One of the staples that makes a historical city a worthwhile and desirable destination for tourists and travelers is the fact that it can host many guests in its traditional houses and settlements. Knowing this, this piece will entirely go to the best hostels in Shiraz and we are focusing on introducing these magnificent guesthouses to show you that not only Shiraz is the beating poetic heart of Iran and the birthplace of many famous Iranian poets such as Saadi Shirazi and Hafez, but also a trip to Shiraz can mean a very comfortable and satisfying stay at one of its traditional houses or a modern accommodation settlement or a combined facility.
Taha Traditional House
When it comes to being experts in handling travelers, Taha’s professional staff and helpful management don’t fail to impress. This lodging spot, which only 5 years ago received a renovation, is located in downtown Shiraz, in the old town. As one of the best hostels in Shiraz, being well-situated and close to major tourist attractions is a must and Taha traditional house doesn’t disappoint its guests in this manner. Taha is sitting only a 10 minutes walking distance from almost half of Shiraz’s touristy hotspots. The Pink Mosque, the Holy Shrine, Vali Complex, Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Bazaar, and lots more are just a few historical sites that are in a walking radius of the guesthouse. As for the building, a superb feature of the property is the eye-catching, ancient patio, which shines above all since it can’t be seen from the outside.
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Like any other old Persian house, Taha can’t be named a traditional Iranian guesthouse without a small fountain, or a Hooz che, paved with blue tiles of Turquoise right in the middle of its heartwarming yard. One other point is that the main building consists of three different smaller buildings, each of them having rooms ready to welcome guests. The first look into the rooms will give you a pleasuring sense of cleanness and authenticity. Spotless rooms with shining color-glassed windows that majestically bend the spectrum of the light and pour them on the beds just make you feel that you are truly staying in a Persian paradise. However, the most prominent feature of this settlement is its one-of-a-kind friendly atmosphere that makes all the travelers call it one of the best hostels in Shiraz. Taha traditional house will make you feel like home even though your thousands of miles away from your original home. Breakfast is always ready on the table and after that snacks, tea, and coffee are literally served 24/7 to fill the belly of any hungry guest and help them relax. The “extra mile” attitude of the staff towards strangers and the fact that they can speak English fluently make Taha Traditional Hostel stand out above all.
Based in the heart of Shiraz, in the historic district of “Sange-e Siah” or the “Black Stone” district, BB hostel is a traditional Persian house transformed into one of the best hostels in Shiraz not long ago. With 20 rooms ready to go, BB hostel is placed very close to some amazing tourist attractions in the center of the city. The Pink Mosque and the shrine of Shah Cheragh are where the main action happens in Shiraz which makes the surrounding areas very busy and crowded roughly all the time, but having a relaxing and comfortable room in the BB hostel is your get-away plan for a safe and sound night sleep.
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BB, which means grandmother in old Persian literature, is not only a lodge. It’s a heritage for travelers interested in spending some time in a traditional Persian house and learning more about authentic Persian hospitality and former lifestyle. Like any other house, the staff is there to make you feel like home and be your family. They’re super friendly and always going out of their way to welcome guests and help them get around the city and have a memorable stay. The kindness of the staff accents the visual charm of Persian architecture of the hostel’s building to remind every inhabitant that they are welcomed and important. Mud-brick walls, tiled floor, small colored glasses cubed on doors opening to the outside ambiance with the small Hooz che in the middle of the yard are the essences of an original Persian house like BB hostel.
The first walk through the hostel takes you into small corridors leading up to clean and wonderfully-decorated rooms with separated spacious showers and cozy beds that don’t fail to impress. As another sample of top hostels in Shiraz, BB hostel provides its occupants with free Wi-Fi, free parking space, free breakfast, laundry service, and airport pick-up. If you ever feel like enjoying a hot cup of tea on a traditionally-built rooftop of a traditional Persian house and feeling the soothing weather of Iran’s poetic capital, then we recommend you traveling to Shiraz in Iran spring and booking a room in BB hostel.
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In our list of best hostels in Shiraz, an exquisite structure with Qajar artistic marks all over it, which is called the Homayouni Hostel, is rather unique and as its names suggest, rather majestic. Positioned in the downtown Shiraz, Homayouni Hostel is not in a far distance of the airport and with the pickup services that the hostel offers, getting to your room from the airport seems like a piece of cake.
Founded back in 2008, it feels like the friendly atmosphere of Shiraz and its people are imprisoned in this beautiful hostel. A traditional yard with flowers and vases centered by a small Hooz che, same as the other traditional hostels in Shiraz, decorate the outside space. The design and the architecture of the hostel’s building and rooms bring the old Persian traditions back to life.
For the most satisfying experience, the hostel is packed with all the essential amenities. From air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast, all rooms are so neatly arranged that even a quick look at them will bring a smile to your face.
As for other amenities, laundry and ironing services, lockers, and an all-time free hot tea and coffee at the hostel’s kitchen are there to broaden that smile on your face.
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After a long day of sightseeing and visiting the beautiful historical city of Shiraz, which by the way is the poetic hub of Iran, nothing can calm your nerves down as sitting in a miniature Persian garden of your accommodating spot and having some Persian herbal tea in the yard or up top on the roof. The sitting area with benches in the yard or the coffee shop on the roof are great spots for a friendly chilling time with friends or families and making new friends and meeting other travelers or tourists. These gathering places inside Homayouni hostel help you get to know your hosts and other Persians a bit more and to hear their stories and get to know theirs. One more thing to add, the coffee shop on the roof also serves breakfast. So, if you found yourself in the mood for some eggs while gazing upon the nearby streets and houses, make sure to head up to Homayouni’s roof and start your day with an unforgettable breakfast and a nice view.
Sohrab Traditional House
In the historic neighborhood of Shiraz, lies another settlement ready to welcome international or local hostels from every everywhere. Sohrab traditional hostel, same much as Taha hostel, is well-positioned and well-equipped. The Pink Mosque (Nasir Al-Mulk), the Holy Shrine, Vali Complex, Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Bazaar, and other terrific landmarks and attractions are of easy access to whomever books a room in this hostel, same as the other accommodation houses in the area. Sohrab Hostel is an excellent value budget lodging in the heart of Shiraz.
You can find 9 rooms in this 150-years-old hostel that are private, shared, dorms, en suite with shared bathroom. Here you can book a room with an exclusive private bathroom for a better accommodation experience through 1stQuest. The main building has been newly renovated and modern facilities and amenities have been added to the hostel so it can live up to the expectations of the pickiest of guests.
In Sohrab hostel the smell of the ready teapot never ends, your laundry needs are taken care of by the superb staff, and the free Wi-Fi connection gives speedy access to your social media pages. Luggage storage, a big relaxing gathering area in the yard, airport pick-up service, parking space for motorbikes and bicycles, air conditioning, and a self-service kitchen are just some of the amenities and facilities you can expect to find at Sohrab Hostel in Shiraz. The building of this property has been recently given a new renovation while preserving the core cultural and historical aspects of the small mansion. The friendly and attending staff is always ready to help guests and tourists with their needs and to give them the best possible service.