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Citadel Youth Hostel

St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
The best hostel in centrum of Jerusalem
The best and cheapest hostel in the direct centrum of Jerusalem... more
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Although we only stayed in a one bed due to space, this is a charming and warm hostel, good value for money and very friendly and helpful staff .. be prepared for typical hostel life though, people in and out at all times of the night, perfect for groups of friends or single travelers exploring.

Thank tonield
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this hostel is fantastic, and staying in such an old building is certainly a novelty, especially with a rooftop to be able to see all over the old city. However the hostel was so damp it ruined several items we placed on the windowsill and the paint kept falling off the ceiling and wall on to our...

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best and cheapest hostel in the direct centrum of Jerusalem. They are friendly for everything. We stay there 2 nights with group of 15 friends. They respekt night silence and sleeping was well. Only the kitchen and bathroom need small modernisation.

Thank Jan Č
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Awesome location. Sitting on the rooftop you can see part of the western wall and the temple mount, you can hear bells of plenty churches and voice of mullah. Really inspiring and amazing at the same time.

Thank Jensen C
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 14 December 2016

There isn't any heating inside the hostel (only some electrical heaters), so the rooms get very cold in the winter even if very warm blankets are provided. The hostel is not very clean (and the bathroom are small and a bit stinky), however there is plenty of hot water, there is a superb terrace upstairs, the private double room is...

Thank 8FrAn
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two days, considering prices in this part of the world, cheap option, clean, helpful and friendly stuff. Kitchen with all you need for such trip. Highly recommended for low budget travelers!

Thank Pavla L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This hostel is tucked away in the hustle and bustle of the busy old city. For me, being in the old city required having a place to escape and breath for a minute and Citadel was perfect for just that with the multiple decks and rooftop sleeping! I slept on the rooftop and it was great. The staff was also...

Thank jessmaes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had never stayed in a hostel prior to this trip. I would 100% stay here again! Out of the three hostels I stayed in while in Israel/Palestine, this was my favorite! The staff are all helpful and friendly and you have opportunity to meet people from all over the world who stay there. It is fairly clean and is...

2Thank Caitlin F
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's cheap, it's located on,y steps from the Jaffa gate, it's safe and clean and staffed by the very wonderful Jamil! Some of the rooms lack Windows, so try to ask for one with air circulation. But, best thing, the price is right!

Thank Sue S
Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hostel is dirty, even in our private room it wasnt clean, also not the bath ensuit. The water heater didnt work properly and you had to shower over the toilett. But we could deal with this. Unfortunately the kittchen is also quit dirty and way to small! FOr about 30-40 People there is just one hotplate, a very little...

Thank BunteRuth

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Additional Information about Citadel Youth Hostel

Address: St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: €16 - €46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“best view ,Awesome location,cheap accommodation,room 3 is the best”
  • room 3 and room 4 cave style rooms
 of 5 bubbles 608jensenc, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“bed bugs, dirty, no wifi, no shower facilities, don't book.”
 of 5 bubbles christineo384, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sleep outside on the top of the roof! It is much cooler and you'll have a better nights sleep, it is also cheaper!”
 of 5 bubbles conorl15, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“perfect location, great ambiance, awesome staff, super rofftop view”
 of 5 bubbles materap, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with bathroom but it's really hot because there is no aircon. I think it is also possible to sleep on the roof.”
 of 5 bubbles A7462MRdianas, 20 May 2016 | Read review
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