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Ishtar Cave Pension Reviews

Karşibucak Cad, Goreme, Goreme, Turkey

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14 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 57%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 47%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. The breakfast was so-so, the staff were good people but not the most friendly ones. Also, there is no private bathroom (we used 3 bed room). However, considering the price, we were satisfied with the service there.


Our stay in Ishtar Cave Pension was very good! We were lucky and finally we had a room with bathroom in suite (although we had booked a room with shared bathroom). There is a very kind girl who attends the pension and is caring about all yours needs. A good base from where discover Capadoccia. Just one thing: a couple who had made the booking by internet,finally didn't have their room, so I recommend confirm your booking by sending them an email.


Disappointed with our stay here. Poor communication from the staff in regards to bookings and transfers. Breakfast was poor. Found bed bugs in our room and they didn't seem to believe us or want to move us. Eventually they did move us to another room when we insisted. No air con and rooms were really hot.

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The place is being renovated, so there is construction material and furniture everywhere. The staff is very kind and warm, just they don´t speak fluent English, so communication was kind of a problem. Still they made their best effort and we enjoyed a lot our visit. They do not accept credit neither debit card. The tea and breakfast were excellent! For one or two nights is perfect, if you plan to stay more than that in Cappadocia I´ll strongly recommend to find another place.


staff and the breakfast were excellent. Only drawback we noticed about the hostel was that the bed was really old and nothing but a source of noice, which can eventually make sleeping hard. However it is OK when considering the price.

  • 25th Oct 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Cleanliness of this hostel needs to be improved. Room carpets are dirty. Please change to a new one. Hostel owner owns a big dog. I felt it is quite disturbing when check in and walk around the hostel. I did not eat the breakfasts provided as I felt that hands are not washed when preparing food after playing with dog.

  • 12th Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We were at Ishtar cave pension in august in a dormitory . we are two young women, not very difficult about the place we sleep in but it was too much. It was a very durty place, no fresh air at all in the room (it's not some charming troglodite space, no just a cave very smelly), no space no security. The woman from the staff is ok but they are not really friendly.

  • 14th Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


NOT a singe smile when you arrive after a hole night of traveling?! The owners still have to realize that they work in hospitality. The breakfast was good but the atmosphere created by the staff was negative and cranky!

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