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1 David Street, Jerusalem, 14030, Israel – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 308 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Petra Hostel.
|Superior Triple Room|
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|Family Room (2 Adults + 3 Children)||
|Single Bed in Co-ed Dormitory Room|
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Terrace, Sun Deck
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
Russian, Hebrew, English
From 9:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay 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.
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Based on 308 reviews
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Score from 596 reviews Good
The hostel is inside the old city and there is a wonderfull view from the roof. WiFi works.
Breakfast was a bit poor. No heating but I didn't suffer from the cold in my room.
Location is right in the Old City. Room is spacious. Quiet. Breakfast is good on top.
Once refurbhised this old hostel having a location and the best view of Jerusalem would be a place to beat.
Woobly toilet,gaps in windows,no hooks in toilet.Needs a deepclean.
The location in the old city allows getting main siteseeings easily. But next time we will better stay in the new city with better facilities.
It was cold, snowy, and rainy in Jerusalem during our stay in the hostel. The temperature in the hostel was a little bit higher than in the street. Breakfasts are poor. In general, the conditions are like in the monk's cell.
Central location at Jaffa gate. Breakfast on roof terrace with nice view. Wifi works fine.
- Noise from the street underneath. - Cigarette smelling in lobby. - Shower is not always hot. - Have to go two floors down to get coffee for breakfast.
There was no warm water in the whole of the hostel, so a lot of people couldn't take a proper shower. When I asked a member of the staff to do something about it, when I was told in an unacceptable tone that there had to be warm water in the bathroom, assuming it was me who wasn't able to differentiate between cold and warm water. Furthermore I was not given a blanket, even though at least half of the windows in my room were broken and it was extremely cold at night. On top of this, because of the poor conditions of the place, I got stuck in my room as the handle of the entrance door to my room from the inner side was missing and I was forced to spend my time asking for someone to help me out of the situation. The members of the staff denied any responsibility.
Very friendly and helpful staff. The location is excellent. Right at Jaffar Gate and very near the tramline.
A bit pricey overall. There is no wifi in the single room i stayed in. Otherwise the wifi in common area is stable and good.
located next to Jaffa Gate hot water
last renovated more than 10 years ago ordered rooms were not available cold rooms, not preheated, underground/basement, dirty walls, doors were more than unsafe, wifi slow in lobby, not working in the rooms, no soundproof
It is in the centered place in the old city
We used some Hebrew words we know and the staff reacted mad because they are Arabic but we didn't know that.
Location and kitchen
I can not remember any
Staff was very friendy and assisted me in how i should move around in Jerusalem. Breakfast was great, Pita and different types of hummus. Served in roof top where the view was absolutely fabulous and unparalleled. But my personal favourite was a complimentary coffee and tea at all times in the lobby. ;)
Some of the dormbeds were kind of old and rickety, but i guess good enough for the money.
wonderful location lots of character
bed was not comfortable. hot water did not work.
Location, view Culturally appropriate breakfast
Same breakfast every day for 5 days No hot water Sometimes a bit noisy in the night (buses and cars going right next to the window)
Absolutely best location I have ever had. Tripple room with balcony facing the Citadel and Jaffa gate. The Fasael tower oc Citadel was some 10 metres in front of me. Some of my favorite routes: Holy Sepulture church=5minutes walk, Western Wall=13minutes walk, Zion mount=12minutes walk... I was like a part of all Holy places :-)
Some people of the staff looked unfriendly, furniture in room was poor. But must admit for this price and location I did not regret. Specially when they were serving the breakfast on the rooftop with the most beautiful panoramic view ever!
The staff are so friendly and helpful. This place feels like home the minute you walk in. Lovely lobby with comfy sofa's where you can chat with other guests and just chill when you come in from the busy streets. I met some amazing people there in that lobby. The view from the roof is just breathtaking, and you can find so much peace up there overlooking the city at anytime of the day. Location was just perfect for me, located just inside Jaffa Gate, and close to everywhere I wanted to go, in particular the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is just a 3 minute walk away. This is one of the oldest hotels in Jerusalem and has so much character. My room was clean, comfortable and plenty of space for clothes etc. You can make tea or coffee at anytime in the lobby or get some clean drinking water. I'll be going back to Jerusalem next year and wouldn't stay anywhere else than here.
No point making something up, I couldn't find a fault with this charming place.
cheap, nearby in old city,good location some new tiles for the toilet/bath
not clean, lack of shower facility, beds broken, very noisy, we buy own breakfast
Location very good for access to old city and light rail. Roof top view is wonderful.
Cleaners and workmen started early sand quite noisy.
1. View from roof. 2. Coffee and tea machine is always avaiable.
1. Room is not as described or shown on site 2. Matresses are very unconfortable 3. Staff is a disgrace 4. Very very very noisy during the night. Practically impossible to sleep. When they are two at the reception, the staff will stop speaking at around 4 am. If man at reception is alone he will watch video on a laptop till 4 am making it inpossible to sleep. If you tell them to be quiet, they will stay quiet for five minutes, then again to the previous party mode. 5. As soon as reception man sleeps (from around 4 am till 7 am), there is no way to go out of hostel. You are blocked inside. If u manage to learn the trick of how to open the exit door, then no one will open if you are back before 7 am. 6. Very very very dirty. Sheets are not changed with every guest (i have seen same sheets when new dormitory partners came in room). Room are not cleaned at all. Batroom is cleaned at least every day. 7. Never leave your window open. Cats will come in and give you a fright when they move, especially during the night. I had found a tomato half eaten and a capuccino sachet biten by small teeths. I am convinced it was a mice. Cats don't eat tomatoes. 8. Unsafe. Dormitory door does not have a key or a lock. 9. Lockers are not in the room and you must pay to use them. Never trust the staff with any of your belongings. 10. There is only one electric socket in an 8 bedded dormitory room. This means you can't charge your mobile/laptop/tablet at same time. Imagine if other guests in room are using same electric socket !!!! 11. Light in room is made up of a single bulb very dangerously coming out of the wall with the electric cable. 12. Breakfast is always the same. The petra bread is divided in very small portions, while the vegetables are over over salted. After your first breakfast, you will avoid having breakfast again there. 13. I NEVER NEVER NEVER recommend this hostel. I ruined my holiday. I should have left after first night.
The view from Rooftop The location (Jaffa Gate) The kindness of the owners
1. Dormitory rooms have no keys at the door. Its open for anyone. Once while trying to sleep, a friend of the staff just entered and went out in balcony to call on his mobile; 2. Just one electric socket for all the room. You can't charge more then one device at a time, in an eight bedded dormitory; 3. Room was never really cleaned in a whole week. Most probably a rat was in room, as i found a half eaten tomato and a cappucino sachet half open and eaten with small teeths. Staff told me that being a dormitory room, any guests could have done that, but this happened when i was alone in room with no roomates. Thats why i strongly suspect it was a rat which came in from open balcony door; 4. Staff, especially a bald man who is usually on the the night shift is really unpolite. When he is alone first he controls bookings at hotels etc, then he watches film on his laptop with noise all night (usually till 4 am). When there is another member of the staff (a tall guy) they just speak loud, while you try to sleep few meters away; 5. If you decide to take breakfast, you will not return a second time. Its not worthed. Vegetables were so salty, and the petra bread (which is already small) is divided in even smaller portions. 6. If you wish to get out or in the hostel before seven in the morning its really a big problem, as main hostel door doesn't open and close easily while usually the staff is sleeping deeply till 7 am (after making noise till 4 am not letting you sleep) and there is no way to wake them up, as at times they go to sleep in a room which you don't know which; 7. Even though price may be tempting (relativly cheap), there are other hostels and hotels in Jerusalemm which i am convinced have a good location and price. For sure this hostel is overpriced; 8. There are no lockers in dormitory rooms (with no key at room door as said). There are lockers outside which costs 10 seckel (more then 2 euro) every day. 9. They want to be paid in dollars.
Awesome place for backpackers, great atmosphere, free breakfast was cool, amazing roof terrace (worth staying here for this alone!!), felt like travelling 50years ago in a good way
Could do with bug nets in room with open window
Exellent location, but nothing exept that.
Room not as described-no tv, no air conditioner. Very old furniture and matress is from the time of Jesus. No 24 hours reception as thay pretend, I had my flight early in the morning and nobody to open the locked door of the hotel.
Perfect location ( less than 1 minute walk from the Jaffa gate), beatifull building (but needs a lot of renovation), helpful staff.
No air conditioning. Uncomfortable showers.
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