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Bab El-Silsileh 155 Jerusalem Old City, Jerusalem 97500 Israel
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#49 of 189 Specialty lodging in Jerusalem
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Hammam
Convenience store
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Microwave
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Hebrew
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Edward T wrote a review 10 Aug
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Positives: amazing location, old stone walls keeps cool in summer. functioning wifi, outdoor street terrace with cafe, hot water, clean, great price considering location. Negatives: no breakfast (waited over an hour on said terrace), wobbly bunk beds.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kendraroseh wrote a review Jan 2020
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The hostel was okay but I realized on my last day there that there was a camera in the dorm room. I think this is a huge violation of privacy. Cameras should not be allowed in dorm rooms where people sleep and change clothes, etc.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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mr2man wrote a review Feb 2019
Pennsylvania109 contributions57 helpful votes
Stay here for a few nights while hiking through Israel. This is a small hostel, sort of carved out of an old stone building, right by the Chain Gate which is a Muslim-only entrance to the Haram esh-Sharif (Temple Mount). The staff were excellent, friendly and very helpful. The room very small, but we did not come here to hang out in the room. Communal shower was also small bu OK. Breakfast area very small, but food was good and plentiful. Great location for walking the Old City. Because the rooms are created by dividing up a larger space, the walls can be thin. Getting to the hostel requires passing two Israeli security check points, which stopped us every time to tell us we were not "allowed" to proceed that direction, but when informed that we were staying at the hostel, we were always allowed to pass. This made the stay here more "memorable." We ended up staying here because our first and second choices were full. Would I stay here again? Yes, if other places were full. Can't beat the price and the friendliness of the staff. No regrets.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mylesk wrote a review Apr 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom114 contributions10 helpful votes
My welcome was being told 'must pay now, only cash' and booked out to find an ATM at midnight. 'deluxe' room so small bed only just fit. Toilet and shower (same tiny one for all rooms) with a flimsy plastic door 2 metres from 'breakfast area' so if you enjoy listening to people defecating while you eat then book. Staff just ignored us, only interaction asking for money. Never said hello, never said goodbye on leaving, just looked at us like dirt. Expensive anyway and much better options just outside Damascus gate which is only few minutes walk, so sod the location and sod the hostel.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Declan H wrote a review Apr 2018
14 contributions9 helpful votes
This place gave us a smaller room with too few beds and no bathroom, which was not what we paid for, they did not give a key and had to search the whole hostel for them only to wait 5 minutes as they tried every key they had to find one, free breakfast while not technically false is a bit of an overstatement, bathroom is appalling with the shower being placed on top of it and the staff were unhelpful.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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tometraz wrote a review Feb 2018
Sudbury, United Kingdom4 contributions9 helpful votes
The approach and location and are fantastic and ancient interoir has been converted into a hostel in a sympathetic way,but! Sound insulation between rooms and the corridor is poor and many of the rooms have small unopening windows or no windows art all. Bathrooms are simple but there was plenty of hot water, but! The toilet seat and shower curtain were broken. It is expensive for a hostel but cheap for Jerusalem All this would have been acceptable but the kitchen and breakfast tables were dirty and badly equipped which was unnessary and unacceptable. Guy who runs the place was very friendly but old lady who cleaned could do a lot better!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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reginekrammer wrote a review Sep 2017
Munich, Germany6 contributions3 helpful votes
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This August I traveled with two of my friends to Jerusalem. We were all current students traveling on a budget. We have traveled to South America, India, and Asia before, so we definitely have had an extensive share of hostel experiences. The only positive thing I can say about our time spent at Chain Gate Hostel was that it was in a good location in the Old Town. Upon arrival, the first impression that we had was that the place smelled very moldy and was damp. We thought that it was odd that when we arrived, all of the bed mattresses were outside being aired-out. Little did we know, two days later my friend woke up with several bug bites all over her back, arms, neck and face. We stayed in the room with 12 beds, and the restroom was absolutely foul. There was no window inside and no doors to the restroom, so every time someone used it, the room smelled. Additionally, the shower was right next to the restroom stall and did not have a drain inside, so the shower water would drain into the restroom stall floor. The bed sheets all appeared old and frayed. The shower door had mold that had not been cleaned, even though we initially addressed it. The restroom seat was broken and did not stay on properly. The bathroom simply looked as if it had not been thoroughly cleaned in several weeks. There were visible bugs in the room, and dead bugs underneath the beds in piles of dust. My friends and I initially paid to stay here for 5 nights. After 3 nights at Chain Gate Hostel, we no longer felt comfortable as there were many unsanitary sightings. We kindly asked the manager for our money back for the 2 nights that we were no longer wanting to stay, and he refused to give it back to us. In the end after a long frustration with him shouting at us, the manager only gave my friend with the bites her money for the remaining 2 nights. By all means, he did not handle the situation in a professional manner, though we approached him with honesty. Jerusalem has so much to offer, and unfortunately our stay here at this hostel really affected our time and mood during the short stay we we spent in the city. With this being said, my friends and I would definitely not recommend staying here. Please take this review into consideration before booking.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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abu h wrote a review Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom23 contributions4 helpful votes
Chain gate is the closest hostel to aqsa mosque you will find . Only ten meters away from the main door. Especially in Ramadan when there is a lot of crowd and difficult to get to your hotel this hostel is ideal. The owner hani is very friendly he makes you feel at home . I would really recommend this place
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Umar A wrote a review Apr 2017
26 contributions12 helpful votes
The place was clean for the most part. For A hostel, it was a good condition. I went with my family and stayed in a private room. It was my first time to Jerusalem. The location of the hotel was the closest accommodation to the Mosque, which is brilliant if you are a muslim. The walls are paper thin so you could hear everyone speaking in the hallways and/or outside of the room. The staff was very nice and the breakfast spread was pretty generous. If I ever go back to Jersualem, I would definitely stay there again. Because the walls are made of stone, the internet was only accessible in the hallway, but wasn't too much of an issue.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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one5piri wrote a review Apr 2017
159 contributions13 helpful votes
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Within two minutes of the Western Wall on the Jewish Muslim border. This hostel offers basic accommodation for the budget traveller. The room for twelve can be tight and the toilet/shower area there is usually very wet. The breakfast is mainly of local taste. Unless you get a discount consider alternatives if you want a bit more quality. You will enjoy the fun of meeting interesting people staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chain Gate Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Chain Gate Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Old City of Jerusalem (0.2 km), Western Wall (0.06 km), and The Western Wall Tunnels (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chain Gate Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Chain Gate Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chain Gate Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chain Gate Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jaffar Sweets, Amigo Emil, and The Quarter Cafe.
Does Chain Gate Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chain Gate Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Chain Gate Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Chain Gate Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chain Gate Hostel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chain Gate Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Chain Gate Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (0.2 km), Temple Mount Sifting Project- HaMasu'ot Lookout (1.8 km), and Western Wall (0.06 km).