We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jaffa Gate Hostel

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 19383, Israel
Hotel amenities
Jaffa Gate Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Elijah A
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    12
    16
    14
    11
    23
See reviews for
3
20
24
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (76)
  • Mar-May only
    (18)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (19)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (19)
All months
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly, The hostel itself it was very clean, the private room we stayed at was clean, tidy, beds were comfortable and toilet shower was all of good standard. Secondly, Location id say very good for the old city (depending how fast of a walker you are id say 10mins brisk walk) and excellent new city as well as getting hold... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Unityville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean hostel, very nice rooftop terrace with a good atmosphere, A few minutes walk to new city, all staff members were lovely. Not a single thing to complain about, my second stay here was wonderful and I didn't find myself lacking for anything. Run like a hotel but still had a great vibe. Thank you!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham
Level Contributor
116 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your usual basic hostel but at least the rooms were secure. A good location near the Jaffa Gate so it's easy to get right into the heart of the Old City or leave and head down into the new town. I had booked online and when it came to laying the difference the receptionist tried to: A) Charge me the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Jerusalem hotels

Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
244 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

21 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Jerusalem hotels
Christian Quarter
New Imperial Hotel
New Imperial Hotel
#46 of 93 in Jerusalem
3.5 of 5 stars 177 reviews
Down Town West Jerusalem
Arthur Hotel Jerusalem - an Atlas Boutique Hotel
Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem
#12 of 93 in Jerusalem
4.0 of 5 stars 1,189 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
David Citadel Hotel
#6 of 93 in Jerusalem
4.5 of 5 stars 1,377 reviews
Mammilla
Mamilla Hotel
Mamilla Hotel
#11 of 93 in Jerusalem
4.5 of 5 stars 959 reviews
City Center Jerusalem
#13 of 93 in Jerusalem
4.5 of 5 stars 370 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay
Ready to book?