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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a fairly unique style of accommodation. It isn't the highest in terms of comfort, accessibility or facilities. It does, however, provide an incredible experience and no accommodation is as cheap in this location. Sleeping under the canvas on the rooftop was the coolest night I had without the aid of a/c. I woke to the call to prayer... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Let's make something clear straight-away: as the name suggests "Citadel Youth Hostel" is a hostel, hence do not expect fancy rooms or 5 stars pantry... If you can live with that, go to Citadel! There's no better location in the old town, steps away from Jaffa Gate, at one of the entrances of the market, you'll be able to pop... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

it is really good deal clean comfortable right in the center in the old city friendly and cheap what would you really want more in a hostel. but we know that some snobs who are looking for a five star hostel for 10 euro will feel disappointed, this hostel is for real travelers and we love it it has a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

So where should I start ? Minus : No toilet paper in the toilets. Smelly room. Very dirty sheets full of white stain. My bed was smelling cat's urine. And the manager didn't care at all when I asked for a refund. His answer was you should have talked earlier. Yeah I really wanted to talk to someone who tried... More 

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