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Rafiki Hostel

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In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rafiki Hostel

Rafiki Hostel

1.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Petra

6.6/10 Good

23 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
Tourism Street 28 Downtown, Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate, 71882

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Amman (AMM-Queen Alia Intl.) - 101.3 miles/163 km


  • Reem Beladi Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Beit Al-Barakah Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Al-Wadi Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Rainbow restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Al Arabi - 3 min walk

About this property

Rafiki Hostel

Rafiki Hostel puts you a short five-minute drive from Petra. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.


Arabic, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 74 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas


  • Arabic
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between JOD 3 and JOD 5 per person (approximately)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rafiki Hostel Wadi Musa
Rafiki Wadi Musa
Rafiki Hostel Wadi Musa
Rafiki Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Rafiki Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wadi Musa

Frequently asked questions

Does Rafiki Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rafiki Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Rafiki Hostel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Rafiki Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rafiki Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Rafiki Hostel and nearby?
Rafiki Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rafiki Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Al Arabi (3-min walk), Yummy Bite (4-min walk) and Zawaya (4-min walk).
What's the area around Rafiki Hostel like?
Rafiki Hostel is a short 19-minute walk from Petra Visitor Center and 14 minutes' walk from Petra Turkish Bath. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

clean , excellent staff and just 15 min walk to petra.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

they cheated us on 20 JOD, despite booking in writing they asked for an additional $ 25 US. The hotel is embarrassing, dirt, renovations, noise of pneumatic hammers, lack of breakfast and dinner, a room on the top floor for unprepared rest, the entire 1st floor under renovation, up to the hotel up the stairs, no suitcase with suitcases, stench in reception, I do not recommend, I advise against
1-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Such a great customer service, very nice staff. The top roof is great and the location is also very good.
Aldo, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Indifference Owner and Some Staff.
The staff in general were not knowledgeable. They did't even know the hostel's address and they don't have a business card. The owner was not helpful either and I had to get back to him 3 times to get some tour information sold by it. The place was cold and there was no heating. It was 1C when I woke up at 6 AM ready for breakfast and Petra visit. Even though there were some empty beds in different room, they let one of the guests slept next to a window. I met this guy on the bus and he decided to stay in the same hostel with me. Had I not taken my bed first, I would have to sleep in his bed under the window and got sick the next day. He did. The bathroom was moldy and it got flooded when one took a shower. The toilet flush handle was broken and not replaced. There was no toilet papers in the bedroom and the toilet in the common area. The door to the bedroom was squeaky. I didn't understand why the owner didn't oil it. It made so much noise every time someone opened or closed it. I had booked and stayed there for 3 days. Rose from Italy who worked there was great. Breakfast was good value for money. The view from the dining area is great.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Dobre warunki na krótki wypad do Petry, jedzenie na miejscu, pomocna i sympatyczna obsługa.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Comfortable bed and helpful staff
Spacious room with comforable bed, staff are helpful but there’s room to improvement for hot water as it is not 24 hours and the bathroom’s not clean enough.
Jiakai, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The hostel has a nice view and a good price. The staff is not very friendly.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Für junge Menschen ist es eine perfekte Möglichkeit günstig und komfortabel zu übernachten! Zu Petra Monument sind nur 10 Gehminuten zu bewältigen. Personal ist top und die Sauberkeit ist für einen Hostel mit mehreren Zimmer Bewohner mehr als gut! Morgens wird für ein kleines Entgelt ein hervorragendes Frühstück serviert. Kaffee und Tee stehen kostenlos zu Verfügung.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Bad Experience
Bad Experience. 1, poor facilities- -Their shower can provide only 30-degree water even at 10 degrees of room temperature -The room heating system totally was not enough. 4 rooms needed to share just one heater by over 25 people under 10 degrees in winter -microwave was broken -The guest refrigerator was unclean 2-low hospitality -people shouting 6 times by 2 days and a police officer came 2 times by 2 days -staffs often shout customers. Even they looked they are used to doing so. Because normally good staffs do not keep shouting over 1 min unilaterally -We couldn’t feel the hospitality from their stuff. Just felt as like we are goods on a belt conveyor just to provide money Good point-have wifi Brutta esperienza. 1, strutture povere- -La loro doccia può fornire solo acqua a 30 gradi anche a 10 gradi di temperatura ambiente -Il sistema di riscaldamento della stanza non era del tutto sufficiente. In inverno erano necessarie 4 camere per condividere un solo riscaldatore di oltre 25 persone sotto i 10 gradi - il microonde era rotto -Il frigorifero per gli ospiti era sporco 2-bassa ospitalità -persone che urlavano 6 volte entro 2 giorni e un ufficiale di polizia veniva 2 volte entro 2 giorni i dipendenti spesso gridano ai clienti. Anche loro sembravano abituati a farlo.Perché normalmente il personale buono non con -Non potevamo sentire l'ospitalità dalle loro cose. Ci siamo sentiti come se fossimo merci su un nastro trasportatore solo per fornire denaro Buon punto-wifi
2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review