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Petra Gate Hostel and Hotel Reviews

Wadi Musa, Petra, Jordan

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525 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Nice location very helpful staff good value of money fantastic all the way


Petra Gate was one of the highlights to my stay and Petra. The entire staff was very accommodating, helpful, and just all-around amazing. Food was great and the and the ride to Petra was very courteous. My bus for light rum had a quick stop over on the way to Amman and I stopped in just to say hello. I could not give a better rating to Petra Gate. Strongly encourage everyone to tell their friends about Jordan! It is a magical place.

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed for two nights in the hostel an had a great time! The owner of the hostel was very welcoming and made our stay very pleasant. The Hostel offers affordable food packages for Petra as well as a good breakfast and excellent dinner for a reasonable price. It is located about 20 min walk away from the entrance to Petra, but the owner always offered to drive us to the entrance for free and a cab back was just one dinar after a little bargaining. Just a great expirience!

  • 14th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nasser and the staff are awesome and super nice ! They'll help you in every possible way they can to make your trip to Petra and other spots. Location is very safe and near the site, ATM and Currency Exchange right next to the hotel and mini marts all around. Hotel is comfy, easy to find and the rooftop view is very good.

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had a great stay in the ho(s)tel. The staff was very very helpfull and friendly. The free drive to the Petra gate is a nice extra. We had dinner and breakfast there and both were very good prepared. The rooftop terrace gives great views on the mountains and city and the sunset is right in front of you !!! We reallyyyy recommend this place !!!


Don't stay here. It is a 20 minute walk from Petra (to get back it is a steep uphill climb so you have to pay $5 for a taxi). They say they will drop you off to Petra, but not when you want, only when they are going out anyway. You are woken up every morning but a loud mosque nearby. Breakfast is pretty bad and NOT included in the price (although they don't tell you this when they offer it to you - but it was only 2 Euro). Staff are fake friendly and not overly helpful / knowledgable.

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I just check all your comments to all the hostels before and i sow that you were not happy with them too , any why i will leave that to our customers to judge it ? Note , it is not our problem if you pay 5 JD for the taxi drivers , and the price it is only 1 JD and if you want to walk it is only 10 Minutes --- our breakfast it is Jam, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt ,Egg , Tomato , Soft Lam , Bead , and tea or coffee


Owner and the staff were extremely helpful, we arrived and I needed to speak to variousl people in Aqaba to confirmation onward travel arrangements, as well as sorting taxis to Petra and they sorted it without any problems. Location is good, not far from Petra, a couple of miles away. Facilities were good, hot shower and decent sized rooms. and always disposed to help the visitors and look cheap taxis with reliable taxi drivers and good price I would definitely recommend this hostel.

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