- Reviews: 35
Al Rabie Hotel: for backpackers and others
I stayed there only one day when I was back from Palmyra. and the only reason I stayed there was because Al Haramain was full. I payed 350 SP (about 7 USD) for single. there was good heating in the room (taking into consideration that I traveled there in late December and it was quite cold in Damas).
bathroom and toilet was shared though.
generaly the place is ok. still, I prefered Al Haramain, maybe because I stayed there before... anyway, as soon as there was found some free place for me in Al Haramain I returened there.
actually these two hotels are situated becide each other on the same street.
- Reviews: 580
Al Rabie Hotel: Just Inexpensive
Stay there in August 2005. Had room 7 which is a dormitory (non segragated) with 4 beds.
It was big enough especially compare to the one I had in NY in Nov. 2004.
Nevertheless, the room was hot and noisy as the windows were on the Atrium side which is very busy in summer time.
Despite the fact that it was a messy room, it was reasonably clean.
Only 2 bathrooms and 4 toilets for about 40 to 50 pax. It is approx. what UNHCR recommend for its refugee camps !
The receptionist is ok and the GH serves a small breakfast for 75 SP.
My bed was quoted 250 SP ( about 4.5 USD).
Roof is also available for cheaper price.
- Reviews: 5155
Last time I was in Damascus I stayed at Al-Rabie Hotel because there I could get my own room with bathroom. There was no singles available so I paid 800 SP for a doubble. The room had a small bathroom, three beds and a very high ceiling. It was just by the nice courtyard.
At Al-Rabie you can also pay for a bed in a room, which is much cheaper than what I paid.
If you want to have breakfast (a boiled egg, olives, bred, butter and jam and coffee or tea) you pay 75 SP extra.
- Reviews: 5155
The nice courtyard at Al-Rabie Hotel
As Al-Haramein, Al-Rabie is situated in an old Damascus house. Al-Rabie has got a nice courtyard shaded by green leaves and with a fountain. It is a nice place to sit in to relax, read, write postcards or talk to other people.
- Reviews: 11
Burj Al-Mustaqbal No.2 (Future Tower Hotel 2): graet place for non alcholic
very nice new hotel , with 2 star ,clean and new , I realy like this hotel
you cannot bring your alcohol drink here its not allowed ,,,
this hotel name in Burj Al-Mustaqbal No.2
becarful there are an hotel name Abraj Al-Mustaqbal
without this number No.2 in other street ,,,this is old and bad hotel
I like this one No.2 only
nice hotel without any thing!
theres no pool or ant thing,,,
price for 1500 lirah at night incloding break fast in the room, there is no resturant in the hotel,,,,
helpful people in this hotel ...
- Reviews: 109
Omar Khayam Hotel: 5 minutes from the old center by foot
There are to rates for the rooms we stayed in the most expensive 60 JD per room per night (66 euro). There are also cheaper rooms.
We were welcomed with a basket of fruit, which they brought to our room and hour after we arrived. (01:30). So don't go to bed immediately.
The walls are thing so can hear you neighbors talk. And if if they decide to repaint the zebra crossing in front of the hotel, you won't sleep if you have a room at the wrong site.
The rooms are sober but functional and they have a shower, toilet and bidet. Bath slippers are provide and you will need them as the shower curtain is to big (wet floor).
The hotel is located on a central place. All the main attractions can be visited on foot, so no extra costs for taxi's.
Breakfast is Arabic and in a buffet style. An ATM is just across the street, so are some shop for water and is an internet cafe (slow).
- Reviews: 5155
Al Haramein is situated in an old Damascus house and has a nice indoor courtyard, where you can read the books with traveller's tips, talk to other travellers and eat your food.
The rooms are basic and you pay 185 SP (in July 2002) for a bed in a room. You can also sleep on the roof. There are three toilets to share and three showers (with hot water) in the basement.
It is a popular hotel for travellers and you better book a room/bed in advance.
- Reviews: 115
Hotel Al-Mayed: where we stayed
It's one of few unexpensive hotels with a web site. Central location and ok arabic styled rooms. One can probably find better and worse.
- Reviews: 1601
Al-Rabie: Meeting Place - Al-Rabie Hotel
This hotel has a very nice meeting place or sitting room where fellow travellers meet and exchange information.
Single room costs SP300 and double is SR600. Room condition is ok and the shared shower room is big. Toilet? ok la!
The reception is friendly and helpful.
- Reviews: 1601
Al-Rabie: Al-Rabir neighbourhood
It is not easy to get there by taxi as taxi driver may not speak English. Despite the taxi I took indicated that he knew this place. He went to wrong 3 times before someone on street guided him to get there. Taxi ride from bus station should be around SP25, but it ended up SR50.
- Reviews: 1601
Al-Rabie and Al-Haramein street scene
I stayed in Al-Rabie, see other pic for details of address.
- Reviews: 159
Al haramein: A backpackers heaven
Al haramein is one of the old houses in Damascus who have been converted into a hotel. Its age are apparent, but not in a way that affects the basic quality of the place. The staff are friendly and helpfull and will always be there. Haramein is a good place to meet other visitors.
For a middleeastern budget traveller the clean shower downstairs, with hot water, and a lot of it, is an attraction in itself. The little courtyard beside the reseption is a good place to write your postcards. It has doublerooms and some dormitoryrooms with only four beds, it is also possible to sleep under the stars.
- Reviews: 121
al-Salaam hotel: This one is a good option
I stayed at the al-Salaam hotel for about a week. It's near the train station in a side street, and I would definitely recommend it. It is 25 dollars for a double room and thus quite cheap. The staff were friendly and did you favours if you just uttered a wish.
The rooms were clean, if a bit small, with a wardrobe and a TV that had surprisingly many channels. The bathroom is big and clean and the showers deliver enough hot water for a long time which was nice. There is no phone in the rooms. You can have breakfast for an additional three dollars, but we never had it. it's a little bit of a walk to where most good shops and restaurants are, but not really far away either. I felt comfortable here.
Nothing special, but a good clean room for a very good price.
The muezzin is really quite loud at night in this location. You have to ask for fresk towels, they won't be renewed just like that. Have your own toilet paper, we never got any from the hotel.
But it's still a good place.
- Reviews: 180
3 star hotel
This area called Baramke and there is many 3 & 4 stars hotels but have cheap prices as known . you can choose one and enter it and ask to see the rooms and some of them give the breakfast too .
- Reviews: 6
If you have money and welling...
If you have money and welling to spend go to 5 stars hotels,if u like adventure 2 nad 3 stars hotels are ok dont go fo furnished apartments
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