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The Sydney Hotel

9 Shaban Street, Building 27, Amman 11118 Jordan
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#1 of 197 Specialty lodging in Amman
A historical hotel since 1963 that has been fully renovated in 2017 to include both private Rooms and shared dormitories. The Sydney Hotel is the best place for backpackers and budget travelers that are seeking a memorable and safe stay in Amman away from the noise but minutes on foot to all major touristic site, local restaurants and shops such as the Romain Theater, Citadel, Hashem Restaurants and the famous Rainbow street. The hotel provide a smoke free environment which is hard to find in Amman, 24 hour assistance, tours and packages, free high speed WIFI, a spacious communal area where you can meet other travelers and a cozy backyard area. Most rooms have private bathrooms, flat screens with satellite channels, minibar and self controlled A/C system... The rooms with balconies are the best.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Street parking
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Italian
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Merna wrote a review Dec 2021
Iraq1 contribution
The staff was very friendly, the hotel was calm and cozy, the room was very clean …also the location was convenient, close to downtown… This was the second time I stayed in this hotel and it was perfect for a family vacation, would definitely come back again …
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Diya Sunna, General Manager at The Sydney Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Merna, Thank you for choosing the Sydney Hotel for your stay and for sharing your positive experience with other guests. We are glad to hear that you had a good stay at our property and that our team met your expectations. We look forward to your next stay with us and wish you a safe journey back home. All the best & kind regards, Sydney Hotel Family
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Yutaka S wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the fourth time I stayed at Sydney Hostel. The location is perfect. It's close to Rainbow Street, Roman Amphitheater, vegetable/fruit market, and all the famous restaurants within a 10 minute walk. But what makes this place exceptional are the staff and the friendly atmosphere. Sary and Bassam treat you not as a guest but as an old friend. They have great recommendations for dining choices in the area as well as traveling in Jordan. They can arrange rides to the Dead Sea, Madaba, Jerash, and other places. Also, they can help you find other travelers at the hostel who may want to share a ride. I shared a ride to Mt. Nebo, Madaba, and the Dead Sea with two other travelers and we had a great time. Because of Bassam, Sary, and Diya (owner), the hostel fosters a great camaraderie among travelers. Eman with beautiful smile creates the air of a home away from home. In fact, I was thinking of E.M. Forster's "A Room with a View," how travelers enrich their experiences by staying at a place like this. When I come back to Amman, I will NOT stay anywhere else except at Sydney. Thank you, Diya, Sary, Bassam, and Eman!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The dorm rooms are the best!
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Response from Diya Sunna, General Manager at The Sydney Hotel
Responded 3 Nov 2021
Yutaka, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful feedback that surely made our day. It is always a pleasure hosting you and Sydney Hotel is your second home now. Awaiting your next stay :)
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AG wrote a review Oct 2021
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Sydney Hotel is a great place to stay during your Jordanian journey. The staff couldn't have been nicer. They helped us plan trips, organize PCR tests, arrange airport runs, complete laundry, and gave us helpful suggestions during our stay. The location is fantastic. It is less than a five minute walk to the downtown area, Rainbow street is also a five minute walk, and the Roman theatre is also close (from there you can take the stairs to the Amman Citadel). When we noticed an issue with the Internet in our room the guys fixed it straight away. I'd recommend Sydney Hotel for anybody who is visiting Amman for a short trip or for the first time. Thanks guys!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Diya Sunna, General Manager at The Sydney Hotel
Responded 24 Oct 2021
It is always our pleasure to assist our guests in any way possible. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you are recommending us to other travelers. Hope to host you again.
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Pablo Alejandro A wrote a review Oct 2021
Beirut, Lebanon3 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at Sydney for almost 40 days. This is the perfect place for short visits but also for longer stays. If you wanted to be at our own and have a quiet atmosphere, this was possible at any time but again thanks to the nice courtyard you could also hang out there with other guests and the staff. The rooms are very clean and have almost anything you need. It is perfectly located The staff assists you in anything you need and are always supportive. When I go back to Amman I will definitely stay there again Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Diya Sunna, General Manager at The Sydney Hotel
Responded 11 Oct 2021
Pablo thank you for leaving this nice review for us. We really enjoyed your presence in the hotel and we are glad that you had a great time with us. Looking forward to hosting you again for your next stay. Good luck in you Arabic Maasalama
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Mahfouz Eltaweel wrote a review Sep 2021
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This is a very nice hostel ; clean , comfortable , good looking , very near to downtown where you can almost find whatever you need. The most important thing is the attending personnel. Sari, Bassam , Iman are all very friendly , honest , open-minded , enlightened , helpful, lively and willing to assist you whenever needed.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Accessibility, good view , quiet place
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Response from Diya Sunna, General Manager at The Sydney Hotel
Responded 3 Oct 2021
We thank you all here from Sydney Hotel for this great review. It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to see you agian.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sydney Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sydney Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Trinitae at The Soap House (0.4 km), Darat al Funun (0.4 km), and Rainbow Street (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sydney Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at The Sydney Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sydney Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sydney Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Coffee Room, Habibah Sweets, and Al-Quds.
Does The Sydney Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Sydney Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Sydney Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sydney Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Citadel (0.7 km), Roman Theatre (1.1 km), and Temple of Hercules (0.7 km).