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Petra Hotel & 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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Lamu Island, Kenya
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41 reviews 41 reviews
41 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed there for 5 nights. Rooms are basic but no problem because it's one of the cheaper hostels. The bathroom was smelling strange (like asbestos). Morning time it was a bit noisy with a school next door. Breakfast was very basic and today after half an hour it was already finished (and nobody filled up). Location is great, the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the much regretted idea of booking a last minute 'deluxe' twin private room in this hotel-hostel with a friend and our stay there was in few words just awful. The tiny and incredibly dirty room we were given was literally infested by two inches long moth flies (alive, dead, and all stages in between) which, I presume, entered... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Petra HOSTEL is a great place to stay while exploring Jerusalem provided you book a private room with private bathroom on the ground floor and take your own bedding. There are also dorm rooms and sleeping on the roof. The views from our room and the roof where breakfast is served are simply amazing. Built in the 1800s, you are... More 

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Pallini, Greece
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

NICE LOCATION VILLAINOUS HOSTEL. The view is that good, the rooms but very dirty on the second floor better do not go. The only good is in the Old City of Jerusalem. The blankets sheets stank. The mattresses were miserable. NOT in this hostel never go again.

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Berlin, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a great time in petra hostel. We booked two beds in a dorm for four nights but had the room for outselves the whole stay. The room had a balcony which was super good just for hanging out and observe the masses on the streets. The staff was welcoming and supportive. The hostel is super cheap compared to... More 

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Port Louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 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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