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Jaffa Gate Hostel

Old City, Jaffa Gate, in front of David's Tower, Jerusalem, Israel, Distance from city centre: 2.9km

Rating: 85% from 15 reviews

  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 97%Location
  • 84%Value for money
  • 74%Facilities

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  • I stayed at Jaffa hostel for five days. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the staff went out of their way to assist me in anything that I wanted. I would recommend Jaffa Hostel for a good experience. The rooms were to a very acceptable standard and cleaned everyday. Shower facilities were also very good with consistent hot water. What more could anyone want from a Hostel?
  • 100%
  • 09 Mar 2016 ZUBER England
  • Wonderful situation in the old city, excelent roof view over Jerusalems ancient quarter with direct look to the grave-church. Atmosphere and cleanliness could be better, but for that price, it´s still more than ok.
  • 89%
  • 30 Dec 2015 Simon Italy
  • Security - Bottom half of room doors are flimsy aluminum panels, which could easily be pushed in. Facilities - Beds had cheap 10 cm camping type mattresses, very uncomfortable; no shower curtain in bath room; barely any cold water in shower; no internet/wti-fi access except within 3 m of router
    Owner Comment

    We have been in this business more than 35 years and we never had even 1 security problem, you need to see other hostels around us, the police visit them more than guests.

  • 60%
  • 29 Jul 2015 ERIC B USA
  • The people from the hostel are very kind and helpfull. The accommodation is dirty. If you don't mind, its oké. Good place for less money
  • 71%
  • 26 Jul 2015 Jeannette Netherlands
  • I really felt I was welcomed at the hostel. Atmosphere was very nice and staff was very friendly.
  • 100%
  • 10 Jul 2015 Sirpa Finland
  • Excellent location within The Old City ( right after entering the Jaffa Gate. Quiet for being in the hustle and bustle of the market there. Needs updating in the bathroom but tolerable as spending more time out than in hostel
  • 80%
  • 27 Jun 2015 shawn USA
  • Don't plan on doing laundry here. Too expensive. But the staff are very helpful and accommodating.
    Owner Comment

    Dear Guest, i think you got confused, we don't offer any laundry service here how come its expensive!!

  • 71%
  • 19 Jun 2015 Danae USA
  • The owner cum receptionist Asam was a kind, friendly and helpful person. I felt welcomed and safe at the hostel. The beds and facilities are very basic. However I was out of my room most of the time, coming back only to have a good shower and sleep. I slept well throughout my 5 nights stay there. The location is great. The Jaffa Gate is one of the prominent gates leading to most of the important sites throughout the old city.
  • 89%
  • 13 Jun 2015 Anonymous Singapore
  • The staff was incredibly nice and I would recommend others to stay there if they do not know how to nvm age the city. It is in a good location and the staff is extremely helpful. I didn't feel safe I the area, not necessarily the hostel itself. But was good for 1 night.
  • 69%
  • 21 May 2015 Dana USA
  • Staff makes the whole difference! Kind and helpful. The facilities and acommodation in general is average, but Location is worth it !
  • 80%
  • 19 May 2015 Anonymous
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