With many cave hotels and restaurants, Ürgüp is a useful base for exploring Cappadocia. It is one of the largest towns in Cappadocia, and offers the highest quality accommodations, dining, and nightlife in the area. It is situated in close proximity to the major sights, which are best explored by rental car or by tour as many of them are not easy to reach by public transportation. There are, however, buses during the day to Goreme, Avanos, Nevsehir, Mustafapasa, and other neighboring towns.
Urgup offers the greatest selection for accommodation in all of Cappadocia. Most of the posher hotels are located here, but every year more and more locals decide to cash in on tourism and convert old houses into pensions, assuring that supply is always greater than demand. In recent years a building boom in Cappadocia has created a surplus of accommodation and driven prices down, so that budget travellers should have an easy time of finding a place to stay. While there are no hostels in Urgup, budget hotels here can be a better value and much more comfortable, especially if you are not travelling alone and can split the cost of a private room. Staying in Urgup will also put you closer to the heart of the social scene in Cappadocia, which thrives in Urgup's numerous restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, and discos.