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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
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the female 3 bed. I was stuck at the airport for 6 hours and I called them to let them know I wouldn't be checking in on time and they were VERY accommodating and left me a key outside for me to let myself in.This literally saved me from sleeping God knows where. Their friendliness and helpfulness... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hostel is not clean. Dirty toilets and there are not enough showers. The rooms are very small and there is no sunlight because they have no windows. You must pay directly and when you want to leave earlier because the rooms are not okay you can't get money back. The people speak very bad english and they don't try... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the 5 bed dorm at this hostel and the room (number 11) was absolutely horrendous. The beds were put in every possible corner 2 were cramped together they looked more as a double bed than single ones other, 2 were put in a sort of a corridor before the bathroom doors, there was no space to leave... More

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Hamburg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jaffa Gate Hostel is located directly at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem and from the Top of the Hostel you have a beautiful view over the top of the city of jerusalem. We made a private tour lasting around 5 hours with a guy we met on the street called 'Josef'. We are from germany and he was able... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location very cute interior design. Asim was very friendly and helpful as far as answering questions about where to go , what to do, and what to eat etc... The location is absolutely perfect ! i would def. recommend

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Diamond Bar, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed in the 4 bed (5 person) ensuite room. The recommendation for this hostel is based on this room only. The room is in a cave (almost literally) with no windows and no ventilation. There is no free airflow and with the bathroom in the same room it is a bit humid smelling. The room is vaulted with sandstone so... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Jaffa gate hostel is not a good hostel. We stayed there in january 2014 and the whole hostel smelled rodden and there were moisty all over. First we stayed in a room at first floor, it was very cold and we couldnt sleep, because of the cold and smell, and then water came down from the seeling. We changed room,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The hostel is way too much expensive for its acommodations and the worse thing is that it dont serves breakfast. It is not that clean, the rooms dont have heaters and the shower is warm but it doesnt stay fixed on the wall, so you get cold when you put the shampoo on your head, for example. But the staff... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed in a shared dorm room the first night (we were 3 of 5) and it was incredibly dusty, old wool blankets, somewhat pushy on their own tours. The second night we moved to a private room which was only slightly better. I would not stay here again.

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Also Known As:
Jaffa Gate Hotel
Jaffa Gate Hotel Jerusalem
Address: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 19383, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
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Ranked #27 of 44 Specialty lodging in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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