Accessed from the seafront via a lift up the cliff, Stella spills down the hillside with good views of the castle and bay from its western end. Its 20 rooms are a little samey and the corridors gloomy, but pluses include superb balconies, a comfortable breakfast room, fridges in the rooms, and help with booking transport and tours from the English-speaking owner.
The dormitory on the top floor, with a shower and toilet on the corridor, costs €10 per person without breakfast.
This hotel offers views of Kusadası's harbour, 100 metres away. Each room has a private balcony that overlooks the swimming pool, pool bar and BBQ area. Hotel Stella's redecorated rooms have views of the water, and come equipped with a private bathroom and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy traditional Turkish meals at the hotel's restaurant, which has an adjoining terrace overlooking the boats and the water. The Stella is situated 200 metres from Pigeon island and from Kusadasi's centre. Bar Street is 150 metres away. Free private parking is available on site.