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Hostels in Jerusalem

There are a host of excellent hostels and guesthouses in Jerusalem for travelers on a budget and those looking for an authentic place to stay. Although hostels are usually considered as an option for the solo travelers, many hostels in Jerusalem open offer pleasant and comfortable accommodation for couples, families and large groups as well.

If your looking for lodging options for yougsters and high-schoolers, chances are you’ll find them in the center of the city. These guesthouses offer accommodation for young people at very cheap rates with everything our young generation needs: free Wi-Fi, social activities and dynamic and fun locations. Hostels more suited for a more adult vacation offer their guest workshops, discussion nights or tours around Jerusalem.

Most hostels, inns and guesthouses are located 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.

Zippori Center

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Located at the heart of the Jerusalem Forest, Zippori Center is one of the most popular hostels in Jerusalem. This hidden gem is located in a short distance from the city center and is just a few minutes away from some of the country’s most interesting historic landmarks. The hostel includes 37 guesthouses that include a mini-bar, flat screen TV’s and balconies. You will also find a large swimming pool and even a kids’ swimming pool during the summer. The dining room offers a rich and diverse kosher menu. All of that with the astonishing views of the woods and the beautiful Ein Karem neighborhood.

Where: Zippori Center, Jerusalem Forest

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The Post Hostel

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The Post is Jerusalem’s newest hostel. Alongside comfortable and very cool dorms and private rooms, The Post also has amazing guest facilities, including a movie theater and a bar, and it hosts everything from lectures and professional meet-ups to concerts that attract an awesome mix of locals, travelers and expats. The hostel’s location is perfect for those who wish to visit the Old City and to be close to restaurants, bars and the nightlife scene in Jerusalem.

Where: 23 Yafo St., Jerusalem (entrance from 3 Koresh Street)

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Abraham Hostel

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Photo: Ahmed Idris, Courtesy of Abraham Hostel.

The perfect solution for backpackers, Abraham 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.

Where: 67 Hanevi’im St., Jerusalem

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The Cinema Hostel

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The Cinema Hostel is housed in the mythical structure, previously serving as the Orion Cinema, constructed by the British during the 1930s. Now, this young hostel invites you to enjoy living in an authentic retro atmosphere inspired by the most celebrated films. The hostel offers a large balcony overlooking the center of Jerusalem, where there are plenty of parties and events are taking place. The old cinema comes to life every evening in the public areas of the hostel. You can enjoy a movie and warm popcorn. Also, you may visit the very own bar of the hostel, offering a rich cocktail menu and great meals that go well with beer, wine, and other drinks.

The Cinema Hostel offers few accommodation solutions: shared rooms and kitchen, as well as rooms for two people. The guests are provided with air conditioner, free Wi-Fi all around the compound, a tour desk and jam session hosted by the bar.

Where: Shamay Str. 4

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Agron Hostel

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Photo: Courtesy of Agron Hostel

Agron Hostel is located in a historic stone building on Agron Street and offers accommodation for young people and high-schoolers of the highest standards. You can find private rooms as well as dorms, both with air-conditioning and on-suite showers and restrooms, a refrigerator, cable TV and a place for making yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee. This hostel is located in a walking distance from Alrov Mamilla Avenue, the Old City, and many other touristic attractions.

Where: 6 Gershon Agron St., Jerusalem

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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 Israel Museum, the Botanical GardensBloomfield Science Museum 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.

Where? 1 Nahman Avigad St., Givat Ram, Jerusalem

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Beit Ben Yehuda Guesthouse

Beit Ben Yehuda Guesthouse is located near The First Station in Jerusalem, in a green and quite environment. The place offer air-conditioned rooms with an on suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, TV, computers, a library and a beautiful garden. This guesthouse is perfect for events, conventions and any other type of gatherings.

Where: 28 Ein Gedi St., Jerusalem

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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.

Where: 1 David St., Jerusalem

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Tours for the budget traveler

Check out the municipality’s free Saturday tours, self-guided tours and the audio tours app for Android and Apple.

Looking to spend a bit on a tour? See all Jerusalem tours and Israel one-day tours.

Photo: Ahmed Idris

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