Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Petra, Jordan. You can choose from 7 Petra hostels. In total, there are 31 cheap places to stay in Petra such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $10 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 Petra, 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.
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.
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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?
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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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