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.

Top 50 hostels in Turkey.

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

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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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Star Holiday Hotel

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Star Holiday Hotel

Star Holiday Hotel is an unbeatable place to stay, for its location, price and the friendly welcome of the staff! The hotel has been fully renovated (April 2014) : the rooms, terrace, lobby, furniture and also now, there is a lift! Enjoying an excellent location in the very heart of tourist...
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Hotel Narnia, Kas Turkey

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Hotel Narnia, Kas Turkey

Hotel Narnia is located in the wonderful village of Bayindir only 5 kms away from Kas. Our property sits on a 5000 square metre almond orchard, making this your perfect peaceful retreat. We have a large terrace as well as a bar/restaurant overlooking the garden. Free service to the beach and...
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Karadut Pansiyon Nemrut

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Karadut Pansiyon Nemrut

Karadut Pansiyon Nemrut is a guesthouse located close to Mt Nemrut, which is just 12 km away. This will be cheaper than Kahta or Adiyaman for the travellers. You can enjoy great views of the mountain. Kahta is 45 km, Adiyaman is 75 km away from Mt Nemrut. Other famous places in our area are: Arse...
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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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Tulip Guesthouse

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Tulip Guesthouse

Tulip Guesthouse is small, charming guesthouse run by a Turkish Family. We are just 5 minutes walk away from Ayasofya and Topkapi Museum, Blue Mosque. The rooms of Tulip Guesthouse feature simple, colourful decoration. Each has wooden floors and air conditioning. Tulip Guesthouse offers...
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Cozy Villa Cappadocia

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Cozy Villa Cappadocia

Welcome to Cozy Villa Cappadocia..here is your home away from your home. We are lovely couple running this lovely place. We are always welcome, smile face, kind and eager to show you real Turkish tradition, culture, life style. You can stay at our cozy and comfortable place. We have balcony and smal...
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Duygu Pension

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Duygu Pension

Duygupension is a homely lit-tle place and a popular family run backpackers inn. It has a great location on the west of the harbour.If you wish safe,clean,friendly,quiet,comfort and family place then welcome to Duygupension We welcome guests from all around the wo...
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Ortahisar Cave Hotel

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Ortahisar Cave Hotel

Our hotel is situated at the center of Ortahisar, in the heart of Cappadocia which has been used as a natural cave house since 11th century. The hotel has the best panoramic view of all Ortahisar Castle and it has 9 original cave rooms, Turkish Bath, Kitchen, Restaurant, Terrace and a big garden....
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Melrose Viewpoint Hotel

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Melrose Viewpoint Hotel

Melrose Viewpoint Hotel in Pamukkale offer the hospitality with hotel accommodation everyday of the year. We have lodgings to suit everyone. Besides quality accommodation we offer you numerous activities and facilities especially designed for your travel needs in Pamukkale. We are happy to help with...
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Pak Hotel

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Pak Hotel

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Villa Dreams

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Villa Dreams

Only a 10-minute drive from the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, this B&B features an outdoor pool with amazing views and plenty of space to relax and enjoy. The rooms are characterized by simple and artistic ambiance, most of them have balconies with panoramic view to the castle and the Aegean Se...
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Minu Hotel

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Minu Hotel

Newly refurbished modern building. Minu Hotel is a lovingly restored building, originally a hotel in 1965 for visitors to the famous Paspatur area. Accommodation includes Turkish breakfast on site. The hotel is fully equipped for all weather with unlimited air conditioning, heating and hot water inc...
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Olimpiyat Otel

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Olimpiyat Otel

Olimpiyat Otel will make your stay enjoyable and memorable. Rooms have a air-condition, wireless internet access in the lobby,TV, linens and towels, private wc/shower and 24 hrs hot water. The hotel's front desk can help with currency exchange and also organise pick up and drop off of laundry...
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Hotel Ugur

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Hotel Ugur

Come explore the alluring and ancient city of Sanliurfa and experience famous Turkish hospitality here with us at the Hotel Ugur! We are located in the heart of the Sanliurfa just a short walk away from all of the magical places that make it truly unique; including the birthplace of Abraham, the...
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Venus Suite Hotel

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Venus Suite Hotel

Offering a garden, terrace and an outdoor pool, Venus Suite Hotel has been totally renovated in 2015. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. The property arranges free transfer service to Pamukkale's centrum in every 30 minutes. At Venus Suite Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, providing room...
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Villa Dundar Kas Apartments

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Villa Dundar Kas Apartments

If you are seeking for a clean, quiet place on the Lycian way in KAS with great sea & sunset view, a pool and near big pebble beach, Villa Dundar Kas Apartments are just for you. Air-con and high speed internet available at all the rooms,. It's an oasis of peace, privacy and quiet surrounded by mag...
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Agapi Guesthouse

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Agapi Guesthouse

The lovely Agapi Guesthouse is located in the old town of Ayvalik surrounded by historical houses in the neo-classical style. We have got 4 rooms and 12 beds. All rooms are nicely decorated and have got private shower/WC, air conditioning and fridge. It is an old stone house. We serve our brea...
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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. Ibrahı...
Lale Hostel & Guesthouse is a hostel in Egirdir. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Oludeniz Akdeniz Beach Hotel

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Oludeniz Akdeniz Beach Hotel

At Oludeniz Akdeniz Beach Hotel we will be happy to provide your vacation here in a cosy family atmosphere and with traditional hospitality, comfortable rooms, its services with smiley faces and strong cuisine. We have an open buffet restaurant. Also a outdoor swimming pool with free umbrellas, dec...
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Grand Hotel Avcilar

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Grand Hotel Avcilar

Ataturk Airport Hotel Grand Hotel Avcilar offers 24-hour front desk service and free private parking on site. Other features include: 2 elevators, VRV central air system, meeting room for 50 people, generator, cafeteria and a restaurant. We also offer transfer service, car rental service, laundry an...
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Koyevi Olympos Countryhouse

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Koyevi Olympos Countryhouse

Welcome to Olympos, we invite you to our friendly and comfortable guest house. The Country House gives you the freedom of relentlessly relaxing and being overwhelmed by your desires in daytime. You can spend the day hedonistically in the pool or under the vines; besides you may prefer to go out...
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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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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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Emre

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Emre's Stone House

We are family ran property in the center of Goreme village. New Open in February 2014, we provide simple and comfortable accommodation. We are 2 minutes walk from Goreme bus station and center of village. Have great view of Rose valley, fairy chimneys and Uchisar castle from roof terrace....
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Naz Wooden House Inn

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Naz Wooden House Inn

This is a small charming hotel situated in the old town of Sultanahmet. We provide great facilities and a friendly atmosphere as well as the ideal base to discover this fascinating city...
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Olympos Orange Bungalows

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Olympos Orange Bungalows

''Olympos Orange'' with bungalows, dorm rooms,cabins, wooden houses; include breakfast and buffet dinner. %10 Discount for all Hostelworld.com guests on blue cruise,flame tours,Sunken City boat tour, Sea Kayaking. Where nature combines history with the great views of the Mediterranean cost which...
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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 to cook together, we share our billiard table at home, our cozy fireplace evenings, tons of books to read, playing dart with friends, going hiking...
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Erkal Pansion

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Erkal Pansion

Erkal Pension is in old Antalya and it is neighbor of some historical places. One of them is a church which was built about XVII century. View of church and its museum attract attention. The church is only few meter away from Erkal Pension. if you can take a tour around the pension, you will feel yo...
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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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Can Mocamp

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Can Mocamp

Can Mocamp is the first backbackers camp&hostel of Kaş. It was found in 1985. . In 2011 the mocamp was restorated by the volunteers from all over the world (mainy by Couchsurfing people). And ıt is still run by volunteers (mainly by HelpX and Workaway people). There are types of bungalows (ba...
Can Mocamp is a campsite in Kas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Oludeniz Perdikia Hotel

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Oludeniz Perdikia Hotel

Welcome to Perdikia Hotel at Oludeniz Beach. Hotel is 200 meters to pearly beach. We will be happy to provide your vacation here in a cosy atmosphere within traditional hospitality its services with strong cuisine and comfortable rooms. Hotel have an outdoor swimming pool with free umbrellas,...
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Fora Apart Hotel

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Fora Apart Hotel

Fora Apart Hotel is in the center of Datca within easy reach of tourist attractions, beaches, and public transport. It offers free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free public parking. The reception is open 24 hours. All rooms have air-conditioning....
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Yonca Lodge

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Yonca Lodge

Located in the midst of the ruins of ancient Lycia, Yonca Lodge is an excellent Turkey beach property near Fethiye on the south west coast. It is surrounded by a delightful orchard just behind a quiet desolate sandy beach, only approx. 9 miles from the center of Fethiye. An excellent place fo...
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Cirali Homestay

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Cirali Homestay

Cirali homestay is close to the flames of Chimaera, the ruins of Olympos and the Climbing area. The Lycian Way, one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, passes through Cirali. Campers, hikers, and other nature-lovers can rent a Teepee, oriental Yurt or a cabin. The surrounding mo...
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Ayasoluk Hotel

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Ayasoluk Hotel

The Ayasoluk was crafted out of stones, a lifelong dream, and love. You can feel the passion that is mixed with mortar creating your experience while visiting Ephesus. Your room is aesthetic yet practical, and comfortable! As the founders and owners of this family operation we welcome you to the Aya...
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Sakura Hostel

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Sakura Hostel

At Sakura Hostel we have mixed dorms and separate dorms for men and women. There is air-condition and balcony for each room. Free WiFi at the rooms and common areas. Specially designed and produced new furnitures; Boutique style concept and comfortable, large beds! Run by a young guy, this hostel k...
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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...
Bahaus Guesthouse Hostel is a hostel in Istanbul. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hotel Melita

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Hotel Melita

Otel Melita is located in the centre of the old city of Istanbul. This is an ideal location for tourists as they can reach easyly to most famous historical and cultural places like St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque and Underground Cistern. They are...
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Anzac Golden Bed Pension

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Anzac Golden Bed Pension

'Home Away From Home for Independant Traveller ' FREE Wireless Internet ADSL. Set amongst the old ottaman houses ın the centre of town . Single, Double, Triple family rooms with private bathrooms, some with balconies and seaviews. Breakfast included. A flower filled garden rooftop terrrace...
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Meltem Pansion

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Meltem Pansion

Meltem Pansion, Kas a pleasant guesthouse in the most beautiful, coastal Turkish town! Join us in Kas, the most beautiful, coastal town in Turkey. Located two hours from Fethiye, and 40 minutes from Demre, Kas is situated on the Mediterranean coastline with breathtaking seaviews, enticing weath...
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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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Ufuk Hotel Pension

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Ufuk Hotel Pension

Ufuk Pension (Horizon) (Ufuk means Horizon) is situated on the route to the Open rnair Museum, just 3 minutes walk from the centre of the Greme village. The pension backs onto a hill and is surrounded by several large tufa cones From the terrace and restaurant there are views over the village an...
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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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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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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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Cheers Hostel

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Cheers Hostel

Cheers Hostel is voted Best Hostel in Turkey By Hostelworld 2018 !!! Cheers Hostel was Awarded 8th Best Hostel Wordwide by Hostelword 2017 !!! Tripadvisor ranked Cheers Hostel #3 of 1.193 Specialty Lodging in İstanbul 2017 !!! Cheers Hostel is also the winner of the 2016 Award of excellen...
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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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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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BellaMaritimo Hotel

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BellaMaritimo Hotel

Conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Pamukkale, Hotel Maritim provides you with a quiet, nice and peaceful environment where you can enjoy a swim in the large in-ground pool filled with Pamukkale calcium water or relax in the shady gardened terrace. Our hotel has 24 r...
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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.

Soo Kimberley Noh

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!

orangeandbluepaws

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!

orangeandbluepaws

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

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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