Hostel Booking

Our hostel accommodation is only available to BIPS members.   Please ensure that you have become a member and paid your membership subscription(s) for the year before applying for accommodation.   You can do this online or by emailing the UK Administrator for more information.

Accommodation at the BIPS hostel is for researchers and students and provides them with an affordable room in Tehran with access to the BIPS library, gardens and swimming pool.   All the rooms are single rooms with shared bathrooms.  You must arrange your stay in advance and pay for it in full before arriving in Tehran.   We can arrange for you to be collected from the airport by taxi if required.

PLEASE NOTE:  The hostel is located in the British Embassy compound, but we do not enjoy diplomatic immunity.  All residents staying at the Tehran Institute must adhere to the hostel rules concerning visitors and general behaviour. Conduct incompatible with BIPS’s status as an academic institution in the Islamic Republic of Iran may result in your being asked to leave. There will be no refunds. A warning may be given but this is not obligatory.


Please contact the UK Administrator ( with the dates you wish to stay.   She will then check availability and confirm that there is room for you on the dates you need.

Please download, print & sign and send to the UK Administrator ( the Conditions of Hostel Use form.   You must read this carefully as your signature indicates that you have understood all the conditions of your stay and that you agree to abide by them.


Once your stay is confirmed by the UK Administrator, you will need to email our Manager in Tehran, Houman Kordmahini, to confirm your arrival time and if you need collection from the airport.

You are asked to  pay for your stay in advance.   The room rate is £20.00 per day for full members or £15.00 for student members.  We only accept sterling payments.   Please can you make payment online or by contacting UK Administrator  [+44 (0) 7969 5203].  She can take your credit card information by phone and collect the payment from you.

Please contact the UK Administrator as soon as possible with cancellations or amendments to your stay.