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Citadel Youth Hostel

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

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 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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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