Best Places for Backpackers in Iran.

Enjoy backpacking around Iran without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Iran.

Things to see and do while backpacking in Iran.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Iran.

If you're already planning to visit Iran - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

My solo adventure to Iran

Why the “dangerous” Iran? When I told my mum I was going to Iran, she thought I was losing it. She repeatedly tried to convince me to forget about it. I lied, admitting she was right and that I would choose somewhere else to travel to. Instead, I was more convinced. I can’t remember how many times I’ve been told stuff like:

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Travelporn: Solo Travelling in Iran

Soaring mountain ranges, stunning mosques, palaces and ruins from different eras provide architectural wonder, while brilliant bazaars adds colours to shopping culture, making Iran an irresistible destination for travellers. Even before touching down, the view from the plane is just soooooo breathtaking

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For some help below are my top picks you must visit in Slovenia.

Piran is small, beautifully town beside sea coast. From there is nice path  along the sea, that leads to next city Portorož which is worth visiting in the summer, where you can relax on sandy beach and sip cocktails in numerous fancy bars at the beach.

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Carnaval

Going to Rio’s carnaval at the Sambadrome will probably make your wallet bleed. There are, on the other hand, many pre-carnaval and carnaval Blocos (system of street carnaval) that are completely free. Bloco Calma, Calma, Sua Piranha in Botafogo 2015

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03. Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf from the Mirante Dona Marta

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How did I get to Bocas del Toro

Moving on, we needed a plan B, so when we arrived in Panamá City we took a bus to Albrook and there we took another bus to Almirante (8 – 9 hours). Finally, when we arrived at Almirante we took a boat to Bocas del Toro. Yes, the journey was much longer, but on the bright side it was also cheaper than plan A and the fact that we were among friends made it easy going. Another recommendation: If you choose plan B, then you should know that every bus, as well as every boat, has its own schedule, so make sure to check on that before the trip.

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Travelporn: Solo Travelling in Iran

Soaring mountain ranges, stunning mosques, palaces and ruins from different eras provide architectural wonder, while brilliant bazaars adds colours to shopping culture, making Iran an irresistible destination for travellers. Even before touching down, the view from the plane is just soooooo breathtaking

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My solo adventure to Iran

Why the “dangerous” Iran? When I told my mum I was going to Iran, she thought I was losing it. She repeatedly tried to convince me to forget about it. I lied, admitting she was right and that I would choose somewhere else to travel to. Instead, I was more convinced. I can’t remember how many times I’ve been told stuff like:

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Top 26 hostels in Iran.

There are 26 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Iran.

Tehran Sweet Home

Tehran Sweet Home

Newly constructed (2017) independent building with single bedroom apartments. Fully furnished, Free WIFI, Free Toiletries, kitchen with all cooking equipment, Satelite TV, 46' LED TV, 24/7 Heating/cooling system and water. The building is located at the most strategic location at 50 Meter away from

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Farvardinn Desert Inn

Farvardinn Desert Inn

Get a respite from the busy cities of Iran and spend a relaxing stay in a hidden gem in the desert. In the midst of Fahraj village, crammed between adobe walls you will find a traditional house where history comes alive. Farvardinn Desert Inn is where a 150 years old village house has been renovate

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Pearl

Pearl

Pearl apartment is offering you facilities of a good hotel but at a significant lower price. Almost everything you want could be possible, just tell me what you need I'll do my best for your pleasure, safety and comfort. By the way don't be worried about transportation, I'm here to help you. Home w

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Tehran Heritage Hostel

Tehran Heritage Hostel

Tehran Heritage Hostel is the newest and currently largest Hostel in Tehran, offering both private and dormitory rooms of the highest class. Whether you're a backpacker or a budget traveller, you will enjoy staying at our Hostel. Recently renovated, Heritage Hostel is not only a fantastic location

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Tehran Hostel

Tehran Hostel

Tehran Hostel is the first hostel in Iran! We opened our hostel at the beginning of 2015 with the excellent value for travelers. While Tehran offers an interesting cultural experience, it is important to relax and unwind after a busy day of sight seeing. Our hostel is in a wonderful quiet district,

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Bibi Hostel

Bibi Hostel

Bibi Hostel is well designed, clean, safe, a mix of private and shared accommodation, as well as free breakfast and free Wi-Fi access anywhere in the hostel. Beautiful indoor and outdoor seating areas to enjoy the social vibe, have a drink, and connect with fellow travelers.Our friendly and energeti

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Taha Hostel

Taha Hostel

Taha Hostel is the perfect match for your holidays in Shiraz and Iran. We have a great location as well as a vast experience in the accommodation and hospitality sector. We capitalize our amenities and resources to bring our guests and customers the very best of our location and facilities. It i

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Negaar Varzaneh

Negaar Varzaneh

Located in the heart of Varzaneh, Negaar Varzaneh is a renovated historic building from Pahlavi Era, with rooftop views over the Jame Mosque of Varzaneh. The house includes common area where to relax and meet other travelers, a small but well equipped kitchenette and a choice of seven cozy rooms.

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Grandma B&B

Grandma B&B

Grandma B&B is a family run accommodation just a few minute walk to Metro Station and Main Street. Also near Bus Terminal and Airport. You will have privacy in the cozy rooms which are of course clean and organized. Rooms are completely equipped and Traditional that makes it a great space for

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HodHod Budget

HodHod Budget

HodHod Budget started at 2010 in Center of Tehran city, after 5 years working on the international advertisement, we are proudly one of the private young successful hospitality business with professional staff and a higher standard than many other hotels in Tehran. Now we manage more than 30 fully f

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Sana Historical Hostel

Sana Historical Hostel

Sana Historical Hostel is located in the center of Kashan old town. The beautifully restored historical building has a classic central courtyard garden with a basin, cooling the atmosphere in Kashan hot climate. It is used as a community area, like most historical houses. Facilities and service

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Iran Hotel and Hostel

Iran Hotel and Hostel

We are a Hotel-Hostel facility. We have over 33 'Private Bedrooms' with each bedroom having its own 'Private Shower and bathroom and its own private entrance' and its own 'private key'. We are open 24/7 and we are flexible with late check ins and late check outs due to the fact that all internationa

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HI Tehran Hostel

HI Tehran Hostel

HI Tehran Hostel offers excellent value budget accommodation in the most central location of Tehran. stay with us and see what a difference a stay makes. - Free Tea and Coffee all day; - High speed Internet access – WiFi Connection; - Convenient Location(10 minutes by foot from the main metro lin

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Badgir Hostel

Badgir Hostel

Here in an old city made by mud you can see more than thousand years of history. Our Badgir Hostel is located in the center of this history so you can expect traditional and historic stay from us. Friendly staff, helping manner, traditional atmosphere, local breakfast and guest pick-up are some the

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Narenj Hostel

Narenj Hostel

The Narenj Hostel offers a unique traveler's experience based on a cross between the Iranian culture of hospitality and the backpacking mentality. Stay here as a member of the dedicated family that welcomes you into their life and city with open arms. Sleep on traditional Persian bed-rolls and enjoy

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Anar Guesthouse Isfahan

Anar Guesthouse Isfahan

Welcome to the Anar Guesthouse, the home of hospitality. During your stay, you will be welcomed as a part of our family. We will be more than pleased to make your stay in Esfahan comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. Aside from providing you with a comfy bed and a spread for breakfast, we also look

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Sean Guesthouse

Sean Guesthouse

Sean Guesthuose is the perfect match for your holidays in Isfahan and Iran. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector and the a great knowledge of the city, so we capitalize both aspects to offer the best possible experience to our guests and travellers. We have one of the best locatio

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Tajrish Guesthouse

Tajrish Guesthouse

Tajrish Hostel is a small and cozy guesthouse that capitalizes its magnificent locations and its experience in the sector to bring the very best of its facilities and servicies to the travellers and guests. We will be more than happy to host and welcome you in our facilities. We are located in on

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Hostel Green House

Hostel Green House

The Hostel Green House is housed in one of Kashan's most popular traditional houses, built 150 years ago and refurbished 2 years ago. It is the perfect accommodation base for those travelers who wish to truly experience the traditional Iranian way of living. Guests will be welcomed by Ali, a former

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Tehran Heart BnB

Tehran Heart BnB

At Tehran Heart BnB there are 3 private accommodation units in a 4 floor building in the center of Tehran. private room 24 hour pick up transfer from the airport free full breakfast , free wifi , private flat exclusive PLEASE REALLY IMPORTANT: after the booking . arrival time must be confi

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Varzaneh Traditional Guest House

Varzaneh Traditional Guest House

Varzaneh Traditional Guesthouse is a house built in Pahlavi dynasty and recently has been renovated for tourism. Licensed, cozy and has 7 rooms with different size full facilities, is suitable for budget and mid-range guests. The blue and full of stars at day and night, having the view of Jame mosqu

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Taha Hostel Tehran

Taha Hostel Tehran

Taha Hostel Tehran is located in the heart of Tehran. We have a vast experience in hospitality sector as well as a great knowledge about the city, elements that we capitalize to bring to our guests and travellers the best possible experience within our facilities. We work for the welfare of traveler

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Sam Residence

Sam Residence

Our property Sam Residence is located in the heart of Tehran capital. It is also at Vali e Asr Sq. neighborhood and a stone throw to Haft e Tir metro station and near shopping centers. When you step into our residence you will instantly notice the comfort, tranquility and high standard of the

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Hafez Varzaneh

Hafez Varzaneh

Hafez Varzaneh is a restored traditional building from Pahlavi era, containing 4 private rooms and 3 dorm rooms.There is a big yard in the middle of the house with a beautiful fountain where you can relax and have a cup of tea. We serve homemade foods and organize tours to some touristic spots aroun

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Honey Apartment

Honey Apartment

The accommodation Honey Deluxe Apartment is located in the lovely neighborhood of Sa'adat Abad, in Tehran where you can experience life as a local. Each apartment is 100 Square meters. It features two bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen, a private bathroom with a shower. Capacity to host up

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Ali Baba Hotel

Ali Baba Hotel

Traditional Alibaba Hotel Restaurant is located the historical heart of Yazd, with traditional texture that one of remaining monuments from Safavid age dating back four hundred and fifty years. The experience of staying at Ali Baba Hotel evokes a good stay in an Iranian old house, allowing you to ge

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Iran Travel Guides

Hitchhiking into Islamic state of Iran

Oh no! Don’t go to Iran, there are protest there now, it is like war. That’s what we heard from our family and friends before we left the last city of Turkey, Dogubeyazit and started our way to Iran. We chose the northern border crossing, surrounded by beautiful mountain lands….

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Travelporn: Solo Travelling in Iran

Soaring mountain ranges, stunning mosques, palaces and ruins from different eras provide architectural wonder, while brilliant bazaars adds colours to shopping culture, making Iran an irresistible destination for travellers. Even before touching down, the view from the plane is just soooooo breathtaking Iran was one of the countries I’ve included…

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Pune: The Underdog of Metropolitan Cities

  Not too long ago, I found myself in Pune. It’s a city quite far removed from the lists of ideal tourist destinations. The basic things I knew about it were: that it was the cultural hub of Maharashtra, previously home to the Peshwas, an evolving IT centre, and the…

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72 Hours in Qatar

Break up the Boredom! We are all familiar with the downside to travel – long-haul flights and hours locked away in stuffy, overcrowded airports. If, like me, you feel the need to break up your trip to at least get some fresh air, why not turn that connecting stop into…

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My solo adventure to Iran

Why the “dangerous” Iran? When I told my mum I was going to Iran, she thought I was losing it. She repeatedly tried to convince me to forget about it. I lied, admitting she was right and that I would choose somewhere else to travel to. Instead, I was more…

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