Hostels in Isfahan, Iran

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Get to know Isfahan (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Isfahan. To help you make friends with Isfahan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Isfahan is also named and spelled Esfahan - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Esfahan (also spelled Isfahan) is a historic, Persian city located in central Iran, about six hours south of the country's capital, Tehran. Esfahan is most famous for its beautiful old mosques, Islamic schools, bazaars, and busy public parks. On summer evenings, many local families head to the city public parks for picnics. It's a great place to experience traditional Iranian life; more than likely, you will be invited over for tea (chay), melon, or even dinner.

There are many accommodation options, including popular guesthouses, hotels (budget and expensive), and hostels in Esfahan. Accommodation standards vary greatly throughout the city. Hostels in Esfahan and guesthouses usually offer the best deals, and are where travelers are most likely to meet other like-minded travelers. Guesthouses tend to be the most popular option, and many even offer dorm rooms, as well as private rooms. A traditional Iranian breakfast is usually included in the price. Complimentary Wi-Fi, towels, and toiletries are generally the norm as well. With the exception of expensive hotels, most accommodation has only squat toilets; some have both squat toilets and Western toilets. Bathrooms generally are shared, unless you specifically request a private bathroom.

Hijabs (head scarves) must be worn in public areas of all hotels, Esfahan hostels, and guesthouses, and though staff generally are quite understanding of foreigners that are not necessarily accustomed to wearing a head scarf, the establishment can get into trouble for allowing its guests to go without one. This also goes for wearing shorts (for men and women) and t-shirts (for women).

Written by local enthusiast for Isfahan hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Isfahan hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Isfahan Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Isfahan. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Isfahan. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Isfahan costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Isfahan with private rooms costs on average $31.
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  • 19 hotels
  • 16 guesthouses
  • 7 apartments

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Sean Guesthouse is the best rated hostel for partying in Isfahan.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Isfahan

Your Packing List for Isfahan

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Isfahan and Iran.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Isfahan Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Isfahan, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
19 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$31 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Isfahan
Ragrug Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Isfahan
Sean Guesthouse is the best rated
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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