Top 5 Jerusalem Vacation Rental Alternatives to Airbnb

Air BnB may be the most popular vacation rental service in the world, but it can be a bit of a gamble as to whether you’re going to get the standard you’re expecting, and you’ll often be getting bare bones services and amenities. Let’s not even think about the soaring surcharges.

We can’t speak for other cities, but in Jerusalem, there is a great selection of official vacation rentals run by professionals who guarantee the comfort of a hotel and the independence and privacy of your own home. In addition to a place to lay your head and cook your meals, many also offer extras like guaranteed parking, cribs for toddlers and on-demand service in the event you have an issue with your rental.

If that sounds like what you’re looking for in your Jerusalem vacation rental, then we suggest checking out these properties:

Recommended Jerusalem Vacation Rentals

Windows of Jerusalem Vacation Rentals

Situated in between downtown Jerusalem and the popular Mahane Yehuda Market, Windows of Jerusalem 5-star luxury vacation rentals offer the perfect combination of top-notch hospitality and ideal location with a side of stunning city views.


All Windows of Jerusalem apartments offer stunning city views and are fitted with modern, luxurious furnishings and amenities. They also have the option of a kosher kitchen, extra gear families with toddler, guaranteed paid parking and the buildings are equipped with Shabbat elevators. Apartments are available in sizes ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms to accommodate all travelers from individuals to large families.


The bars, restaurants, shopping and attractions of the shuk and the city center are each only a 5-minute walk from the property, and the Old City and Central Bus Station are only 10-15 minutes by foot. Meanwhile, you’re only a few steps from main public transportation routes that can take you all over the city, including Yad Vashem and Mount Herzl, the Old City and Mount Scopus within minutes.


21st Floor 360 Suitop Hotel

Photo: 21st Floor

Photo: 21st Floor

The 21st Floor 360 Suitop Hotel is an aparthotel that offers the best of both the hotel and vacation rental worlds. Its stylish 1 and 2-bedroom apartments are perfect aesthetics who are tired of the cookie-cutter vacation rental interior designs, as each apartment has its own unique layout and style.

While the apartments don’t have a fully equipped kitchen, they are quite spacious (the 2-bedroom is even split level and can accommodate up to 6 people), have all the other amenities and appliances you need for a comfortable vacation, and breakfast is included in the rate.


The Market Courtyard

These one-of-a-kind vacation rentals in the heart of Jerusalem’s bustling Nahlaot neighborhood are just a stone’s throw away from the famous Mahane Yehuda Market and offer a truly authentic Jerusalem experience.

Photo: Market Courtyard

Photo: Market Courtyard

Each apartment is fully furnished with modern, custom made furniture and has a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony, and in case you don’t feel like cooking for yourself, the property provides breakfast and catering services.

The city center and Old City are just 10-15 minutes by foot from the Market Courtyard, and there is a light rail stop practically right outside the door, giving you easy access to public transportation that can take you to some of the city’s top attractions in just a few minutes.


King David 23 Apartments

Home to the iconic King David Hotel, King David Street is synonymous with luxury in Jerusalem. King David 23 Apartments offers fully equipped short-term vacation rentals in one of the many upscale apartment complexes near the bottom of the street, just a few minutes walk from the Old City, Mamilla Mall and the city center.


Baka Bauhaus Studio

These charming short-term rental studios on Derech Beit Lechem in the quaint neighborhood of Baka are perfect for couples seeking a quiet vacation near the city, but away from the hustle and bustle.

With breakfast served in a common area and only a kitchenette in the studios, Baka Bauhas Studios is more like a bed and breakfast than a traditional vacation rental. However, the studios are adequately spacious and equipped for a longer stay, with some also featuring a Jacuzzi and balcony.