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Newest reviews for Petra Hostel

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    August 7, 2014

    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


  • Ivan
    June 26, 2014

    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.


  • Anonymous
    June 25, 2014

    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.


  • Green
    June 20, 2014

    Location, just at Jaffa Gate of old Jerusalem.

    Unkept appearance , looked run down.


  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    June 18, 2014

    The location was spectacular.

    The staff was terrible, and it didn't seem like the sheets were ever cleaned. Breakfast was a mess too.


  • Charles
    June 17, 2014

    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


  • Adrian
    June 17, 2014

    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.


  • Maikel
    June 15, 2014

    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.


  • Anonymous
    June 13, 2014

    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.


  • Adriana
    June 5, 2014

    The receptionist was very rude. The breakfeast s horrible and the lights kept goinf off


  • Dan
    June 3, 2014

    Friendly staff in characterful hotel. Ideal location.

    Wiring is dangerous. My phone adaptor fried.


  • Guillaume
    June 3, 2014

    The rooftop offers a great view on Jerusalem.

    The change agency down the stairs applies expensive rates.


  • Anonymous
    May 23, 2014

    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.


  • Ruth
    May 22, 2014

    fantastic location

    totally run down and ramshackle. Everything was (half)broken. The water dripped from the sink and the toilet. Very strange.


  • Sabina
    May 14, 2014

    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.


  • Radka
      Czech Republic
    May 14, 2014

    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.


  • Jacqueline
      United States of America
    May 12, 2014

    Inside the city walls, but completely not necessary

    Wow! this was an experience in the midst of Passover and Easter. The hotel was way over sold and pilgrims were sleeping in the hallway and on the roof. This "hotel" or train station as is should be referred to gave me the creeps. Don't touch the breakfast. Stay somewhere else and walk to the city. Jerusalem is tiny and easy to get around.


  • Denis
    May 11, 2014

    Location only redeeming factor

    It would take a smidgen of effort to make it more customer friendly. Staff were 100% completely disinterested in addressing queries/issues with accommodation. I booked a superior triple room but was given a triple room. After daily questioning about how it was going to be sorted I was refunded the difference on the third day. Not a hostel for the nun seasoned traveller as based on the recommendations they gave us for day trips their intention was to make money for their friends and not provide service to the standard of established tour companies.


  • Inna
    May 8, 2014

    Location is indeed perfect, and the whole city can be seen from the rooftop - it is one of the highest in the Old city. In fact, this hostel has a surprisingly long history (over 130 years), and the way this place is managed makes it really comfortable. Not to mention stuff is friendly, they are ready to help and seem to enjoy what they are doing.


  • Ewa
    May 3, 2014

    Perfect location for visiting Old Jerusalem on foot. Staff helpful and friendly.


  • Varazdat
    May 3, 2014

    This it the worst place. I have booked one bed room with balkon but they said that there is no more room and give me the hostel number with the same price. It was not clean. How they receive any license?


  • Sandra
      United States of America
    May 1, 2014

    I love the location this is the second time I have stayed there.

    I didn't like the way the worker at the desk dealt with the friends I had traveling with me. Check out was in the morning. My friends booked their room several months in advance and the room wasn't ready till 10 pm that night. There was no compensation for them when it was their turn to checkout and they left 8pm the night before check out to make their flight and still were charged for the whole night.


  • Dan
    April 26, 2014

    Nothing. I would't recommend this hostel to anybody!


  • Birthe
    April 24, 2014

    Nice location

    Room need very much to be paintet. Bathroom like a swimmingpool when taking a shower. Madrasses bad.


  • Valeriia
    April 23, 2014


    The worst hotel we have ever stayed! Dirty, noisy, one of our room had only half of wall in the bathroom! and had no windiw! But the staff told us "It is OK!" It is impossible to solve any problem because there was a lot of different people on the receprion and every one told us thst he was not a Manager and he (manager) was coming "right now"...


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