Antalya), the historic center of Antalya surrounding
harbor (map), has traditionally been
the place to find atmospheric, inexpensive
pensions and hostels.
In recent years many of the
cheap pensions have been upgrading their facilities to provide more
comfort and services. They look better than
ever, and are more enjoyable, but also
However, for the budget price you
usually receive a room with private
bathroom, air conditioning, TV, Wifi,
and buffet breakfast all included in
the rates. Hardly roughing it!
Coming from the Otogar (bus
terminal), take the Antray
tram in the direction
of Merkez and get
out at İsmetpaşa (the
8th stop) near the city center, Kalekapısı and Kaleiçi (map).
Don't even try to get to any of the
pensions below by car without detailed
instructions—it's way too complicated.
Contact your pension for help.
Here's a description of the various mahalles (neighborhoods) of Kaleiçi, their locations and advantages. More...
hotel in Kaleiçi
is the beautiful Tuvana,
but if that's out of your budget, try
one of the following pensions. Click
on the name for information on room
rates and availability from Booking.com, a TurkeyTravelPlanner.com partner.)
Long-time family-run pension
recommended for decades. Some disappointments
with overbooking—ask about it when you
make your reservation. More...
Located on a quiet dead-end
street near the Broken
Minaret, an easy walk to Karaalioğlu
Park and the Roman
harbor. Guests particularly enjoy
the roof terrace. More...
Simple but good small (5
rooms) family-run pension with terrace
and free Wifi. More...
rooms, most with private bath and air
conditioning. There's a shady terrace. More...
17 rooms on a quiet dead-end
street, with a roof terrace to
enjoy the view. More...
The central garden is
particularly nice at the Mavi & Ani,
a pension with a family atmosphere in
a quiet location. More...
Another good location
with good prices, a friendly welcome,
and relative quiet, as the street is
not wide enough for cars.
The very name lures you
here. Secret? Palace?! Worth a try. More...
An old standard pension here for decades, well located,
friendly and inexpensive. More...
The last of the old-fashioned plain
little pensions run by an ev
kadını (housewife), it has the lowest
prices in Kaleiçi. More...
Want a bit more comfort, and more
services? See my list of the best
boutique hotels in Kaleiçi.
—by Tom Brosnahan