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Beit Shmuel Hostel

13 King David St., Jerusalem 94101, Israel (Mammilla)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hostel was one of the worst travel experiences of my life. The location is excellent, but that is the only thing going for this "establishment". Although the the prices are cheap by Jerusalem standards, there is no excuse for such poor conditions. The Ministry of Health should shut this place down! The bathroom was smelly with mildew. I scratched... More

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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Convenient, close to transportation and major insights in Jerusalem, affordable and clean. However, the many community events happening in the same building may be distracting at times.

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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I can't figure out how the owners of such prime real estate could keep it in such poor condition, but I guess if they fixed it up it wouldn't be a hostel anymore, so I shouldn't complain. Beit Shmuel is right around the corner from two of the most expensive hotels in Jerusalem, with a fantastic view of the Old... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

For location and a clean, attractive "no frills" room, nothing beats Beit Shmuel. Near Mamilla, the Old City and King David , you can walk to most of central Jerusalem. I was easily able to walk to the Old City, German Colony, King George St in Talbieh and Rehavia and to downtown along Jaffa Road. You are close to public... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

My sister-in-law and her hsuband to be were getting married and decided to get rooms in the place where they were marrying. Great location to marry due to the room at th etop and outside space where the chuppa was--was an amazing place for scenery looking out over the old city. But that is where the good stops. We stayed... More

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Ruth K, Manager at Beit Shmuel Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. During March-April 2012 Beit Shmuel was in a process of rennovations in order to improve the facilities of the place. While we made every effort to ensure our guests' comfort and the level of services rendered are not compromised, I understand you have, unfortunately, experienced certain inconveniences and I sincerely apologize for that. I feel... More

Brno, Czech Republic
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I have stayed in a hostle-room (few beds, few people per room). I must say that this place was really dirty. Everything was mouldy. There was not enough storage space in the room for so many people as they have put in the room. Towels were not changed during stay. I went to a lecture in the lecture room located... More

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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in a hotel room (which is different than the hostel). Location to old city is the best feature only 5 mins. We had a great view of the old city from our room. Room was quiet, spacious and clean with comfortable bed. Tea and coffe making and a fridge were also supplied. Front desk staff... More

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Palm City, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This hotel is a very short walk from the Old City's Jaffa gate and even shorter to the Mamilla Mall, which offers several restuarants and many shops. It is situated between the King David Hotel and the David Citadel Hotel, which are both upscale hotels, but costs far less. It is also one block from the YMCA. Lunch at the... More

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Make no mistake, it is a dormitory/hostel and they put as much attention into it as that. The general appearance of the public areas need a good scrub. The walls, baseboards, backs of chairs, table clothes are all dirty. But if you need a " dirt" cheap accommodation close to the old city, this is it

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I went as part of a teacher "kivunim" program. I found the place totally filthy. Mold and mildew - disgusting. Do not attend the program and do not stay in this "joint."

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Additional Information about Beit Shmuel Hostel

Also Known As:
Beit Shmuel Hotel Jerusalem
Beit Shmuel Hotel
Address: 13 King David St., Jerusalem 94101, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Mammilla
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Ranked #32 of 43 Specialty lodging in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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