눉Where to start.......
We gave Petra Hostel a chance despite the bad reviews as we are well traveled and accustomed to staying in hostels. Overall, it's just not worth the price.
-Night manager was sleeping when we arrived and was difficult to wake, get help.
-Given the wrong room
-Ceiling was falling in...ceiling pieces on floor/beds, dirty diapers in bathroom, plumbing did not work
-Changed rooms..better, but toilet did not work.
-Totally overpriced as the whole building is in very bad repair.
-Staff is unhelpful
-Breakfast is minimal
It may be okay if you get the right room?
We booked a private double with bath for 2 nights. On arrival, we were given a "family room" in the basement, no fan/AC shower was broken, room was dirty. Too tired to argue, we stayed the night. Changed rooms the second night...two single beds placed end to end (we're married) no fan/AC and the toilet didn't work.
Even so, the place does have character and a friendly backpacker vibe. We may have stayed except that for $5 more, we got a proper hotel (Hashimi) with a great buffet breakfast and beautiful roof deck with a view in the heart of the old city which makes the Petra a very poor value.
눇Location is great. Otherwise, very poor value.