There are plenty of reasons to stay in a quality hostel in Tehran: You might be traveling on a budget, or just looking for an affordable place to crash for a couple of days before moving to a hotel or even a different city.
Whatever your reasons, Tehran has plenty of quality hostels to cater to your needs, five of which are listed in this brief article.
Please note the properties are not listed in a particular order as we do not want to promote one establishment over the other and for simplicity’s sake, the article is divided into sections to allow you to quickly access the information you need to help you make a decision.
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Seven Hostel is a hostel chain with properties in major destinations across Iran. They have a property in central Tehran, but the reason I listed Seven Hostel here is due to the great reviews of their Dizin establishment.
If you’re a skier, then you’re likely familiar with Tehran’s famous Dizin Ski Resort. The resort will soon open for the season, so if you’re planning to go skiing in Tehran, you can’t do much better than Seven Hostel.
The establishment prides itself in being “the only” hostel in Tehran whose rooms have private bathrooms.
Reviewers commend both the location and friendliness of the staff. Note that Internet access in the region is sketchy and slow at best, and while owners say they’re “trying our best”, don’t get your hopes up.
Dizin: Velayatverd Village (on the Karaj-Chalous Road)
Tehran: Corner of Pamenaar and Amir Kabir, Baharestan Square
Dorms: €15 / night (WiFi, breakfast, transportation included)
Private double room: €45 / night (WiFi, breakfast, transportation included)
See You in Iran Hostel (Kojeen Hostel)
Thanks to their popular Facebook group, See You in Iran Hostel is one of the most well-known Iranian hostels. While at first glance it may not seem like the most affordable option, the hostel offers unique services and features that make it worth your while.
Guests rave about the owners’ hospitality and praise See You in Iran’s common room for its “cozy” environment and “good vibes”.
One of the standout features of the hostel is their “cultural house”, where a variety of workshops and social events (e.g. movie nights, art expos, etc.) are held to help foreign tourists mingle with the locals.
See You in Iran is located in a good neighborhood in central Tehran, providing easy access to public transportation and shopping centers.
2 Vahdati-Manesh St., South Kheradman Ave., Karimkhan St.
Dorms: €15 / night (WiFi, breakfast, laundry included)
Private twin room: €55 / night (WiFi, breakfast, laundry included)
HI Tehran Hostel
HI Tehran Hostel is a relatively popular hostel located in an upscale part of central Tehran, with easy access to the subway, hip cafes, and shops.
In fact, its locality is one of HI Hostel’s selling points, with popular sites such as the UNESCO world heritage site Golestan Palace only minutes away.
Guests rave about its cleanliness and friendly staff, and are happy with its location.
2 Firouzabadi (dead end street), Tabataei Alley, Bahar Shomali (North Bahar) Street, Taleghani Street
Dorms: €15 / night (WiFi, breakfast included)
Private twin room: €45 / night (WiFi, breakfast included)
Iran Cozy Hostel
A family run business, Mehdi and his family have racked up a reputation for making guests feel right at home at Iran Cozy Hostel, which is arguably the most popular hostel in the city.
Aside from the homey atmosphere, the hostel’s excellent location in central Tehran and quality room service are consistently mentioned by guests as the strong points of the hostel.
The one major drawback is that you can stay for only one week.
14 Zamani Alley, Nejatollahi Street, Karimkhan Street
Dorms: €20 / night (WiFi, breakfast included)
Private double room: €40 / night (WiFi, breakfast included)
Tehran Hostel in downtown Tehran is a five-floor building with a nice cozy yard, one of the so-called “chill-out zones” as the owners call it.
The hostel even has a kitchen where you can cook your own meals.
Reviewers say the establishment is “good value for money” and praise its “friendly staff”.
Tehran Hostel is centrally located, which makes traveling around the city a breeze and provides easy access to sites of attraction in downtown Tehran.
2 Gohar Alley, Malekoshoara Bahar Street Taleghani Street
Dorms: €15 / night (WiFi, breakfast included)
Private double room: €50 / night (WiFi, breakfast included)
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