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Hostels in Jerusalem
There are a host of excellent hostels in Jerusalem for travellers on a budget and those looking for an authentic place to stay. Most of the best hostels in Jerusalem are located in the center of the city, on or near Jaffa Street, Ben Yehuda Street and the neighborhood of Nahalat Shiv’a as well in the magical Old City. There are also a few great accommodation options in quieter, more suburban areas of Jerusalem.
Travellers will want to check out these top hostels in Jerusalem (A-Z):
1. Abraham's Hostel
The perfect solution for backpackers, Abraham’s Hostel in the center of Jerusalem offers 72 clean en-suite rooms (dorms or private), a free walking tour of the Old City, helpful travel information, free breakfast, wireless internet and ultimately a vibrant atmosphere at affordable rates.
The hostel staff are passionate about Jerusalem and take pleasure in offering an affordable, quality experience to independent backpackers and travellers.
Abraham’s Hostel is very near to Davidka Square on Jaffa Street and is within walking distance of Mahane Yehuda market, Ben Yehuda Street, Meah Shearim, the Old City and other leading attractions in Jerusalem. Read more about Abraham's Hostel.
Capacity: 100- 200 people
Area: Jaffa St., Mahane Yehuda Market, Ben Yehuda St., City Center
Phone: +972-2-650-2200 (02-650-2200)
Address: Davidka Square, Jerusalem
The lobby in Abraham's Hostel
2. Golden Gate Inn Hostel
Golden Gate Inn is a small family-run hostel in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City. The Hostel is ideal for those on a budget and makes a good base for those who want to be near to Damascus Gate, Temple Mount and other exciting attractions in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The patio at Golden Gate Inn
Area: Muslim Quarter, Old City
Phone: +972-2-628-4317 (02-628-4317)
Address: 4 Souq Khan El-Zeit, Muslim Quarter, The Old City, Jerusalem
3. Heritage House Jerusalem Hostel
Heritage House Jerusalem Hostel in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter was established 26 years ago to provide warm and comfortable accommodation in the Old City for Jewish travellers from all over the world. Travellers are given a place to stay for a token fee (20 ILS per week night and 25 ILS for Shabbas). Heritage House provides clean towels and linen, laundry services, free WiFi and information on what Israel has to offer.
The Hostel encourage visitors to travel around Jerusalem, and for this reason is completely closed during the day. The Hostel offers separate accommodation for Jewish women and men just a few blocks away from each other (the men's Hostel is now known as Jerusalem House).
Check-in: 08:00 - 09:00, 17;00-midnight; Fri: NB: Afternoon/night check-in times differ slightly each week, please e-mail
Area: Jewish Quarter, Old City
Phone: +972-2-627-2224 (02-627-2224)
Address: 7 Hamalach St (women's accomodation); 2 Ohr Hachaim St (men's accommodation)
A homely dorm room at Heritage House Jerusalem Hostel
4. Jaffa Gate Hostel
Brilliantly located near Jaffa Gate, Jaffa Gate Hostel offers both dormitories and private guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The Hostel offers fun accommodation In Jerusalem with movie screenings, nargilot (hookahs), an outdoor terraced area and a space for barbeques. The hostel makes your stay as smooth as possible with linen included in the price, towels and hairdryers for rent, a place to park bicycles, a tours desk, luggage storage, currency exchange and a postal and fax service. Jaffa Gate Hostel is just a few minutes from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Al-Aqsa Mosque as well as Jerusalem’s nightlife in the new city.
Area: Armenian Quarter, Old City
Phone: +972-2-627-6402 (02-627-6402)
Address: Jaffa Gate, Old City, Jerusalem
Nearby Jaffa Gate Hostel in the Old City
5. Lutheran Hostel
Located on the border of the Armenian and Jewish Quarters in the Old City, Lutheran Hostel (also known as Lutheran Guesthouse) is within walking distance of the most holy sites of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Lutheran Hostel’s building may be rich in history but offers renovated, comfortable accommodation suitable for the modern traveller. The Hostel also offers a garden and views of the Old City.
Phone: +972-2-626-6888 (02-626-6888)
Address: 7 St. Mark's Rd, Jerusalem
Lutheran Hostel is situated nearby to major religious attractions
6. New Petra Hostel
Just 100 meters away from the famous Tower of David, New Petra Hostel near to Jaffa Gate offers a wide range of accommodation options from very simple to very luxurious –you can even rent a tent or mattress and camp out on the rooftop under the Jerusalem stars and enjoy panoramic views. Free services include WiFi and a safe and the hostel also offers other services at an additional cost like a luggage and airport shuttle service. The hostel was opened in 1830 and has enjoyed a long and interesting history with guests that include Mark Twain and General Allenby.
Phone: +972 -2-628-6618 (02-628-6618)
Address: 1 David St, Jerusalem
New Petra Hostel Logo
7. New Swedish Hostel
If you’re looking for simple accommodation in the Old City that is steeped in character, New Swedish Hostel is an outstanding option. New Swedish Hostel offers all you expect from a top youth hostel such as kitchens, satellite TV with live sport, internet and a tours desk, lockers for rent and a laundry service as well as the option of private rooms or dormitories. The Hostel is two minutes away from Jaffa Gate, the Old City markets and just a few minutes more away from Mamilla Avenue and other attractions in the new city.
Phone: +972-2-626-4124 (02-626-4124)
Address: 29 David St, Christian Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem
New Swedish Hostel near the Old City's bazaar
8. The Jerusalem Hostel
The Jerusalem Hostel opposite Zion Square is about convenient and central as it gets with the light rail and Jaffa Street at its doorstep. The Hostel is modern and clean and offers a massive roof with views of Jerusalem, a fully equipped kitchen and dining room as well as other facilities. The Jerusalem Hostel is near to some of the most famous coffee shops, landmarks and attractions in Jerusalem. Read more about The Jerusalem Hostel. Book Hostel.
Capacity: 100 - 200 people
Area: Nahalat Shiv'a, Nahalaot, Jaffa St., Ben Yehuda St, City Center
Address: 44 Yafo St, Jerusalem
Phone: +972-2-623-6102 (02-623-6102)
The entrance to the Jerusalem Hostel on Jaffa Street
9. Yitzhak Rabin Youth Hostel & Guest House
Part of the Israeli Youth Hostel Association, Yitzhak Rabin Youth Hostel and Guesthouse is modern and well-appointed by hostel standards. The building is situated in a clean, quiet and green part of Jerusalem at the end of the Neve Sha’anan neighborhood, and is close to the Valley of the Cross, the Botanical Gardens, Knesset and more. The hostel offers 77 spacious and clean rooms, and other facilities include an on-site synagogue with Sefer Torah, and a kosher dining room. It offers good value for money for families. Book Hostel.
Area: Givat Ram
Phone: 1 Nahman Avigad St, Jerusalem
Address: +972-2-594-5571 (02-594-5571)
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