I stayed at Silk Road Hotel in Yazd. I paid IR40 000 (Nov 2008) per nite for an underground dorm bed :). Dorm is basic – you get what you paid for. The staffs are great and they have a really nice Persian style restaurant. If you want to experience staying at a mud brick hotel, this is the place to go. This hotel is close to major attractions except Tower of Silence and Fire Temple (you can take a bus to get to these places).
Directions: It's at the back of Bogheh Ruknaddin mosque.
I stayed here for a night and in fact the best ambience hotel for the whole trip. I paid IR200,000 for a single room. It has air-con, but doesn't seem work. Nice courtyard. See more pics for room view.
In Yadz we stayed at the simple but lovely Silk Road Hotel, which has just 9 rooms with private bathroom and a 7 bed dormitory with shared bathroom. Rooms cost about 30 dollars and include breakfast. The best about this hotel is that it's located in a charmingly restored traditional house - and the staff is absolutely wonderful.
Unique Quality: Rooms are nice, somewhat basic, but clean and spacious enough - mattresses are unbelievably hard, though. They are located around a central courtyard, where there's a fountain and sitting beds.
Directions: In the old town. Around the corner from Jameeh Mosque.
Very good hotel. It is located in restorated traditional Persian house. There is a very beautiful garden and rooms are around it. And the food in reataurant is very good - there are also Indian and Pakistani dishes in menu. The people working there are very nice and helpful. The cost of room with bathroom was 150 000 rials. And in evenings there are nice views to Friday mosque from the roof of hotel.
staff are friendly and helpful, you can do tours to surroinding villages and theres also a good restraunt and breakfast. this was the best place i stayed in iran.
Unique Quality: it's really nice to sit out in the courtyard at night, and theres a good view from the rooftop
Directions: very close to jameh mosque
Near to Jameh Mosque in a tranquil if dusty square, Silk Road has been converted into hotel from a mansion. All rooms are set around a courtyard with fountain. There is a separate area for breakfast and dining. In the afternoon or after a long sightseeing day you can lyw on the benches around the courtyard enjoying refreshments, tea, qalyan or meeting other fellow travelers (even locals who frequently come here)
There is a staircase leading to the roof with views to Jameh mosque and Bogheh-ye Seyed Roknaddin.
The hotel arranges trips around the city as well as tickets from Yazd. The whole atmosphere is tranquil and the personnel is kind and ready to fulfill any requests from you. My only complain was that the rooms (quite small) had spartan bed mattresses (too hard and narrow to relax your body…)
No 5 - Taleh Khakestary Alley, Jame Mosque Street, Yazd