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The Jerusalem Hostel

44 Jaffa Zion Square, Jerusalem 9422207 Israel
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#11 of 181 Specialty lodging in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Hostel is a home for travelers, located in the heart of Jerusalem's city center. 10 minutes walking from the old city, 8 minutes from the "Mahane Yehuda" market and 1 minute walking from a tram station. The hostel has 150 beds in dormitory and in private rooms, and offers anything a traveler needs - Shared kitchen, lounge, sunny rooftop, events and a warm staff assisting with any question and advice from the first step through the front door. All rooms include a private shower and bathroom, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. A free of charge continental breakfast is served every morning. Check out our special rooms with private balconies looking over the city center! We invite you to step in and feel at home!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 3 more
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J K wrote a review Jan 2020
Coral Springs, Florida5 contributions
Nice place to stay, getting a little older and none one take care of the broken tile, and bathroom are not so up to date, water not so hot, shower loose, and they need to change the towels, these are to old. I guess the building need a small restoration.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Ulysses Hildebrandt wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
Don’t be misled by the website, or the lobby. The rooms are dingy, sad, and reminiscent of what I imagine an Eastern European prison cell looks/feels like. The beds were so hard and uncomfortable that they must have been carved from Jerusalem stone. Even worse, the temperature will be controlled by an indifferent employee at the front desk. Your personal preferences for sleeping temperatures (hot or a little cool) are not under your control. In my case, the heater never shut off the entire night, even after a polite visit to the lobby to beg for mercy. I ended up sleeping with the balcony door open to get some relief. This came with the added benefit of getting to listen to a late night street basketball game, drunken yelling, and skateboarders practicing tricks into the wee hours of the morning. I checked out after one night and booked a wonderful apartment on AirBnB for substantially less. Lesson learned. Avoid this place and enjoy your time in Jerusalem.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from jerusalemhostel, Guest Relations Manager at The Jerusalem Hostel
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Hello dear guest thank you for taking your precious time to write a review. we hope that in your next visit our hostel will be more similar to western European standards. all the best
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kareena2b wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom10 contributions
This was in the area surrounded by cafes and shops, with the tram very close by.And close to the old City. I got room 11, the only point that might be considered negative is that there is live music in the square outside. Personally I enjoyed it. Shower and toilet was inside the room. There is a kitchen with seating, as well as a dining room where the breakfast is. At the time I took breakfast, it was kept topped up and guests made an orderly queue. Maybe because it is a bit smaller then another hostel I stayed at, the guests were more interactive. One female member of staff greeted me on entry, the men staff were approachable, but did not go out of their way to be friendly or say hello.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from jerusalemhostel, receptionist at The Jerusalem Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2019
thanks for your response! we happy that you had a good experience, looking forward to see you again! the jerusalem hostel.
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Joanne wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions
Very close to the old city of Jerusalem and in between shops and restaurants. We got a good advice about where to go for dinner. Hostel has a very pleasant atmosphere. The breakfast is served on the roof, very chill and with nice views over the surroundings.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from jerusalemhostel, receptionist at The Jerusalem Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2019
thanks for your response! we happy that you had a good experience, looking forward to see you again! the jerusalem hostel.
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Nadia S wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Stayed here for 3 nights, and had a great time, great location, nice people, it was clean and everything you need is closeby Met a lot of different people. I would really recommend it, and I am already planning my next trip.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from jerusalemhostel, receptionist at The Jerusalem Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2019
hi nadia, thank you for your response. it's grate to hear that you had a good experience here, and we are looking forward to see you again! the jerusalem hostel.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Jerusalem Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Jerusalem Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica (0.2 km), Gatsby Cocktail Room (0.3 km), and Biratenu (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Jerusalem Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a rooftop terrace.
What food & drink options are available at The Jerusalem Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Jerusalem Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Hall Music, Kinor Bakikar, and Nah'man Restaurant.
Is The Jerusalem Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Jerusalem.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Jerusalem Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to The Jerusalem Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (1.3 km), Western Wall (1.5 km), and Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel (1.9 km).