Hostels in Petra, Jordan

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Get to know Petra (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Petra. To help you make friends with Petra before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Petra hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Petra hostels Fro

FAQ about Petra Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Petra. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Petra. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Petra costs on average $21 for a dorm. A hostel in Petra with private rooms costs on average $31. shows all 11 Hostels in Petra. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Petra, Jordan. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Petra such as
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Rafiki Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Petra.

It offers: Bar.

Petra Hostel Cheatsheet

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 Petra, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$21 Average dorm price
$31 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Petra
Valentine Inn is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Petra
Rafiki Hostel is the best rated
Most Petra hostels are located in
Wadi Musa
5.1 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Petra - from the Community

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