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Very nice, great located hostel! The owner is helpful, prices are attractive, i can only recommend it!:)
If you compare the value for morney, its okay. Just has to improve the cleanliness (a lot).
friendly owner- upgraded us to an ensuite. However, no hot water in shower- freezing cold. The lunchbox was overpriced and consisted of random items in the kitchen it seemed e.g. butter and jam but no knife for spreading!
a few notes for those thinking about staying in this hostel. 1) Ask for the hot water immediately after your arrival. Otherwise cold shower welcomes you after walking around dusty Petra at chilly night. Apparently they turn off hot water in summer time and they don't notify that to you until the time you complain about it. 2) Ask everything you need to know when you see the owner (e.g. WiFi pw). The owner is often away and another guy at the reception says only "i don't know, ask the owner"
The staff is very friendly and helpfull. They will help you with organising your holiday and make sure you have a pleasant stay. For me they organised the best trip to Wadi Rum within the short time I had. It's very close to the bus station and a short walk to Petra. Enjoy your stay here!
Good experience here, despite it being Ramadan. Mohammed was very helpful with advice and organised transport back to Aqaba. 15 minute walk to the entrance of petra, in the heart of wadi musa
Great hostel with amazing views, the staff is great and helps you a lot. Big value for your money.
The manager was very nice, though tired during Ramadan. The place was great but no one was there because of low season and Ramadan. A great place to stay to sleep and shower while you visit Petra.
Location of the hostel was good, escept there was a mosque right next to (bring your own earplugs if you don't want to wake up middle of the night). Hostel was dirty. But the staff very friendly.
Good staff. Mohammed made recommendation to my tour and introduced a nice place for watching the World Cup! Excellent location. It takes less than 15 mins walk to the Petra site. I met good friends here and had a great time.
Mohammad was very good about finding us a great deal to tour Wadi Rum, and stuck to his word. As for Cleanliness and Secutiry - I mean, you're in Petra, don't expect a five star hotel unless you are going to a five-star hotel. But for us backpackers, it was a great hostel in which to recover from a longggg hike in Petra. If you want a kitchen, I hope the bed it ok for you. It is unbelievably cheap (I hope this review doesn't jink that), and it's nice to have a free shuttle to Petra entrance.