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Welcome to Tehran and Welcome to HI Tehran Hostel

Our Mission

Iran, as one of top destinations in recent years, has a natural competitive advantage in the global tourism industry. However, the potential of this competitive advantage has not been reached. Hi Tehran Hostel team aims to play its role in Iran’s thriving tourism industry by providing budget accommodation for backpackers and travelers from all over the world. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with exceptional and cost-efficient hostel accommodations, which make Tehran City feel like home. . Our team is on hand to ensure every traveler has a uniquely memorable stay and a fantastic Tehran experience

Meet Golnar and Habibeh

Here you can see the founders of HI Tehran Hostel

Habibeh Fathi

Habibeh Fathi

Founder & Manager

Despite working in different fields; Agriculture, Civil engineering, Urban planning and management, I’ve been keen on the tourism industry. In addition to that, being an entrepreneur was always my vision and ambition. These agendas brought me to the point of co-founding HI Tehran Hostels.
For me, the passion I feel toward my work which helps me to be recalcitrant through hard days, is way more important than the other aspects. Managing a team as a woman and at the same time as a mother is work through when a combination of spirit and determination takes the reins.

Golnar Zamani

Golnar Zamani

Founder & Content Manager

As an entrepreneur and user experience designer, I have always been passionate in participating in interactive teams and businesses to be able to conduct my experience in developing viable contexts. Coming from a managerial background, I have tried to use my innovation strategy managing skills in a vast range of businesses from food Industry to leisure to fashion and also local sustainable startups. As the first female hostel founder in Iran and also my first experience in the travel and hospitality business, founding Denj hostel in Tehran, brought up the opportunity of meeting beautiful minded travelers and getting inspired by them to develop Hi Tehran Team as a frontier in providing trustable professional tourism services. As an interest and duty, I take value-creation very seriously in HI Tehran Hostels.

Meet HI Tehran Team Members

Get to know the friendly and welcoming team members at HI Tehran Hostel! Meet our staff, who are ready to ensure a trouble-free stay in Tehran.



Team Member

It was always interesting and fascinating for me to travel around Iran and to see the diversity of Iranian people’s culture, customs and also Iran’s nature. As a musician, I was able to satisfy part of this interest by studying and listening to music from various parts of Iran. And now working in Hi Tehran Hostel II has made me more in touch with my country as well as other cultures and countries.

My name is Ashkan. I was born in 1989 in Isfahan. I studied Physics as the undergraduate studies, but I made a shift to Persian Music for the master, which is my biggest passion in life. When I was 12 I started learning Setar (Iranian traditional music instrument) and now it has been 18 years, I am playing. I also have a chance to play and practice in the hostel when I have free time.

The most attractive part of working in Hi Tehran Hostel is meeting people from all over the world, providing them an enjoyable vibe, help them and talk to them about different issues, including culture, history, art, different lifestyles and so on.



Web Developer

I am the web developer at HI TEHRAN HOSTEL. One of my main passions is to learn about different digital operations and applying them to Hi Tehran’s success. My skills are mostly rooted in analysis, strategy, problem solving and mobilizing parties involved in the objectives accomplishment.

In addition to my web development activities and Search Engine Optimization abilities, participating in the Digital Marketing criteria along with the HI TEHRAN TEAM, have maximized my experience in this field. Associating as digital market director and monitoring the trends and mainstreams are also some parts of my associations in HI TEHRAN.
I grew up in Isfahan and moved to Tehran to attend Electrical Eng. Dept. at KNTU. When I’m not at HI TEHRAN, I can be found behind my camera practicing my photography, trekking in the nature or exploring city sites. And one thing for sure, all of my activities as a professional web developer, can’t interfere with my love for watching movies, traveling and enjoying friends’ companionship.

Rashed Hi Tehran Staff


Executive Manager

My name is Rashed. I’m 29 years old and I’ve been in this field since 2015. I’m from Kurdistan, Sanandaj, so my mother tongue is Kurdish, but I speak Farsi and English too. Hospitality was always a big deal in my family, and I guess I have inherited that from my parents and ancestors. I also have this obsession with doing everything perfectly, which is one of the reasons I got this job.
Watching movies, reading books, watching and playing football, and traveling are my favorite hobbies. I’m always open to good conversations, pretty much about everything.
I’ve never been to any other country, but it’s definitely a goal for me to see the world in the near future.



Team Member

I am Mousa. Migrated to Iran 37 years ago from Afghanistan. I have done different jobs since then, but mostly in agriculture and Animal husbandry section. I love to learn to speak different languages. That’s why after working in Hi Tehran Hostel I have started to learn some basic functional words and phrases in English, Dutch, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Polish and Pashto. I have four kids. One of them lives in Germany and I wish I can take my whole family to live in Europe one day.



Team Member

“It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
I’m Fahimeh . you can call me Poomi. I’m 21 years old girl who wants to live,love and learn.



Team Member

Hi! My name is Mostafa. I’m 28 and I live in Tehran which is the capital of Iran. Actually I come from another province – Hamadan, where I lived for 18 years, but ten years ago, i moved to Tehran to continued my studies in university. I studied mechanical engineering Msc. in Iran university of science and technology.
I’m interested in movies, music and literature.I find working in HI TEHRAN HOSTEL very appealing, because you know we travel to see people, nature, places and i think visiting people is the most important thing in traveling, so I have the chance to see a lot of people from all over the world, to be familiar with a variety of experiences, beliefs, trends and ideas and make a dialogue out of them, kind of experiencing “travel around the world”!
And also the team working here are so young and fresh and of course friendly.



Team Member

I am Khodabakhsh from Daykundi province near Kabul in Afghanistan. We immigrated to Iran 38 years ago and started to work in Mashhad in the first few years. I had to move to different cities in all those years. I went back to Kabul in 2004 with my family, hoping we could stay there and start a new life. But the unstable situation forced us to come back to Iran again and settle in Tehran. I have three sons and my biggest wish is for Afghanistan to get back on track, so I can live in my own country.

Farbod, hi tehran hostel staff


Team Member

I am Farbod. A semi pro hiker whose in love with nature, music and cinema. Any sportif activity which makes my mind and spirit free suits me well. I enjoy meeting new people with different backgrounds who have a story to tell or a culture to share. That’s why I’m in this team. I like to pass my energy and positive mood to people around me and luckily make them feel the same.



Team Member

I am Majid Pakizeh, a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at Kashan university. Although I’ve come from a scientific background, I have other interests that are worth quite the same to me. Traveling and getting to know people. I’ve traveled to different parts of Iran and lived in Shiraz, Isfahan, Yasuj, Ahvaz, and Tehran. These experiences gave me the strength to understand people and cultures. That is why I ended up in a hostel. It feels great to work in Hi Tehran Hostel, because I know I am in the right spot now.



My name is Zahra! Most of my friends call me Zari. I’m a 23 year oId girl. I live in Tehran for 6 years from starting my bachelor education. I studied German translation in Tehran University and it was my first encounter with the outside world. Now, I’m a master student and I study “Teaching Persian to non Persian speakers” in Tehran Univesity. Having communication with people is very important for the spiritual dimension of my character. We all are human and we all need humanity. We have to be able to communicate with each other and we have just one way: the Language. Chomsky believes that the 5000 to 6000 languages in the world, despite their very different grammars, do share a set of syntactic rules and principles. It means we are the same.
I’m here in Hi Tehran Hostel team to make some communications and touch this theory in praxis.

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