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Citadel Youth Hostel
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“Great location, beware of bed bugs.”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

The Citadel hostel was affordable and in a perfect location just inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City. Anywhere within the Old City was no further than a 10-12 minute walk. Biggest negative: Found traces of bed bugs on my mattress, luckily before I slept in it. KNOW THE SIGNS: the red/brown stains near the corner of the mattress. Mine was the only bed out of six (we stayed in a 12-bed dorm) that had these, and I was given a new mattress upon complaining. Other than that, it was pretty clean and there is a nice view from the roof. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Good location if you want to be in the middle of the old city. Good rooftop with a beautiful view. Good service. BUT very humid, small, hot and dirty rooms. Could need some renovation, some air con and some new bath rooms --- its a bit swampy everywhere. Good if you're on a budget and not staying for too long --- the church bells will wake you up at the roof around 6!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

The building and location are wonderfully atmospheric, and the rooftop is one of the best in the old city. If it's summer and you can stay up there, I suppose this place would be fine. The private rooms look OK, too. And there is a small shared kitchen. But the dorm in the cellar is among the worst places I've ever slept. It's basically a dungeon: windowless, airless, dirty, and claustrophobicly crowded with terribly uncomfortable bunk beds.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

I came from TLV and arrived with a sheroot at 0130h am at Jaffa Gate. I had a map from openstreetmap.org already printed so it was easy to find. The man who opened was really friendly and showed me the way through the cave-like structure. You can also book daytrips and ask a lot of questions about how to get to Ramallah/Betlehem and other Westbank cities.
I would definitely go there again and I recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed here for 8 nights on the roof. It is so much fun sleeping up there. The showers were hot and always available. Good Internet and kitchen. You can walk anywhere in the Old City, very convenient. Nice staff, comfy mattresses and clean facilities. we really loved our stay there and we plan on returning. Highly recommended, great experience.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Citadel Youth Hostel
Address: St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #15 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 18
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