Going to Syria next week and wonder if anyone can provide me with info on a good place to sleep, either hotel or backpacker, both in Damascus and in Homs/Qatna? Arriving 2.30 at night, so preferably someone with airport pickup in Damascus.
I know a friend who is owning buildings contain apartments in Damascus, if you prefer to rent apartment.. just let me know how many peoples, r u single or family, for how many days u will stay, how many bed room apartment u like, do u speak arabic....
the most popular spot for Damascus is around Sharias Bahsa - its a toss up between 2 old favourites, the Al-Haramein and Al-Rahbie, both around 10 USD for dorms and about 15 for a room (the Al-Rahbie is a bit more expensive, and usually tends to fill up faster). Walking down and out of the street there are plenty of other options - both cheap shoestring deals and skyscraper type hotels (with prices to match).... You could do a google on either places - im sure there's some form of contact information out there where you could ask them for a pick up from the airport...