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
The Templer Inn
Housed in a historic 19th century building, The Templer Inn is an elegant all-suite hotel that will take you back in time and invite you a true and authentic Jerusalem hospitality experience. Located at the heart of the German Colony neighborhood in Jerusalem, the hotel is just a few steps away from the city's most popular cultural centers, such as The First Station, Chan Theater and Emek Refaim Street with its boutique stores and cafes. Photo: The Templer Inn
The Templer Inn offers four comfortable suites with a spacious bedroom with a twin bed and a living room with an unfolding sofa bed in case you’re travelling with children or with friends. In addition, the suites include a convenient kitchenette where you’ll be able to cook meals and enjoy a true domestic environment. The place also has a beautiful courtyard where rich country-style breakfasts are offered daily.
Where: 16 Derech Beit Lechem St., Jerusalem
Jaffa 35 Apartments
If you're interested in staying where it all happens in Jerusalem, then we recommend checking Jaffa 35 Apartments. The apartments are located on Jaffa Street - Jerusalem's main street. You'll enjoy perfect location and proximity to all the city's major attractions, such as the Old City and Machane Yehuda Market. Photo: Jaffa 35 Apartments
You'll find two types of apartments: a one-bedroom apartment for up to 4 people and a studio apartment for up to 2. The apartments are spacious, air-conditioned and full of natural light. There's a fully-equipped kitchenette with a refrigerator for your convenience, and all other necessary amenities, such as a TV set, free Wi-Fi, and everything you need to make you feel at home. Where: 35 Jaffa St., Jerusalem More vacation rentals in Jerusalem >> More recommended Downtown rentals >>
Meal Ha Ma'ayan
Looking for a more of a country-side experience? Meal Ha Ma'ayan B&B is a beautiful Arab stone house located in the picturesque village of Ein Karem. The location is perfect for those who are looking to combine a romantic getaway with a great tourist destination. Photo: Me’al Ha Ma’ayan
The guest unit includes a large studio with a bedroom niche, a kitchen, a dining area, and of course, your own private terrace. Just imagine having your coffee and breakfast in the morning while enjoying Jerusalem's fresh and breathtaking mountains. In addition to all of that, Ein Karem is filled with historical places, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, hiking routes, and more. All in all, this is the perfect place for a proper rural experience. Where: 1 Ma'ale HaAchsanyia St, Jerusalem
Little House in Rechavia
Part of the Little House hotel chain in Jerusalem, Little House in Rechavia is a beautiful boutique guesthouse located in one of Jerusalem's most central neighborhoods. Besides its proximity to the city center (5 minutes walk), Rechavia neighborhood in itself is a great tourist destination when visiting Jerusalem. The area is filled with historic landmarks, official residencies, museums, art galleries, cafes, and more. Photo: Little House in Rechavia
Surrounded by trees and flowers, the hotel is situated in a renovated 76-year-old stone house, offering its guests an authentic and homely experience. The hotel has 28 family units and rooms, a variety of comfortable lounges and seating areas, roof terrace, a beautiful garden, and of course, a proper and delicious kosher Israeli breakfast.
Where: 20 Ibn Ezra St., Jerusalem
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
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.
Where: 30 Hacarmel St., Jerusalem
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