Mehmanpazir Kumesh

Guesthouse in Semnan

Run buy 'Mr Honesty', this bare-bones mosaferkhaneh has changed little in 40 years. Expect a shared squat toilet, ill-fitting carpets, '80s-style blinds and an extra IR100,000 charge to use the shower. But it's cheap and brilliantly central, with freshly starched sheets on the hard beds.

As you walk from Imam Khomeini Sq towards the bazaar, take the first lane to the left and it's the middle door of the third building on the right (facing little Park Mellat).