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Citadel Youth Hostel

Jerusalem Old city Jaffa gate, 20 st Marks road, Jerusalem, Israel, Distance from city centre: 2.9km

Rating: 81% from 19 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 95%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 71%Facilities

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  • good location, great staff
  • 89%
  • 15 Mar 2016 Anonymous Czech Republic
  • Perfect location - mazing view from the roof - terrace, very helpful staff (the Armenien from USA - very helpful!!!!!!!!!!) The weak point is showers. Ask whether the room has window. I had to move from 5 bed female bedroom to 10 bed room with windows - so better more beds but with window. the best hotel you can have in Old city!!!!! Don´t take Abraham which is recomended but very far....sou you will not feel atmosphere....
  • 86%
  • 26 Feb 2016 Iva Czech Republic
  • Location is good (at first I fought it might be difficult to find it). But have found it without big efforts. My room was very cold. Common bathroom were small and not very clean. Overall would recommend this place as value for money with very good location and terrace on the roof, were you can see old town of Jerusalem around you.
  • 66%
  • 07 Dec 2015 Marius Lithuania
  • Great location, best price, helpful stuff.
  • 97%
  • 02 Nov 2015 Anonymous Russia
  • Very nice hosts and very climatic place, where you can really get the spirit of the Holy Jerusalem. The best view on the city. I strongly recommend.Thank you ALL!!! Shalom!
  • 100%
  • 11 Oct 2015 Agata Poland
  • Just avoid the religious nutters that seem to be drawn to the place and everything will be sweet. Lovely place right in the middle of the nicest part of the Old City. Less trouble than sites near Damascus and Lion Gates. Jaffa Gate was not closed while I stayed there right through the middle of the recent troubles. Make sure you take a side trip to Ein Gedi National Park and the Dead Sea. Awesome. And swim in the Sea of Galillee (free swimming appears to be at the southern end of the Sea)
  • 83%
  • 06 Oct 2015 Anonymous Australia
  • Citadel Youth Hostel is a very nice and friendly place. The Staff are helpful and professional. Everything in the Old Town Center... Beautiful views from the terrace... Cheap and clean...
  • 100%
  • 30 Sep 2015 BARBARA Poland
  • There is NO air conditioning. Be advised how HOT the tiny private rooms are. The rooms are NOISY, so bring ear plugs. All sounds echo against the rock walls. The "showers" are basically a hose over the toilets. When one visitor stinks.. the whole floor will be forced to smell him. It stays LOUD everywhere until 1-2am from people who don't want to sleep. The shared kitchen stays active til midnight.. w kitchen sounds echoing to three different floors. You will drag suitcase forever to get there..
  • 77%
  • 11 Sep 2015 Scott USA
  • Nice cozy place to stay in Jerusalem for few days - definitely for this price. The staff is very nice and happy to help. The rooms are nice, only negative thing is paper thin walls, you even hear someone brushing his teeth from other rooms or common bathroom. But altogether very nice place to stay.
  • 80%
  • 26 Jun 2015 Žaneta Czech Republic
  • Perfect location in Jerusalem. The possibility of sleeping on the roof top is great and very valuable for the money, but: When you wake up you see how dirty and absolutely not hygienic it is...
  • 71%
  • 15 Jun 2015 Anonymous Germany
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