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Cinema Hostel Jerusalem

4 Shamai Street, Jerusalem 9463104 Israel
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#8 of 176 Specialty lodging in Jerusalem
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A historic cinema in Jerusalem’s city center, restored to it’s landmark status to welcome the adventurous, the ready for anything and the always there for a laugh. Set on a backdrop of classic films, Cinema Hostel Jerusalem offers a warm bed, a friendly environment, entertainment, tourist information, tours, shared kitchen, free wifi and staff that can't wait to meet you!
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Rooftop bar
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Hebrew
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שימי wrote a review Dec 2020
18 contributions
Stand in the central position in Jerusalem 10 minutes from Jaffa Gate and 10 minutes from Mahane Yehuda Market, a lot of restaurants nearby. Very clean, last renovated hostel in the old movie house. Grate design, perfect for couples with low budget!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ryan N wrote a review Aug 2020
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel23 contributions28 helpful votes
A need for a last minute booking + some sort of sense of adventure led me to try booking a capsule room at this hostel. I guess in Japan the capsules are sound proofed but not here, so I had a miserable night's sleep. Maybe if i'd have been in a regular dorm my mind would have been prepped for disturbances and I would have slept. Showers were grimy - no proper drainage so water collects up to yours shins + detritus of other people's prior showers left there. I did see a cleaner working but it doesn't have the polished feel/operation of say the Abraham Hostel. I'm giving it 2 stars as the hostel manager was very friendly, giving me a free chaser in the hostel bar as I waited for my capsule to be clean; plus maybe I'm just too old to be staying in places like this now
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Princeworld92 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions13 helpful votes
My stay was rather mediocre here. It’s a modern hostel...to a certain extent. I didn’t mind the place tremendously clean. I felt the staff seemed rather busy and so quite short with their responses or fed up? So I kept refraining from asking them questions and rather answering them myself by looking around for clues with wall signs etc. The sleeping pods themselves are practical but I found them boiling hot and only found out on the last day we can request the heating to be adjusted and there’s me suffering unable to approach staff because I feel like I’m inconveniencing them or feel like I might irritate them. On the positive side it’s close by to the Old town about a 10 min walk which is where I spent most of my time. It feels safe and you can lock your things in your pods. It’s not bad for the price just the pictures paint it out to be nicer than what it is in reality. The bathroom areas are a little exposed and showers are tight squeeze but they are good showers.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Elmiina wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland92 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed here just when COVID started to mess all travel plans etc. + location is really good + house is unique + capsules are great: quiet and private, enough space for my luggage too (didn't have a big suitcase) + breakfast is good - common area looks good but was often quite noisy and hectic as people walk through, also movies are showed there - capsules (which are great!) are located on top floor, so be prepared to carry your luggage - you will receive a notification email telling "if your plans have changed, remember to cancel your booking etc". BUT atm when you receive the email is too late to cancel your stay (an early morning before you arriving day). Even I had to pay for the night, next morning when I arrived, I couldn't check-in as I was told my bed is not ready yet...
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Date of stay: March 2020
Gabriele wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom30 contributions69 helpful votes
For my birthday I decided to travel in Israel and the first days in Jerusalem. Normally I prefer hostel for prices and atmosphere, I checked the pictures, if have kitchen, ECC. I could imagine the hostel is good but when I arrived it was a real surprise because I felt home in a amazing town, good staff, nice cleaning and for the price (one of the cheapest in the town) this was incredible I can suggest with pleasure and if I will come back in Jerusalem I will look for this hostel again
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Tina S, Marketing at Cinema Hostel Jerusalem
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear Gabriele, thank you for taking the time to express your feelings following your recent stay at Cinema Hostel in Jerusalem! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of the complimentary amenities that we offer here at the hostel. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the heart of Jerusalem. Kind regards, Cinema Hostel
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US$25 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IsraelJerusalem DistrictJerusalemDown Town West Jerusalem
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cinema Hostel Jerusalem
Which popular attractions are close to Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Nearby attractions include Baltinester Bros. Jewelry and Judaica (0.3 km), Gatsby Cocktail Room (0.1 km), and Biratenu (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Conveniently located restaurants include Deja Bu, Kinor Bakikar, and Blue Hall Music.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Cinema Hostel Jerusalem located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Jerusalem.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Cinema Hostel Jerusalem?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (1.4 km), Western Wall (1.7 km), and Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel (2.0 km).
Is Cinema Hostel Jerusalem accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.