Petra Gate Hotel & Hostel
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The last week has just been nuts:
31/3/2012 - climbing Mt Sinai, approx 700m climb over 7km, took a guide around the back valley, watched the sunset and descended down 3700 steps at night (4km), guide ditched us on the way down, little *******.
1/4/2012 - overnight in ferry dock, slept on bench inside departure lounge after …
We started our journey early Saturday morning so as to miss the crowds crossing the border. We got up, put our big bags in the hostel storage and flagged down a cab to take us to the border. A short drive later and we had arrived. We got out of the cab and looked around... The place was deserted!! We wandered around the Israeli side for a little …
We spent three very full days in Petra, which I would recommend to anyone. Our first day we were at the entrance by 6:45 a.m. and had the pleasure of being almost (and sometimes) on our own as we made our way through the siq (long, narrow passage) in the mountains. The first glimpse of the Treasury as you get towards the end of the siq is memorable …
Wow - the best thing I did was line up a car to pick me up at the Jordanian boarder and take me to Petra. A European couple wanted to come with me and I said - sure - why wouldn't the driver want 3 pax instead of 1. Well - it's like the taxi mafia out there and they were not about to let my driver take any business away from them. So it's damn hot …
Entry to come. On our way to Petra now!
How has this hostel rated in the past?
Breakfast was 2 jd extra and was very basic. We were upgraded to a 3 bed private for free. Toilet shower hose broke and started spraying water everywhere but they were very prompt to fix it. The bloke at reception was super helpful with Petra advice and catching the bus instead of cabs.
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