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Citadel Youth Hostel

St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Citadel Youth Hostel
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Lipany, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location in the old city is great, and the roof top terrace offers nice views. The place is clean and staff helpful. I stayed in 8-bed dorm and felt squeezed in the dorm. A bit more space would help. But overall a good value for money comparing to other places for low budget. Would stay there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just want to start out saying that this place has amazing potential! The building itself is in a great location in the Old City but right beside Jaffa gate for an easy escape from the labyrinth that is Old Jerusalem. It's also in a really cool old style stone house with a rooftop terrace overlooking the city. The hostel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We, a student group from Germany stayed one night in the Citadel Youth Hostel. The Hostel is located in the old city of Jerusalem. The main sights of the city, are located within walking distance to the Hostel. The traditional building is pretty dark from the inside, but has a nice roof top tarrance with a beautiful view over the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is quite good, it's possible yo move to main attractions by foot, the guy at reception was quite attentive and spoke English fluently, unfortunately on second shift there's another guy not very polite, and we even didn't want to ask anything to him as he looked annoyed every time we did, hostel looks like a traditional and ancient house,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We found this hostel based on the lowest price in Jerusalem, at about £9 a night for a place on the roof. The location within the old city is excellent and is within a few minutes walk to the church of the holy sepulchre and the western wall. The hostel facilities are very basic, there is a computer downstairs and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just now I saw photos of some beautiful rooms in this hostel. Unfortunately, I didn't get one. - private room for two could place only the bed. There was no place to open my suitcase. - small bathrooms poorly maintained, no warm water. - kitchen is not prepared for group cooking. Boiling water takes 30 min. - extremely cold. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I really likes this hostel. It is right in Davids Market walking distance to the wailing wall. Amazing atmosphere and really friendly people in the common area of the hostel. The staff helped me a lot as I was om my own which i was really gratefull for. It has a middle-eastern style to it and is very cheap for... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The citadel hostel is one of the most hospitable hostels we have visited in the country it is in a great location in the Center of the old city close to night life and attractions the staff are amazing and informative highly recommended for budget travellers for less than 12€ citadel is a great value.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed for one night on the roof top (and yes, that was a nice experience to sleep under the Jerusalem sky and be woken up by the different calls to prayer and the sun). The shower facilities and bathrooms were disgusting. There was no soap to wash your hands, by the evening you couldn't find any more toilet paper... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This hostel is pretty hard to find, somewhere in the maze of the mystic old streets of the Old Town of Jerusalem. I wanted to try this hostel coz a traveler I met told me you can sleep on the roof! It is exactly what I did and it was one of the best experience I had during my trip.... More 

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