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1 David Street, Jerusalem, 14030, Israel – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 328 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Petra Hostel.
|Superior Triple Room|
|Superior Double Room|
|Family Room (2 Adults + 3 Children)||
|Single Bed in Co-ed Dormitory Room|
|Double or Twin 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 328 reviews
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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.
Location, just at Jaffa Gate of old Jerusalem.
Unkept appearance , looked run down.
The location was spectacular.
The staff was terrible, and it didn't seem like the sheets were ever cleaned. Breakfast was a mess too.
best location great manager
on reservation u advised name was Petra hostel but a very hard to see sign said Petra House .I had advised that I would arrive at 1;30am I was told by you that there was 24 hr front desk I was over an hour ringing the bell and banging on the door Also no one knew where Petra Hostel was ; not even the local police
The view from the top was excellent! The breakfast was good and traditional, but it's the same every day, which is no good if you're staying for a while.
The first impression of the hostel was not as expected. I was given a bed in an eight-bed dormitory without lockers when expecting a four-bed room with lockers, and cleaner and better quality. I asked the staff if they had lockers and were shown a room without a key, open to everyone, but as they said; "They would watch over it." I finally got a locker with a key when I asked the second time. I also can't say the staff's service was good, but ok.
Location is wonderful. Great view from the rooftop.
Beds were terrible. Restroom was not very clean. No possibility to cook or put something in the fridge.
Excellent location. Breakfast is ok- oriental
one of the staff is impolite and even rude, the other was ok. Room floor was carpet and has never been cleaned.
The receptionist was very rude. The breakfeast s horrible and the lights kept goinf off
Friendly staff in characterful hotel. Ideal location.
Wiring is dangerous. My phone adaptor fried.
The rooftop offers a great view on Jerusalem.
The change agency down the stairs applies expensive rates.
The place has potential, but there is clearly just not the will to make it good. Yet, the location is good, and the access to the roof top (n.b. no chairs or terrace or anything really) was nice.
The service was pretty poor, and the private room was really not up to the hotel price we paid for it. The ensuite bathroom was just confusingly bad. People brought in their own breakfast, even though "breakfast" was kind of on offer (from plastic bags) on the roof, with nothing to drink at all. The place seemed a bit like a tourist trap, where they don't even want to try because they don't really need to.
totally run down and ramshackle. Everything was (half)broken. The water dripped from the sink and the toilet. Very strange.
good location, nice view from the rooftop during having breakfast, bathroom in the private room.
dirty and really bad conditions. I recomend to take own towels and bed linen (their are a bit unclean?). No wifi in the room.
Very good locality - at the entrance to the old city. Breakfast was good. The best view from the terrace.
Quite noisy during the night and early morning.
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