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David ST 29 ( 67) - Old City,Jaffa Gate,Jerusalem, P.O.BOX 19084, Jerusalem, Israel

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205 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Excelent location in historical centre, quality average or poor but location compensate it


Extremely difficult to find. The address is correct but the link to the location on the map sends you somewhere else. Breakfast not included (-)

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


"The new Swedish hostel" besides the name, there wasent anything new nor Swedish about the place. The room and hostel where very depresing, and then i counted 19 signd with "do not", great. The staf did not know basic english, they never smiled and weren't helpfull. On hostel.com it says that it was in number 29, we could not fond it! It was actually in number 67. There smelled like cat-pee and the rooms were not clean. We were supose to stay fir a week, but hat choosed to leave after 2 days!!

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true backpackers know what The difference Between a hostel and 5 stars hotel you are paying the price of a hostel but you want a Service of 5 stars hotel...??


Although it may not be the most comfortable hostel in the world, we certainly liked our stay in New Swedish Hostel. The location is perfect and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a rather calm hostel for those whose main objective is to feel the Holy City.


Nobody there most of the day. Friendly helpful staff when they were there. Very small shower nowhere to under dress or hang your clothes. Tiny toilet easy to bang your head on the ceiling. Nice free coffee and tea. Reasonable price.


The place was inside the old city which we loved. We stayed here for 2 nights in a 12-bed dorm which was not fully booked. Free wireless internet which we only knew in our 2nd day stay. Owner must take down their internet rental signage in the reception. Beds, toilets, and shower rooms were cramped but typical in Jerusalem. Friendly staff though.


Very good hostel!! Excellent location in the middle of the Old City, just walking distance from everything. The owner was very kind and friedly and helped us with everything. As we read in other comments, toiletts and showers are a bit too small but always very clean. Shared room was confortable and really good wifi!! Offers free tea and coffee and a small kitchen to cook something. Definitely recommended!!!

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