ACOR Hostel Overview

From November 2020 to September 2021, ACOR is under renovation. The hostel will remain open, but some functions limited or suspended from time to time.

Covid-19 Procedures –In effect until otherwise noted.

All ACOR Hostel guests who have been fully vaccinated with a US FDA or Jordanian-equivalent approved Vaccine and can show the vaccination certificate may stay at ACOR immediately on arrival and are not required to conduct a five-day quarantine outside ACOR. Results from the required test on arrival to Jordan at the airport must be forwarded to ACOR as soon as received.

Hostel Guests who are not fully vaccinated or are not able to produce vaccination proof are required to complete a five-day quarantine outside ACOR at their own expense and show a negative PCR test at the end of the fifth day before residing at ACOR.

All guests are required to notify management immediately on signs or symptoms of covid-19, and are required to observe all ACOR procedures (e.g., social distancing, wearing a mask, checking temperature daily, regular use of hand sanitizer/washing hands) .

Should a guest develop Covid-19 symptoms they must test immediately at their own expense. Proof of negative test will be required to continue residence at ACOR. A positive test – symptomatic or asymptomatic – requires a 14-day quarantine by Jordanian law. ACOR is not equipped to facilitate quarantines, so the guest must quarantine outside of ACOR, at their own expense, for the required duration and until a PCR test results in a negative for Covid-19.

By accepting a reservation, guests fully agree to abide by all ACOR Covid-19 measures, which are subject to change.   

ACOR provides accommodation for scholars and students who visit and work in Jordan. These are usually double rooms and roommates are a possibility during times of high occupancy. Rooms have en suite showers and bathrooms. There are three two-bedroom apartments for families. Rooms are austerely furnished and space is at a premium. Telephones in each room only have local Amman access.

The room rate includes half board. There is a self-serve breakfast, buffet lunch served at 1:00 pm daily, and self-serve dinner (leftovers). The ACOR facility is a relaxed and scholarly setting. There are many common areas within the facility: the main kitchen, dining area, library, upstairs kitchenettes, lounges, etc., and this requires some compromise among the lifestyles of the residents to maintain the quality of life.

ACOR is located in the Tla’ Ali area of Amman, opposite from the University of Jordan. photo by Steve Meyer


Residents are required to help maintain the facilities to the highest standards. The houskeeping staff is limited and cannot clean all the common areas daily. Rooms are cleaned and bedding is changed weekly on a posted schedule.

ACOR residents who bring their own laptop computers and handheld devices benefit from high speed wireless internet service throughout the building. In addition there is a computer laboratory adjoining the lower library where residents can access internet, use standard software packages for data, image and word processing and analysis.

Scholars and fellows at ACOR may be awarded private research offices and can rent workrooms to facilitate activities, such as cataloguing archeological remains or holding regular small meetings that require space, quiet and security for a small team to work. Field research projects are supported with excavation equipment, surveying equipment, and storage facilities (pending availability).

Making your reservation at ACOR is simple. Determine your dates in Amman and request rooms preferably via e-mail or, if necessary, by telephone or fax. You can use the web form or send a message to ACOR Administrator Ms. Zovinar Mananian at

Your affiliation with a university, educational institution, excavation or scholarly program should be mentioned in the request. See the rate chart for approximate fees for rooms and services. ACOR will confirm your rooms and provide directions to find ACOR, if required.

Changing or canceling your reservation at ACOR is also simple. There is no booking charge, fee for cancellation or deposit required. We do ask that you e-mail or call if you need to change or cancel your rooms. We can possibly accommodate another researcher if you cancel your unneeded reservations in a timely fashion. Provide your name, address, phone and FAX number and e-mail in your communications. Reliability of communications in Jordan cannot always be guaranteed.

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