They started as spare rooms in private homes, but some of Selçuk‘s famous pensions have developed into virtual budget hotels.
Quarters may still be cramped, but comforts have improved.
If you’re traveling on a limited budget, these are the place for you, and most are within a 30- or 40-minute walk of the Ephesus archeological site.
The ones nearest to the center of Selçuk tend to have the most services (rooms with private bath, dining rooms and—of course!—carpet shops) and higher prices. Those off at the edge of town are simpler and perhaps a lot cheaper.
If the room price appears to represent extraordinary value—lots of room for very little money—you may expect to be offered the opportunity to purchase expensive carpets early and often.
During the busy summer season, a Hotel & Pension Reservation Center at the Selçuk bus terminal can help you find a pension that’s right for you. At other times, you may want to try at the Tourism Information Officeacross the main street, or just wander for awhile, following signs.