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The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem

44 Jaffa road Zion sq., Jerusalem, 94222, Israel

Central hostel connected to a shopping center, within walking distance of Ben Yehuda Street
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • The price is fine, and the location is good, but condition is very poor. The breakfast…Jan. 6, 2020
  • I have been in MANY hostels over the past 10 yrs. But this is the 1st place I evrr walked…May 15, 2019

The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem

from $85 CAD
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking, City View
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Economy Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Triple Room
  • Triple Room, Balcony
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, City View
  • Basic Tent

What’s around The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem


  • In Jerusalem City Centre
  • Western Wall - 21 min walk
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque - 22 min walk
  • Ben Yehuda Street - 1 min walk
  • Machane Yehuda Market - 10 min walk
  • Jaffa Gate - 12 min walk
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre - 14 min walk
  • Temple Mount - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Tel Aviv (TLV-Ben Gurion) - 44 min drive
  • Jerusalem Biblical Zoo Station - 9 min drive
  • Jerusalem Malha Station - 23 min drive
  • Beit Shemesh Station - 29 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1928
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Weekly housekeeping provided
  • In-room safe

The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem’s small print

Also known as

  • Jerusalem Hostel
  • The Jerusalem Hostel Jerusalem
  • The Jerusalem Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Jerusalem Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Jerusalem


This property does not have elevators.

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 may be charged the national value-added tax

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ILS 75.00 per person

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

FAQs for The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem

  • Are pets allowed at The Jerusalem Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Jerusalem Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Jerusalem Hostel.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Jerusalem Hostel?
    Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is ILS 75.00 per person.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Jerusalem Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 93 reviews

Very Good 8.0
solo traveler
The staff was great. breakfast was basic of hardboil eggs, bread and toppings with tomato and cucumbers. Excellent location only 7 min walk to old town and 30 minute walk to Israel museum.
Adam, us3 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location. Very basic room and breafest. Value for money not so good.
il1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
eat stay
Centrally located hostel. Very nice basic hostel with nice staff. I stayed in a single room - very good option if you want some privacy but still contact with other travellers in the common areas/kitchen. The rooms facing Jaffa street can be a little bit noisy - I think the hostel provided ear plugs.
ie4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Convenient Location
I stayed here for a week, and overall, it's convenient and close to the Old City, restaurants, cafes and Machane Yehuda Market. Breakfast is decent - boiled eggs, veggies, hummus, yogurt, toast, dulce de leche, jelly, coffee and tea. Not your standard American breakfast but I was okay with toast because I brought peanut butter with me. Unfortunately, you do need to wash your own dishes. You have to ask daily to get your room clean. Also, you need to leave the A/C on when you're out because the room can get smelly from the bathroom sewer. If you have a room facing Jaffa St, expect some noises at night. Overall, I rate this hostel a 6.5/10. It was an affordable and convenient place to stay. That was my main two reasons why I chose this place.
us8 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
I was satisfied in general . Only breakfast could be a little better
Rita de Cássia, us6 night trip
Fair 4.0
Beware of hostile receptionist who looks stupid
We stayed a few days and checked out leaving our luggage stored as we were coming back a few days later as per our reservation. We came back a few days later around midnight and had to ring and ring for the receptionist to come down. My wife had trouble opening the locker room with the code and I asked the receptionist to help. She said that she doesn’t open doors for anyone and that my wife should try again. When I said that she clicks the, the employee told me I should try it as she didn’t open doors for anyone. My wife asked her to please open it for us as we had travelled the whole day and it was past midnight already. The receptionist tried and after 3 attempts herself she was able to do it. I asked her for her name and she refused to give it to me. I told her she was a bitch and that I didn’t need her name because in the review I would merely put, “ look for the girl who looks stupid. You will recognize her the moment you see her.” Mean person. Another time I rang and rang the front door until another guest let me in. When I went upstairs, I found the receptionist surfing on her phone. Breakfasts were for the calorie restricted. For anyone looking for a similar hostel at comparable prices, I highly recommend Abraham Hostel right up the street. Breakfasts there are sumptuous and the staff are not resentful and mean spirited. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
ie2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location near the old city and near bars and restaurants. Simple comfortable room but rather limited breakfast options.
gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Does what it says on the tin
1920's building that could do with some double glazing in the front rooms opposite the main street where through the day you can hear the trams and through the night you could hear gangs of roving yobs making noise and disturbance Some receptionists were very friendly and helpful others were rude and just could not be bothered The handy thing was been able to store luggage and the hostel been able to book a Nesher shared taxi during Shabbat Even thought breakfast was provided during my stay the que to get to it was massive and I was glad I had brought porridge with me as the breakfast the hostel provided was salad and the massive que to get it at 07-30 am in the morning put me off If your stuck in Jerusalem on Shabbat and need transport to get back to Ben Gurion airport then this is a cheap way of getting around the Shabbat Friday problem where everything closes down Fridays It would be helpful to people if the hostel could give help on how to find the central bus station in Jerusalem and directions on how to find the hostel say if you have to use the 405 bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem Central Bus station and the 485 bus from the central bus station to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv So its a bit like a can of beans and does what it says on the tin but myself I found getting breakfast impossible, some of the reception staff unfriendly and gangs of Jewish youths throwing bottles around and been intimidating a scary prospect as a single 50 year old woman
Joanne Alice, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very comfortable and nice
YINON, ilOther trip
Good 6.0
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!
il3 night family trip

The Jerusalem Hostel, Jerusalem

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