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Petra Hotel & Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Jaffa Gate, 1 David St, Jerusalem 14030, Israel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Port Louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I stayeg there with my family and relatives, nineteen persons in all. It was during ramadan 2014. we spent one week there. Well situated within the old city Jerusalem. Ideal for a resting place to visit all places within the old city. For Mulsims walking distance to pray five time the daily salaat in Masjid Al Aqsa.

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Tczew, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The hostel is perfectly located just by the Damascus gate of the old town. The view from the roof is really great - you have a panorama of old Jerusalem just before your breakfast table. These are good things about the hostel. The rooms are of poor standard, plaster was falling on us and our things from the ceiling, the... More 

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Dolceacqua, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Been to this hostel 3 times. Maybe I keep coming back because it is just by the entrance of the Jaffa Gate. They have now added NEW to their name: New Petra Hostel and have a website where you can book. The place is quite dirty, roofs of the rooms despite their bright colors have water inflitration, bathrooms are a... More 

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Lugano
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed in the dormitory room but there are also available private rooms. Dormitory has a little balcony and 8 beds. Bathroom is shared and since there is also the shower, often there is to wait to use it. For breakfast there was pita bread with a vegetable salad, some sauces, cheese, marmalade, tea and coffee. Water is always available... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We booked 3 nights, and came to find out they were overbooked and there is no place for us, nothing was proposed in exchange, well, it was the high season,so no other room anywhere,the lobby was pretty much shabby, with dirty toilet and generally speaking 'old'... at least they were enough honest to pay us back, therfore 2/5

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Overall service was good: central, clean and cheap. Staff was helpful except for misguided advice about all sherut service (shared taxis or minibus) being cancelled and management suggested we take a taxi (acquaintance of his) to Tel Aviv instead. Turned out the service was operating and we saved over NIS275 avoiding the taxi. My advice is to double check everything.

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Amman, Jordan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I would not write this review if was not true they placed rat traps all-over the lower floor rooms. So they know is not an occasional rat which enters the house but lots of them. I was looking for a private room and they showed me the rooms downstairs, so when I saw those rat traps I had to change... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights and it was fine, but nothing to write home about. The location in the Old City is great for exploring and the rooftop view if amazing. The rooms are alright. Clean enough and I was never too worried about my belongings. The laundry service was pretty bad, unfortunately. I gave them my cloths... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stayed here in November - or should I say "tried to stay here". Despite my secured reservation, I was told when I showed up at 3 pm that the hostel was full - unless I was willing to extend my stay for longer!! In short, there WAS a room available but I would not be given it unless I... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Its location is the only good point. Dirty, old, noisy, shabby, and rude managers like idiots. Must avoid!!! I was attracted by its low price and location, and booked it online. Then it turned to be a nightmare. Cannot sleep at all at night. Cannot take bath. Many other cannots!!! Dude, if you like its location, you will find many... More 

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Address: Jaffa Gate, 1 David St, Jerusalem 14030, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Petra Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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