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The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem

44 Jaffa road Zion sq.Jerusalem94222Israel

City-center hostel within easy reach of Machane Yehuda Market
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • Room a little depressed. Nice staff and good location.Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed a week. The hotel offers full service and includes s free breakfast Not s…Jul 10, 2017
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The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem

from $25
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Family Room
  • Single Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests planning to arrive after 9 PM Sunday through Friday, and after 7 PM Saturday, must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off (available on request) *


  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Playground on site
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 1928
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Weekly housekeeping provided

The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem’s small print

Also known as

  • Jerusalem Hostel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • All citizens of Israel will be charged the national value-added tax

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ILS 90 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ILS 65.00 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem


  • In Jerusalem City Centre
  • Machane Yehuda Market - 11 min walk
  • Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem - 13 min walk
  • Garden Tomb - 14 min walk
  • Dome of the Rock - 23 min walk
  • Temple Mount - 24 min walk
  • Western Wall - 25 min walk
  • Knesset - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Tel Aviv (TLV-Ben Gurion) - 50 min drive
  • Jerusalem Malha Station - 20 min drive
  • Jerusalem Biblical Zoo Station - 21 min drive
  • Modi'in Maccabim Re'ut - Pa'ate Modi'in Station - 40 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport drop-off service

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 52 reviews

The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem
Good for the location.
The location is great, but the communal kitchen is old. Breakfast is poor and there is always a volunteer checking if you are taking more than one egg. The staff that work there are volunteers that in return for five hours of work a day, stay there for free. They are not friendly at all. If you are willing to overlook it all, the location is great. Walking distance to the old city.
Anderson, us6 night trip
The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem
Very comfortable and nice
YINON, il1 night trip
The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem
A nice place to visit, but....
My son & I stayed for the 3-day Rosh HaShana/Shabbath holiday weekend. In principle the hostel/B'n'B is a nice place, with friendly staff and fellow travelers. We stayed because of a previous positive experience at the sister facility — the Jerusalem Little Hotel, which is in an adjacent building but shares management and a front desk w/this one. However, our room and beds were more run down, less clean, and the A/C, under staff control, couldn't completely overcome the unseasonably warm and humid weather, even during those hours when they ran it. I can't imagine how uncomfortable it would have been at the height of summer. Also, our room was adjacent to the communal kitchen, and more than once we were awakened by loud conversations. When I politely asked the other guests (and once a staff member,) to speak more softly, they immediately acquiesced, but the need to leave my small and uncomfortable bed to do so was annoying. The included breakfast was a minimalist set of hard boiled eggs, Israeli chopped salad (cucumber, tomato, and onion,) olives, hummus, Israeli smooth "white" cheese (like American sour cream but not sour,) and a Nutella-like sweet spread, with bread, but the staff made sure to keep refilling and preparing fresh food all morning. For one or two days it would be fair fare, but would get monotonous with time. The "Lion's Den" lounge was a comfortable place. The big positive is the location, on Zion Square in the very heart of downtown Jerusalem. Good luck!
A Traveler, il3 night family trip
The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem
Very central, very inexpensive, just what I wanted
I was in town for a conference and out all day; I needed a place to sleep that was with a private bathroom and air conditioning, and that I could get to easily late in the evening by public transportation and eat pleasantly nearby. This hotel was just right. The room was very small and shabby but comfortable and had everything I needed, and the price was right. The people (staff and guests) were very pleasant and the location was outstanding.
Naama, il4 night trip
The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem
Convenient and friendly accommodation
Excellent location and accessibility. It was not so bad but the property is certainly run down and service areas were in poor state. For decency and hygiene, would be advisable to improve the toilets and kitchen. It would also be better to upgrade the rooms, remove the carpets and repair broken locks.
A Traveler, gb1 night trip

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