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Citadel Youth Hostel

St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hands down the best hostel I have ever visited. The building itself was very old but maintained immaculately, it felt as if you were staying in a citadel that the Crusaders themselves would have used. The rooftop was even better. I loved spending countless days and nights staring into the fantastic central view of the old city. The church bells... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a private room so the number of people didn't bother us too much, but this hostel is absolutely jam packed - to the point they had about 20-25 people sleeping all over the roof and others just sleeping in hallways and alcoves as you walk around the hotel. You couldn't go up on to the roof in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, near Jaffa Gate (you don't want to be too far away from the gate because you have to walk your luggage through this pedestrian only city), but still a few minutes from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Jewish Quarter. Rooftop has an amazing view of the Old City, this makes it worth it staying here. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hostel with a great vibe within it. The staff are lovely and Jamil is really funny. The volunteers are great to talk and are happy to help. Rooms are like small caves, with no AC. The kitchen is lacking utensils and the real cooking facilities. The location is awesome to access most of the old city. Beautiful view from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After 3 days in Nazareth we moved to Jerusalem to experience a bit more of the Israeli culture, in there we stayed at Citadel youth hostel wich was great, our room was inside of a cafe literally although I thought that they had to many bed in one room it was quite comfortable, as well they had like a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Easily my favorite hostel I’ve stayed at. As for luxuries, what do you want for such a great price? Sure the bathrooms might be small and I certainly hit my head on the low hanging rock archways over and over, but what can’t be beat is the environment and culture of this great hostel. If you are planning to stay... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Though it is not easy to find if you are not a Jerusalem local, this hostel is still close to all the action in the city. We stayed in a private room, which had a decent-sized bed and was relatively spacious. The bathroom facilities were all crammed into a tiny room - no toilet roll was safe from the wrath... More 

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Lipany, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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 May 24, 2015

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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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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