Where to stay in Jordan
A variety of accommodation is available to suit all pockets, ranging from a mattress on a rooftop, to extravagant hotels. Most visitors choose Amman, Madaba, the Dead Sea, Wadi Mousa or Aqaba as their base, and visit the sites from there. There are no youth hostels in Jordan. Hotels are often fully booked during local holidays and in the high season (Sep-Nov; Mar-May). Rates can be negotiated during low season periods. Rates are subject to 20% tax and service.
Luxurious resorts along the Dead Sea offer a range of spa treatments that make the most of the healing properties of the local waters.
Grading: from 1- to 5-star. 5- and 4-star hotels have discos and nightclubs with live music. For further information, contact the Jordan Tourism Board (www.visitjordan.com).
Staying at one of the Bedouin-style camps (some of which have chalets and hot-water shower facilities) in Wadi Rum, around Petra or at one of Jordan's nature reserves, can be the highlight of a trip to Jordan.