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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2012

and amazing country.A while back I was lucky enough to stay at the Damascus at the start and finish of my trip and have to say that Raymond and his friends could not have been kinder, funnier or more informative (even if the dancing was a tad dodgy and I did'nt get my whirling dervish !! ) Syria was a...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 20 January 2012

I still have very fond memories of the Damascus hostel, more than a year after visiting (in December 2010-January 2011). We had the tower room and spent many happy hours playing with the cats (little Falafel must have grown up now!) and talking with the hostel staff, who were extremely helpful and friendly and gave us some great travel advice....

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Extremly helpful people are the best asset for this hostel. Still remember their kindness after two years. They also organize trips all across Syria. Good base to explore the country or the region.

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syriafullbottle, Owner at Damascus Hostel, responded to this review

Guys i want to thank you for taking time after nearly two years and post the good memories from Syria and your stay at the hostel.Well we tooremember you , the nice people from Hungry. We enjoyed having you at the hostel. and hope to see you again in future. Raymond and crew

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Fantastic, kitche and charming hostel. Located in a small lane right but right in the thick of it, the Damscus hostel is the place to stay in Damascus. The souq and mosque are right on the door stop but be sure to go out one day without a map and loose yourself in the small laneways and passageways you will...

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syriafullbottle, Owner at Damascus Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Jamee.Seeing your review has raised our hopes and determination to wait for those good old days to return to Damascus Hostel were we can continue our service to guests like your self who appreciate staying at the hostel.Hope to see you again in future inshallah Raymond and crew

London
Reviewed 8 October 2011

Damascus hostel is a lovely place to spend your days in Damascus. The accommodation is very minimal and simple, nothing glamorous or fancy but the atmosphere and the people make it an amazing place to stay. The owner and the staff are always there to help and assist you in anything you may need. If you are not after a...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 23 September 2011

Despite Damascus and the whole Syria being still unspoiled by tourist boom and really good prices for food, drinks, excursions, they still lack affordable and quality accommodation. The Damascus Hostel stands out of the crowd of expensive hotels in Damascus. The hostel is very affordable offering clean rooms, most with TVs and private baths. There are a lot of backpackers...

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syriafullbottle, Owner at Damascus Hostel, responded to this review

It is heart warming to see a review after so long and during these terrible times that we are having for last six months I must commend you for visiting Syria during the unrest . I am so glad that you managed to enjoy Damascus and the hostel I thank you for taking the time to post a review.and hope...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 9 August 2011

I stayed at this hostel for one night with my brother on July 6, 2011 when political unrest in Syria was beginning to intensify. At first, we found a welcoming home at the hostel, managed in the owner's absence by a kind Syrian family. We were constantly offered tea, nargileh, food and overall spent a wonderful two days in Damascus....

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raymond g, Owner at Damascus Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Costa and brother The staff at hostel are fully capable of running the hostel in my absence for many months. The family that you refered to are the most honest people i have known .The family are Jaklin,her brother Johny,his son Noel and daughter Sandy.It is cruel to accuse these people of stealing .The other person at hostel Em...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2011

A friend and I stayed in the hostel twice during a two week period and I found it to be a very comfortable and safe experience where we met fellow travelers who shared information and experiences that assisted with our travels. Staff were immensely helpful in planning our visits to Aleppo, Hama, and Palmyra, organizing drivers whom I rate 100%....

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2011

Firstly, I would like to apologise to Raymond that this review has taken so long for me to write! I travelled to Damascus in May 2010, having studied Arabic. However, my Arabic was poor and I felt that travelling to an Arab country and studying there would be the best way to improve my Arabic quickly. Many of my friends...

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Moratuwa
Reviewed 18 March 2011

My stay in Damascus Hostel washed up the hectic trip I had through Turkey. It was very pleasant and memorable. What marks Damascus Hostel is the warm welcome and the serious appetite by all staff members to help no matter what. I was so keen to meet the founder of DH, Raymond, but unfortunately he was out of town. Thanks...

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Address: 13 Al Abbarah 2nd | Bab Touma, Damascus, Syria
Region: Syria > Damascus
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
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“Ask for the tower room, which is located in the ramparts of the old city.”
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