Beit al Taybeh

Beit Al Taybeh Guesthouse

Petra | Jordan

Salaam and Ahlan wa Sahlan in Beit Al Taybeh

Beit al Taybeh, meaning the House of Taybeh, is the family house to stay when visiting Petra (Jordan). It’s the place to be when you love the peace and quiet of nature and the coziness of an ancient family house with a secluded courtyard, as well as a lovely host who will welcome you with Jordanian hospitality. And above all, only a 15 minute ride (10 km) from the Petra Visitor centre.

We offer you a unwinding stay, away from the hustle and bustle of Petra. Let us help you to de-stress and recharge in the calm breeze of the mountain wind, the chirping sounds of the birds and the vast view of the starry sky.

Wonderful authentic experience

"We stayed at Beit al Taybeh for two nights whilst visiting Petra and would thoroughly recommend it. Jolanda communicated with us brilliantly before, during and after our stay, providing directions, videos and all sorts of other great suggestions, like visiting the bakery around the corner (delicious). Beit al Taybeh is a lovely, authentic place to call home for a few days and our hosts, Um Rashid and Nawras looked after us impeccably and fed us very well too! We found the calm of Beit al Taybeh after the busyness of Petra really relaxing. You can sit on the rooftop terrace and watch the sun go down (or see it come up too if you want!). If we are ever fortunate enough to be back in the area in the future we will definitely stay at Beit al Taybeh again as it, and our hosts, will always have fond memories for us."

Guests in Beit al Taybeh

Families, couples and, to emphasize, even small groups find their comfort zone in this six room guesthouse with authentic charm.

Perfect for a weekend outing from Amman, a recharching stay after your Jordan Trail hike or Jordan Trail bike tour or a calm stay during your Jordan journey and Petra visit. 

Also great for a retreat with a small group (up to 17 people) on a photography tour, a wilderness journey in Jordan or a Women’s journey

The experience of a group stay in Beit al Taybeh

"For two days we were the guests of Fadi in Beit al Tayben. What a place to call home. Stunning views, beautiful authentic resthouse, super food, warm welcome and help of Fadi and his staff. The perfect basecamp to visit Petra or go on hiking trails in the beautifull surroundings. Also a perfect place for a restday."
Top location with super hosts.
Caroline Froeling, stayed with a group in November 2019
The family house in Taybeh

Our Rooms in the family house

We offer six rooms in this authentic family house. The rooms are located on two levels around the cosy courtyard which you enter through the old wooden door. The house is built half way the last century.
At that time, the relatives shared the courtyard and the room to store the food for the animals and each family had their own room.They could take their animals down the hill to graze in the different valleys.

This is what Svenja said about her stay in Beit al Taybeh

"Unfortunately, we were only able to spend one night at Beit al Taybeh, but we enjoyed it very much. Lovely 2-bed room, large and clean. Super delicious dinner with a wonderful view of the mountains. It's only a 15-minute drive to Petra. When we arrived, we were greeted with tea and immediately felt at home. Overall, highly recommended!"
Guests in the restaurant Beit al Taybeh Guesthouse

Our Restaurant

On the roof of the guesthouse we built a rooftop restaurant in the same style as the rest of the building. In the morning we serve the breakfast, that is included in your stay (when you book directly) in this dining room. In order to make it really easy and comfortable for our guests, we can also serve dinner. As well as to other travellers who'd like to enjoy a local three course dinner. Sitting in our dining room with a panoramic view over the three wadi's Batha, Sabra and Tibn. Without a doubt it is comfortable to have dinner here after your Petra visit. No need to drive back to Wadi Musa again. Just watch the sunset from the roof and sit at the table to enjoy the delicious, local food like Lentil soup, Maglooba and Kapsa.

This is what Tanitamoun said about the dinner in Beit al Taybeh

"During my stay in Wadi Musa, I had my dinners in Beit Al Taybeh. What a wonderful found! The food is home made and great here. Once you try it you don’t want to go elsewhere. I came here thanks to Jolanda who was hosting me in The Fig Tree Villa. The food is made and served with love and the portions are generous."

Is this what you are looking forward to?

The team in Beit al Taybeh

Fadi Helalat and Jolanda Koopman discovered this precious place in the beginning of 2019. They turned it into a cozy and lovely Guesthouse where tourists can relax after their Petra visit. Together with a local family they run this attractive place. 


We love to share this beautiful place with our guests and are very happy when they share their experience. This is what they wrote:

"Very good place to stay, close to Petra, 15 minutes by car It was a great experience, the rooms are pretty, very clean, having diner in the courtyard was a great experience. We really enjoyed your stay there. We strongly recommend the guest house, for a great time in Petra"
"Very nice guesthouse, with a lot of charm, far from the bustle of Petra. The view from the roof is wonderful. It is really not a problem to drive 15 minutes to visit the site."
"We had a wonderfull time in Beit al Taybeh. It is a great place and the people are lovely. From the communication upfront, to the food rooms, food etc. All great. The guesthouse is approximately 20 minutes from Petra in a very quiet surrounding with lovely vieuw."
"We had a wonderful stay at this charming guesthouse, which overlooks a beautiful and peaceful valley and hills. Our room was comfortable and clean, and the dinner and breakfast cooked by Rashid were delicious. Jolanda the owner was helpful and welcoming, providing directions, trip suggestions and local advice, such as hiking routes. We highly recommend this guesthouse and hope to return one day."
"Wil je Petra bezoeken maar niet in het toeristische Wadi Musa overnachten, dan is dit je plek. Dit is een absoluut topadres. Schone kamers, heerlijke matras, lieve mensen die je warm onthalen en ook heerlijk koken. De rust overvalt je en je hebt een prachtig uitzicht van op het dakterras. Nooit eerder werden we door zo'n mooi geluid van de moskee gewekt. Kortom: niet twijfelen, hier moet je zijn!"
"Beautiful location with an even more beautiful view over the valley. We enjoyed. We were welcomed with tea and sweet treats by the lovely hosts. Their children also helped. We came to this guest house through Jolanda and communication with her is excellent. We went on the Backdoor Hike (10 km) via Little Petra to the entrance of the Visitor Center (recommended because then you don't have to walk back and forth) and Jolanda arranged the taxis to get there. She also gives tips where to eat. Jolanda was a very reliable source of information for us, which is very nice in a country like Jordan."
"Abbiamo soggiornato alla Guesthouse Beit Al Taybeh dopo una faticosissima giornata a Petra. Il posto è magico, sempre di essere fuori dal tempo. Molto rilassante e silenzioso, con una bellissima vista sulla valle. La corte interna sui cui affacciano le camere è molto suggestiva. La prenorazione è stata gestita con Jolanda, molto gentile e disponibile Alla guesthouse siamo stati accolti con grande cordialità di Um Rashid e suo marito. Le stanze sono semplici, ma molto confortevoli e pulite. La cena è stata una delle migliori del nostro viaggio in Giordania." "We stayed at Guesthouse Beit Al Taybeh after a tiring day in Petra. The place is magical, always being out of time. Very relaxing and quiet, with a beautiful view over the valley. The internal courtyard overlooked by the rooms is very suggestive. The reservation was managed with Jolanda, very kind and helpful. At the guesthouse we were greeted with great cordiality by Um Rashid and his wife. The rooms are simple, but very comfortable and clean. The dinner was one of the best of our Jordan trip."
"Beit al Taybeh was the perfect place for us to stay. It’s location away from the hustle and bustle of Wadi Musa meant it was a lovely place to rewind and relax. We were made to feel very welcome and for the three days we spent there it felt like home. We look forward to our next visit." Peter
"Wunderschöne Unterkunft mit viel Liebe zum Detail. Absolut zu empfehlen! Eine ruhige Oase in der Nähe von Petra. Ausgesprochen nette Gasgeber. Auf Wunsch wird sehr leckeres Essen zubereitet. Würden jederzeit wieder buchen."
Wunderschöne Unterkunft mit viel Liebe zum Detail.
Simon and his girlfriend from Switzerland, Stayed in October 2022
"Beit al Taybeh Guesthouse is the ideal place to explore Petra. Great to find this quiet and beautiful place after an exhausting day exploring the site."
Quiet and beautiful place.
Nicholas Henry, stayed in June 2022
"La maison se situe dans un village tout proche de Petra. Son emplacement est idéal pour visiter la région sans être dans un lieu trop touristique. La cour intérieure est charmante, la chambre est propre et cosy. Les propriétaires cuisinent des plats divins et très copieux. Les meilleurs repas de tout notre séjour! Nous y retournerions avec joie."
Les meilleurs repas de tout notre séjour!
Eleonore, stayed in May 2022
"Wat een geweldig verblijf bij dit authentiek, Jordaans bed & breakfast. Even geen hotel met een receptie en conciërge, maar een warm ontvangst door Zafira, een zeer ontspannende gastvrouw. En het warme ontvangst begint eigenlijk gelijk al net na je boeking, waar Jolanda je een welkomst berichtje stuurt en door de tijd heen allerlei tips en suggesties geeft voordat je verblijf begonnen is. Ofwel je voelt je gelijk thuis als geziene gast! De bouw van dit b&b is authentiek, het ontbijt is uitgebreid, het uitzicht is mooi, dus voor ons was dit het pareltje van onze rondreis in Jordanië."
"Wat heb ik genoten van dit prachtige authentieke guesthouse! Het is een sfeervolle plek en je voelt je er meteen thuis! En dan is het eten ook nog overheerlijk. Dieet wensen zijn geen probleem. Heel fijn!"
En dan is het eten ook nog overheerlijk.
Mariëlle, stayed in March 2022
"Leisure room to spend the afternoon , very photogenic and nice building with a great view on the mountains. Good breakfast with local food and helpful staff."
Good breakfast with local food and helpful staff.
Maria, stayed in March 2022
"Beautiful guesthouse near Petra. I felt at home immediately: very nice, warm and cosy rooms with the patio as the heart of the house. A terrace with stunning sunsets. Fadi is a charming host and he cooks delicious meals, together with his hospitable staff. I went there twice and I'll be back (inshallah)!"
Cosy rooms with the patio as the heart of the house.
Sabine Rats, stayed in November 2021