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Jaffa Gate Hostel Reviews

Old City, Jaffa Gate, in front of David's Tower, Jerusalem, Israel

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604 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Very friendly & helpful staff!! All sights of the Old City are close to the Jaffa Gate Hostel. You can sit on the roof & enjoy a nice views over the Old City! Variety of restaurants (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are located around the corner. (Common kitchen provided in the hostel.) Just 10 minutes walk to the Tram station!


We stayed here for 2 nights. We stayed in a 5-bed dorm which had old bed sheets and old smell. Dorm did not have windows. Great view in the terrace though.


The staff was very friendly and the place beautiful. Thank you very much!

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You always welcome Suvi :)))


It is a good safe place in the Old City, and I like it there.

  • 8th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


in the center in front of David Citadel - view on the dome of the rock from the terrace - upstairs a kitchen. Hard mattress in room 1 - good for my back ;-) No alcohol in the hotel - you can have a beer outside ;-) the blankets should be changed regularly... nice staff - do not get into conversation with the people outside: you´ll come back with lots of nice things like precious stones and less money ;-) helpful staff - modest but quite perfect


Great staff, very helpful and willing to offer advice. Definitely, the receptionist made the stay pleasant experience.

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was a pleasant experience for me. The staff was very nice and helpful, the location was breathtaking and practical for getting to the holy sites by foot! I stayed in the 5-Bed dorm yet the next time I will upgrade to the private up stairs due to more space and windows.


The location and the staff are excellent. Otherwise, it is pretty basic. After all, visiting Jerusalem is not necessarily about comfort, right?

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