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Jaffa Gate Hostel

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 19383, Israel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We spent two nights at the Jaffa Gate Hostel. The price was fair (compared to everything else) and the location stellar. The service was great, and as frequent travelers will agree, that often makes all the difference. We were looking for basic accommodations on a budget and not a resort experience. We had a room with a city view, which... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

5 times in Jerusalem. And all the time I stop here. Simply, purely, conveniently. Perhaps a little cool during cold seasons, but you are supplied with additional blankets. Not for noisy rest and the cheerful companies.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sometimes, the service makes all the difference and that is a prime example! The place has an awesome location, it is quite clean, prices are fair and again...the location!! takes it all. dont hope and excpect any luxury, hope for a clean, cozy place with a great staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had booked couple nights at the Jaffa Gate hostel, but fell ill in Tel Aviv and was not able to visit Jerusalem on the intended dates. I contacted the hostel to cancel a little bit too late according to the policy. However, besides receiving a prompt reply wishing me well, the hostel owners understood my situation and did not... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The location of the Jaffa Gate Hostel is really good and to explore the city I can highly recommend this small family owned place. From time to time, they have some problems with insects, but nothing serious and I'd rather stay there again and walk all my way throughout Jerusalem, then stay in a nother place. I have been there... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great place to stay! The best thing about this hostel is that the staff who run it are incredibly helpful and informative, It's a very good location when you're on a short city trip needing just a nice place to sleep without any luxury facilities. I'll definitely recommend the hostel!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I loved staying here! I stayed in the female dorm and the room was simple but nice. Remember this area is older so it is what it is but has its own unique charm with exposed rock in different areas which I absolutely loved. There were a couple common areas and places to sit around outside. I was able to... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place is in the most perfect location imaginable, and cheap for the area. Some rooms are gorgeous, some are lacking, but they make up for it by price and helpfulness. It's quiet, with a great view of the city from the roof, and the staff are ready to help you with anything you need. I live in neighboring Amman,... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Jaffa Gate hostel is the strike for your stay in Jerusalem. Offers excellent location with spectacular view of the town from it's roof terrace, located in the hearth of the historical city, right next to the David tower. The people running the place are very very nice and helpful. It is modest but cozy and I strongly recommend this place,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Location great! View fantastic! Staff was super friendly and accommodated us in any way that they could. Dorms are okay, better than I expected from previous reviews, but still basic and a little run down (what else can you expect from one of the oldest most iconic cities in the world. As this is not a new development, things are... More 

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