My friend and I arrived in Harar at night and didn't think we'd be able to easily find the cultural guesthouses that are so highly recommended inside the walled city. Since the Belayneh is right outside the walled city, we requested a room for one night but ended up staying for two because we didn't feel like moving after the first night. That being said, the room was okay at best for those used to budget accommodations in developing countries. Tidy but dingy. Some plumbing issues. Reasonably friendly service (with a great recommendation for a local guide, Daniel, who we really liked). Good views and food from the rooftop restaurant. Consider bringing your own sheets and towels. By far our least favorite accommodation in Ethiopia, but an acceptable option if you're on a budget or want to stay right by the entrance gate.