Best hotels and hostels in Balochistan

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Quetta Serena

    Quetta's plushest hotel by a comfortable margin, the Serena is unusual among top-end hotels in that it looks like it actually belongs to its surroundings - its design echoes local architectural styles, with Baloch textiles, woodwork and local marble continuing the decorative theme inside. The rooms (all with wi-fi) are suitably refined with high-quality service from staff, plus there are two good restaurants, a tennis court, pool and a good bookshop.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Gardenia Resort

    If you want to relax a little out of town, this secluded and unpretentious retreat is worth considering. Surrounded by towering, barren mountains, the Gardenia has a tranquil, homely personality with pleasant rooms and courteous staff. Askari Park itself is popular with families at weekends. You can get a rickshaw from Jinnah Rd which costs about Rs40 (one way).

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Lourdes Hotel

    Faded around the edges and overpriced, the rooms and service at Quetta's oldest hotel are decidedly average. Nonetheless, it's a Quetta institution with distinctive old-world charm and a lovely garden. Rooms are comfortable enough, if sometimes creaky, and some are lacking in natural light, so inspect a few if possible. There's an attached restaurant.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Bloom Star

    The Bloom Star has clean and comfortable rooms but what's drawn travellers here for years are the quiet location and leafy courtyard that's perfect for your morning cuppa or chilling with a paperback - a real oasis in a dusty city. Staff are friendly and efficient, and there's a decent restaurant to boot. Deservedly popular.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Azad Muslim Hotel

    The cheapest of the cheap in Quetta, the Azad Muslim is particularly popular with Japanese backpackers. Rooms are arranged around a central courtyard, and there's a restaurant with a never-ending pot of dhal. Rooms are a bit cell-like and the whole place has a slightly grubby feel, but what did you expect for the price?

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Deluxe

    The wood-panelled lobby and bright painting of Balochis give a good first impression here. Rooms are fine and about what you'd expect for the price, but the doors and windows only open to a corridor along the roadside - cosy for winter but potentially stuffy in summer.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Qasr-e-Gul

    A consistently good midrange hotel, set a block back from the bustle of the main road. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and well appointed, and the management is helpful. Its location near the sajji restaurants make eating out a quick and easy option.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Zulfiqar Hotel

    This is another decent budget choice, with rooms around a grassy courtyard that adds a much-needed touch of green. Some of the rooms are a bit cramped but otherwise your money is well spent here, especially if you get one of the quieter rooms at the back.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Islamabad

    Rooms here are reasonably good, and you're well located in the middle of Jinnah Rd (although the front rooms cop a lot of street noise). There's a good restaurant serving Pakistani standards that's worth visiting even if you don't stay here.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Fabs's

    This is a good-value choice, but frequently full to bursting. Rooms and bathrooms are slightly better than average, although front of house rooms overlook a busy junction on Jinnah Rd. The attached restaurant has had good reports.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel al-Naeem

    Rooms around a central courtyard are nicely finished in local marble. Some could be larger, but all are kept clean and tidy. Spot-on for the price, and always busy. There's no restaurant, but the staff can run to room service.

  • Lodging in Ziarat

    PTDC Office

    There are several good options, although they are heavily booked in summer. Ziarat's hotels largely close down in the winter, but you can usually find something available. The PTDC Office in Quetta can make reservations.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Shees

    Another option opening straight onto Jinnah Rd. Rooms are average, and still a little gloomy, but the place seems to have improved slightly since our last visit. An acceptable choice if other midrange hotels are full.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Qasr-e-Naz

    One of the better midrange options in town, rooms here are large and comfortable, so it's often booked out with local businessmen. Centrally located with attached restaurant; cheaper rooms have fan only.

  • Lodging in Quetta

    Hotel Maryton

    A fair enough option - rooms are a bit worn (and have lots of traffic noise) but are just about adequate. Good in a pinch, but you can get more for your money elsewhere in town.

  • Lodging in Ziarat

    PTDC Complex

    This 18-room complex is the pick of the bunch, offering the usual reliable but unfussy PTDC service. There's a restaurant, although the breakfasts are a bit over-priced.

  • Lodging in Sibi & Around

    Al-Karam Hotel

    Try the basic Al-Karam Hotel or other cheapies along Jinnah Rd. Hotels will almost certainly insist that you register with the police before being allowed to check in.

  • Lodging in Sibi & Around

    Saqi Hotel

    Try the basic Saqi Hotel or other cheapies along Jinnah Rd. Hotels will almost certainly insist that you register with the police before being allowed to check in.

  • Lodging in Ziarat

    CTC Tourist Rest House

    One kilometre further along the Loralai road from the PTDC Complex, this is not as conveniently located or as comfortable as the PTDC.

  • Lodging in Ziarat

    Shalimar

    Near the main bus stand, this is a good option for the price, with clean rooms and a restaurant. Open all year.