Hotels in Tehran - recommendation?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Apr 10, 2013 4:32 AM Last Post By: Fluxxx
Mar 16, 2013 11:47 AM
Hotels in Tehran - recommendation?Hey Guys,
I am arriving on the 14th of April and have been looking at few hotels in the LP, but can't fine much information on booking online.
we are 3 travelers(28yrs-32) back packing around Iran, and are looking for (if any) a back packer area of tehran, and hotels/hostels/guesthouses.
if anyone has any recommendations let me know. I seen the hotel atlas and heard the location is great but they're too pricey at $70US per night.
Mar 16, 2013 1:58 PM
1I stayed in Mashhad Hostel, which is listed in LP. It's pretty dingy, but quite cheap, they answer e-mail swiftly if you're hoping to book ahead, and I think they have rooms that can fit three people. I wouldn't "recommend" it, but if you're just looking for somewhere cheap to put your head on a pillow, it does the trick.
Mar 16, 2013 4:06 PM
2Don't expect to find any reasonable prices online. With the rial depressed as much as it is at this time, you should expect to pay $10-15 for a very decent room in a hotel. In December 2012 when the rial was higher than it is now I paid $21 per night for an apartment in a hotel in Mashhad.
There isn't really a system of backpacker hostels in Iran as exists in other countries. If you're determined to book something before you arrive in the country then find a travel agent inside Iran to suggest some budget options and make the bookings for your. Otherwise, just wing it once you arrive. Ask the hotel you are in to recommend something comparable in the next city you visit.
Mar 16, 2013 7:34 PM
3Amir Kabir Street in South Tehran, Firouzeh Hotel is an ok choice, others are nearby.
Skip getting a pick-up, use a taxi.
firouzeh hotel manager ,
tele & fax : + 98 - 21 - 3311 3508 .
mobile phone : + 98 - 912 -436 1974 .
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Mar 17, 2013 12:08 AM
Mar 17, 2013 1:48 AM
5Firouzeh is good. It's in. Downtown area surrounded by tyre shops, but don't let that put you off. It's easy to get anywhere from there, and there's a lovely park and restaurants nearby if you want to relax. It's also close to a huge bazaar.
The rooms are nice and clean, you get breakfast and wifi .. and it's about $12au for a single room. i enjoyed my time there.
Mar 17, 2013 2:49 AM
Mar 17, 2013 5:44 AM
7None of the cities in Iran would really have a backpacker area but in each city there are a handful of budget hotels where you you will meet most of the other backpackers and indepedent travellers in town - most are given in the LP and/or frequently discussed on this forum. The Firouzeh would be the classic example in Tehran - it can be booked though their website or by email. I doubt it is the best value hotel in Tehran due to the Lonely Planet factor but you will meet lots of other travellers there and the manager is English speaking and helpful (despite some recent reports of problems with pre-arranged airport pickups). The location is convenient for sightseeing (close to the baazar, Golestān Palace, museums) money exchange shops and the metro though I didn't notice many great places to eat in the area (maybe I was just looking in the wrong place).
Mar 31, 2013 12:49 PM
8Any more decent budget recommendations for Tehran?
Unfortunately I just can't get Firouzeh Hotel to reply to me, for Sofrekhaneh Amol Mazandaran the listed domain is outdated and the email address I found for Hafez Hotel bounces.
What I do need is an email confirmation of my booking, because I need to get an ad hoc visum and Tehran airport and don't want to take any chances.
Apr 1, 2013 1:40 AM
Apr 10, 2013 4:32 AM
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