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guest house recommendations in Kabul?

by ralphlo Online Now Apr 19, 2008 at 3:26 PM

I'm a Yank searching for guesthouses in Kabul, where I hope to
visit and work.


Was wondering if anyone could recommend any medium term lodging, like a guest house, as I have an offer to work at a humanitarian agency as intern in Kabul if I can make my own arrangements. I know a couple of guesthouses which run about50 USD a day, but I am looking for quite a bit cheaper, weekly or monthly arrangement, as I will be making a 3-6 month commitment. Thank you for any tips you may be able to
throw my way.

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    Re: guest house recommendations in Kabul?

    by susanhall Online Now Apr 24, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    afghans4tomorrow.com/default...

    I've stayed at A4T guesthouse a couple of times for ten days. email them. They may give a discount for longer stays. It's worthwhile just to have staff that knows how to navigate around Kabul and price includes meals and internet use at least while I was there.

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    Re: guest house recommendations in Kabul?

    by elifrana Online Now Jun 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Bastan. Can't tell the address cause I don't know. 1000usd per month including breakfast and dinner. Nice place.But your company must give you addresses too.

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    Re: guest house recommendations in Kabul?

    by rupturedduck Online Now Jul 4, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    I just got back from Kabul, Herat, Baghlan, Mazar and Ankoi. (see my pre-travel post dated December). Kabul and Afghanistan are very expensive. You can thank the NGOS for that. Their company pays the expenses, and no-one seems to care about high prices, or cant do anything about it. And there may be a security premium added to the price. The one I stayed at was good concidering circumstances, with good security. ($80.00 per day). I do not want to mention the name , but if one wants to correspond by email I may. Outside of Kabul you can expect30.00 to80.00 with less security. Conditions in Herat are better. Most NGOs and expats in Kabul are not allowed to walk the streets. Their companies forbid it. If you are traveling on your own, like I was you can do whatever you want. Businesses that cater to foreigners don't have any signs, so it's a bit difficult to get around at first. Taxis are cheap and convenient, but don't take any taxi that approaches you (for obvious reasons), you need to approach them. And they will have no idea where you want to go. My first five days in Kabul saw three IEDs, but it's a big city, and your risk of getting caught in one is small. Take a lot of money, or better, several ATM cards. Is a cash society. A few ATMS take plastic and dispense USD.

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  • Re: guest house recommendations in Kabul?

    by afghanguy Online Now Aug 7, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Salam,
    Mustafa Hotel on Chahrahi Sadart is the best place for you. They would charge you 20-25US$ per night. Many expats and journalists stay there. It is a nice place and the staff is very helpful. It has internet facilities as well and you'll meet quite a few travellers there which would be good for a chat.

    Happy travels.

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