Sami Hostel - A visitor to Palestine is sure to encounter a variety of new experiences and one must be ready to be surprised and willing to expand your world view. But one thing is certain: wherever you go or stay in Palestine you will soon be made to feel at home. This is certainly true when you stay at the Sami Hostel, one of three guesthouses along the Masar Ibrahim in Jericho.
The Sami Hostel presents you with the atmosphere the word “hostel” conveys: a budget oriented sociable accommodation where guests rent a bed, often in a dormitory, and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. This is what you will find at the Sami Hostel in Jericho.
But that is not all you will find. Located on the outskirts of the city center, just inside the Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp, a new guest will be warmly greeted by not only the hostel’s owner, but by the other guests. You may be invited right away to join others in their taxi ride to one of the local historical sites, such as the Mosque at Nabi Mosa—the desert stopping place for caravans, and, according to tradition, the burial place of Moses. On your way back to Jericho you will watch the moon rise over the Dead Sea and the mountains of Jordan.
Back at the Sami you can continue your conversations and get a bite to eat at the market across the street. You will have seen a large key as you turn onto the street toward the hostel, and outside a painting of the “Nabka”. In addition to the rich archeological and historical sites in Jericho — the oldest inhabited city in the world — there is a complex and difficult modern history in Palestine. It is easy to enjoy your stay and continue on your personal travel plans. But you are staying in a Palestinian Refugee Camp: Explore these streets and greet these friendly people; learn a history not displayed in the ruins. Discover what is happening in Palestine today.
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