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Vali's Homestay

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Malakoshoaraye Bahar 38, No. 277, Mashad, Iran
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Vali's Homestay
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I stayed with Vali for 2 nights, mostly because it sounded like it would be a one-stop solution for Turkmenistan visas (as I found out, it isn't). It's the most hostel-like accommodation in Mashad, but certainly not the cheapest. Local hotels catering to pilgrims charge as little as 6 to 7 USD for a double room with kitchen facilities. His... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Vali's was a warm and welcoming dorm which is accessed through a garage door. It's a sanctuary and Vali is the perfect host. The shower is fantastic - like a decontamination facility but there is only one. Vali offers great value food but we were on such a budget we ate bread from the market. He is a genuine host... More

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Mussoorie, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Arriving from a very long journey to Iran, Mashhad was my first landfall in that country. Iranian people are renowned for their hospitality and nowhere is this more true than at Vali's. What a real homestay should be: sharing meals and life with the hosts and learning about their culture and lifestyle. Vali in that respect is all that and... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is a very, very, late review. In all I think Vali's is a great place. I arrived on a freezing, misty morning by bus and the city seemed imposing and bleak. After a phone call to Vali, who gave directions to my taxi driver, I was soon nestled in his homestay. Beds were comfortable, there was ample hot water,... More

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19 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

<b>The good</b> I'll start off with the good things about Vali and his homestay: - the dinners his wife cooks really are very good and offer a lot of variety, with multiple courses; - Vali is a friendly guy and likes to talk about all sorts of things; Vali can offer a significant amount of information about things to do... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I originally booked a two night visit, but I liked it so much I stayed a week! Vali is a well travelled cool cat, and his crew can provide you with all the comforts of home. Special thanks to Vali's Missus, whose Persian home cooking is the best you'll have in Iran. Find their email on the web, and they'll... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Vali is a great character and I really enjoyed spending some time with him in his home and out and about in Mashad. He will welcome you into his home, feed/water you [his wifes cooking is brilliant] and show you around Mashad [he'll also try to sell you a carpet but if you don't want one he's not pushy]. He... More

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Ouarzazate, Morocco
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54 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Imagine mixing a hostel type of house, with a guest house living in someone's house. This is what is all about Vali's homestay. I loved this experience and for me was the best of all my Iran hotels and guest houses. I stayed here 1 night before I flew to Tajikistan. I was very well welcomed by the owner, who... More

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Napier, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We have stayed at Vali’s Non-Smoking homestay for 10 nights and we quickly became part of his family before realizing it. The homestay is centrally located in Mashad. With a bus stop and Metro station within 100mtrs of the house and within walking distance to all the amenities a tourist would require. The Homestay has a 5 bed dormitory downstairs... More

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Address: Malakoshoaraye Bahar 38, No. 277, Mashad, Iran
Location: Iran > Razavi Khorasan Province > Mashad
Also Known As:
Vali's Homestay Iran/Mashad

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