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damascus: cost of rent per month?

Sydney, Australia
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damascus: cost of rent per month?

Hi all,

Could someone please advise me on how much I should expect to pay per month in rent for a room in Damascus?

I have heard people say that I would be able to find places that charge only US$50/month!! Is this true?

I would like to stay in Damascus for 6 months and I am not fussy when it comes to accommodation (as long as there is a roof and running water :)

1. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

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Perth, Australia
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2. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

In Damascus you cnt find a descent,habitable room for under usd 200 pm within 10 km from city centre.

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3. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

no way to find a place here in this price i think its gonna cost like 400 dollar for a well small apartment

Damascus, Syria
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4. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

There is no way you could get a room here for $50 a month. $200 is more like it, and even then you'd be taking cold showers and hanging out with cockroaches.

Damascus, Syria
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5. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

Dont be so pessimistic Gurre!

Its not as bad as that!

It also depends if its in the busy Summer season which is

more expensive.

I think SFB is more correct, and if you contact

Damascus Hostel on their website they should be

able to find you something

http://www.damascushostel.com/

Good luck.

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6. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

thanks for the info,

how much does damascus hostel charge per night in a shared room?, i cannot seem to locate this information on the website

Damascus, Syria
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7. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

Sorry I dont know the prices.

You could go to "Contact us" and send them an email.

Good luck.

Pretoria, South...
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8. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

I think it's more like USD507day!

Damascus, Syria
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9. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

I think there's a typo mistake in Sheik's post!.

It could be 50usd

A.

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10. Re: damascus: cost of rent per month?

The Damascus Hostel is around 35 aussie dollars per night, if you're sharing a room.

auntiebeeb, I really don't think I'm being pessimistic here. In the old city $200 really doesn't get you very far, that's for sure. I also feel that these forums often fail to mention that the standard of living in Syria, in general, is low, and a lot lower than in some of its neighbouring countries.