Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Aqaba, Jordan. You can choose from 5 Aqaba hostels. In total, there are 20 cheap places to stay in Aqaba such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $17 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Aqaba, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Aqaba? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Aqaba alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Aqaba. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Aqaba. To help you make friends with Aqaba before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Aqaba, Jordan, is overlooked by the most people who are traveling around Jordan -- most people think about the ancient city of Petra, the Wadi Rum Desert, and maybe the Dead Sea when they think about visiting Jordan. The resort city of Aqaba is just a few kilometres across the border from the much more popular beach city Eilat in Israel.
With the significant increase of airlines flying from Europe to Eilat, Israel, and both Ryanair and Easyjet recently starting routes to Aqaba, Jordan, Aqaba has become an interesting starting point for itineraries around Jordan. With beaches on the Red Sea and its diving options, you can easily spend a few days in Aqaba. If you don’t aim to spend time on the beach, one day might be enough.
Whether you want to travel around the country or just want to make a small trips to Jordan’s famous cultural or natural sights, your Aqaba, Jordan hostel is a great place to start. Depending on the place, hostels in Aqaba, Jordan, can help you find transport to Petra or Wadi Rum. Tours to Wadi Rum can seem expensive for (solo) travelers on a budget, especially since Wadi Rum is difficult to visit independently, But in a Aqaba, Jordan hostel it is fairly easy to team up with other travelers and split the transportation costs. Other onward destinations in Jordan -- such as Petra and Amman -- are easier to reach by public transport. A bus to Amman leaves several times per day in takes about five hours.
There are only a few hostels in Aqaba, Jordan. Some (but not all) of them can be booked on the major booking sites. If you are traveling with two or more people, you can find private rooms in a local hotel or in a bed-and-breakfast for less than the price of two beds in a dorm.
Written by local enthusiast for Aqaba hostels Martin Straatman
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Aqaba. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Aqaba. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Aqaba and Jordan.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.