Shiraz city is surely the most popular tourist destination in Iran.
And since this southern city has an international airport, many tourists
start their trip from Shiraz in the south and end their trip in Tehran, in the
north. Seven Hostel in
Shiraz is the first of its name in the city and the perfect example of a
typical Iran hostel. Iran Seven Group
was started a
few years ago with the goal of providing cheap and modern accommodation in
Shiraz and other major cities in the country. Prior to the establishment of the
group’s first branch, 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 hotels. Even the so-called Shiraz hostels were
in fact Shiraz
hotels with average services and amenities! Many people traveling
to Shiraz 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 Shiraz is a glorious instant of
the former, that is a flawless package of everything essential for an economy
accommodation in a beautiful historic house. Please take the time and watch the
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 the rooms.
Room service is as efficient and all-encompassing like a good
Shiraz hotel and the hostel is
impeccably clean. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast are included in the
cost of the rooms which are comparatively low considering the superb amenities
of the hostel. All the rooms have been newly-refurbished. 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 no more than 4 beds.
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 the 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 historic courtyard. The place has a
vivacity and international vibe incomparable to any other hostel in Shiraz. 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.
Proximity to Shiraz Tourist Attractions
Another unique aspect of Seven Hostel is its superb accessibility to the most
authentic attractions of Shiraz. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Qavam House,
House, Shahcheragh Holy Shrine, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque,
Vakil Bath, and Karim Khan Citadel are all within walking distance of the hostel. The beautiful
tomb of Hafez, Tom of Saadi, Eram Garden, Afif Abad Garden, and other
attractions are also 10 to 20 minutes’
Ideal Place for Beginning Your Journey
By lodging in Seven Hostel not only you enjoy the great atmosphere and excellent
service of the place, but also 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 services at Seven Hostel is higher than most of the
cheap hotels in Shiraz. And the incredible thing is that Seven Hostel charges
you much less than Shiraz budget hotels and other economy options in Iran.
Like most lodging options in Shiraz, Seven Hostel provides online booking
Seven Hostel in Shiraz has been the first of five Seven Hostels in Iran. The group has now branches in Isfahan, Yazd, Dizin and Alamut.
Seven Hostel in Isfahan
It is only natural that Isfahan, the second most visited city in Iran by foreign
tourists, should claim at least one of the Seven Hostel branches. Seven Hostel
in Isfahan lies in city center, the historic and most important
district in Isfahan. This gives Seven Hostel an edge over other hostels in Isfahan.
Being located downtown 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 good WI-FI and delicious
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 chalet located right next to the ski resort. It offers a cozy and serene atmosphere in the scenic countryside of Dizin.
Seven Hostel is the 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 also included on the rooms. 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 Dizin hotels.
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 Iran Seven Group) 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 Shiraz city wherever there was talk of good wine. But
did you also know that Shiraz is one the most beautiful and
multifaceted cities of Iran? Often the first stop on the travel plan of most Iran tours, Shiraz has everything you
would expect from a touristic city. Unlike Tehran, there are not many skyscrapers, massive industrial complexes
and interminable highways in Shiraz. One can feel relaxed and at home in
Shiraz and almost all Iran travel tours
present you with an extraordinary array of
Shiraz tours. These
include Shiraz sightseeing tours, Persepolis tours, Shiraz Persian food tours,
historic houses tours, mountain tours, etc. Sightseeing tours are the most popular
packages in the Shiraz, to which we will turn next.
Shiraz Sightseeing Tours
The places that you will visit in the course of Shiraz one-day
tours are the most popular tourist attractions in this beautiful city. The
historic sites in the city center are the most visited landmarks of Shiraz. You
will visit the world famous Nasir al-Mulk Mosque aka the Pink Mosque,
Qavam House, Zinat al-Molk
House, Shahcheragh Holy Shrine,Vakil Bazaar,
Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bath, and Karim Khan Citadel. Public
Gardens are another feature of Shiaz
Sightseeing tours. Eram Garden, Afif-Abad Garden, and the
Tombs of Hafez and Saadi are some
instances of these great public spaces each known for a unique set of features.
As unlikely as it seems, Shiraz is also famous for its glorious natural
attractions. Derak Mountain and Kohmareh Sorkhi are two spectacular districts
to the west of Shiraz at the foot of the beautiful Zagros Mountain
Range. Natural springs, rivers, immaculate
fresh weather and many traditional restaurants and tea houses make
these mountainous areas the favorite hangouts for the carefree population of
Iran Food Tours
Persian 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 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 city, Tehran. But the good
news is that now you can book for a Shiraz food tour as well. Iran’s culinary tours are now among the most recommended tours in
Iran as they offer the memorable delights of Persian food and cuisine.
Iran Travel Information
There are many misconceptions among western people about the Middle-East and especially about Iran. These are the result of images
driven 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 is regarding 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
relatively 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 of course 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
Shiraz Airport Taxi
Your first destination in Iran is most probably Shiraz International Airport.
Since the airport is located in the far east of the city, you will need a
ride to the old town of Shiraz where most of the city's beautiful hostels are located. Fortunately,
Iran's Snapp taxi services with
reliable drivers are offered at Shiraz International Airport 24-hour and
they will take you to any clear destination you mark on the map.
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 almost 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 almost 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
Iran Seven Group
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 Iran Seven Group
established its first branch of youth hostels in Iran. Jalal Rashedi, the
founder and general manager of the group, was the driving spirit behind the
ambitious project. In the years since the start of the first Seven Hostel,
the group has thrived in a surreal pace and now has 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.