The Jerusalem Hostel

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44 Jaffa road Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

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A perfect location Sep 03, 2011
The key feature of this hostel is its location - really. Located on the intersection of Jaffa and Ben Yehuda, The Jerusalem Hostel leaves you just a short distance from all the main shops/restaurants up Ben Yehuda, the bustling market up at the top of Yaffo (turn right when leaving the hostel), and Jerusalem's main attraction- the Kotel / the Western Wall (left out of hostel). Whilst you can easily find other hostels at all of these locations, none rival the Jerusalem Hostel's accessibilty to this beautiful city.

Its dorm rooms are not as spectacular as its location. However, each room has its own bathroom, which is handy when you're in your room and nature calls, but frustrating when it is already occupied by another roommate. The beds are quite thin and an uncomfortable, but that's to be expected, as at 80 shekels ($24) a night this place is quite cheap all things considered. Its clientele consists of an older crowd, with a lot of 40+ travellers coming through its doors, but that won't stop you from meeting some fellow backpackers on its spacious rooftop lounge, which possesses a spectacular view of Jerusalem.

Its staff are very helpful and relaxed, albeit sometimes too relaxed. When we arrived we were told to pay later ('no rush), which was refreshing, but this later lead to issues with other staff as to why we hadn't paid when arrived. There are no safes available to hire but if you ask the stuff they'll put your belonging in their own. Another nice feature of this hostel is that it has two computers in its lobby that are free for all those staying to use.

All in all, The Jerusalem Hostel is the perfect location to stay whilst in one of the world's holiest cities, regardless of its few flaws.
One of its hallways.
A dorm-room.
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Nice place Mar 04, 2011
Nice hostel in the heart of the city. It is very easy to walk to the Old city. There are malls nearby and plenty of places to food. The arab part of the city tends to have things cheaper than this part of the city but it is a 10 minute walk. There is a bus stop nearby that can take you to the train station or all over the city. The price was right.

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