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Bab Touma Al Abbarah 2nd
This is not the average hostel, this is a VIP hostelling, and it is home away from home. You have a choice of TV lounge featuring hundreds of channels including BBC, CNBC, CNN, France 24 Hours, Bloomberg, and most European channels. We also have an Arabian lounge, sunset lounge and guests can sun bathe in private on the roof top.
It’s an ideal place for the solo traveller to meet others, and suitable for first time visitors to Syria where we can give you all the information on where to go and how to get there and the best way to do it. Damascus Hostel has a social atmosphere which often is derived from sharing dining tables, washing machines and much more with other guests.
Our Hostel organizes parties and excursions for guests, and many people can meet and get to know each other over a drink. In a hostel one is more likely to start a conversation with a fellow traveller or to be asked for advice, tips and information by someone you have never met before.
Hostels are a good place to make friends and meet people from many different countries. Hostel guests like to exchange tips on clubs, museums, shows, shopping and often share tours.
Enjoy city views over the wall to the East and Mount Kasioon to the West. We are not in any travel guide books yet because we opened in second half of 2007.
Taxi to Damascus Hostel?
1 - When travelling from Lebanon.
Go to Charles Helo square in Beirut for the taxi terminal. You will be asked if you want to go to Dimashq or Cham which mean Damascus. The journey takes 3 hours including border crossing and cost around USD 18. The taxi will arrive at Soumariya Terminal, 25 km away from the city of Damascus. From there take a yellow taxi to the old walled city which costs around 200 SP.
2 - From Al-Kadam train station
Take a yellow taxi to the Old City (Bab Sharqi, Bab Touma) which should cost around 100 SP.
3 - From Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Palmyra, Tartus or Turkey
Your bus will stop at Harasta Pullman Garage. Take yellow taxi to the Old City, cost around 100 SP or take a minibus to Bab Sharqi, cost 10 SP
4 - From Jordan
The taxi terminal is at Soumaria, but usually you get dropped off at Naher Aishe (closer to Damascus), the yellow taxi costs 100 SP.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 74% for this property is based on ratings provided by 4 guests.