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Citadel Youth Hostel

St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

an excellent hostel with lots of character and cozy atmosphere, great city view from terrace and lots of small zones to relax and read a book, a small kitchen need more tools but clean dorms are comfortable good large beds better than many hostels we visited and ceahpest in city if not the whole country. an informative staff always available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is located in a quite street but not far from the main market and religious sites. Staff are very friendly and well informative and are always happy to help you whether in sites location, travel to other cities or just restaurants to enjoy a meal. The roof has a fantastic view on the larger part of Jerusalem and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It was very nice to stay at the Citadel Youth Hostel. Friendly staff, old but clean rooms. The building is very old and consists of many rooms and stairs. Around every corner a new surprise awaits. As there was no room for us for an additional night, the staff allowed us to camp on the roof in our tents. That... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The place is really good in a wonderful position with a good price in low season and helpful guy at the reception but in 5 days nobody have cleaned our room, there are only 1 restroom for 10 people or more and the room is really cold( in winter)so if you want an heating system you have to rent it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Good price and perfect location in old Jerusalem. Dont expect luxury, everything is very basic. But I liked it. Terrace on the roof is perfect. Stunnig view on old Jerusalem during day and during night.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic location with great views. But other than that it was like sleeping in a third world prison. We had a tiny private room with a bed that was wrapped in plastic, I surmise to protect against the bed bugs. Certainly one of the most basic hostels i have stayed in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the old city of Jerusalem decided to stay for a night in this wonderful hostel. I had a nice time hanging around the place. It has an amazing rooftop to chill out and get some nice pictures. Definitely on my time back to the old city I'll come to stay with them. Thank you thank you

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

When checking in there was an exterminator. My first question was "Do you have bedbugs?" The 60 year old arab was a bit stunned and hastily said "No no". This should have alarmed me but I wanted already to see Jerusalem, a bad mistake. I left the luggage in the room. The stench of the extermination was overwhelming and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Talk about going medieval style! Located in the heart of the Old City, close to Jaffa Gate, this hostel was one of the coolest I've been in. We we're 4 people and got to stay in an awesome 4-bed room, and even got to stay in it after 1 went back home. The rooftop had 10/10 views of Jerusalem. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I stayed in one of the double rooms of the hostel for a week. The hostel is the best place to stay and experience the old city. It is quite an old building but that just adds to its aura as does the decor. The view from the rooftop is enchanting , you could just stay there forever. You sleep... More 

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