Accommodation in Kurdistan, Iran
How to Get to Marivan
Marivan is located about 15 minutes drive from Iran-Iraq border (Bashmakh), which makes it a great resting spot for those who want to pass one country to the other. There are several ways to get to our hostel in Marivan:
From Tehran to Marivan: You have two options! One is to get a bus straight from Tehran to Marivan. This option might take quite a while but gets you to the destination right away. There are buses in the West Terminal in Tehran departing from 4 to 8 pm. We recommend taking the latest bus so when you get here we have breakfast together! The other option is to take a bus (anytime during the day till 11 pm) to Sanandaj, spend half a day (or few hours) in Sanandaj and then go to the bus terminal and take a shared taxi to Marivan. Read the From Sanandaj section.
From Tabriz to Marivan: Again you have two options. One is to take a bus around noon to Saqqez (takes around four hours) and from there take a shared taxi to Marivan (takes around 2.5 hours). The other option is to go from Tabriz to Sanandaj and take a shared taxi to Marivan (Read From Sanandaj section). The Saqqez option is faster and more efficient.
From Rasht to Marivan: There is a bus going to Sanandaj everyday at around 5 pm. But that means you get to Sanadaj at around 2 am which is not a good time to get a shared taxi to Marivan. So either stay for one night in Sanandaj (there are good hotels in Sanandaj such as Shadi, Tourism, Kaj, and Hedayat.) or plan to visit Tabriz before coming to Marivan. Or just simply go back to Tehran for few days and get to Marivan after that.
From Kermanshah to Marivan: If you can afford it, you can easily get a private taxi to take you here by around 15 euros. The other option is to go to Sanandaj, Paveh, or Kamyaran and take a shared taxi. For the Sanandaj option, read From Sanandaj section.
From Sanandaj to Marivan: Shared taxis are available at anytime during the day, but we recommend taking them during day time. If you choose this option, the taxi takes about two hours and you will pay around 30,000 Toman (300,000 Rial). We generally recommend spending half a day in Sanandaj. Your options to visit are The Bazaar, Museums, Asef Vaziri Monument (Kurd House), Khosro Abad Mansion, Abidar Park, Tanakora Bazaar (second hand clothes), and etc. Talk to people, they are your best option to explore and learn about Kurdistan.
With Airplane: If you travel with plane, you need to get to Sanandaj first, and from there you can get to any terminal in Sanandaj and then take a cab to come here. If you have enough time, a half day visit to Sanandaj is recommended. Read From Sanandaj section.
Address for our Hostel in Marivan, Kurdistan
English: No. 112, North side of “Chahar-Rah Asli”, Marivan, Kurdistan (Look for See You in Kurdistan Hostel on Google Map.)
Persian: مریوان، بالاتر از چهار راه اصلی، به سمت فلکه دارایی، بعد از مسجد قرنی ویس، کافه پالت
Telephone: +98 873 454 2266