Syria Hotels, Hostels & Accommodation
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Al Jamia Al Arabiyya
Though it has shabby, spartan rooms the hotel is kept reasonably clean. Rooms are equipped with fans, basin and balcony. Toilets (squat) and showers are shared. The owner Nuredin speaks English.
Hotel Al Atlal
This simple, quiet, family-run establishment, in the heart of the action, is more like a European pension than a hotel. It has freshly laundered sheets, and a pleasant common area with satellite TV and a fridge stocked with soft drinks.
Al Rais Hotel
With the sheer number of Syrian and other Arab women staying here on shopping excursions, this is one budget hotel in the Al-Shouhada Square district where solo women travellers will feel safe.
This backpacker favourite near the clock tower has clean dorms and rooms with fridge, satellite TV and private bathrooms. In summer you can crash on a mattress on the roof.
Also known as the Hotel al-Medina, this recently renovated and centrally located hotel offers decent comfort levels at a respectable price.
Al Rabie Hotel
The reigning backpackers' favourite, Al-Rabie offers travellers a tranquil courtyard retreat from the bustling streets of Damascus, as well as simple, clean accommodation and friendly hosts who know what visitors want.
If you can't get into An-Nasr al-Jedid, try this place on the side street next door as a last resort. Communal toilets are of the squat variety, and showers are charged at a fee.
Al Yarmouk Hotel
The Yarmouk may not see too many Western tourists - it mainly has Arab and Russian traders checking in - but the chain-smoking English- and Russian-speaking staff are welcoming and it's a decent option if the other budget places are full.
This shabby but clean two-star has a good location, right on the main square. Some rooms have air-con but some only have a fan for the same price. Front-facing rooms have balconies that look onto the action below.
Hama Tower Hotel
It's hard to beat the central location and spectacular views at this good option occupying the top floors of a tower block overlooking the river. Rooms are simple yet spotlessly clean and come with fridge and TV.
The plastic rainbow-coloured décor of this modern, new hotel may be reminiscent of a McDonalds or IKEA kid's playground, but the place is spotlessly clean and the rooms come with satellite TV and minibar. Rates include breakfast.
The receptionist might be indifferent, preferring his newspaper to conversation, but the accommodation here is good value and an excellent choice for male travellers.
Dar Al Yasmin
In a restored old Damascene house with grey granite and white striped walls, traditional decor, and elegant courtyards with trickling fountains, this attractive boutique hotel provides a great opportunity to get to know the Old City.
Aleppo's best budget option is more akin to a homely European style pension than a hotel.
Dar Zamaria Martini
This captivating hotel in Al-Jdeida now sprawls across several grand courtyard houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and continues to grow, leveraging off the success of the original, more intimate property.
Tucked away down a narrow alley in the old Al-Jdeida neighbourhood, Tourath House is another tiny boutique hotel in a splendid old stone residence and with some of the friendliest and most professional young staff in Aleppo.
Built around 1900, renovated in 2007, and overlooking the ruins, the Zenobia has the most character of any of Palmyra's hotels.
Just a little north of the centre, close to the seafront, the Safwan is a bit shabby albeit clean. Rooms come with TV and air-con or fan, and guests have access to a kitchen and fridge.
An Nasr Al Jedid Hotel
In a beautiful hundred-year-old building with high ceilings, this place has enormous rooms with balconies, decorative windows, and a big common area with a massive picture window looking onto the main-street action below.