The one stop travel shop for Syria
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syrian pounds per room, per night
MID SEASON PRICES
private single room shared bathroom 1500
private single room with private bathroom 2000
double room(Queen size bed) 2700 per room
twin room(2 single beds) 2700 per room
triple room (3 single beds) 4000 per room
quad room (4 single beds) 5000 per room
SINGLE ROOMS ARE OFTEN BOOKED OUT MONTHS AHEAD
There is a chance that you can share a twin room (two single beds)with another guest.The room is fitted with AC and private bathroom each person pays sp 1500/night including breakfast.
prices are slightly lower for low season and higher for high season
all rooms are air conditioned and with private bathrooms and including breakfast.
If we do not have rooms at hostel we offer following options
A single room 1500 sp per night
A double/twin room 2500 sp per night
these rooms are in a traditional Damascene House. The house usually has 4/5 rooms. Houses are in christian area of Bab Touma and Bab Sharki (wallled city) near hostel. These rooms have shared bath rooms only.
You share the house with Foreign students who study Arabic language in Damascus.
There are no rooms with private bathrooms in these houses in walled city.
An apartment outside walled city.Usually you could walk to and from walled city to the apartment.Or we could provide a taxi/transport at no cost to you.
The apartment one/two bed rooms does have a private bathroom and AC and western style toilet and kitchen cost for apartment
One person 2400sp per night
Two people 4000sp per night
Three people 5000sp per night
Four people 5500sp per night.
Whether you choose option A or B you can have a complimentary breakfast at hostel .between 9-11 and you use all hostel’s facilities as described included with room rate Free.
You can also use our Group tours programe as share trips with others and split cost.
We stand behind our motto at Damascus Hostel SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Rooms with private bath have air-conditioning. Private bath means private shower and Western style toilet in your room
Arabic breakfast, all you can eat buffet, served between 8:00 – 12:00 included in room rate.
Travelling and Books go together
It is very difficult if not impossible to find books in Damascus in foreign languages. For that reason we have started a small library at the Damascus Hostel. It would be greatly appreciated if you are coming to Damascus, to please bring with you a couple of books to add to our hostel library/ book exchange. Even if you are staying at other accommodation in Damascus call (0933 871 588) or email firstname.lastname@example.org the hostel and we can come and pick them up, or come and check out our collection and have a cup of tea or coffee with us.
RECEPTION HOURS 8.00 am – 10.00 pm
outside these hours only our driver can check you in, when you arrive from the airport when you are checked in at hostel we give you 2 keys, one key for your room and the other for the main door so you can come and go any time you wish.
MEET & GREET AT AIRPORT IN ARRIVAL HALL
Transport from airport to hostel and back to airport 2500 SP including one hour waiting from the time scheduled to arrive a charge of 300 SP per each additional waiting hour for issuing visa or delayed arrival.
One way from airport to hostel 1500 sp. Our driver meets you in arrival hall, just after customs. He has a sign showing your name, please look for him. You arrive at hostel within half hour. You do not pay the driver you pay at hostel. If you have been in Syria before you CAN NO LONGER go outside terminal and bargain with the local yellow taxi as you did in the old days.
There is only one airport taxi service company called Julia Dumna with Budget Rent a car that have exclusive right for the service. Price is fixed from airport to city 1500 sp plus driver’s tip for a car 3 persons only, that is over 1500 sp.
Van transport (up to 7 people with baggage) from and to airport 3900 sp
There is nothing like having someone you know waiting for you at airport when you arrive in foreign country. He really takes good care of you and your baggage. You arrive at hostel in better shape within half hour.
VISA FOR SYRIA
EU citizens usually get a visa when they arrive at the airport or land borders. You can only get a single entry Visa.
If you can get a Visa in advance in your country from the Syrian embassy it is much better because you can ask for a multiple entry or double entry Visa. This is important if you want to travel to Jordan or Lebanon, this will save you the cost of obtaining another single entry Visa into Syria at country borders.
Syria visa for Americans is no longer available VOA.
Since June 2010 the old rule was enforced you cannot get visa for Syria when you arrive at borders or airport.
If you booked airport transfer please ensure to contact us 7 days before arrival for reconfirmation of airport pickup, either send SMS to +963 933 871 588 or by email. If your flight is delayed, kindly send SMS to inform us.
Our driver meets you in the arrival hall. He carries a sign showing your name. You arrive at Hostel within half an hour.
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ATM AND MONEY IN SYRIA
Maximum daily draw 15,000 syp
Syrian pound is known by the locals Lira as the old Italian
Do not bring traveler’s cheques, they are very hard to cash.
ATM machines are available in all big cities, make sure to inform your bank that you are going to Syria. Best ATM are those belongs to bank AUDI and bank BEMO and also most reliable.
Bring cash, dollars, euros or GBP to make small purchases and for food stalls and just in case ATMs aren’t working. PLEASE DO NOT BRING 500 Euros notes because it is very difficult to cash such a large amount.
CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIME
check in time 12:00 pm
check out time 11:00 am
If you check in before 12 pm you pay for the previous night
Included in the room rate
-free concierge ( best you can ever get )
-late check out complimented with shower and rest in the special area and maybe a bed for no charge (if available)
-tea, coffee (help yourself) and biscuits
-free cold drinking water this saves you money and lugging heavy
- 24 hour hot water
-clean sheets, blankets and towels and you can change them when you want to
-free map of Damascus
-free use of fully equipped modern kitchen
-free luggage storage.
-free assistance with dispatch of parcels and post cards to anywhere in the world, cost of postage not included
-free use of our library; novels books and magazines.
-free souvenir chanting whirling dervish see it in our website value 1500 sp.
-free hotel booking in other cities
-free local phone
-free medication for upset stomach which is very common with travelers to Middle East
- backgammon and chess in the Arabic lounge in the court yard
-free dabke Syrian and Iraqi dance lessons by locals at hostel most nights 8-10 pm
-we take you to watch local weddings and join in and enjoy dabkeh, the traditional local dance .
-free use of information board in Arabic and English so that you can go anywhere independently
-Doctor visit to hostel cost 1000 S.P
-Laundry : 5KG cost 300 S.P
-We provide car and driver transport from Damascus to Amman and Beirut and vice verse door to door service 5000 sp including assistance with visa on border crossing or we show you how to take a service taxi
-We give you independent travel advice through out Syria and assist you to plan customized / private tours and car/driver hire.
We accept payment in US Dollars, Euros, Oz dollar,cad , GBP and Syrian Pounds , jod dinar , riyal , dirham and Paypal.
Tour Syria using public transport
If you have plenty of time, you can travel Syria using public transport including bus, mini bus or train. There is a good public transport service between the main cities. We will show you and give you directions in Arabic and English how to use public transport and how to go anywhere by yourself.
We have available for hire
wheel chair sp 200/day
crutches sp 100/day
baby pusher sp 200/day
Bicycle for around damascus sp 200/day
prices quoted in SYP( Syrian liras)
We accept payment in SYP, USD, GBP, CAD and AUD
For reference only one USD = 45 SYP