Mavi Guesthouse. The guesthouse is right in front of the hagia Sophia walls. This means that it is in the heart of Sultanahmet, the main tourist area of Istanbul, but with the advantage of being in a fairly quiet area and it has some cheap food shops nearby. The price per room varies slightly depending on whether you want a shared room, single or double, but the price is always around 8-12 euros per person per night. Turkish breakfast is always included (boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, cheese , honey, jam ...) The bathrooms are shared and most are fairly clean, and the hostel has internet charged that you pay for in euros (price almost standard across Turkey), it is possible to hire buses to almost anywhere in Turkey and one with community television. There are two immediate things that make this property highly recommended: the magnificent views of Hagia Sophia from the roof which are absolutely fascinating and every night is lively in the common room. Workers, travelers and friends sit together in this small, cozy lounge to chat, play backgammon or drink Efes beer (the best beer in Turkey). The price is also very competitive, as the hotels in this area are often very central so rates are sky high. A highly recommended option for backpackers and for those who like meeting people and making friends.
This simple and cozy guesthouse was my good accommodation in the city of Safranbolu (Turkey). I remember that there was a friendly owner, with his impeccable smile who runs budget accommodation that is in the uptown area. We share a room that's big enough for four and very clean, with a style inspired by the contrast between the pure white and dark wood. Very traditional. I also remember that they homemade rose petal based products, such as our breakfast marmalade. On the top floor there were huge trays full of petals and it was a very pretty picture. I would go back.
The Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion (Datça - Mugla - Turkey) is located in the heart of a farm that has an abundance of Mediterranean vegetables growing in its grounds. The residence was built in 1809 and is living testimony to the Ottoman history with its art painted ceilings. There is a private museum with a traditional Turkish bath and kitchen. There is also a pool surrounded by citrus trees and gardens.
The town of Selçuk has several good and cheap pensions suitable for all budgets and tastes. It achieves this without losing the tranquility that characterizes the large town, which makes it a highly recommended destination for the night if you are going to visit the ruins of Ephesus or are just passing through. In my case, I stayed at the Australia & New Zealand Guesthouse and I cannot stop recommending it. Very competitive prices, from 5 to 15 euros, you can sleep in a pleasant dormitory, a triple or double without bathroom, another with bathroom . And with an excellent buffet breakfast! The hostel also has Internet access, bicycles and transportation to Ephesus - a free guide too - what more could you want? Well, there's more. The friendliness of the owners make you feel at home (an example: they ask for your address in case you forget something in the hostel). All rooms revolve around a courtyard full of plants where it is very nice to chat and meet people. The rooms are spotless and at the top there is a large patio that looks like a tent, with a beautiful view across Selçuk. In addition, on the corner here is the road leading to the ruins of Ephesus. Strongly recommended!
This hotel is small and cozy, with wonderful views from the terrace of the Blue Mosque and the owner is a young and very attentive guy. Sure, if I go back to Istanbul I would certainly go to the same hotel.
The "Victoria Princess Hotels Apart" is a small family business, located in Side, Antalya. The hotel offers its guests a lot of comfort. It's ideal for customers who want to feel at home. You can relax while enjoying your stay. Make new friends. The hotel was renovated in 2005, with a total of 34 rooms including 11 suites on 3 floors. All air-conditioned. The staff is at your service 24 hours a day. There's also a restaurant, bar, a small supermarket, a laundry service.
Blue White Hotel is located in Antalya in Turkey. Atmófera has an air of natural tranquility that it is hard to find these days. It has lush vegetation and a cozy chimaera. Each of the rooms are tastefully decorated and contain all of the comforts of home, with the luxuries of a good hotel.
The Old City Esma Hostel in Istanbul, is a super nice hostel, one minute from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The price per bed in a bedroom is about 15 euros,. It is very clean. Breakfast is included and it can be enjoyed on the roof terrace which offers a great view. Staff very helpful and pleasant. A place where I felt at home. Perfect location and a place frequented by travelers, backpackers and also young couples.
This charming building offers guests Also in the surroundings you can enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, horseback riding and hiking. It also has superior rooms and suites that are fully equipped, including luxury amenities.
Kas is a beautiful city and is also close to some of Turkey's famous sights, so it's the ideal place for planning different routes. There are quite a few options for accommodation that are fairly priced and Kas, and you won't miss out on atmosphere, especially at night. We opted for the Hilal Pansiyon and it was fantastic. The property is very cozy and it offers bright and spacious rooms. It's not that they're super luxurious, but they were comfortable. And the price, which is 10 euros, includes dinner and breakfast. The owners are super hospitable and they will do anything to keep you comfortable at all times. The dinner they usually make is delicious traditional Turkish food, usually with a fish barbecue. They usually have the barbecue on a terrace filled with plants that's very cozy, but when we went, it wasn't very crowded so we had more luck. The owner took everyone who was staying at the guesthouse to the beach and we made dinner there. I forget how many people were in our group, but it was a good amount and he took us in his car, so we had to make several trips. It was amazing, we had a blast and it was the best way to meet people from everywhere. The truth is that the owner was amazing and those are the things you never forget. By the way, there are a lot of places where you can eat quality food at affordable prices in Kas.
Fethiye is a good place to explore this part of Turkey, as it is very close to special enclaves that should not be missed because they are Lycian tombs that are in the city itself,. There is also the excellent beach of Oludeniz or the eerie town of KAYAKOY. In Fethiye you can find several establishments that are very well priced and are very welcoming and backpackers will also find something for them because most of the hostels will offer a lift from the station if you phone them. We stayed at Ferah Pension, an establishment quite tiny but very cozy which offers a sense of peace and tranquility thanks to the decor which essentially consists of thousands of plants including many on the pool deck and bar. Maybe it was the time of year we went because it was March which meant there weren't that many guests so it may well be different in the Summer. There are different rooms and the price also varies. The best ones cost about 25 euros but have air conditioning and are brand new. Particularly what I liked about this site is the calm it offered. I have many pictures of the place and I assure you it is worth staying at least one night here.