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Where can I stay for cheap in kabul?

by fabiendass Online Now Jun 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Hi, I would like to visit afghanistan and stay in Kabul. However, I can't find any cheap accommodations. Can anyone help me to be able to find a cheap place to stay while i am in kabul. Thanks, I appreciate it.

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    Re: Where can I stay for cheap in kabul?

    by rupturedduck Online Now Jul 4, 2008 at 12:36 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.

    now, I am suppose to ask a question. I didn't drive to Bamyan or the lake area because of bad security reports at the time. Next time I would like to. Anyone been there? did you dive and when? How about the Badakhshan?

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  • Re: Where can I stay for cheap in kabul?

    by afghanguy Online Now Aug 7, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Salam,
    Salsal guest house on Jada-e- Turabaz Khan near Kabul city center is the cheapest option in Kabul. They would charge you 10US$ per nigt. Try to bargain and not pay more than 10$ as they always try to over charge foreigners in Afghanistan.

    Happy travels

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