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Kaplan Hotel

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1 Havatzelet St, Jerusalem 91001, Israel
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Kaplan Hotel
Ranked #33 of 90 Hotels in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

This is a small hotel situated off the busy Jaffa Road & across from Ben Yehuda Street. A great location but can be noisy at night. It is a basic hotel as reflected in the price, but clean with basic amenities. Eli, one of the owners, made our stay so enjoyable. He offered good advice as to where and when... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

We stayed in the Hotel Kaplan for two nights for exploring Jerusalem and this hotel is perfect. The location is about 15 minutes walking from the New gate entrance to the Old City and a bit more to the Jaffa gate. I would definetely prefer this hotel over accomodation in the Old City since it is just minutes away from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

We stayed for 5 nights and were very pleased. Our host Eli was welcoming and very helpful. He let us use his kitchen and refrigerator. Kitchen was small but very cosy. Eli always kept fresh veggies there for everyone. He taught me how to make good turkish coffee and even went to the supermarket and bought me good brand to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

p.s. the hotel photo of this hotel seen on the internet is NOT the Kaplan Hotel. The "lobby," hallway, kitchen area (if you want to use it), rooms all reek of recent, current and stale tobacco use. Guests are allowed to smoke in their rooms. It stinks everywhere. If you stay on one side of the hallway expect a really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

We spent hours looking for the perfect budget hotel/hostel in the perfect location for a family trip including parents and siblings and spouses. The Kaplan is smack bang nr Zion sq, great for shopping, for eating out for drinking and for a short walk to the Old City. We booked 3 rooms in advance and the wonderful owners kept in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

This hotel is more like a dorm if you will. The beds are dorm like and the romms have no carpeting on the floors. That said, it is still a worthwhile budget-conscious traveler's option. We had a spacious romm which actually had three beds for us two travelers. Our particular room had a rather dismal view of the back courtyard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

This is a budget hotel so do not expect for a swimming pool! I really enjoy my stay at the hotel: I arrived on saturday night (shabbat) and the owner waited for me for the check in. This guy is great and continuously give me several tip and advice during all my stay. I had a room with a balcony... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

The best thing about this hotel is the location - at the Zion square, right at the crossing of Ben Yehuda and Jaffa road, well within walking distance of the old city. The proprietor is a delightful gentleman, who is trying to help out as best he can. The hotel was one of the cheapest in the area. When we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

The owner of the hotel is really welcoming and friendly, taking a great interest in talking to us and accommodating any of our needs. Prices seemed to be flexible. Location-wise it cannot get any better - right on Yafo St and a couple of steps away from Ben Yehuda Street. All up, a great place to stay with very reasonable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

The Hotel Kaplan is extraordinarily well located for its price. It is ten minutes from New Gate, Jaffa Gate, and just a few more to Damascus Gate and the Arab bus stop. It is steps away from the pedestrian Ben Yehuda street, which has so many excellent bars, restaurants, and boutiquey shops. Location-wise, you CANNOT get a better deal. The... More 

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Additional Information about Kaplan Hotel

Address: 1 Havatzelet St, Jerusalem 91001, Israel
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Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Kaplan Hotel Jerusalem
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Jerusalem
#19 Family Hotel in Jerusalem

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