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Citadel Youth Hostel

St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Port Vila
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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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Jerusalem District, Israel
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Best place with traditonal stile lounge beduin carpets , senior staff with geat sence of humor all intrnational volunteers by them selfs working around having cool time with guests . best location in town and reliable food, suvenirs and turist information from this place.My best place in Israel meeting people and sleeping or roof is great tihing I did.. Ante... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Unique hostel experience: sleep on the roof of a remodeled church in old-city Jerusalem. They also have other standard dorms or private rooms, but more expensive. The staff was very helpful in planning my self-guided day trip to Hebron & Bethlehem in Palestine. The slow WiFi only works in the cramped lobby area, but there are several coffee shops nearby... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The location is outstanding- 5 minutes inside of the Jaffa Gate but in a quiet back lane. The staff were a mix- a couple didn't go out of their way to be helpful but this was probably because their English wasn't great: Andrea, Jamil and especially Adam were incredibly helpful though and some of the nicest people you'll meet. The... More 

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Address: St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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