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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
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Iran Accomodation

Maku (about 20 km past the border from Turkey)

Hotel Alvand (everybody in town knows where this is)
12USD
You can park your bike inside the lobby.
Staff were helpful and even helped us get insurance

Tehran

Hotel Khayyam
Near Imam Khomeini square
25USD
tel: 021 3311 3757
Great big secure parking, rooms are simple but clean
Staff very friendly and helpful

Toudeshk (desert village between Esfahan and Yazd)

Home of Mohammad Jalali

Mohammad takes in the odd tourist and will show you around the village and take you to nearby sandune. He is particularly eager to meet motorcyclists and charges about 15USD for room and board.

Best to call at least one day in advance at 0913 916 5752 or 0913 365 4420. You can also e-mail at silkroadngo (at) yahoo.com but calling is best.

Bam

Akbar Tourist Guest House (ask in town for "Akbar English", everybody knows this hotel). In fact, they will probably point you in the right direction before you even open your mouth!
Run by a good man who has gone through alot since the earthquake.
tel 98 344 231 48 43
20USD
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thanks for the tips
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but i thought in iran the rooms will be cheaper
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Prices in Iran

We found it pricey too, and we went as cheap as possible for rooms. Prices in Iran always increase around March, every year.

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Hotel Totia

Hi

Good place to stay in Esfahan

Hotel Totia

Between Takhti cross roads & Ayatollah Tayeb Ave,Masjed seyed st.

And in Tehran

Hotel Firouzeh

Dolat abadi alley -Amir Kabir st-Tehran-Iran

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Hotels will always be pricier in March due to Nowruz (Iranian New Year), but now because of the sanctions, all hotels are very very cheap. A couple of years ago (my first time in Iran) it was 10.000 to the dollar. Now it's 30.000 to the dollar so things are generally 2-3x cheaper depending on what it is. Hotels are cheaper, however, imported goods are the same price (in dollars) as they were before.

CouchSurfing is a great tool for finding interesting places to stay and so many Iranians are incredibly quick to accept requests.

The best place for interesting hotels (that I found) was in Yazd. So many boutique places in traditional courtyards for around $20-$30. Really really nice places to stay - bear in mind though that you'll need to be married if you wish to share a room with the opposite sex.

Tehran has a lot of options, the cheaper end of the scale being Hotel Firouzeh and Hotel Khayyam as already mentioned. Now they're around $10 a night. Both basic but do the job.
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