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New Swedish Hostel

David St 29, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 91190, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I see a lot of people complaining about the size etc of this place but it's in the old city of Jerusalem - the architecture is small. The toilets were very small but with the right manoeuvres you're good to go. I didn't use the showers as I only stayed 1 night really. I got stranded without a hostel when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I heard people complain about this place, but for NO good reason! I went there with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are small with few windows true, BUT that's what you get for staying in this beautiful old city, I'd expect everywhere in the area to have the same downfall. On the bright side, the room was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Spent 3 nights there with a couple of friends. After the first night we seriously contemplated looking for another hostel, the bathrooms are tiny and uncomfortable, but then it grew on us. They clean the bathroom regularly, at least they did while we were there. Our first night we didn't get clean sheets though, until we moved over to the... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I went to Israel last march and I didn't really make any hotel reservations so all my preferred hotels/hostels were already full when I got there. I looked all over the old city for cheaper place to stay and I found New Swedish Hotel. It is located right smack of the alley going in from the Jaffa gate. It is... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

First, I have no clue why this hostel is called new swedish hostel. There is absolutely nothing Swedish about it. It's really well located and cheap, but I absolutely did not feel comfortable staying there. The showers are way to small, the water doesn't come with any pressure and you can't properly lock the doors. We had a two-bed room... More 

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Lublin, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I spent in New Swedish hostel 4 nights. I was with two friends and we took a triple room. It was small (we could pay extra for a bigger one) and rather old but we didn't excpect nothing more (for such a good price!). However, it wasn't grossly dirty and I didn't see any bugs. Toilets and showers were clean... More 

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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very modest, but incredibly cheap hostel in the heart of Jerusalem´s Old city. Rooms are not very spacious, not extremely beautiful, but definitely not dirty (we slept in shared room). Ventilators and stone walls take care of quite a pleasant temperature. Showers and WC´s are not so comfortable, because they are too small. Kitchen is solidly equipped, especially interesting is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This hotel is ridiculously cheap, so you get what you pay for. I stayed in a mixed, 15 bed room, and it was fine. The bells sound very early in the morning and you might risk having a snorer, but it is extremely cheap, so it evens out. I enjoyed it and recommend it. If you don't enjoy shared bathrooms,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Our family stayed in 5 bed dorm room. Given the price, I was happy with it. Yes it's cramped, but I did not find it dirty. It was sufficient and the location was great. Walk out the door and you're right there in the old city just minutes from Jaffa Gate. Just around the corner we found a great place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This cramped hostel is one of the worst places I've ever stayed in. You have to be a gymnast to use the toilets and the showers because the cubicles are so small. I went in 2011 and my room was very cold at night. It wasn't especially clean either, or in very good decorative order. The only reason I've given... More 

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