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Orient Gate Hostel and Hotel Reviews

Wadi Mousa, P.O.BOX 185, Petra, Jordan

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211 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Orient Gate Hotel is in a perfect location in Wadi Mousa- on a quiet side street, but right in the middle of town.. nearby restaurants, cafés, markets, and an easy walk to Petra! Beautiful views of Petra from the rooms or rooftop.. the staff are accommodating and fun. I enjoyed hanging out in the lobby downstairs with Ismael (staff) and other guests traveling through or those staying awhile.. sharing stories, while sipping tea :) The door was always open.. and I always felt welcomed!

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It's in center of Wadi Musa, but not close to Petra


Perfect location. Nice and clean hostel. The owner just should improve his chess skills. 100% recommendable.


Hostel is cheap, but there is no heating, no breakfast included, if you include these 2 you pay as much as you pay in other hostels in cities like Amman, don't know why would you put up a room with heating for booking in the chilling cold of petra, hot water is a luxury and the owner will keep making excuses that its so cold that water cannot be heated, which is a load of hocum. Better stay in another hostel with 1-2 dinars more. Personally had the worst night here. Staff is good


Overall my stay was pretty good. We were there two nights to visit Petra. For some reason getting hot water was an issue. A working heater would've been nice since it was very cold. Regardless of these issues I would stay here again for the price.

  • 19th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Rooms are very basic and cold. Staff is great. Location is great, near the bus station.


You pay for what you get. It's cheap but its a place to stay n location is fine for petra, but it's not pretty, really dirty, staff r a mix but generally really helpful.

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