Petra Hotel & Hostel

Jaffa Gate, 1 David St, Jerusalem, 14030, Israel

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    Right in the old City

    by

    Pretty famouse hostel for backpackers or none backpackers.
    Its Location is Great, just in the exit from the old Market and near a few meters walk from the Citadel. Absolutely fantastic Location.

    As about service or prices i cant help, i haven't stayed there but been there on March 2005 and went to their roof to take some photos of the old city. Fantastic.

    I've seen some of its guests sitting in the balcony of their rooms enjoying the atmosphere of the old city, to be honest it looked really nice and tempting.

    CFor getting reviews of people who stayed there better search in the main Jerusalem page here in VT. Or try this Link:
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d556481-Reviews-Petra_Hostel-Jerusalem.html

    Directions: Just near the Tower of David

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    Petra (Inside of Old City)

    by

    We arrived Jerusalem at 0700, so we did not have much time to find a better hostel, 'cos we were too tired after 13-hour flight.
    We should understand that we just paid 20NSH (around US$5 per night), and should be satisfied.

    We slept on the roof-top. It was so cold in the mid-night. The toilet was dirty (well, could be said "not clean enough").

    And, it seemed to be not safe, 'cos many people would talk/sleep near you and there was no place to hide your property.

    It is located just 3-minute away from the Jaffa Gate and opposite of the Tower of David. It is quite easy to find. If you need to sleep earlier, it could be a hell that the noisy main street will make you crazy.

    There were some local tours that the hostel keeper will ask your interest or you could check the information.

    Anyway, we moved the next day.

    Directions: just 3 minutes walk from the Jaffa Gate, opposite of the Tower of David

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    Petra, Yerushalayim from the roof

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    One of the places wher the cheaper neans the better. If you rent an appartment, you may have all the comfort of a soft bed (and casual sex probably), but if you set your sleeping bag on the roof you'll enjoy the marvelous view of Yerushalayim at night, or in the morning or whenever you're there. The people around you will come from such distant places, you'll be amazed. Because not all the crowds that go to the global tourist spots go there. It's a different kind of crowd. You'll see.

    Unique Quality: 5-20 minutes to anywhere

    Directions: 50 m after entering the Jaffa Gate, on the left hand side

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Petra Hostel

by MalenaN

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.

the 'petra' hostel- tel...

by michaella

the 'petra' hostel- tel aviv
the 'read sea' hostel - eilat
'nahoms' hostel - in taiberios

you can find all info. in any hand book abut israel and becous i never need that info. i dont have much to write...sorry.
if you stay in a hostel it costes around 12$ a night
and you can go to hotels and pay much more..... like in every other countery where ever you stay thay can give you info. abut what to see in the area.

Petra Hostel, Jerusalem

by MalenaN

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.

Right in the old City

by Sharon about Petra Hostel

Pretty famouse hostel for backpackers or none backpackers.
Its Location is Great, just in the exit from the old Market and near a few meters walk from the Citadel. Absolutely fantastic Location.

As about service or prices i cant help, i haven't stayed there but been there on March 2005 and went to their roof to take some photos of the old city. Fantastic.

I've seen some of its guests sitting in the balcony of their rooms enjoying the atmosphere of the old city, to be honest it looked really nice and tempting.

CFor getting reviews of people who stayed there better search in the main Jerusalem page here in VT. Or try this Link:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293983-d556481-Reviews-Petra_Hostel-Jerusalem.html

If you are the hosteling type,...

by maltschu

If you are the hosteling type, I highly recommened the Petra Hostel It's clean and inexpensive, and is actually the oldest accomidations in Israel (Mark Twain stayed there) Friendly staff, cheap beer, and you cannot beat the view from the roof.
I paid, I think $20-25 NIS ($4-5 USD) per night to sleep on the roof. This included a matress and sheets.

Petra, Yerushalayim from the roof

by dankata about Petra Hostel

One of the places wher the cheaper neans the better. If you rent an appartment, you may have all the comfort of a soft bed (and casual sex probably), but if you set your sleeping bag on the roof you'll enjoy the marvelous view of Yerushalayim at night, or in the morning or whenever you're there. The people around you will come from such distant places, you'll be amazed. Because not all the crowds that go to the global tourist spots go there. It's a different kind of crowd. You'll see. 5-20 minutes to anywhere

Petra (Inside of Old City)

by jil_coleslaw about Petra Hostel

We arrived Jerusalem at 0700, so we did not have much time to find a better hostel, 'cos we were too tired after 13-hour flight.
We should understand that we just paid 20NSH (around US$5 per night), and should be satisfied.

We slept on the roof-top. It was so cold in the mid-night. The toilet was dirty (well, could be said "not clean enough").

And, it seemed to be not safe, 'cos many people would talk/sleep near you and there was no place to hide your property.

It is located just 3-minute away from the Jaffa Gate and opposite of the Tower of David. It is quite easy to find. If you need to sleep earlier, it could be a hell that the noisy main street will make you crazy.

There were some local tours that the hostel keeper will ask your interest or you could check the information.

Anyway, we moved the next day.

Old City Accomodation

by angelis

My favourite accomodations are the hostels in the Old City, especially in the Labrynthine streets around Damascus gates.Most are cheap and friendly and often have a Travellers Bar or eating room of one kind or another. The only drawback is the curfews as the old city closes down at night. Be sure to ask when you check in.

For the best views get a mattress on the roof of the Petra Hostel. Sunrise and sunset over the Old City and its environs are amazing from here.
I stayed for a while at the Tabasco Hostel, which I know is still there. 5 years ago a dorm bed cost 12 NIS, a roof bed about 10. It was one of the cheapest backpacker hostels, i doubt much has changed. The Tabasco Tearooms, one of the main travellers meeting places in Jerusalem, is located underneath the hostel, just inside an archway. The staff here are great and can sometimes help you out getting work and also info on sights and tours.The food and drink are cheap. The only drawback is the noise from the bar, if you are looking for a peaceful nights sleep!

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petra hostel

by 1patricia

i wanted to know if there is an email address for petra hostel, a friend of mine was wondering. thnks. he lives in America and doesn't want to call if he can help it. wanted a single room, not a dorm.

RE: petra hostel

by esnuzo

Hi:
This is for u ;)
petrahtl@netvision.net.il

booking a dorm in petra hostel

by 1patricia

the petra hostel doesn't have a way to reserve a dorm bed
on the internet, and i was wondering if i could get one of you
ladies out there to do me a favor so i don't have to call long
distance.

is it possible to call the petra hostel and reserve a women's dorm bed
from saturday august 16, 2008 through friday sept 5th 2008? It would be reserved in the name Patricia Sheneman.

if they want a credit card or something, just let me know, and i'll
just have to call myself. but i'm calling from california, USA and i have
a job with on-call hours and i dn't always can get through.

anyway, if anyone can do me this favor, let me know! I know the petra is a little run down, but i don't care, since i'll be gone every day for the 3 weeks, volunteering to help sift at the temple mount sifting project.



thanks ahead of time.

i need the phone number of petra hostel, jerusalem

by 1patricia

hello, everyone.

i need somehelp here.

i tried to call petra hostel, and the number on their web site is 972-2-628-6618.

i'm calling from california, america, and dial: 011-2-628-6618.

is that how i'd call? do i put a 02 instead of a 2?

it is not going through.

maybe their number changed?

please someone check for me!

thanks

Re: i need the phone number of petra hostel, jerusalem

by MyHollyDay

I think you call 011-972-2-628-6618

Re: i need the phone number of petra hostel, jerusalem

by Martin_S.

Shalom, Shalom:

Call from California to Israel-
972 is country code
2 is area code for Jerusalem (no need for the 0 outside Israel).
628-6618 is the number in the Jerusalem area.
So from California you call 972-2-6286618.
(if you have an extra number that you need to connect to your local server you might have to add that before the number, but try without it first).
Martin

Re: i need the phone number of petra hostel, jerusalem

by HJIL

Dial 011-972-etc

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Address: Jaffa Gate, 1 David St, Jerusalem, 14030, Israel