Who we are?

History of the vono hostel:

Vono hostel was found by a group of young mountain climbers who wish to introduce Iran to other travelers as an attractive destination for adventure tourists and backpackers of all around the world. This group, after 10 years of traveling and climbing in every corner of Iran, started to publish their memories in a series of podcasts calls “Travel melody Radio”. This podcast was addressed to adventure travelers in Iran asking them to share their experiences too. Feedbacks on this podcast was fantastic and it leads to high engagement rate of “Travel Melody” fans. After two years of hard work and with the increasing in the number of audiences, the idea of introducing Iran to foreign travelers was formed. based on previous experiences and conducting market research, Vono team found the Hostel as a starting point, to achieve it’s a great goal.

Our mission, vision, and values

our aim is to make a great experience of traveling to Iran for our income tourists. Against propaganda of mass media, we try to show another image of Iran, we believe changing Iran phobia would not be possible without the help of the tourism industry. We believe our guests would be a new channel to show the real face of Iran which is safe, beautiful and full of warm people who host guests kindly from the bottom of their heart.

Our vision is to introduce the diversity of Iran in the aspect of nature, culture, food, especially adventure experiences and this matter would not happen without the help of the young educated generation of Iran. We believe using the network of Iranian outside Iran and also foreign tourists who have already visited our country is the best channel to reach tourists and attract them to travel to Iran. In addition, we care about sustainable development of the tourism industry in our country which needs specific attention to reduce environmental impact both naturally and socially. In this regards, all of our operations are designed based on this important matter.

Services of Vono team

Services to our customers start before they even decide to come to Iran, usually in the process of decision making for an unknown destination there are several questions which finding the right answer would take so much time, but at Vono hostel has a quick, reliable and free solution. We have English, Spanish, French speaking local team who can provide you all the needed information related to your travel from the beginning. Whether your question is general information regarding how safe is Iran, how to get the Visa or specific demand you have for the duration of your trip. We would help you get information and we would design your tours based on your requests.

We understand, our guests would need to gather information about Visa procedure, touristic areas, public transportation, Emergency contacts, exchange rate, specific rules and restrictions, weather, proper outfit, how to buy tickets, how to reserve accommodation, where to go, what to eat, how to reach and thousands of other questions which you can easily find out by contacting our team for free!

Accommodation:

Vono hostel is located in Tehran, in the city center and with 5 minutes walking to the bus station and subway station. This hostel has both dormitory room with a capacity of 6 beds and private rooms with the capacity of 2-3 beds. Each floor has a kitchen, bathroom, and restroom. We have a coffee shop and restaurant on the first floor and catering facilities are also provided for our guests. We tried to keep the adventure spirit of Iran in designing our rooms with respect to the traditional architecture of our building.  In addition, 24 hours front desk, Luggage storage, locker,  laundry, ….are also available at Vono Hostel.

Tours:

The most popular tours in Iran are traditionally City tours in Touristic cities of Iran such as Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Mashhad, Bandar Abbas, and Qeshm island. However, in addition to the city tours, we are proud to have the ability to operate exciting adventure and technical tours which is our competitive advantage.

Sina Mehrabi

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Founder

I started Mountaineering since I was 7 with my father. The nature of climbing and it’s unique culture encouraged me to continue professional mountain climbing at the age of 18. like every professional climber, I was super enthusiastic to climb the highest mountain in the world but due to an accident in one of my canyoning travels, I could not continue. surviving this accident inspired me to educate climbers about the safety of adventure tourism and increase the culture of traveling in Iran. I am also interested in digital marketing and marketing management projects. 

Milad Mirzaei

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Founder

I was playing PingPong, baseball, and ninjutsu professionally. At 2008 I started mountaineering by climbing Tochal (3964meter) and then Damavand which is the highest mountain in Iran with the height of 5610meters. I continued rock climbing caving and canyoning professionally. besides the adventure sports and traveling, I am interested in programming and  I am a Ph.D. candidate of artificial intelligence.

Zahra Jafarian

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Founder

From mid school to high school I was a fix team player of futsal. When I entered university I started bodybuilding and due to high workload, I stopped it gradually. I was Always interested in traveling and I traveled with my friends or alone but not regularly. Since two years ago I found new friends which I traveled a lot with them, now I want to see all around Iran with different cultures and attraction and I also would like to show its beauty to people around the world.

Hossein Khazaei

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Founder

living in a rural area in the heart of nature and animals, made me different from childhood. Basketball and mountaineering were my favorite sports when I was a student. My interests towards Iran attractions and its beauty encouraged me to take a tour guide certificate. having a positive impact on Iran tourism industry and improving tourism culture is one of my goals in life. 

Sepide Mehrabi

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I was born in a family who were crazy about mountaineering and camping in nature. but I was too lazy to continue any sports professionally! Instead, I wanted to experience different adventure exercises which increase adrenalin! From canyoning to diving! but the most enjoyable moment of my life is when I meet new people and I listen to their story of life. In this regard, I started to travel all around Iran for 8 years experiencing the diverse culture of Iran. at 2016 I started my Erasmus experience, finding international friends. I traveled to 20 new countries meeting new people from all around the word which motivated me to introduce my country and it’s the attraction to my international friends.