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Jaffa Gate hostel

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Modest dorms & private rooms in a straightforward hostel offering a TV lounge & a guest kitchen. People often mention hostel, location, great, room, staff, price, nice, cold, Jerusalem, Hostel,


Address

Jaffa gate, Jerusalem

Contact

+972 2-627-6402

Price rating

$60/night

Rating on Google Maps

3.70 (72 reviews)

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  • 3/5 ernest d. 5 years ago on Google
    Ok how to start, pros: the staff was very helpful and friendly. The hostel is in an unbeatable location at Jaffa's gate. The price is very affordable considering where it is. It has very nice views at the second floor and you can hear the call to prayer from the minaret and the bells from the churches. The cons: WiFi is only available at the ground floor. The rooms are made of rock which is nice but terribly cold in winter. The staff provide us a heater superfast when we mention it. The toilet in the room was functional but maybe for some people it would not fit their standards. Dustier than other places I have been and maybe the beds are not the best. If you look for a central, functional place with nice people running it and you are in a badget but want to be in the old city this is your place. Also somehow and on the romantic side it was a nice experience to be here. Notice that maybe is not the best place to go with kids or elders.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Yee T. 1 year ago on Google • 11 reviews
    It is a really nice hostel with helpful staff They are friendly and nice to help all the stuff and questions , which help a lot And the room for dorm is in traditional stone , it is so cool ( a bit cold at night ) And good to go up to the rooftop to see the night view of Jerusalem , it is really beautiful and amazing ! All the best to the Jaffa Gate hostel ! And it is in a convenient location !
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Irena R. 5 years ago on Google • 4 reviews
    Lovely cosy hostel in the heart of the old city and with easy access to all the main sights! The rooms are beautiful with stone walls and ceilings. The staff are kind, welcoming and very helpful. The rooms are great value for money and are cleaned daily. there is also a roof terrace with beautiful views over the city. We really enjoyed our stay here!
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 DIRTY G. 7 years ago on Google
    Look, I'm not into posting bad reviews usually, but this place needs to get it together. The beds were horrible, the sheets, pillows and blankets were just disgusting. I asked for different ones but they all were the same. They do not clean the place at all. Just the floors. My room was so dusty that I sneezed all night and my eyes itched so bad. Zero sleep here. Internet is in lobby only. The boss was nice, but his worker kept charging me more than the boss did, then pocketed the extra, and told me not to tell him. Sheesh.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Janek R. 7 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A very good place. Affordable prices. (Original) Bardzo dobre miejsce. Ceny przystępne.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Abc X. 1 year ago on Google • 10 reviews
    Cheap, great location, very helpful and friendly workers. Do not expect luxury, it is very very basic, but correct and clean. Photos on booking corespond with reality. I could recommend it for people familiar with cheap hostels. I had shared room, there are also separate rooms. It was quite and quite cold, no windows. Have your towel etc.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Cleidy Z. 4 years ago on Google
    Jaffa Gate Hostel has great location, we stayed for two nights on July 7th and 8th, and were supposed to be for 4 more days from the 23rd to the 27, but we cancelled as the room was very dirty, and when we told the lady did not say anything. To bad!!!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Chris 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Dirty, windowless holes as a room, blatant service: this hostel was one of the worst experiences of my backpacker "career" (which has taken me through almost every continent). The hostel makes shameless use of its great location, but a stay should be considered two or three times. The hostel was dirty and, the room was windowless and grubby. Especially amazing the many exuberantly positive reviews on relevant review pages, all in moderate English, a rogue who thinks evil. When we did not get our car out of a parking garage on Saturday evening (end of Shabbat), because it was closed and we therefore had to stay one more night, the "hostess" wanted to take advantage of it and beat up on the price. Only after a long discussion and haggling did he go down with the price. Bold and outrageous. (Original) Dreckig, fensterlose Löcher als Zimmer, dreister Service: dieses Hostel war eine der übelsten Erfahrungen meiner Backpacker-"Karriere" (die mich schon durch fast alle Kontinente führte). Das Hostel nutzt seine tolle Lage schamlos aus, aber einen Aufenthalt sollte man sich zwei- oder dreimal überlegen. Das Hostel war dreckig und, das Zimmer war fensterlos und schmuddelig. Besonders erstaunlich die vielen überschwenglich-positiven Bewertungen auf einschlägigen Bewertungsseiten, alle in mäßigem Englisch, ein Schelm, wer da Böses denkt. Als wir am Samstag abend (Ende des Schabbat) unser Auto nicht mehr aus einer Parkgarage rausbekommen haben, weil sie geschlossen war und wir daher noch eine Nacht bleiben mussten, wollte der "Herbergsvater" das gleich ausnutzen und etwas auf den Preis draufschlagen. Erst nach langer Diskussion und Gefeilsche ging er mit dem Preis runter. Dreist und unverschämt.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Florentina I. 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) The worst hostel I have stayed in. Room with no windows. Toilet never been cleaned. I am so disgusted that I got a herpes 😩😩😩 (Original) Das schlimmste Hostel in den ich übernachtet haben 👎Zimmer ohne Fenster WC noch nie geputzt worden . Habe mich so geekelt das ich ein Herpes bekam 😩😩😩
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Victor C. 6 years ago on Google
    Nice place, not complaint just small rooms but whatchya gonna do, great price for the location
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Seng Hock T. 1 year ago on Google
    Toilet flooded, dirty carpet, bedsheet dirty, waiters for breakfast, lunch abd dinner are not welcoming guest
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 jesse D. 1 year ago on Google
    Amazing location. Good price. Bed was ok
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Peter van k. 3 years ago on Google
    I was there in 1985 And it looks it’s still the best hostel in Jerusalem

  • 4/5 Imani R. 5 years ago on Google
    Lovely and helpful staff. It's a rather cosy and authentic place so if you're looking for something fancy this is not it. Instead expect to feel like you're a native.

  • 5/5 michael w. 4 years ago on Google
    Best experience and very good staff

  • 3/5 sebastian k. 5 years ago on Google
    If you seek something cheap, this is the place. Don't expect much. BTW great location inside Old Jerusalem city.

  • 4/5 Mark S. 6 years ago on Google
    Friendly staff, location is good and place is Clean. Will be best if e bed can be more comfortable

  • 5/5 Das F. 5 years ago on Google
    My hostel in Jerusalem. Experience the melting pot of jewish, islamic and christian history. Yes - we can. There is no need to use violence! Realy.

  • 3/5 Adele S. 7 years ago on Google
    Free wifi. Very quiet Clean rooms Excellent location. Staff pleasant. Reasonable prices.

  • 1/5 Fred T. 1 year ago on Google
    Guy attending the place had an attitude ,,,like you were you over to me Find another place ,,I will never return to this one

  • 3/5 Geoffrey J. 4 years ago on Google
    The hostel is in a great location. The staff were incredibly helpful. Prices are affordable and you get what you pay for.

  • 3/5 Marco arch C. 5 years ago on Google
    It was (just) nice to be in the old-city of JLM and close to everything ...

  • 4/5 Michele S. 7 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Central, very quiet (room 11), kind. Very convenient for visiting the old city and easy to find. (Original) Centrale, molto silenzioso (room 11), gentili. Molto comodo per visitare la città vecchia e facile da trovare.

  • 3/5 Jörg V. 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) very central location (overlooking the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulcher from the roof) distinguishes this hostel. 300 ILS (about 64,60 €) for 2 persons (March 2014). (Original) sehr zentrale Lage (Blick auf die nahe Grabeskirche vom Dach) zeichnet dieses Hostel aus. 300 ILS (ca. 64,60 €) für 2 Personen (März 2014).

  • 1/5 vadim k. 6 years ago on Google
    Stupid workers

  • 5/5 Ainara M. 6 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) One of the entrances to the beautiful Old City of Jerusalem. (Original) Una de las entradas a la hermosa Ciudad Vieja de Jerusalem.

  • 5/5 Orland A. 5 years ago on Google
    I stayed here for three times and I like the place.

  • 3/5 Eugen K. 5 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I wanted to eat wanted, and the more Arab. (Original) Хотел есть хотел, а тем более арабский.

  • 3/5 Olivia O. 5 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) For the price is great! Cleanliness 2+ (dirty, smells, do not clean). Location is also 5 The kettle is common for everyone, there are no air conditioners. (that is, the cold is wild, if in winter or autumn). For the price is great! By purity 2+ (dirty, it smells, does not clean). Location too 5 The kettle is common at all, there is no air conditioning. (i.e. cold cold if in winter or autumn). (Original) По цене отличный! По чистоте 2+ (грязно,пахнет, не убирают ) . Месторасположение тоже 5 Чайник общий на всех, кондиционеров нет. (т.е холод дикий ,если зимой или осенью). For the price is great! By purity 2+ (dirty, it smells, does not clean). Location too 5 The kettle is common at all, there is no air conditioning. (i.e. cold cold if in winter or autumn).

  • 1/5 NANCY M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) For a hostel it is way too quiet. (Original) Für ein Hostel ist es viel zu ruhig.

  • 3/5 Robert C. 6 years ago on Google
    Great location, friendly host.. beds could have been cleaner

  • 2/5 Ivan 7 years ago on Google
    Very special for history. But looks simply

  • 5/5 krešimir k. 6 years ago on Google
    Great place to stay. Awesome hosts. Close to all the hotspots

  • 5/5 Sim L. 5 years ago on Google
    Best hostel in Jerusalem, i stayed there several times and always welcome

  • 5/5 Ben D. 1 year ago on Google • 2 reviews
    Hi there me and my partner would like to stay at your hostel in March but out flight isn’t due to land in Tel-aviv until 21:15. We are just concerned we won’t be with you before 23:00 Is it possible for us to check in between 23:00 and 00:00


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