Arian Hostel is a 650 square meter building in a 400 square meter land, with 8 rooms, a courtyard, a roof terrace, a kitchen, dining area, TV room, reception and 12 shared bathrooms and showers. It has 41 beds, which means the residents will have enough space to relax and keep their privacy.
The unique ambiance of Arian Hostel, besides the comfort and safety it offers, as well as its convenient location in the heart of Tehran, are the major attractions of staying there.
Ali Jafarnejad is the founder and CEO of Arian Hostel. Staying in numerous hostels during years of traveling as a young budget tourist and his never ending admiration of the history, culture, art and architecture of Iran, inspired Ali to have his own hostel with the features of traditional Iranian houses.
He started looking for a property with the characteristics of authentic Iranian houses: central courtyard surrounded by wooden doors and colored windows and a blue pool in the middle, a balcony with high roof and tall pillars and brick floor and walls with turquoise blue tiles.
After months of searching in the central parts of Tehran, he found a 150-year-old house in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tehran, but unfortunately it was not in a very good condition due to years of neglect of the property. The basements were stuffed full of tons of construction waste and garbage, the original bricks were covered with layers of cement, the pool was filled with soil, some roofs were falling and one could not see any of the beauties of the building. Yet, it was much better than most of the houses Ali had seen during the past months.
Anyway, the house was bought in summer 2016.
The fortification, restoration and renovation process started right after and took 26 months to accomplish.
A valuable and historic house which was forgotten and destroyed is now an exemplary building which depicts all of the exquisite features of traditional Iranian houses.