- Reviews: 63
Notre Dam de Sion: A different place to stay
A simple guest house whithin the monastery.
the location is exceptionaly beautifu, the facilities are basic, simple, very clean.
very friendly sisters. simple and basic breakfast is included.
the surroundings, the buildings and the garden are beautiful. Close the gate behind you and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this place.
- Reviews: 36
Jerusalem Hotel: VG boutique hotel near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem
Great Palestinian-run hotel located near the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem. The hotel is an old Arab villa with only 14 rooms for rent. Stone walls, marble floors inside, attentive, helpful, pleasant management, and a very good restaurant/bar on the premises. Non-smoking rooms available. We stayed three nights, 10-12 April, 2006, during the time leading up to Passover. Were I to go again, I would not look any further than this hotel. Plus, on tap they have a local Palestinian-brewed beer, Taybeh. What a clincher!
I like hotels with character, and this one has character. If you're searching for a run-of-the-mill, chain hotel with white-walls and bland character, look somewhere else. Otherwise, this place comes highly recommended.
- Reviews: 5089
Petra Hostel is situated in an old house with big rooms just inside Jaffa Gate. As the house is old it is run down, but sheets and bathroom are clean. Unfortunately eating and smoking guests are not always keeping tables, sofas and kitchen clean.
I stayed in a dorm for 35 shekels. In the room there were four bunk beds (8 people) and a bathroom to share. And the room had a balcony to the square, which was nice. In the reception area there is a TV where you can watch the news or see a movie. There is also a small kitchen and one computer. To use the computer one hour is 10 shekels (15 minutes is 3 shekels).
From the roof you can see the Dome of the Rock.
- Reviews: 611
Lutheran Guest House - 6: BEST place to stay in Jerusalem's Old Walled City
I loved how every morning we would wake up to a beautiful view over the rooftops toward the gilded Dome of the Rock, take a nice hot shower, and then skip downstairs to chat with the staff and have a light breakfast before heading out for a day of exploration. At the end of the day, it always felt so right to come back to the Guesthouse and hang our hats before going to bed. The rooms are not fancy, but they're comfortable and clean and I thought they were reasonably priced for the value and location.
As I've always said - in my opinion, the best place to stay when visiting Jerusalem, is inside the Old Walled City. No other place will give you a real feel for the ancient history and authenticity of this amazing city.
I will absolutely stay here at the Lutheran Guest House again...and again...and again.....on my next visits to Jerusalem.
- Reviews: 611
Lutheran Guest House - 5: BEST place to stay in Jerusalem's Old Walled City
The courtyard is a great place to sip your coffee if the weather permits...overall, the location is perfect as it's right near the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock, not to mention the convenience of being right around the corner from the Muslim Quarter.
- Reviews: 611
Lutheran Guest House: BEST place to stay in Jerusalem's Old Walled City
I waited four years to stay at this place and I was not disappointed! Back in the summer of 2000 when I was staying with friends in the Christian Quarter, we went exploring one day and came across this guesthouse. I found it to be charming and vowed to stay here the next time I returned to the Old Walled City. I was not disappointed! Located in the quiet residential Jewish Quarter, the Lutheran Guesthouse is fairly well hidden. In fact when we arrived to Jerusalem it was at night and I remember we walked up and down the narrow cobbled streets, wondering just where in the world WAS this place?!!? We probably passed it several times before realizing where we were. (the Old Walled City can be a labyrinth of alleys and streets so it's not uncommon to get twisted around!).
The building itself is of course, made out of stone and there's little to mark it from the outside...a small sign next to a heavy metal doorway. Inside is charming, however...
Rooms are somewhat dormitory style, in that they're lined down the hallway on either side. We stayed in a "double" which had two twin beds. The room was on the small side but otherwise very clean and the bathroom was also scrupulously clean. Fresh linens on the beds and soap was provided in the bathroom (which also had bathtub/shower). You're asked to help conserve with the linens and for that matter, with running water. No problem.
There's a cozy (actually it's quite large) "sitting room" upstairs complete with television and a library full of books. Hotel guests tend to hang out here with coffee, talking about what they've seen/heard/learned that day.
The dining room is likewise clean and nice. We took the "room plus board" which meant we had breakfast included. Breakfasts were typically cereal, cold cuts, juices, coffee, and small salad.
TIP:Ask if the last room upstairs on the right side is available (it's at no extra cost) - it comes with view over the Quarter toward the Dome of the Rock. It's got a small but very cute balcony and definitely the best view in the house.
- Reviews: 767
Notre Dame De Sion: Ever slept in a monastery ??
This place is definitely one of the most beautiful and relaxing places i've seen in Jerusalem and Israel.
This monastery is located in En Kerem Neighborhood and sits on a hill which is watching the valley and the forests around.
Only part of this onastery is used as a hotel or maybe more right to say B & B.
I have npt stayed there nor seen the rooms but i managed to get into the hoel till i was asked if i was a guest and when i said no i was politly asked to leave.
However i have no doubt about one thing, im going to Stay at this monastery for a weekend ... Its way too beautiful and romantic to miss such experience.
Getting there: you can take Bus number 17 \from Jaffa street and get of it at the center of En Kerem. From there its not long, just ask the people around.
- Reviews: 886
Notre Dame de Sion: Overlooking Ein Kerem
Overlooking the picturesque Ein Kerem on the western outskirtds of Jerusalem is the Notre Dame de Sion. Like many other monasteries and churches in Jerusalem, it also provides accommodation. It might not be as fancy as the famous hotels, but it has a unique atmosphere. Located in a beautiful garden on the top of the hill with great views of Ein Kerem and the wadi below.
Caution: While this place is ideal for exploring Ein Kerem, it is quite far from the city centre. So, you'll need to have car or take a taxi or bus to go there.
- Reviews: 767
Youth hostels: Youth hostels
For all you budget travelers here's a website that would give you all the information you need about the Youth hostelas in Jerusalem (and in other parts of Israel as well)
I can't recommend pesonaly as i haven't been staying in any of them nor seen them in my eyes.
- Reviews: 5
Heritage House: Free Lodging in the Old City
For Jews travelling to Jerusalem, the best value in lodgings is Heritage House, with its unbeatable price of $0.00 per night. This is an undeniably Jewish operation. Men and Women are seperated into two buildings and everyone observes Shabbat, and the kitchen is kept kosher. Wearing a yarmulke is not required, but I would recommend it as a social matter, if nothing else. There are about 25 beds, 5 or 10 beds to a room, communal bathrooms, a kosher kitchen that is kept dairy (meaning that meat products can't be kept in the fridge), a judiaca library, a computer, a payphone, and a TV with a DVD collection (frequent movie nites). The staff are friendly and caring, and adopt a live-and-let-live policy towards non-observant Jews. On Shabbat, most guests either have a meal with friends and relatives, or are sent to a family living in the old city for a homecooked Shabbat meal.
Judaism. For religious Jews, this hostel has everything: proximity to the Western Wall, free classes at a nearby Aish Torah Yeshiva, and family homestays for Shabbat meals. For non-religious Jews like myself, it was a cultural education to be a practicing Jew for a few days. If you are interested in spirtuality, religion or Jewish culture, I recommend you try it too.
- Reviews: 1730
New Town Hostels: New Town Hostel
A group of 6 of us stayed at a hostel in new Jerusalem over the christmas period. Our room for 6 became a room for 10 then some other Kibbutz volunteers decided to follow us down & slept on the floor. Apologies for not rembering the name of where we stayed when I do I will include it here, it was a very nice hostel though, clean & reasonable priced. Also good of them to let the rest of the other join us when they had trouble finding somewhere to stay over the Christmas period.
- Reviews: 1730
Tabasco: Tabasco Map
Here is a map of how to get to Tabasco, the old city can be disorientating at first but you soon get used to it after a few times there are many landmarks along the way to keep you o the right track. I always entered by the Damascus Gate as I knew my bearings from there.
- Reviews: 1730
Tabasco: Old City Hostel
I stayed at Tabasco a couple of times, first time we found it too noisy & not a great place to be, which is why we moved to the Faisel Hostel .
The second time was in a group and we pretty much has the dorm to ourselves, so it was fine.
Its a very lively place, it could have totally changed since I was there, but it wouldnt be my first choice of budget accommodation.
- Reviews: 98
Tabacco: Tabacco (inside of Old City)
This was the second hostel we settled for 4 days. The fee for each person was NSH$20 (around US$5) per night. We stayed at the girls dorm (for 8 person). The room was clean with enough lighting and fan.
There is a small restaurant at ground floor and there was a little punch party every Friday's night. The fee was just NSH$10 including drink. You could meet many travelers from other countries.
I remembered the girls in my dorm were from Canada, Denmark and Slovenia. Jan, from Slovenia, still keeps in touch with me. We shared the travel experience and sometimes we shared the snack too.
It was also noisy, 'cos you will be awaked by the "morning bell" of the Curch of the Holy Sepluchre and the prayer from the mosiques.
As I remember, there was some washing machines, but I did not use the service. And also, there were some bigger lockers.
The dorm and the toilet were very clean. The staff will clean the dorm floor every two days, so everyone was asked to leave the hostel for 2 hours to let the staff to clean the floor.
There was a note sticked on the dorm door that stated some regulations. No smoke is allowed inside the dorm. Well, I love this rule.
There was a little shop called "Mikke's Centre' that was a "communication centre". It served the internet and international phone call. The price was quite reasonable. NSH$12 per hour (internet)
NSH$1.5 per minute for calling back to Hong Kong. I called back home every day instead of using the cell phone.
- Reviews: 2258
Mishkanot Sha'anim: Stunning location
Labelled a B&B, Mishkenot Sha'anim must be one of the nicest places in Jerusalem to stay.
The village colony of Mishkenot was built in the 19th century and represents the first 'suburb' of Jerusalem outside the Old City walls. It overlooks the Old City and Sultan's Pool and was built as essentially homes for workers as the population of the city began to grow.
Nowadays, it is surrounded by the modern city. With the stupendous views and location, it has now become gentrified, the stone cottages and homes climbing up the hill, the alleyways bouganvillea shrouded.
In the midst of this is the 'B&B'. For a while, it was an artists colony, primarily for literature. Many great names of literature have stayed here, the walls adorned with a whose who of novelists from around the world. But it recently underwent a massive rennovation and has become a superb place to stay.
A row of stone cottages have been converted into private rooms or suites. Each has 2 rooms - a comfortably and stylish (but not ostentatious) decorated living room with a separate bedroom. Each has a view into the valley, most onto the Old City (a shared terrace runs the entire length of the row). 2 suites each share a common entrance, with one suite forming the ground floor, the other the 1st floor. What was once the alleyway as been converted into a covered 'corridor' connecting the suites and the reception area which is accessed by stairs 'higher up the hill'. There are only about 25 suites. The reception area leads to a restaurant, small gallery, function and education rooms as well as another dining area where breakfast is served.
I have put a price as an average, but the rates are very variable - you can negotiate.
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