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Petra Gate Hostel and Hotel Reviews

Wadi Musa, Petra, Jordan

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542 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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The room was a bit dirty but the hotel has a nice rooftop and the staff was nice and helpful. They offered to do he transfer until the entrance on Petra in the morning which is very convenient.


Nice hostel, very helpful and friendly staff. It's just up the road from the roundabout with lots of restaurants and small convenience shops. We drove down to Petra and parked for free at the gate. Breakfast was a typical Jordanian selection.


Petra Gate was quiet and well-kept, located halfway up a hill in Petra town that allowed it the most incredible view of the entire valley. I highly recommend watching the sun set from the terrace on the roof! The staff were kind and helpful, even helping me book a bus back to Amman the following evening. The rooms were clean and the hotel is near to several shops and restaurants where you can have dinner.


Not as close to Petra as advertised. Quite a walk. Basic and simple repairs are needed throughout the hotel but have been neglected. Mediocre food, but the staff was helpful in arranging transportation in Jordan.


Great stay and great staff. Very nice and helpful


Very nice staff, offered a free ride and provided information and advice. breakfast very basic.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


very friendly staff

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Avoid Room 114! Broken toilet seat/tank. Bathroom window replaced by plastic bag. Very low water pressure in the shower. Water heating is only on in morning/evening, but doesn't really get hot. During our stay it was freezing, but the heating wasn't turned on. Staff was really helpful and friendly on the one hand, but forgot the booking of our transfer to Wadi Rum - double check everything you want them to do. The food offered there was average,boring and overpriced. Hostel completely overrated!


This was my second time staying at Petra Gate. We checked in and headed directly to Petra. The host insisted on transporting us there free of charge and took us other places without charge for the remainder of our trip. After our first day we asked about Turkish baths for women and they arranged it all within minutes! Breakfast and supper were 6 JD extra and were excellent. If you are just looking for a place to rest your head after a long day of hiking then this is the spot to be!

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