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Beit Shmuel’s Holiday Apartment

  • King David Street, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 25 traveler reviews
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TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

Location good. Staff nice. If your in and out its OK. Towels very old. Breakfast area dirty. I would stay elsewhere. No help from staff with luggage. Dan was really nice. Not very clean hotel. Parking not great

Not cheap, not attractive, not a pleasant experience
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 10, 2015

I know it's a hostel and that I should have no expectations. But there is minimalist and there is Spartan, and this is the latter. First the good things: the airconditioner was ok. There is a TV in the room (which I didn't even switch on, I presume it works). No soap in the bathroom (although...

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I know it's a hostel and that I should have no expectations. But there is minimalist and there is Spartan, and this is the latter. First the good things: the airconditioner was ok. There is a TV in the room (which I didn't even switch on, I presume it works). No soap in the bathroom (although there was shampoo and conditioner and lotion). I used shampoo to wash my hands. No glasses to drink from, not even a plastic cup. No tissues. No shower curtain, no floor mat. No wifi. Don't even think of parking, although there are pay lots fairly nearby. The room was tiny, but as I was alone, that was not a problem. There is no elevator so if you have heavy bags .... Breakfast was barely ok. But I didn't expect more. Surly staff in the room. Front desk staff were more polite. I could accept all this if the price was reasonable. But at close to 500 shekels, it was bad.

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If you like bed bugs and mildew, this is for you.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 10, 2012

This hostel was one of the worst travel experiences of my life. The location is excellent, but that is the only thing going for this "establishment". Although the the prices are cheap by Jerusalem standards, there is no excuse for such poor conditions. The Ministry of Health should shut this place down! The bathroom was...

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This hostel was one of the worst travel experiences of my life. The location is excellent, but that is the only thing going for this "establishment". Although the the prices are cheap by Jerusalem standards, there is no excuse for such poor conditions. The Ministry of Health should shut this place down! The bathroom was smelly with mildew. I scratched myself all night because of nocturnal visitors of the multilegged kind. In the morning, all I wanted was a hot breakfast and some decent coffee. I received neither. We promptly checked out, canceling the rest of our stay, and went to a five star hotel in order to recover from this disgusting trap.

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Beit Shmuel Hostel, Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 9, 2012

Convenient, close to transportation and major insights in Jerusalem, affordable and clean. However, the many community events happening in the same building may be distracting at times.

Prime location, great food, icky bathroom
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 10, 2012

I can't figure out how the owners of such prime real estate could keep it in such poor condition, but I guess if they fixed it up it wouldn't be a hostel anymore, so I shouldn't complain. Beit Shmuel is right around the corner from two of the most expensive hotels in Jerusalem, with...

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I can't figure out how the owners of such prime real estate could keep it in such poor condition, but I guess if they fixed it up it wouldn't be a hostel anymore, so I shouldn't complain. Beit Shmuel is right around the corner from two of the most expensive hotels in Jerusalem, with a fantastic view of the Old City and easy walking distance to the Jaffa Gate, Mamilla and Yemin Moshe. The lobby and courtyard are very attractive, but once you get upstairs, the rooms are not in great condition. My shower was so mildewed that it was really gross. In my room the door to the balcony wouldn't open, but in a friend's room, the balcony door wouldn't lock, and in another room, the whole window popped right out of its frame. The mattresses were hard, but actually comfortable for sleeping. They have rooms that sleep up to six with all the bunks set up, but the upper bunks fold away to make a very spacious room for 2 or 3 people. The shower and toilet were in separate bathrooms, which was convenient for room-sharing. The best thing about Beit Shmuel, though, was the food. The buffet featured really interesting salads and vegetables, far beyond the usual array at Israeli hotels. Shabbat meals there were outstanding. My room was on the 2nd floor, and I heard that the upper floors were a little nicer, so I'd recommend asking for the 3rd floor if you stay there.

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Amenities

    • Suited for

    • Families
    • Couples
    • Services

    • Air Conditioning
    • Kitchenette
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • General

    • Free WIFI
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Event Hall

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