- Reviews: 1
Israelease accomodation in Jerusalem: Great short term apartment rentals in Jerusalem
We've visited Jerusalem last year, and stayed in an Israelease apartment (they have short term apartments for rent in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv etc.) - I have to say it was an amazing stay.
The apartment was increadible, the area was very quiet and yet still in the centre of Jerusalem - in the German Colony - which is a beautiful place.
The German Colony itself is actually a tour site as well. It's surrounded by Synagogues, supermarkets and shopping areas so there's plenty to do there. Transportation is in just a minute of walking (it's around the corner).
I've looked up the Jerusalem section on their website - http://www.israelease.com/en/Short_Term_Rental_Jerusalem.html?fld_city=22¤cy_name=1
The second one - The EMEK - is where we stayed. It goes highly recommended.
The EMEK apartment (where I stayed) includes 4 bedrooms - 10 of us fitted in with room for 3 more! It's a big apartment with lots of beds.
It's got a Kosher kitchen, a big living room, a lovely little porch we could even go out of into a small garden area. They even got cables. The people were very nice as well. In short - it's a dreamy apartment.
Have a good trip!
- Reviews: 1276
Abraham hostel: Great place that has it all
This great hostel has been well thought out and has everything i look for in a hostel, hence why it makes my list of favourites.
Its located on Hanev'im street, about a 15min walk to the old town but just a 5min walk to Mahane yehuda market.
Its 270NIS for a double room for a night including a continental (meat and chesse less) breakfast.
Staff are friendly and helpful, it has a great common area that includes a small bar with various different types of chair/seat to chill out on, a tv lounge, a large kitchen and eating area and a games area. they soon plan to have a roof terrace.
they organise many trips around and out of city and also pub crawls.
breakfast is basic but you can eat lots!
the double room is en suite and big enough to have plenty of space, including a fridge and sink.
would stay here again and again
- Reviews: 2
Rimonim Shalom Hotel
The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood. The rooms were clean and the food was good. The hotel is a good choice for those having busy days site seeing in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
eat view of Jerusalem City from the top floor rooms facing the city.
- Reviews: 2
Lutheran Guesthouse: A nice, clean hotel in Old Town
I warmly recommend the Lutheran Guesthouse!
It is very difficult to find good accommadation in the Old town, this is the best there is! Very nice and friendly, clean, accessible and moderate in price.
The Lutheran Guesthouse is close to Jaffa Gate, although you propably need to ask for directions anyway. If you do not have a really good map, the Old town is a labyrinth. (You can go straight from Jaffa Gate down the stairs to the suc and then take first to right, stairs go upp seemingly to a little shop on the top but they also continue to an alley. Keep going for about 100m and the Guesthouse has a little sign hanging on your left hand side.)
I think they have a about 30 rooms and the prices are moderate. I payed for a single room in May 2010 appr. 50 euro per night, including a very nice breakfast buffe.
The rooms are small but fully equipped and most of them have a fantastic view straight over the roofs!
There is a roof terrace and a large commonroom where you can get tea and coffee all hours. You can also book table for dinner.
There is a computer that hotelguests can use free of charge.
I was very pleased with my stay and especially so when I later had a look at some of the other guesthouses in Old town. Mine was definetely the best choice!
Clean and friendly.
- Reviews: 276
Various - inside or just outside of Old City: Short List of Budget Accomodations
This is a short list of various budget accommodations inside or just outside of the Old City Wall:
Agron Guest House/Hoste - Official IYH Hostel
Beit Shmuel - Has everything from cheap dorm beds to luxury facilities and flats:
Hotel Hashimi - Well recommended inexpensive (basic) hotel:
New Imperial Hotel - Well recommended inexpensive (basic) hotel.:
Lutheran Guesthouse - Excellent reputation, deep inside Old City:
Christ Church Guesthouse - Excellent reputation, located at Jaffa Gate area:
All of these are clean and safe and have a good reputation.
- Reviews: 531
Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center: Notre Dame Center - A Hotel for the Pilgrims
The Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center is located in the very heart of the holy city. It offers the means to make your pilgrimage to the Holy Land a deep spiritual experience and the opportunity to get to know the main holy places and the rich complexity of this land’s past, in order to understand better its difficult present.
Notre Dame also offers you a pleasant stay, with comfortable rooms and an excellent restaurant, along with many other services. It is an ideal place for spiritual retreats, conferences on biblical, theological, spiritual or archaeological subjects, and meetings of religious congregations.
Notre Dame offers special rates for groups, priests, religious, and seminarians. You may contact the center thru the website provided or telephone indicated below to help you organize your visit to the Holy Land.
- Reviews: 4684
I do not know much about this hotel, just that it is located just by the Jaffa gate of the old city. A nice place if your main attraction are the old city where you can walk just about anywhere from here.
- Reviews: 2645
Just inside Jaffa Gate of Old Jerusalem: Christ Church Guest House
We did not stay here on this trip, but we did have lunch. The lunch was a simple open smorgasboard affair, but for the little money it cost it was very plentiful and tasty. We slso made note that the was extremely clean and well kept, I would assume that the rooms are similar. Please let me know if you try this place out.
What is good about the guest house is the location. It is INSIDE the old city, just to the right after you pass through the Jaffa Gate, literally under David's Tower (near the Police Station).
- Reviews: 2645
Notre Dame de Sion: Notre Dame de Sion, Quiet and restful
The VT Jerusalem 2008 meet slept here. They should put a sign up !!
Anyway most of us did sleep here, Antonio, Katherine, Valentina, Frosia, Simon, Louise, Vere, Julie, Jo, Carmen and Angela...only Fruitlover (Avi) opted to stay away. We also had cameo visits by our daughter who stayed overnight and also Sharon who arrived to say hello to the group and have dinner with us at Pundak Ein Karem.
The accomodations are not fancy, but the rooms are spacious and clean with plenty of hot water for showers. What makes this place special are two things.
The first special thing is a feeling of ease, no pressure, a sort of calmness, even the people there who serve you do not seem harried as they often do in hotels. It gives you a better chance to enjoy your surroundings.
The second thing is the lookout point. There is a small area surrounded by a high fence and covered in shade trees where you can bring your coffee and sit and just watch the grass grow, a very calming place and a beautiful view.
Take the opportunity to wander the grounds of the monastary grounds, they have gardens and even a small cemetary that is interesting.
The actual cost in September 2008 was 780 NIS for two people for two nights including breakfast. That is much less than most decent B&B's.
- Reviews: 706
Notre Dame de Sion Guesthouse, Ein Kerem: Find a Nun and You'll Find Good Accomodation
Notre Dame de Sion Guesthouse is in Ein Kerem, a village to the west of Jerusalem, officially part of the greater city area but in reality quite rural and light years removed from the atmosphere of the city. The guesthouse is part of the convent of the Notre Dame de Sion order and as you would expect from nuns it is very well run and absolutely spick and span. The convent is set inside huge gates and inside you step into a different world. The buildings are old and mellow, the walled gardens, a profusion of flowers and shrubs, the paths shaded by ancient trees. The rooms here are not luxurious but they are clean and comfortable with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Breakfast is in a seperate building and walking through the gardens in the early morning, then eating on the patio makes for a very pleasurable start to the day. Breakfast itself is quite adequate but not what I would call generous and it's not the kind of place that you would commit the sin of gluttony in. Pricewise, it's reasonable but not cheap. For three nights there I paid approximately EURO120 which was my share of a double room. I would recommend this guest house without hesitation as staying here is like staying in a monastery in Tuscany but it is a long way from the city centre so unless you have your own transport , getting here could be expensive. There is a bus to Ein Kerem from the Central Bus Station on Jaffa Road, the 17 or the 17A
The unique qualities of this accommodation are the beautiful setting and the outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. It's an idyllic location with a very rare ambience and atmosphere so if you value these qualities then this is definitely for you.
- Reviews: 767
St. Andrews Scottish GuestHouse: St. Andrews Scottish GuestHouse
St. Andrews Scottish Guest house is one of the most beautiful places to stay at in Jerusalem.
Located 10 minutes walk from the old city though on a small hill and watching to the old city so you can have a great view.
Its a relatively small and nice places, pretty quiet and very relaxed.
However most recommended to book a room quite in advanced since its not always easy to get a room there.
I have not slept there though spent there few evenings, enjoying a glass of wine and watching the old city walls but im planing to stay there soon, its simply the kind of places i like.
- Reviews: 22
Jerusalem hotel: convenient location
chose this hotel vs. king david or American colony to save money but turned out that in terms of location definitely prefer this place, just one block away from the damascus gate (the north side of the city and entry way to the muslim quarter), both American colony & king david are considerably longer walks even though they are lovely (went to King david for a meal and American colony for a drink) the hotel has about 15 rooms maybe, and is also right next to the Arab bus station
I stayed here for 5 nights and was quite happy with the room, nicely heated throughout the stay and more importantly was quite inexpensive compared to AC or DD. (of course you can't compare them apple for apple but given the location 90USD with breakfast was a fair deal)
on Friday nights they have Arabic music & dancing, pretty much every late afternoon I'd end up in the bar smoking up the shisha pipe
they do laundy & etc. as well, food is ok (breakfast if ok but compared to the 120S. breakfast (not incl tip) at king david on shabbat where even the hardboiled eggs were cold) but nothing to write home about
there's a problem with some of the doors (sounds like people are slamming them all the time)
.... but otherwise it was all good.
- Reviews: 1560
very nice and central ,but as always in youth hostels, many people in the room, most of the time drunk boys who come to israel only to get drunk in night bars
- Reviews: 299
Hotel East New Imperial: Charming budget hotel inside Old City
For budget travelers, the Hotel East New Imperial offers loads of charm and a great location. Just inside the walls of the Old City, the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock are a short walk away. Unless you are going somewhere in the New City, there really is no need for taxis.
Decorated with photos of the Holy Land and traditional Palestinian robes, the walls of this hotel are a virtual museum. The rooms are small and simple. The large common areas, which are adorned with couches and oriental rugs, more than make up for it. The hotel offers free, albeit slow, Internet access. A simple buffet breakfast is included in the price.
While this hotel is not perfect, the friendliness of the staff more than made up for it. Mr. Dajani, who runs the hotel, is one of the most gracious people you will ever meet. He provided us with very accurate travel advice, which was much appreciated considering everyone else who offered help usually wanted money in return.
Because of a dispute with local authorities, the long-term status of the hotel is uncertain. While the staff continues to maintain the facilities, they admit they are likely fighting a losing battle. Be sure to contact the hotel before arriving.
- Reviews: 309
RABIN YOUTH HOSTEL & GUEST HOUSE: A Five-Star Youth Hostel
Mercaz Rabin, with its soaring modernist architecture, glass-sided lobby and pink flowering terraces, is unlike any youth hostel you’ve ever been to. Beauty aside, you’ll also love the food. This is not youth hostel fare. The kitchen is run by a caterer who organizes parties and special events. In fact, I held my daughter's bat mitzvah there.
While not smack dab in the center of town, it is located on the same street as the Israel Museum, the Science Museum and the Bible Lands Museum. Across from the Israel Museum are the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) and the Supreme Court, both of which offer free guided tours (bring your passports).
The 17 bus, which stops right in front of Rabin will get you downtown. This bus only runs every 20 minutes or so, so ask the receptionist for a schedule. Buses that run more frequently (19, 31) stop at the intersection of Burla and Herzog. If you’re pressed for time, have the desk call you a cab. The ride to the center or the Old City takes about 10 minutes.
Mercaz Rabin has 77 air-conditioned rooms with en suite toilet and showers. Each room has 4 beds, two of which fold up against the wall if not in use. So we are not talking about super luxury, but a clean, well-designed place to bed down for the night and fill up on a hearty Israeli breakfast before setting out on your adventures. My mother has stayed there, and also some of my more nitpicking friends, and they were all more than satisfied.
So what’s close by? Apart from museums, there’s a supermarket and a pharmacy down the road on Burla Street, and a small shopping center with a cash machine, pizza parlor and 2 coffee shop/bakeries at the corner, on Herzog. On Burla Street, right opposite Rabin, is the back entrance to the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University where the National Library is located (not visited by most tourists, but quite interesting, featuring an exhibit of Albert Einstein’s letters and a wall of stained glass windows). Directly across the street is the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens (entrance from the parking lot next to the supermarket), with a restaurant perched on the edge of a lake.
If you still have pep after running around all day, the Rabin center offers a whole program of evening activities: sing-a-longs, folk dancing, and more. Check the bulletin board to see what’s on. For 15 shekels ($3.50) you can see an audiovisual presentation about the life of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated on Nov 4, 1995.
The big problem is getting a room here. Rabin is often solidly booked. So if you want to stay here, reserve well in advance. Prices are $47.50 for singles and $62 for a couple. A room for 4 costs $100. Breakfast included.
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