Frequently Asked Questions

How can I reach the hotel from the airport?
The fastest and safest option is by taxi. Send us your flight details and we arrange for a driver to wait for you at the gate holding a sign with your name and bring you directly to the hotel. This service is for 25JD per car which is equivalent to the airport taxi fare + parking.
Airport Taxis are available but you need to negotiate the price and explain the address and might cost you the same.
Anther option is by the airport Bus for 3.3 JD per person (one bus hourly). Get off at the first stop (seventh circle) and from there you should take a yellow taxi to the hotel.
If you are renting a car then check out our map for better directions.

Which company to use for renting a car and how much does it usually costs?
There are several car rental companies in Jordan which most of them are listed online.
We have been dealing with two companies for the past years as they surely showed their proffisionality and honesty. Not only they give our guests good prices and full insurance but they can bring the car to you at the hotel or the airport and vice versa for free. No need for wasting time returning the car.
Prices vary from 30 JDs to 45 JDs depending on duration, type and time of the year.
Contact us by email to arrange this.

How far is the hotel from downtown?
A 5 minute walk and you reach the starting point of the Downtown Walking Tour as provided in the Lonely Planet Jordan guidebook. The hotel is strategically located between downtown and the famous rainbow street. 
How far is the hotel from Hashem's Restaurant, the
RomanAmphitheater and the Citadel?
Hashem restaurant and all the major touristic attractions are 5 - 10 minutes walking distance. The Downtown walking tour starting point is 5 minutes away from the Sydney Hotel.
Where can I eat near the hotel?
Downtown is full of delicious and cheap places to eat, you have several options. Ask the receptionist upon arrival and they will recommend something that suits your taste.
We can also get food delivered to the hotel.
Additionally, feel free to use the refrigerator and microwave for leftovers or to prepare a small meal.
Most Restaurants are open till 1 AM. Hashem restaurant opens 24 hours :)
Is there an ATM next to the hotel?
There is an ATM 20 meters from the hotel, exiting to the left.

Where can I exchange money?

The hotel can exchange dollars (100 USD for 70 JD) and euros (Based on the daily rate). Also, there are several money exchange shops near the hotel for other currencies (Western Union, etc.).
Try to avoid exchanging money at the airport as the exchange rate is very high.

Is there any parking space next to the hotel?

Free street parking in front of the hotel is available but might be hard to find a spot in the morning times.

There is a private garage adjacent to the hotel which charges 2 JD per day.
In the evening, free street parking could be easily found in front of the hotel.

How can I get to Petra?
Jett Bus is the most suitable method to reach Petra where it leaves daily at 6:30 AM from the Abdali Station and it costs 10 JDs per passenger. The station is less than 10 minutes drive. You can take a taxi from the street or we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up from the hotel.
Online booking on their website is not guaranteed. We can book it for you over the phone when you arrive.
If you have time, consider taking the Kings Road
tour as it includes visiting 2 castles and wonderful scenery and panoramic views along the way that ends in Petra.

How can I go to the
Dead Sea or Wadi Mujib?

The best way is by car as local transportation is limited and does not reach the beach

areas. Check out the tour options we provide.

Wadi Mujib opens in the summer time only and if it has been raining there is a good possibility that it is closed.

​What are the entrance fees for the main touristic sites?
Petra - 50 JD's one day pass, 60 JD's two days pass
Dead Sea - Amman Beach 20 JD's and O Beach 25 JD's. 5 stars resorts starts from 45 JD's
Wadi Mujib - 20.5 JD's
Baptism Site - 12 JD's
Jarash - 10 JD's
Desert Castles - 3 JD's for the three castles
Um Qais Castel - 3 JD
The Citadel - 3 JD
Madaba sites - 3 JD

Mount Nebo - 2 JD
Ajlun Castel - 2 JD
Roman Amphitheater - 1 JD
The Jordan Museum - Free Entrance (Closes Tuesdays and Fridays)

For more details see this link

We Recommend purchasing the
Jordan pass before arrival as it includes free entrance to most of these sites and waves your visa fees. Check their website for more details.

How can I reach Jerusalem?

There are three boarders between Jordan and Isreal. Sheikh Hussein bridge in the North, King Hussein Bridge (Allenby), and Prince Mohammad Bridge in the South.
If you
are in Amman, the nearest and the best way is to cross is from the King Hussein bridge as it is 45 minutes drive from the hotel.
Best way is by taxi which is 25 JD's per car. If you are by yourself and very tight on budget, you can take a taxi from the hotel to the North Station and from there a shared taxi or bus to the bridge. This will cost around 15 JD's. If you are two persons traveling together then it is advisable to just book a taxi.

Is there a direct bus that takes me all the way to Isreal?
Yes, there is only one bus that goes straight to Nazareth. It leaves at 2 PM from Amman (infront of Royal Hotel close to the university of Jordan street near Majdi Mall). Costs around 20 JD's. You might pay an exit fee of 10 JD's. The bus will wait only 30 Minutes at the boarder so if you get held up you have to continue by yourself. Taxi to the nearest town is 60 Shekels and to Nazareth 350 Shekels. No ATM on the way but there is a currency exchange office.

Dorms Rules:
Arabs are not allowed in the mixed dorms as per local regulations
People over 50 years old are not allowed to stay in the dormitories
Breakfast is not included in the price but you have the option of having breakfast for 3 JDs
Towels are not provided but you can rent one
Lockers are available and free for use, bring your own lock. We provide locks for a cost of 1 JD

Kindly note that above information and prices might change over time.

Latest update: 1 December, 2017

If you have any further questions let us know and we will gladly help you out.

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