Girls' dorm 4 beds
Millennia-old Cave Dorm 1 @Göreme
Millennia-old Cave Dorm 1 @Göreme

Shared room

16 Guests

10 beds

Shared room

16 Guests

10 beds

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About this listing

100 m to the bus station at central Göreme. 9 bunk beds in one large, spacious cave. Free WiFi, 3 shared bathrooms & showers. Laundry service at an affordable cost. Great for budget travelers and students. Managed by a balloon pilot and tour guide, you can get priceless travel information for travelling in Turkey even for a short time. 8 stone rooms with en-suite bathrooms are also available.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 10
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: £9 / night after the first guest
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The space

The cave maybe 4 thousand years old, nobody knows. Very centrally located, bus station and markets/groceries are within reach of seconds or couple of minutes. One can get priceless travel information at anytime manager is available, except for most early mornings as he is a hot air balloon pilot. He is an active balloon pilot for 6 years and a tour guide for 20 years.

Guest access

24/7 hot water. Laundry service. Smiling hosts. No need to mention; hair dryer, and free & fast WiFi, sat tv, travel library (sorry no book exchange). Great terrace view!

Interaction with guests

We make ourselves available 16 hours a day but outside office hours and especially in case of emergency, just ring the bell at the public area or knock our employee's door.

The neighbourhood

We are at a back street very close to the bus station, so its very quiet and peaceful at all times. Great sites are in walking distance such as Rose Valley, Red Valley, Love Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum.

Getting around

Direct buses to and from many big cities year-round. Free parking on the street protected by surveilance cameras. Very reasonble fee for Airport shuttles to and from both Kayseri (ASR) and Nevsehir (NAV) airports.

Other things to note

Traveling is fun. Always plan it well and be on safe side. We always go that extra step to help you, just tell us, don't hesitate.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 1PM

Common areas must be used and shared responsibly. Sorry no pets. Smoking is not permitted in the entire premises but only outdoors.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

77 Reviews

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Siriol User Profile
March 2017
We had a fantastic time staying at the Shoe String Cave - Levent was very communicative and helpful throughout our stay and the staff were lovely. Managed to book a hot air balloon and a horse riding trip through them, too. Really enjoyed our stay in Goreme!

Fabián User Profile
August 2016
This place was the best experience we have had with air b and b so far!!! the staff was amazing and super helpful!!! the location is perfect in the small city and the best part, you stay in a cave!!!!! truly unique! and the place has a great knowledge of the area and they make sure you get the best value for expeditions and balloon rides!!

Prateek User Profile
May 2016
The stay at Pilot Inn was wonderful. The place was clean and exactly as described. But the best thing was our warm & welcoming host. Levent is as good as a host can get. He was really helpful and kind and responded to all my queries (I had lots of them :P) patiently. The information provided by him is very accurate and beats the web! He also helped us plan our journey further in Turkey. Wish him all the best and would certainly love to come back. Highly recommended!

Chun Sam User Profile
May 2016
Nice room, very clean, toilet a little bit small, but also very clean. Levent, his wife and his staff all very kind and helpful, they help me to book the balloon trip and green tour, if I not go with the tour, they also suggest me some location with great view for me to go. Good hostel

Jennifer User Profile
April 2016
I had a great experience here! Friendly and helpful staffs, provide useful information and provided the best recommendations of all. This place is quiet clean and safe, most importantly the location has nothing to complain. Oh, and the Turkish breakfast with a huge quantity. Highly recommended travelers to visit and meet those awesome friends.

Sherif User Profile
April 2016
Levent and Selin are very nice people and very very helpful and friendly, they really helped me in this trip because i didnt know a lot about cappadocia before i go there. The place is very nice and clean and very close to the city centre. I really enjoyed the place and cappadocia. I would have give this more than 5 stars if it was available :)

Parvathi User Profile
April 2016
Levant and his wife run a very cozy B&B. It was very reasonable, despite being perfectly located. The breakfast was hearty and the owners and the lady working there were very laid back and helpful at the same time. Anything you need, Levant is willing to help and if you don't need help, he doesn't impose anything either. It's the perfect balance one hopes for from their hosts. The only flip side is that, because it is run like a home, you tend to not have access (a key) to the main entrance unless the hosts/caretaker are there. That could be restricting, though in my case it didn't matter much. I highly recommend this cute place!

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Göreme, Turkey · Joined in September 2013
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