çalış area of Fethiye. Centrally located, Hotel Dove Apart is just 400 meters away from the beach and just a stones throw away from the main restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs. The local shops and markets are also within walking distance inclu...
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White Garden Pansion

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White Garden Pansion

Kaleii houses reflect the peerless beauty of Turkish architecture. The White Garden Pansiyon is an example of the architectural style of the 'Kaleii' with 15 rooms and 30 beds. All rooms have private bathrooms with water heated by solar energy and direct telephone lines. We have free Wireless In...
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Castle Inn - Cappadocia

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Castle Inn - Cappadocia

Castle Inn - Cappadocia is a newly restored & renovated 150 year old Cappadocian house, featuring 5 uniquely designed cozy rooms with numerous amenities in a quiet environment. We have a gorgeous terrace to sit and relax in the nights with a great view and a glass of wine. Our warm,friendly, invit...
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Oludeniz Hostel

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Oludeniz Hostel

Oludeniz beach is only 2 km away. Minibuses (Dolmus) operate between Fethiye city centre and Oludeniz via Hisaronu are passing from the street right in front of us all day from 6 am to 1 am. Oludeniz Hostel is the first and only hostel in world famous Oludeniz beach area of Fethiye Turkey. Recep...
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Marmara Guesthouse

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Marmara Guesthouse

This is the only Guesthouse in Sultanahmet runs by a Turkish family. Marmara Guesthouse has been selected 'TOP CHOICE' in the Lonely Planet 2011 TURKEY Come and stay with us in our small guess-house in the heart of the old town to feel and be welcomed by the traditional Turkish family This...
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Kose Hostel

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Kose Hostel

Being one of the oldest pension in Goreme town with more than 25 years of experience , Kose pension would love to welcome all travelers from around the world. At our pension , you can choose to stay in our of cozy private rooms or shared dorms. Moreover our facilities include a beautiful swimmin...
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Kadir

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Kadir's Tree House

Kadirs Treehouses is the original and still the best. Located on the Mediterranean coast in southern Turkey, we are a winner of TNT Magazines Hostel of the Year in 1999; so you can be guaranteed to be greeted by world class service and hospitality. Surrounded by some of Turkeys most beautiful c...
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Atillas Getaway

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Atillas Getaway

Lay back, kick your shoes off and chill out at this traveller's paradise. Nestled in the mountains of Ephesus, the 2nd largest ancient city in the world, Atilla's Getaway is home away from home. Our budget accommodation caters to everyone with private and shared facilities, bungalows, doubles, twins...
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Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

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Agora Hostel and Guesthouse

AC in All Dorms and Private rooms! Agora Guesthouse & Hostel, the only hostel in Istanbul that looks exactly like the photos! Brand new Agora Guesthouse & Hostel, in the best location in Istanbul! Agora Guesthouse & Hostel is a boutique hotel/youth hostel hybrid created for the savvy, mode...
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Olympos Home Stay

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Olympos Home Stay

Olympos Home Stay is a peaceful place in Olympos Forest. We enjoy our 380 sqm home and would like to share with nature lovers. We share our large kitchen, we share our billiard table and dart board at home. We are 6 km away from Olympos beach up on the hills in a thick forrest. Stay in one of...
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Bucoleon by Cheers Hostel

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Bucoleon by Cheers Hostel

Happily introducing Bucoleon by Cheers, the new signature of bohemian Cheers Hostel family. Discover the most emblematic city and country of the Orient Express with all the eastern style and atmosphere. Bucoleon by Cheers is waiting for you to bring you the best of Istanbul and Turkey. Our events an...
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Lale Hostel & Guesthouse

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Lale Hostel & Guesthouse

Lale hostel is popular with all types of backpackers because of our friendly, easygoing atmosphere, and central location. We offer you budget priced accommodation, food and beverages, quality services and high standards. Our rooms range from dorms to quads, most with ensuite bathrooms. Ibrahım...
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Zeybek 2 Pension

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Zeybek 2 Pension

Zeybek2 pension is run by Soner and his family. The pension is at walking distance from the famous Patara Beach. Breakfast is served on the splendid roof terrace with 360 degree views on the ruins and the village centre. You can also relax on the roof terrace while reading a book from our library....
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Vardar Family Pension

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Vardar Family Pension

Welcome to the Varder pension. Coming to this pension will be your best decision of your stay in Selcuk. This pension is situated in the centre of Selcuk, with all of it's famous places at reach. And still it's only 5 minutes by feet to the trainstation or busterminal. The public swimmingpool is at...
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Bucoleon Hostel

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Bucoleon Hostel

Featuring a terrace, shared lounge zone and bar Bucoleon is located in the Heart of Istanbul. All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A continental breakfast is served every morning at the sea view terrace. There is also an onsite restaurant serving Turkish cuisi...
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Urkmez Hotel

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Urkmez Hotel

The Urkmez Hotel is run by brothers Jimy and Juju. LOCATION: We have a great CENTRAL LOCATION; within metres from the Bus and Train Stations, Banks, Restaurants, Shops and just a few minutes drive from the biggest Aquapark in Europe. ****FULL BREAKFAST BUFFET (incl. musli, fruit salad, egg, cake...
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Sato Cave Hostel Goreme

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Sato Cave Hostel Goreme

The hotel is situated in an old Greek house, on one of the small winding streets that lead up out of the center of town. Recent renovations have preserved the buildings authentic structure and character, and combined it with modern comfort. Sato has 5 cave rooms, 2 arched rooms and 2 rooms contai...
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Bodrum Ecofarm Camp & Hostel

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Bodrum Ecofarm Camp & Hostel

Price includes delicious Breakfast and farm style Homemade Dinner,tea and water.all day long..We are an Eco Farm located just (2km) outsıde Turgutreıs center and Sunset Beach,,1,5 km to Kadıkalesi Public Beach and 5 km to Gumuşluk Beach on the Bodrum Penınsula. It ıs about a 10 mınute walk to the b...
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Eskisehir Hostel Bulvar

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Eskisehir Hostel Bulvar

If you are looking for a clean, quiet, comfy and central place where you can chill and have fun, Bulvar Hostel is the right place in Eskisehir. We have a big and really nice terrace where you can chill and meet other travellers to share your story and listen from them their experiences. We provide:...
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Dalyan Hotel Caria Royal

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Dalyan Hotel Caria Royal

Welcome to Hotel Caria Royal, Hotel in Dalyan. Featuring an outdoor Swimming Pool with sun-lounger terrace, Hotel Caria Royal offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. We are located in Dalyan’s city centre. Hotel Caria Royal is 300 metres from Kaunos Beach. Iztuzu is 12 km away...
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Big Apple Hostel

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Big Apple Hostel

BIG APPLE HOSTEL VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN TURKEY (HOSCAR AWARD WINNER in 2016 & 2017) Big Apple Hostel has just renovated and redecorated. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with free Wi Fi, 24 hours heating and hot water! In dorms, each bed has a curtain for your privacy. Big Apple Hostel &...
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Melrose Hotel

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Melrose Hotel

Melrose House is a family run hotel enchanted with an appealing home atmosphere, situated in the most captivating part of Pamukkale. It is designed and furnished to spend your most memorable times in your vacation. Melrose House facilities are filtered and private swimming pool,free internet and w...
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Downtown Fethiye Hostel & Rooms

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Downtown Fethiye Hostel & Rooms

Downtown Fethiye Hostel & Rooms offer air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped pod beds. Our pod dorms are designed for the modern traveller as the next generation of luxury and modern hostel accommodation. While you living fun vibe of a dorm room, you are feeling the comfort...
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Fi Hostel

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Fi Hostel

@Fi Hostel we don't have guests, we have friends. Fi Hostel is the home away from home for any urban traveller. Fi Hostel has a historic building located in the heart of the city center that was completely renovated between 2015–2016. The place for budget travellers to relax in comfort, meet people...
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Cheers PortHouse

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Cheers PortHouse

Housed in an Art-Nouveau building in the heart of the city, Cheers Porthouse Istanbul is a unique establishment designed and managed by travellers just like our guests. Our main goal is to provide a feeling of comfort and safety for our international visitors, who are in search of a 'hostel with a t...
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Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel

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Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel

This is a tourist hostel and as such we do not accept bookings by local residents. Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 14 and 40 years old. WINNER OF THE 2016 HOSCAR AWARD FOR THE MOST POPULAR HOSTEL IN TURKEY! All rooms are fully air-conditioned, free wi-fi, 24 hours h...
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Cheers Lighthouse Hostel

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Cheers Lighthouse Hostel

Welcome to Cheers Lighthouse... Voted 10 Best Hostels in Europe According to the Travellers!!! Introducing Cheers Lighthouse, the outcast of the Bohemian Cheers Hostel family. Lighthouse is for the more luxurious backpacker. Complete with ocean views and situated above a restaurant, Lighthouse h...
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Avrasya Hostel

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Avrasya Hostel

AVRASYA HOSTEL VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN TURKEY (HOSCAR AWARD WINNER in 2019) Set in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district, Avrasya Hostel offers budget rooms with free Wi-Fi just 150 metres from Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque. It offers a restaurant and a bar with a rooftop terrace. The air-conditioned...
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Puffin Hostel Istanbul

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Puffin Hostel Istanbul

Puffin Hostel, a new property in the heart of Istanbul. Located in an extremely safe area of downtown, at Puffin Property we offer you the best hospitality and coziness of Istanbul, allowing you to observe local life and atmosphere. Due to the lively neighborhood, filled with cafés famous for bre...
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Istiklal oldcity

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Istiklal oldcity

Our Istanbul hostel offers a comfortable, clean and budget stay in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our Wintergarden Panoramic Terrace Bar offers breathtaking views overlooking the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and marmara sea and is open all year long. In the summertime, you can enjoy a refreshing on...
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Jumba Hostel

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Jumba Hostel

We call it Jumba, you’ll call it home. Home isn’t just Jumba though, it’s our neighborhood; Cukurcuma, it’s our city; Istanbul, it’s all the places and people we love, all of this, to us, means home. It’s ours and yours. Jumba is a design hostel run by three sisters and you can take it for grant...
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Boomerang Guesthouse

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Boomerang Guesthouse

We welcome you to our relaxed, family-run guesthouse in the heart of Selcuk; gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. Come and have a few laughs and share your travelling experiences with our friendly English speaking staff, enjoy traditional home-cooked Turkish cuisine and Chinese cuisine and a few...
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Metropolis Hostel

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Metropolis Hostel

We offer high quality service at low prices for budget travellers. 'Run by travellers for travellers'. Since 2005 Recommended by Lonely Planet 2017 edt. , Let's Go ,Michael Muller Verlag ... The entire hostel was completely renovated inside and out in November 2016. We put in new bathrooms, n...
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Shoestring Cave House

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Shoestring Cave House

ShoeString is a name that stands out in Kapadokya region. Recognized for both local and foreigners thanks to the caring service offered After a series of renovations we went five traditional turkish cave houses to one of the bests hotels in the region. ShoeStrıng Cave House opens its doors back i...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Turkey.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Turkey.

If you're already planning to visit Turkey - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

A Coastal Walk Through History

I am in Al?nca, a small village located directly along the Lycian Way, a 540 kilometer footpath that runs the length of Turkey’s southern coast. The footpath meanders through many historical sites of ancient Lycia, which was once the name for the Mediterranean Tekke Peninsula that juts out from Turkey’s southern coast. The trail begins in Fethiye and ends in Antalya, both hubs for tourism during the busy summer months from April to October. Small towns along the coast are sprinkled with guest houses, shops, restaurants and inviting harbors, beckoning to the wooden Gület boats filled with tourists to tie their ropes and unload the promise of free flowing euros and dollars. The Lycian Way passes through many of these villages and towns and hikers have easy and consistent access to guest houses, hostels, campgrounds and restaurants with fresh and homemade village recipes. 

Saskia Layden

Cappadocia: flying on balloon over "fairy chimneys"

Anna Korbut

KAYSERI: A GEM ON YOUR WAY TO KAPADOKYA!

Kapadokya is one of Turkey’s most visited touristic destinations, it is a magnificent land with breathtaking scenery and unlimited adventures and it is most definitely worth the visit. But our article today is about a city most of those who have had the pleasure of visiting Kapadokya happened to pass by on their way. Touristic guides tend to either ignore it or just give you a brief explanation about it. It is the city of Kayseri.

Rania Itani

Must see Top Kapi Palace

Top Kapi Palace also had a library, school for sultans, rooms for maids, and many more rooms. Also, we can find a gorgeous garden, from a garden we have a view on the Bosphorus. Garden is big and decorated with very nice Asia flowers, trees, and other plants. It is also has a huge kitchen, where you can find an old silver and gold fork and knives. Some of them were a present from other empires to Ottoman Empire and some of them were made in Turkey. In the kitchen, we can find rich historical materials that show how ottoman empire‘s and ottoman people ate in Ottoman empire. Also, there is a big museum with the paintings jewelry and other precious belongings that belonged to the royal family. In Museum I saw many wonderful paintings, art pieces and also the sort of king David and prophet Moses stick.

Lenka Miljkovic

Istanbul: New Land of 3rd Wave Coffee

Specialty Coffee is the opposite of traditional Italian Coffee. Italian Coffee is always dark roasted, very heavy and bitter. Because of roasting too much i mean dark roast, beans are lost their characteristics and natural aromas. That is a thing that we don’t like in 3rd wave and that is why Specialty Coffee cannot be dar roast. I am not saying i don’t like Italian, i just don’t prefer but also i never want to be rude about an old tradition. It’s something i respect. I have to admit that, they are the only people who cared about coffee too much. With all respect, they made coffee a tradition. I admire that. Coffee comes from Africa and then Turkey but we didn’t protect it as a culture. They did. So, what can say. I never forget the marvellous taste of Cafe Freddo. Two shots of espresso, sugar and ice! Tasty! I’ve been two times in Italy, at my first time, i discovered it and almost got hard attack! I guess i drank 10 glasses of Cafe Freddo. Couldn’t stop myself. If you go to Italy, don’t forget to drink it in a good place. It’s cheap already. 2 Euros now i guess.

sena-cinar

3. Relleno negro:

On first glance, relleno negro seems hardly edible or fit for human consumption. It is definitely not the most visually appetising dish whatsoever. However, don’t let appearances deter you and make sure you try this fascinating, slightly spicy, traditional Yucatecan dish. As implied by its name, relleno negro is completely black, almost like charcoal, which apparently is due to the toasted chillies. It is ideally served with turkey but I tried mine with chicken and it tasted perfectly delicious. It’s also served with hard-boiled eggs and a special type of giant meatball where the meat is covering an egg. I had mine with tortillas but you cant also have them as tortas (rolls) or tacos.

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Hagia Sophia

Next and something that you definitely should not miss on any trip to turkey no matter your budget is a trip to the Hagia Sophia, having studied a little history of art in Portugal this was a very exciting time yet quite oddly emotional too. The Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (a church) and was later converted into an Ottoman mosque so you can only imagine the history that is here and understandably is now a museum.

aidan-cave

Girls paradise in Turkey

One sunny afternoon she came with a suggestion that we should go to Turkey. I will be completely honest and say that I didn’t like that idea because in my mind I couldn’t connect nice beaches, delicious cocktails and hot guys with Turkey. 

FindSabina

About Turkey : food, people and places

Turkey, the Moon and the Star, the old Ottoman Empire, is a wonderful country full of surprises and adventures. I was blessed to live there during 7 months and I’m still amazed with the country, its culture, food, people and places. I will tell you about my Turkish adventure

carla-silva

Finally this year we have managed to bring to the life our summer holiday plan. Because we desired this so much.

Firstly we’ve traveled from Istanbul to Izmir with a shared car. We find this transportation from Bla Bla Car website. Its really useful for whom wants to travel cheaper than the normal bus or plane. As we mentioned our vacation started from Izmir city. We also have to mention that was our first trip to the south part of the Turkey for a long time and we look forward to share all of our feelings about the places we got chance to visit and lots of gained experiences in this journey. Our trip beginned from Izmir but we want to tell about the beauty in Antalya. Lets start from the amazing Ka? (pronounced as Kash) city!

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The hidden paradise of Ayval?k – Turkey

Because it is a developing summer holiday destination, I believe Ayval?k still keeps the essence of its unique Aegean culture. Being less known than the more popular southern touristic destinations in Turkey (like Bodrum, Çe?me, Antalya, etc.) actually gives this small town a great advantage to avoid all of the holiday rip-offs and an advantage to see an entirely different culture.

Gizil

EXPLOR?NG H?DDEN PARAD?SE - KA?

Firstly we’ve traveled from Istanbul to Izmir with a shared car. We find this transportation from Bla – Bla Car website. Its really useful for whom wants to travel cheaper than the normal bus or plane. As we mentioned our vacation started from Izmir city. We also have to mention that was our first trip to the south part of the Turkey for a long time and we look forward to share all of our feelings about the places we got chance to visit and lots of gained experiences in this journey. Our trip began from ?zmir but we want to tell about the beauty in Antalya. Lets start from the amazing Ka? (pronounced Kash) city!

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Magical city of Istanbul

First time I visited Turkey was 3 years ago. At that time i didn’t have idea that the biggest city in Turkey, Istanbul, will be partially my home during the upcoming years. I didn’t have idea that bystanders will try to convert me to Islam, that I will make so many friends there and that I will be choking with food while trying to ignore all the guys who inexhaustible throwing compliments. They do that, not because I am a top model, but because they think if you are coming out of the Turkish borders, it is enough to say “ooh, how beautiful you are” and you will fall for them… Yeah right. By the way, this is not a rule with everyone there, that is what my Turkish friends explained me.

Anica Kolic

A Cup of Turkish Coffee at Pierre Loti Cafe,Istanbul

A visit to Istanbul, Turkey  is a sojourn to a place where beauty intermingles with thousand year old civilization. One should never miss a chance to sit, relax and enjoy a cup of thick Turkish Coffee while enjoying the wonderful landscape of this city, and the best place to do this is at Pierre Loti Cafe in Eyup, Istanbul.  Located in Eyup, a district named after a friend of Muhammad, Eyup Ansari, the cafe is popularly known as a place where a French Naval Officer, Pierre Loti wrote his famous piece of novel, “Aziyade”. Aziyade retells a romantic tale between Pierre Loti and a harem girl, Aziyade. At the very place where Pierre sat down and contemplated about his amorous affair, this cafe stands. Aside of its romantic background, the cafe is better known for its commanding position overlooking the Golden Horn, a horn-shaped strait dividing the European side of  Istanbul. The scenery is stunning. The glimmering sparkles of the Golden Horn, the green pastures of the river bank along with the mosques and urban buildings form a beautiful sight worthy for visitors to sit and have a sip of its well-known coffee.

Hendro Liu

Finally this year we have managed to bring to the life our summer holiday plan. Because we desired this so much.

Firstly we’ve traveled from Istanbul to Izmir with a shared car. We find this transportation from Bla Bla Car website. Its really useful for whom wants to travel cheaper than the normal bus or plane. As we mentioned our vacation started from Izmir city. We also have to mention that was our first trip to the south part of the Turkey for a long time and we look forward to share all of our feelings about the places we got chance to visit and lots of gained experiences in this journey. Our trip beginned from Izmir but we want to tell about the beauty in Antalya. Lets start from the amazing Ka? (pronounced as Kash) city!

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Istanbul: New Land of 3rd Wave Coffee

Specialty Coffee is the opposite of traditional Italian Coffee. Italian Coffee is always dark roasted, very heavy and bitter. Because of roasting too much i mean dark roast, beans are lost their characteristics and natural aromas. That is a thing that we don’t like in 3rd wave and that is why Specialty Coffee cannot be dar roast. I am not saying i don’t like Italian, i just don’t prefer but also i never want to be rude about an old tradition. It’s something i respect. I have to admit that, they are the only people who cared about coffee too much. With all respect, they made coffee a tradition. I admire that. Coffee comes from Africa and then Turkey but we didn’t protect it as a culture. They did. So, what can say. I never forget the marvellous taste of Cafe Freddo. Two shots of espresso, sugar and ice! Tasty! I’ve been two times in Italy, at my first time, i discovered it and almost got hard attack! I guess i drank 10 glasses of Cafe Freddo. Couldn’t stop myself. If you go to Italy, don’t forget to drink it in a good place. It’s cheap already. 2 Euros now i guess.

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Why visit Elaz??, Turkey?

Elaz??, Turkey Elaz?? is a small city located in the Eastern part of Turkey, in the region called Anatolia. If you take a look from above, the city seems as an inland peninsula, surrounded by lakes and reservoirs. It is a city covered in history, legends and beautiful landscapes. If you plan to go there, try to eat everything you can, I promise, you won’t regret it. The cuisine is simply amazing, especially if you are a lover of spicy food and besides, you have a sweet tooth.

Legends and Travelling

Oludeniz Fethiye, Turkey

During Spring break March 2016, we (myself, wife and two kids) decided to go to Fethiye, Turkey. We started our journey from Istanbul, took a plane from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (Asian Side) to Dalaman Airport (closest airport to Fethiye). We booked our flights via Pegasus Airline; it was a nice and comfortable journey that took an hour to reach Dalaman Airport. At the airport, we took the public bus which transfer passengers from airport to Fethiye City, took an hour to reach Fethiye Bus Station. The bus was air-conditioned with nice and comfortable seats (Fare 10 TL per person). The city center is pretty close to the bus-stop, then we took a taxi (30 TL) to our hotel and within 10 minutes we reached our hotel.

Kamil

Magical city of Istanbul

First time I visited Turkey was 3 years ago. At that time i didn’t have idea that the biggest city in Turkey, Istanbul, will be partially my home during the upcoming years. I didn’t have idea that bystanders will try to convert me to Islam, that I will make so many friends there and that I will be choking with food while trying to ignore all the guys who inexhaustible throwing compliments. They do that, not because I am a top model, but because they think if you are coming out of the Turkish borders, it is enough to say “ooh, how beautiful you are” and you will fall for them… Yeah right. By the way, this is not a rule with everyone there, that is what my Turkish friends explained me.

Anica Kolic

KAYSERI: A GEM ON YOUR WAY TO KAPADOKYA!

Kapadokya is one of Turkey’s most visited touristic destinations, it is a magnificent land with breathtaking scenery and unlimited adventures and it is most definitely worth the visit. But our article today is about a city most of those who have had the pleasure of visiting Kapadokya happened to pass by on their way. Touristic guides tend to either ignore it or just give you a brief explanation about it. It is the city of Kayseri.

Rania Itani

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