눇Having visited Madaba three years before and stopping at the Basilica of
St. George to see the ancient mosaic map, I was delighted to learn of
the attached hostel for pilgrims and other guests and vowed to come
again and stay here. I was not disappointed!
This place met all my needs, and more than adequately! It was well-priced, CLEAN, basic, and comfortable. The rooms had good beds, split AC units, television, showers, and small balconies. The upper terrace was a relaxing place to sit in the morning or late afternoon with geraniums surrounding it and a serene view of the church. The reception area had plenty of comfortable seating and a welcoming staff, with Christina and Hind being particularly helpful with information and recommendations. The staff were very accommodating when I requested to leave valuables in the safe and when I retrieved my items, they emphatically requested I check everything carefully to make certain everything was there, which it was. Outside reception, the courtyard had secure parking for my rental car. The dining area had more than enough tables for everyone and the breakfast was the typical healthy Turkish breakfast I am used to from living and traveling in Turkey: tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, lunch meat, hard-boiled egg, white cheese, and (Arabic) bread and butter, along with water, orange juice, Nescafe with Coffeemate creamer, and tea to drink. The young Muslim girls serving breakfast (and who cleaned the rooms) were very friendly and kind. The free wifi worked best on the upper terrace or in the reception area.
The location of this hostel is right in the center of town and is in easy walking distance of a variety of restaurants, the sights of the town, and the mosaic workshops and souvenir shops.
I booked this hostel on Booking.com and got a great rate. For the four days I stayed here, I had a really enjoyable stay and would gladly come back here again!