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Citadel Youth Hostel

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This hostel is perfectly located right in the center of the old city. It's lovely settled in old building and has a great rooftop. On the other hand, the kitchen was extremely dirty and the shower in our room was broken.
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Quite an amazing place to stay, right in the old city near to Jaffa Gate. the atmosphere and location makes it very attractive. Couldn't fault the staff, they were very helpful. A very pleasant week for me.
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I was my self a hostel manager, and I must say that the management at Citadel Hostel is first rate. Polite, professional, prepared, absolutely helpful. Clean and quiet room, they have a fully equipped kitchen and a fully worth rooftop. Definitely, a place to go back to.
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Beautiful old building, well cared for. Sweet atmosphere. Many chores done by volunteers. Kitchen available. Best roof in the world. Run by Christian Arabs. Great location. I keep going back there whenever in the city because I love it here.
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This was definitely a cheap option but I wish I had a paid a little more and stayed elsewhere. We stayed in a room on the first floor. Soo much noise we didn't get sleep any of the days. Since it's a 2000 yr old building all the noise was magnified. Could hear so much noise from
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Is there 24/7 reception? We'll be getting into Ben Gurion at around 3:30 am
Yes, there is always somebody there.
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we booked a "double private en-suite" can't find and specs on this type room...Bathroom, ventilation, heater ect.... Thank you Monte
I stayed in one of the double private rooms... the one on first floor in the back. The room wasn't too much bigger than the bed, but had a dresser and room to store our packs as well. One window that opens and also let's in a good ammount of light. The bathroom was right outside the room though, not inside. The room door locked, so we didn't have a problem leaving our things in there - though the only expensive things I brought with me were my computer and camera, and the camera came with me literally everywhere. Side note... it's a no-brainer for most travelers in hostels, but don't leave your passport anywhere, even locked up. I had a specific pair of travel pants with a front zipper pocket and an rfid travel pouch that I kept my credit card and passport in, along with extra cash. Then kept other cash in a seperate place... pickpockets are rampant throughout David Street (the main market) and Jaffa Gate!
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Is there an email address I can contact in order to glean more information?
You might wanna go to their website .citadelyouthhostel. Com
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Do they have lockers? If so do they cost money?
I never used them, but they are pretty decent sized, and yes you have to rent them and provide your own lock. But really, I'd only use them if you have something particularly expensive that you aren't going to keep with you at all times (like a computer), and only if you are sleeping in one of the dorms because the private rooms all lock securely. When we first arrived, it was dawn and we couldnt officially check in til 11. But the staffer at the front desk told us we could leave our packs in the back hall by the laundry room, if we wanted to go explore the city. We left them there with several other people's bags (with our locks on them) and no one touched them. The staff are usually very good with security and there is a lock on the front door that requires a door code whenever there is not someone sitting at the front desk and after 11 p.m. Sure, there may be some dishonest people staying at a hostel, but for the most part everyone is very courteous and won't touch someone else's belongings.
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this hostel looks very appealing. If I am staying in a city that is thousands of years old, I should stay in a place that reflects the age too. I saw many pictures online and find this place very interesting. Read most of the reviews too. I understand I cannot expect too much since this place is old. My only concern is bed bugs.... I am asking as I saw pictures of some guests showing bite marks on their bodies.
I stayed in a dorm with 4 others but none of us got any bed bugs in citadel. There is always a risk with staying at hostels, It's obviously not the same standard as hotels. You just have to take a chance. I have stayed in probably 40 different hostels in europe, australia, Israel and india, never had bed bugs!
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"See them first"
"Try to get rooms further away from the front-desk; the volunteers sometimes chat at night and it can be heard in the room next to there."
"Rooms on the opposite side of the rooftop are more private but further away"
"best view ,Awesome location,cheap accommodation,room 3 is the best"
US$21 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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