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Bab El-Silsileh 155, Jerusalem, 97500, Israel – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 403 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Chain Gate Hostel.
|Basic Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Double Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Triple Room with Private Bathroom|
|Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom|
|Bunk Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Bunk Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
|Family Room with Bath||
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Chain Gate Hostel's staff speaks: Hebrew, English, Arabic
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Room Service, Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Convenience Store (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Hebrew, English, Arabic
From 12:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Credit cards are only needed to guarantee your booking.
Based on 403 reviews
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The location couldnt be closer to major attractions in jerusalem. People nice.
The hostel is small and quite basic. Shared facilities.
Location was nice. Good cleaning and fairly good beds. An authentic interior!
Due to the temple gate there was a lot of noice from outside (soldiers started to talk loud from 6am
Western wall nearby!
Inside police check zone
The Chain gate Hostel is the best Hostel I have been to in the Old City area. It is very clean, friendly, and right next to the main attractions of the area. Staff is very helpful.
To find the Chain gate Hostel, you will have to go to the Western Wall area and ask for exact directions. You go into a Muslim area towards the Dome of the Rock and the only way they will let you through is if you say you are staying at the Chain Gate Hostel. Once you find your way there, it is an excellent place to stay.
Good location, clean, friendly staff.
Breakfast was too basic.
the hostel is located in muslim quarter but about 100m from wailing wall (which is jewish quarter) and just 10m from Chain Gate to temple mount (this is gate only for muslims, the entry for turists is from wailing wall). There is also short walk (about 500m) to the first station of The Way of the Cross. So the location is super. The host is very helpfull and nice. There is cofee and tea to have every time you want. Because of the situtation there were not much tourists so we received the better room than we paid (with bathroom and for 4 people instead of 2). There was no problem with security checks as a person said. There are soldiers in all the city but they are discrete and do not interrupt (especially tourists). The hostel walls are made of rock giving the place a special vibration. There are no windows in rooms but there is aircondition. In the early morning you can hear singing from the mosque but for me is just the vibration of the place. Note that the basic economy room without bathroom is as small as it is shown on the picture (just big bed).
the small problem with wetness;
- the guy who ran the place was awesome. - breakfast was stark but delicious. - right next to bab al-silsil leading to the temple and al-aqsa mosque complex.
- a little on the expensive side. - idf soldiers harassing you every time you walk down towards the Chain gate to get to the hostel. Things like -->What do you want? you're not allowed here! God forbid a white Muslim was going to visit al-aqsa.
Comfortable, clean place to sleep and stay overnight
Everytime you have to go to the hostel, you have to go through at least 3 security checks as the area is for muslims only.
one of the few hotels in the old city. situated next to one of the gates to temple mount, few steps to the western wall and a few blocks from the holy sepulcher . very charming and clean. owner very friendly. modest but yummy breakfast.
does not have a breakfast place per se. a bit difficult to find.
You can't get a better location that this. It is right in the middle of everything, right next to the wailing wall and the dome of the rock. We had a romm with a large double bed and two bunk beds, which were comfortable. The bed area was spacious enough for 3 people. All 4 walls of our bedroom *and* the ceiling ere made of stone, which really gave you a feeling of authenticity of being in the old city. The air conditioning was very effective.
The wi-fi connection in the bedroom was spotty sometimes, but if you went in the common area, it was ok. The owner was friendly enough, but I disliked having to pay cash only. There is no separation for the shower (very small washroom), so it sprinkled water all over the washroom, over the toilet, etc. Because the entire place is made of stone, it is a bit humid inside, and noises carry a alot. But that has to be expected with that type of architecture.
Best location ever. I liked the atmosphere of solo travelers.
The owner is not always there. Not so easy to find...
I like the location, the price, the comfortable beds and the nearness to many historic Christian and Jewish sites.
I did not like the fact there were no lockers.
Great location near to the forbidden enterance to the Dome of the Rock. Ancient cellar atmosphere. Real "budget hostel" with no attemps of profiteer. All service is - as we say - na salámu - but thats the much better way than other budget hostels in Jerusalem do.
Be prepared for budget versions of everything - you often have to wait for receptionist dozens of minutes (no exag.), not enough personal space (but fully acceptable as sleep-n-go hostel). Tidiness is the word unknown (beware of ancient underpants of lost explorers of Jerusalem everywhere). Location can be uncomfortable for some traveling noobies - you have to pass arabic border into wild world of Muslims (but as I said before - this Muslim hostel is 100% more honest and frank then those in the Christian Quarter - so go 4 it.)
Our host, Pesim, was exceptional! I personally own and operate a guest hostel, so I am particular about the places I stay. I would definitely give Pesim a 5-STAR rating for his hospitality and service! The location was unbelievable, just meters from the Western Wall, shopping on famed Chain Street, and terrific food in the Jewish Quarter. The price was even better: by far the best value in our tour of Israel, south to north, west to east! Chain Gate Hostel was a perfect home-away-from-home!
I was initially nervous--as a single mom traveling with a young teen--about the location being in the Arabic Quarter. However, I quickly discovered that I had nothing to be concerned about! We were treated by the "locals" with honor and respect. My son quickly settled in and felt especially safe knowing that the Israeli Police Station was right across the patio from us! Literally!!
Not far from the Western Wall and Al Haram ash-Sharif. Not so bad breakfast with the houmus, aubergine dish with mushrooms, halvah, tomatos and cucumbers. Two days was a melon.
Unfortunately there is no simple cups and plates for the tea/coffee and dishes. There are only plastic plates and plastic cups.
I really like this palce - i think is one of the best in Old Jerusalem!! Location is perfect!
Toilett can be cleaner.
If you are muslim, this hostel is arguably the BEST option in town, as it is standing right in front of the Dome of the Rock. If not muslim, it is still an excellent choice in terms of quality, cleanliness and style
The owner, a bit grumpy !
The location was great, being right in the middle of the city. I enjoyed the unlimited tea and coffee, and the breakfast was good: pita bread and hummus, fresh fruit, pastries
The location couldn't be better. Don't let the "it's hard to find" comments deter you. They're true but it's definitely worth it!
Good position (near the mosque) & very kind owners!
Not so clean
Closer to the Western Wall than you will imagine..
Only cash payment.. Coffee needs upgrade to european style:)
The best is the location, you can´t find better location in Jerusalem, it´s a fantastic mystic place. The owner was very helpful and it was clean.
To go around within the Old City, the hostel is nicely located right next to Temple Mount in the Muslim Quarter. Accommodations in Jerusalem are in general expensive. While it's not the nicest place, I see a value for the low cost if you are travelling on budget. Hot shower is always available. Wi-Fi was weak in a dorm room, but it works in the lounge.
A tram/bus/taxi/shared ride drops you off near Damascus Gate, Jaffa Gate, Zion Gate, New Gate. From/to there you need to walk for 10 to 20 min to reach the hostel. This is quite challenging if you carry large luggage along the hilly streets with stairs. The manager is often not around. He runs another business within Temple Mount right next to the hostel. Frequently, you can't get hold of him when you need him. His command of English is just ok. Don't expect to get tips for sightseeing from him. The rooms are sticky because the building is an old cave without many vents. They never cleaned the shared bathroom during our stay.
The location was great, right in the old city, just steps away from most of the major attractions.
The room was very moldy. The shower is an open area between the toilet and the sink, and didn't drain well, which meant the floor and other bathroom fixtures were always wet. The owner was often not there, and didn't seem very interested in his guests. It was expensive for a hostel, but Jerusalem is expensive in general, so it was cheaper than some other alternatives.
Comfortable beds, very clean, great breakfast
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