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Petra is the most-visited tourist site in Jordan and many consider it the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World. Made famous by Harrison Ford during the "Indiana Jones" movie series, Petra is an ancient Nebatyan city that is literally carved into the side of mountains made of sandstone. It was at one point the trading capital of the world as ancient caravans and trade routes from Asia, Arabia, Africa, and Europe met here. Petra has gone through many rulers that include Nebtyan, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Arab kings and therefore its many buildings, caves, and carvings carry records of many different cultures and influences. Petra is so large and contains more than eight hundred known tombs and caves and it is almost required to spend a few days exploring.
Wadi Musa is the town located just outside the gates to Petra and contains all the Petra hostels and amenities. The town does not offer much other than accommodation and basic facilities such as ATMs and restaurants. Wadi Musa does not offer much selection on groceries, clothing, specialty items. Wadi Musa is relatively easy to get to by public buses. Mini-buses leave to popular locations such as Wadi Rum, Amman, and the Israeli border whenever the bus is full. Therefore it is advised to go to the station earlier than needed, as you may have to wait for a bus to fill up. Petra is an amazing archaeological site that is a must-see for anyone that enjoys history, exploring, and nature.
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Petra Gate Hotel & Hostel
"Atmosphere and Service, Great Value - Nasser, the owner, is a wonderful host, friendly and helpful, giving rides to Petra and directions to shops and cafes owned by locals. And his trekking advice for Petra was spot-on -- the hikes he recommends are not in the guide books and led to a morning of solitude inside Petra, not another person sight for hours, just ruins. The evenings spent unwinding with him and other guests were very pleasant, and...
Orient Gate Hostel & Hotel
"he place is fine, the stuff were very nice and frindly, in the center of down town, its also good value, the rooms are clean." … "Ok - it's clean, but breakfast is not included in the price, there's no buffet in the evening (so don't get too excited about any traditional cooking), there is no such thing as a swimming pool or bike rental, nobody mentioned to me or my friends the free transport to different places to watch a sunset or...
"Average Place ... - The internet was very slow. The buffet was cold. The service was average. The distance of this Hostel to Petra is a cab ride. Walking is not recommended. Nobody explained to us that you need your Hostel receipt in order to pay the $50 JD for entering Petra, otherwise you will pay $90 JD for 1 day. I would stay within walking distance." … "… hotel (public buses all over Jordan). Trips and tours are organized...
"… bedrooms are simply furnished with all you need for your stay. They are cleaned daily and have ensuite showers and toilets. There is a common area for relaxing, watching tv, chatting with the other guests. there is a library with books to borrow and board games to play. Most of the year, our roof-top terrace is open, so you can spend time here looking at the wonderful views of the mountains of Petra. We provide free breakfast,...
Petra Family House Apartment
"Petra Family House Apartment offers travelers to get access to traditional meals, the people of Petra and the hospitality. We offer accommodation, eastern and Jordanian kitchen, fridge/freezer a sitting room and bathroom and shower facilities. Free shuttle from/to Petra is offered At Night you are invited to to take part in cooking a traditional Petra food and meals Please note: Only cash payment on arrival possible Check...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp
"… in winter - but the big traditional beit shars are very warm and heated by fires and we provide plenty of blankets in the tent bedrooms. We accept cash only (preferably Jordanian Dinars) - there are ATMs in Wadi Musa (Petra). Seven Wonders Beddouin Camp has private rooms: twin share, doubles, triples and family. - a twin share has two single beds - a double has one large double bed - a family room has one large double bed and...
The Rock Camp Petra
"… in the arid desert, building dams & rock-carving water channels to create a major caravan station along the route offering water, safe haven to caravans & irrigating fields of various kinds of grapes they grew. A rare & intact rock-carved grape press (winery) & a 2,000 year old dam can be seen today at the campground along with rock-carved Nabatean water channels-lit at night. Behind the camp in a peaceful and beautiful...
Little Petra Bungalow
"Eco Bungalow built inside the protected area of Petra, between Petra sites and Little Petra sites, with Bedouin furniture at the most famous trekking trails in Petra Very cheap accommodation It has 6 beds, bathroom, shower and kitchen" … "Jordan - Petra - Wadi Mousa Little Petra Tel: 00962777282730 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org" … "… of the bungalow, terrace, we offer from there hiking, trekking tours as well as horseback...
Little Petra Bedouin Camp
"… the unique experience to sleep in a cave, with your own private terrace - an experience not to be missed! Both options include breakfast. Relax in our traditional Bedouin tent or sit round the fire pit gazing at the stars. Join us for shisha, traditional cuisine and maybe a bit of dancing! Whether you pop by for a cup of tea or stay the night - you will not regret a visit to Little Petra Bedouin Camp. Please note:...
"… your local Bedouin guide will choose suitable camps according to your route. Transportation from the Bedouin village in Petra to the camp sites in Little Petra or Wadi Araba and Wadi Rum is also included. We meet at the Bedouin village in Petra, where any excessive luggage can be left at the home of the tour leader. From there we go by pickup-truck into the desert. It is also possible to take part in organized desert tours all...
Mussa Spring Hotel
"It was freezing cold in January-- no central heating. Staff was not wiling to give out more than two blankets for each of us although the hostel was almost empty. Had to change hotel after one night." … "… Jones and the Last Crusade' and 'Lawrence of Arabia' among the extensive selection), telephone, central heating and 24 hour hot water. Big terrace in front of the hotel , the area full of spring waters ,full of green fig and...
"Horrible hotel! nightmare - never stay at this hotel! i had the worst time in Petra because of my stay at this hotel. There is no hot water available. had to take cold showers, credit card machine is not working so the manager tariq makes you pay with cash for stay. The owner/manager named Tariq lied to us and wanted us to pay him 1000 dollars to travel around Jordan. This is no three-star hotel but an expensive sh*tty motel that no one...
Peace Way Hotel
"… come equipped with satellite TV. Room service is available. The hotel features a restaurant with an à la carte menu. Staff at the tour desk can provide information on local attractions, and packed lunches are available for day excursions. The Peace Way Hotel is 500 metres from Petra. The hotel can assist with car rental, and free public parking is available nearby. The full list of facilities includes: - Free transportation to...
Petra Diamond Hotel
"A touch of traditional Jordanian hospitality and personalized service combined with style makes Petra Diamond the place to stay. The hotel has 50 rooms. All equipped with: Color TV with satellite channels A/C with individual temperature control Direct-dial telephone Private bathrooms The magnificent view from the upper bedroom windows is spectacular and sensational. Petra Diamond has something to please everyone in its restaurant. We...
"The Cleopetra Hostel was the best hostel. I still can't believe how wonderful the service was. The people were very nice, funny, and welcoming. I felt not like a guest but a friend by the end of my stay. I will definitely be going back soon." … "This hostel is crap. Avoid it!" … "the staff are super friendly and the atmosphere great" … "… TV sattelite and movie show, deposit safe, reservation for other hotels in...
"The Edom Hotel is an ideal starting point for your tour of jordan." … "… carved stone of our cave restaurant keeps the atmosphere of ancient Petra alive. The restaurant seats 300 people, available for groups, small intimate dining, and weddings. Our buffet serves traditional oriental cuisine. Petra Edom hotel offer on line reservation , for your best accommodation in Petra Jordan, you can book thorough several sites such...
Sharah Mountains Hotel
"Good Hostel and Accommodating Manager - We had a very pleasant stay in the Shara Mountains Hostel in August 2008. Our room was comfortable and had everything that we needed -- a good bed, clean bathroom, and warm shower. The price is very reasonable. The room faced the street and looked out onto Wadi Musa. If you are sensitive to noise, I would recommend asking for a room in the back of the hostel so that you can avoid the 4:20 a.m. prayer...
Sun Set Hotel
"… of our region. Our hotel has luxury rooms, large matrimonial beds, a comfortable seating area with table, Remote control TV with satellite channels. Spacious comfortable with a panoramic mountain view, In the Best traditions of the Petra Sun Set Hotel is ready to help you in any way to fully enjoy your visit to Petra. Guest Room Features: - Fully Furnished.¨ Color TV with remote control & cable satellite - IDD Telephone...
"… touch in Architecture and building, the factor that makes it to be the second wonder of the world, in addition to its location which let it to be more fortified through its path (known as Siq) leading us to an open dramatic scenes of wonders. The details of Qaser Al-Bint Hotel : The hotel consists of tow Floor , containing fourteen rooms (Single , Double, Triple , Sweet room for six persons), every room has its own bath. All the...
Candles Petra Hotel
"… of the most picturesque views). You will enjoy the calm comforts of our 35 typical rooms and appreciate the authentic charm of our rooms, You will enjoy a traditional hotel combined with its up-to-date comfort. Room types • Single rooms • Double rooms • Twin double rooms • Triple rooms • Rooms with private balcony (only 2) • Adjoining 1 Room • 1 Junior Suite Room Equipments • FREE wireless Internet connection • Adjustable...
Rocky Mountain Hotel
"… also have the opportunity to visit our bedouin camp in Little Petra (see Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp) and have a traditional dinner under the stars. We provide free transportation there and back to the hotel. Our philosophy is captured by the Arabic saying - betna betkum - "our home is your home". All of our guests are very welcome. We are here to look after you. All rooms are freshly renovated with sparkling clean en suite...
"Subtly designed with décor that reflects both the heritage of the region, the Hotel offers 66 rooms and suites. Each is luxuriously appointed and enjoys Petra; through the advent of rooms or terrace with wonderful panoramic sunset the overall ambience is one of serenity and relaxation. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, direct-dial telephones, coffee and tea-making facilities, and hairdryer. Minibar,...
Valley Stars Inn
"… and entertainment areas as well as major tourist attractions in the city are also easily accessible from our hotel. All our rooms are equipped with private bath, telephones, A/C. Our rooms are spacious, decorated in a style that reflects the beauty of our region. large matrimonial beds, , Remote control TV with satellite channels, 18 hour room service from our hotel restaurant / bar, and of course, a luxury bathroom area. Our...
"The rooms of Hotel Elgee enjoy a simple interior. They are equipped with a minibar, a telephone, and a private bathroom. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine, while the bar offers a wide variety of refreshing drinks. Guests can also benefit from the convenient 24-hour front desk service Elgee Hotel provides." … "From Queen Alia International Airport (Amman) You can take a taxi from the airport to the hotel for...
Petra Palace Hotel
"All the 87 luxurious rooms some overlooking the Petra mountains & other overlooking the pool terrace all rooms are nicely furnished with private bathrooms, hair dryers, satellite TV, direct dial telephones & Central air-conditioning . A conference room with a seating capacity of 90 guests for a sit down dinner. 140 theater style & 125 classroom style. Secretarial backup is available on request and the hotel has a fully-equipped business...
Al Rashid Hotel
"… area. The hotel is like a new; rooms are air-conditioned, clean, hot water, free wifi wireless internet access to room and lobby. Breakfast is included in the price , lunch and dinner are available and served upon request. The hotel consists of (28) rooms (Single, Double and Triple), Sheets , billows are offered . The Lobby is Arabian design with pinky and beautiful colours . It is large, serving Arabic drinks and...
La Maison Hotel
"… world wonder ; the Red Rose City of Petra , and not far from the Mavenpick Resort Petra - La Maison Hotel - Petra has set up an upscale identity after a complete renovation to create a modern 3 starts Hotel with bewitching standards. The new upgrade aspires living up to the reputation and authenticity of the great city of Petra, and along to set up a new idle for Jordanian hotels in touristic sites. Conditions: Check In...
"Book Hidab Hotel in Petra. Stay in a cheap Hotel in Petra! Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Express Check-In/ Check-Out, Safe, Soundproofed Rooms, Chapel/ Shrine, Heating, Design Hotel, Baggage Storage, All Public and Private spaces non-smoking, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Snack Bar, Sun Terrace" …...
Petra Home Hotel
"All accommodations are fitted with tiled floors and coloured bed linens. Each room offers a satellite TV and a small seating area complete with a kitchenette. Some rooms include a balcony and a coffee maker. Petra Home Hotel located just 5 minutes walk from the entrances of the ancient city Petra. The hotel is located nearby the Jett bus station. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice Late cancellation or noshow –...
Petra Travel Tips & Suggestions
The trip can get very expensive if you want to come for just one day. For Petra the entrance fee was around 30 JD if you stay in Jordan (they check your date of entrance in the passport) -- if you arrived the same day the entrance fee will be three times more expensive! They have increased the fees lately -- next year it will be even more. There are no students discount anymore.
It is fantastic.
Petra is very nice city. People were friendly.
We took the bus from Amman -- the cost was three Jordan dinnar. They were trying to charge us more, but don't pay more than three, because this is the right price.
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