Safranbolu is very popular with Turkish tourists during weekends and holidays. Prices may rise at particularly busy times, and it can be worth booking ahead. Splashing out a bit is virtually an obligation, as you may never get another chance to sleep anywhere so authentically restored. If you'd rather stay in a family home than a hotel, the tourist office has a list of basic pensions (the Safranbolu'daki Ev Pansiyonları Listesi). They are cheaper than hotels, though often of lower quality.