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Seven Hostel in Tehran is the first
of its name and the first genuine hostel in Iran. SevenHostels Group started a
few years ago with the goal of providing cheap and modern accommodation in
Tehran and other major cities in the country. Prior to the establishment of the
group’s first branch in Tehran, there weren’t any places that could be aptly
youth hostels. Most of these places that called themselves
hostels, were in fact some cheap options among Iran’s hotels. Even the so-called Tehran hostels were
in fact Tehran
hotels with below-average services and amenities! Many people traveling
to Tehran used to stay in these hotels and guesthouses with the hope of lodging
in a hostel.
It has been more than a century since the establishment of the first hostel in
the world (a youth hostel in Altena Castle in Germany). But still many people’s
first reaction upon hearing the name hostel, is asking the question: What is a
hostel? The reason is that so many, widely different, accommodation
facilities gather under the name “hostel” that nobody seems to have a clear
idea. Hostels range from incredible lodges with location and facilities far
better than cheap hotels to derelict dorm-style places with serious sanitary
issues! It is a pity that most people’s understanding of hostels is closer to
the latter description. But 7 Hostel in Tehran is a glorious instant of the
former, that is a flawless package of everything essential for an economy
Seven Hostel Amenities and Services
Quality of the Rooms
Seven Hostel is among the very few hostels in Iran that
has private bathrooms and showers in all rooms and even in dorms. Room service
is as efficient and all-encompassing as any
hotel in Tehran and the hostel is
impeccably clean. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast are included on the cost of the rooms
which are incredibly low considering the superb amenities of the hostel. All the
rooms have been newly-refurbished and equipped with modern facilities such as
air-conditioners and LCD TVs. In most hostels, dorm rooms are small rooms packed
with as many bunk beds as possible. This is not the case with the dorms in Seven
Hostel. What we call dorms in Seven Hostel are beautiful rooms with private
bathrooms and showers and no more than four beds inside.
Seven Hostel is run by professionals who have got years of first-hand experience
under their belts. They will hand you a little map which is very simple and
practical and they will be there for you all the time. They have an encyclopedic
knowledge of all routes and tours and if asked could help you to find the best
package for a desired length.
Our guests at Seven Hostel love its wonderful rooftop terrace. The place has a
vivacity and international vibe incomparable to any other hostel in Tehran. Here
visitors from all over the world meet, chat and know about each other’s
itinerary. You can share your travel experience and get a lot of invaluable
information on tours in Iran. Tea is free of charge here and the place is
available 24 hours a day.
Easy Access to Public Transport
Seven Hostel is easily found just at the corner of Pamenar Street, near Baharestan Square one
of the oldest neighborhoods in Tehran. By checking Seven Hostel’s
address on the map you will find four metro stations around it (Mellat,
Baharaestan, Imam Khomeini and Saadi). There is also easy access to BRT speed
buses and different taxi services in the capital.
Proximity to Tehran’s
Another unique aspect of Seven Hostel is its superb accessibility to the most
authentic attractions of Tehran. Tehran’s
Grand Bazaar, the amazing Golestan Palace
and National Museum of Iran are all within walking distance of the hostel. The
Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran (Abgineh Museum) is just a 10 minutes’
drive away and the City Park is nearby if you wish to take a stroll.
Ideal Place for Beginning Your Journey
By lodging in Seven Hostel not only you enjoy the great atmosphere and excellent
service of the place, you will also enter the most dynamic tourism forum in
Iran. If you have already decided on your itinerary, you will be given all the
details about the routes and places to stay in each city and village. If you are
still hesitant or worse clueless about what to do next, the staff of the hostel
will shower you with all kinds of fabulous packages. They literally cater to
your every demand on tourism including the problem of
money transfer to Iran
and getting an Iranian debit card.
Booking; Easy and Cheap
The quality of amenities and service in Seven Hostel is higher than most of the
cheap hotels in Tehran. And the incredible thing is that Seven Hostel charges
you much less than Tehran’s budget hotels and other economy options in Iran.
Like most modern lodging options in Tehran, Seven Hostel provides online booking
Seven Hostel in Tehran has been the first of five Seven Hostels in Iran. In
addition to Seven Hostel in Tehran, the group has now branches in Isfahan,
Shiraz, Dizin and Alamut.
Seven Hostel in Shiraz
in Shiraz is the second branch of the hostel chain in Iran. Established
in Shiraz, the city of wine and poetry, Seven Hostel is by far the best lodge
you can opt for among
It is top-notch accommodation in every possible sense of the word. First of all,
it is the location. It will take you just five minutes to reach the bedazzling
Shah Cheragh, the most significant religious landmark in the city. Other
magnificent tourist attractions of Shiraz aren’t very far either. In fact, for a
one-day sightseeing tour of Shiraz from the site of Seven Hostel in Shiraz you
won’t need any transport but your feet!
Seven Hostel in Isfahan
It is only natural that Isfahan, the most visited city in Iran by foreign
tourists, should claim at least one of the Seven Hostel branches. Seven Hostel
in Isfahan lies in Charbagh Street, the trendiest and most important
district in Isfahan. This gives Seven Hostel an edge over other hostels in Isfahan.
Being located in Charbagh means that most of the historic landmarks of the city
are within walking distance of the hostel. These include the legendry Naqsh-e
Jahan Square (the largest historic plaza in the world) with its rare collection
of historic wonders: Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace.
As with all Seven Hostels, guests have the luxury of choosing between private
rooms and dorms all of which include high-speed WI-FI and a delicious buffet
breakfast. One important fact to consider about
is that they are usually fully-booked during the high season. Thus, booking in
advance is a necessity in hostels in Isfahan and other major tourist
destinations such as hostels in Kashan and Yazd.
Seven Hostel in Dizin
Seven Hostel in
Dizin is a beautiful villa located in Velayat Rud Village on Chalous
road. It offers a cozy and serene atmosphere in the scenic countryside of Dizin.
Seven Hostel is most recommended option of accommodation among hostels in Dizin. You
can choose between private rooms and the comfy dorm of the hostel. The heating
facilities are superb here and they will keep you warm in the freezing nights of
the mountains. Breakfast is included on the rooms and free WI-FI is available,
although the reception isn’t very good in the village. The hostel is about 4 km
away from the resort but that shouldn’t trouble you, since Seven Hostel offers
free shuttle service to Dizin Ski Resort in the mornings. Your transport will
pick you up at the end of the day from the resort and bring you back to the
hostel. Seven Hostel in Dizin is an ideal accommodation for economy-minded
travelers. It is clean, comfortable, well-equipped and affordable in comparison
with the expensive costs of
Seven Hostel in Alamut
Alamut boasts great historic and natural significance. The magnificent valley of
Alamut, the Castle of Assassins and mighty snow-capped peaks are some of the
wonders of Alamut. Prior to the establishment of Seven Hostel in Zarabad village
(the ancestral home of Jalal Rashedi, the founder of SevenHostels) in Alamut
there weren’t any quality accommodation in the region. The place is the first of
and it isn’t an ordinary abode. Seven
Hostel in Alamut garners highest of praises from its guests who cherish
the genuine and heartfelt hospitality of the lovely couple who run the hostel.
This traditional hostel, at the bosom of the bounteous nature of Alamut, is the
definition of authenticity and coziness. The building has a beautifully-rendered
local design and adorable traditional embellishments. Its spacious hangout area
is the favorite of the guests and the cuisine is a class of its own!
You have probably heard of Tehran as a perpetual presence on political news. But
did you also know that the capital of Iran is one its most beautiful and
multifaceted cities? Often the first stop on the travel plan of most Iran tours, Tehran has everything you
would expect from a metropolis. But skyscrapers, massive industrial complexes
and interminable highways are just one aspect of the city. Iran travel tours
present you with an extraordinary array of Tehran tours. These
include Tehran sightseeing tour, ski tours, Tehran food tours, Tehran Art
Galleries tours, mountain tours and etc. Sightseeing tours are the most popular
packages in the capital, to which we will turn next.
Tehran Sightseeing Tours
The places that you will visit in the course of
tours are the most popular tourist attractions in the capital. The
historic sites in the city center are the most visited landmarks of Tehran. You
will visit the glorious Golestan Palace, The National Museum of Iran and
Tehran’s famous old bazaar. Public parks are another feature of Tehran
Sightseeing tours. Mellat Park, Ab-o-Atash Park and Iranian Garden are some
instances of these great public spaces each known for a unique set of features.
As unlikely as it seems, Tehran is also famous for its glorious natural
attractions. Darband and Darakeh are two spectacular districts far north of
Tehran at the foot of Alborz mountains. Natural springs, rivers, immaculate
fresh weather and hundreds of trendy restaurants and tea houses make Darband and
Darakeh the favorite hangouts for the massive population of Tehran.
Tehran sightseeing tours also take you to the historic sites in the north of the
city including Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque and Tajrish Bazaar.
Iran Food Tours
food tours have been the latest development in Iran tour packages. What
you will experience in the course of these Persian food tours is Iranian cuisine
at its full length. This means that you will participate in and attribute to all
stages of preparing the meals such as shopping, chopping and cooking! And of
course, you will relish the superb taste of the
Persian food that you have created at the end in a festive ceremony.
Previously these marvelous tours were restricted to the capital. But the good
news is that now you can book for a Shiraz food tour as well as the old Tehran
food tour. Iran’s culinary tours are now among the most recommended tours in
Iran as they clothe you in the delights of Persian food and cuisine.
Iran Travel Information
There are many misconceptions about the Middle-East and especially about Iran in
the West. These are the result of false images inculcated in the people’s mind
by the media. People visiting Iran always express their utter amazement at the
discrepancies between their old conception of Iranian
people and traditions, and their own first-hand experience. Before
visiting Iran some people still think that Iran is a country with a desert
climate where women are subjugated by ruthless patriarchs!
The other fallacy regards Iran travel information.
Many of Iran facts such
as obtaining Iranian visa and the hot issue of security, get needlessly
political. According to the latest statistics, Iran is one of the safest
countries in the world for tourists and getting an Iranian tourist visa is
incredibly simple! In what comes next, we will tell you about a couple of things you
must know about Iran:
Iran visa on arrival is available for the nationals of all countries except for
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan,
Somalia, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States. The nationals of
the countries mentioned above need to apply for Iran’s visa in advance. Iran has
no political ties with the state of Israel, so nationals of Israel cannot travel
Imam Khomeini Airport Taxi
Your first destination in Iran is most probably Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran.
Since the airport is outside the domain of the city, you will need a ride to
Tehran. Fortunately, Imam Khomeini Airport taxi services with
English-speaking drivers are offered at IKIA 24-hour and they will take you to any clear address. You can even
book a ride in advance by referring to websites such a that of IranTTS.
Although one-fourth of its total area is covered with deserts, Iran's
weather is known to be like that of a four-season country. How is that possible you might ask. Well that is because
Iran boasts a wonderful geographical diversity. While deserts rule in the
central regions, the northern provinces off the coast of the Caspian Sea are
dominated by regular showers. The northwest is the realm of snow and strong
winds and in the south near the golden shore of the Persian Gulf, it is always
Language in Iran
Although Persian is the official language in Iran, millions of Iranians speak
their mother tongues which aren’t necessarily Persian. Azeri is spoken in the
northwest while in the west Kurdish and Luri are the main local languages.
People of the north speak Talysh, Gilaki and Mazanderani while in the southern
province of Khuzestan, locals speak Arabic. And this is still not an exhaustive
list, as many other languages and local dialects are spoken in towns and
villages all around Iran.
Iranian women are active in all social levels in Iran. Wearing
doesn’t mean that Iranian women aren’t fashionable or that the only imaginable
career for them is being a housewife. In fact, you will be surprised to know
that the number of female university graduates per year exceeds the number of
Tehran Tourist Attractions
Iran’s tourist attractions are a combination of natural wonders and historic
sites, some of which date back to the dawn of civilization. Tehran, the capital
city of Iran, boasts numerous historic and natural landmarks. Most of Tehran’s tourist
attractions are in the form of museums, royal palaces, historic
mansions, public parks and stunning nature attractions. Of the first category,
namely museums, we can mention National Museum of Iran,
Carpet Museum of Iran, National Jewelry Museum (home to Iranian Crown
Jewels that includes some of the most precious diamonds in the world) and the
sensational Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (that holds the largest collection
of modern art outside Europe and the USA). Then comes the world-famous royal
palaces of Tehran, Golestan Palace, Niavaran Complex and Sa'dabad Complex.
Tehran bazaar that lies across from Golestan Palace, is the hub of commerce in
the capital. It is far beyond a business center however, as it includes various
historic sites in its massive area. Of Tehran’s extraordinary parks and nature
attractions, one can name the famous
Park, Ab-o-Atash Park, Mellat Park and the wonderful
Persian gardens all around the city. We should also add the scenic
mountainous districts of the north of Tehran, Darband and Darakeh, places of
refuge from the bustle of the metropolis.
Tehran isn’t only the
political capital of Iran but also its largest and most populated city. That
might sound alarming for the people who want to go on sightseeing tours of
Tehran. But let us assure you that except for the rush hours (which is almost
the same in all mega cities), getting around in Tehran is both trouble-free and
fun. All you need is to download the English version of
Tehran metro map and
Tehran BRT map online. By just taking a brief look at these maps you
will have a general knowledge of the stations and the quickest routes to get
there. Tehran has the best public transport among the cities in Iran. In
addition to BRT speed buses and metro, there are countless bus and taxi
services. If you could manage the application on your mobile phone, there are
also cheap and excellent online taxi services that will take you to your chosen
address in a jiffy. For using all these transports, you will need to have
Iranian currency, rial. Contrary to what it seems, money exchange is fairly
straightforward in Iran. All you need is to find an official exchange place.
There are dozens of them in Ferdowsi Sq. in Tehran. Just remember that the
currency in Iran is Iranian rial not toman. If someone asked you for
tomans, just drop a zero from the amount in rial and you will have the sum in
tomans. It is as simple as that!
For years the lack of quality economy hostels was a common complaint among the
tourists visiting Iran. A huge change came along in 2015 when
established its first branch of youth hostels in Tehran. Jalal Rashedi, the
founder and general manager of SevenHostels, was the driving spirit behind the
ambitious project. In the three years since the start of the first Seven Hostel,
the group has thrived in a surreal pace and now has four other branches in
Isfahan, Shiraz, Dizin and Alamut. In addition to groundbreaking enterprises in
tourism, the group has many other parallel projects. Mr. Rashedi whose
indisputable efforts as a major entrepreneur in the area of Iranian tourism has
led to a sea change in Iran’s hospitality sector, has started a new grand
project with the goal of promoting the export of Iranian goods. The group hopes
that this could further the course of Iranian industry and also present the
world with the unique quality of Iranian products such as its legendry
hand-woven carpets and magical saffron.