Shoestring cave house is in Göreme, at the very heart of the Cappadocia region. With great care for the environment and for the natural beauty of the rocks, five ancient cave houses have been restored and converted into accommodation where both Turkish and foreign visitors are made welcome.
Shoestring cave house has an open air swimming pool, restaurant and roof terrace with stunning views across Cappadocia. Most of our rooms are caves cut from the volcanic rock, some are built from local stone, each one is unique. Rooms and suites are available to suit all tastes and budgets.
Most of the staffs at Shoestring are local, some are family and all have worked here for quite a while. They are, therefore, ideally placed to give you advice and information about whatever you might want to do or see during your stay in Cappadoca.

Our Team

Hasan ÇİFTCİOwner and founder
Hasan ÇİFTCİ is the owner and founder of Shoestring cave house. He was born in one of the room at Shoestring cave ( room 107 ). He has been working more 20 years for tourism and he loved what he is doing. He loves spending time with his family, travelling and farming when he have a free time.

Oktay ÇİFTCİOwner and founder
Oktay ÇİFTCİ is the nephew of the owner. He was born in one of the room at Shoestring cave ( room 204 ) and have worked from 1999 to 2006 at Shoestring cave. Then he worked in a luxery hotel as a front office manager for 3 years. Then he moved to Istanbul and worked there as a travel consultant in a travel agency. Then in 2010 he return to Shoestring cave house and started working as a manager. He loves spending time with his family and travelling when he have free time.

Süleyman DOYMUŞ 
Süleyman DOYMUŞ is a good friend of Oktay ÇİFTCİ. They met eachother long time ago and he started working at Shoestring in 2002. He was born in Cappadocia and lived always in Cappadocia. Now he works at reception / travel desk. He is 100 % committed his work. He loves spending time with his family and travelling when he have free time.

Ali ÇİFTCİ is the son of the owner. He was born in Cappadocia and he completed his high school in Nevşehir. He then continue his studies at Ürgüp ( USET ) university in the tourist guiding department. He recently finished his studying and started his working career at Shoestring cave reception / management and travel desk. Most of his taken up with work issue and when he have free time he loves spending time with his friends.

what our customers say

Elisa B
We booked a deluxe room for 2 nights for only 80 euros, and since it was low season they upgraded us to a Suite. We loved it. A lot of space, specially taking into account that it's inside a cave. Really warm, great for cold winter nights.
Elisa B
Good location, close to Goreme centre and many restaurants. It's built into the rock with rooms in 'caves', which is nice. The terrace at the top has great views over the town and surrounding landscape.