I'm glad you are practicing your spelling.
Doug, Thank you for your wonderful guidebook.
I am waiting for some hotel quotes from Orit. I also am corresponding with Keshet Travel Agency, which books for Temples and Elderhostel.
I also, have not gotten any lower price than $110/nite for the YMCA in Jerusalem in May.
I am still thinking Beit Shmuel might work, it is very well located near YMCA. The room, however, is hostel class, nothing fancy, and I worry about younger noisier neighbors. Any thoughts?
I just checked the YMCA hotel web site, and that is indeed the rate for a double now. That is a relatively recent increase, and I'm sorry I gave out incorrect information on that score.
Did you ask Orit for a rate on the Prima Royale in Jerusalem?
You do not mention what time of the year you are planning to come. Thus, if you come off season, the chances are Beit Shmuel will be quieter. Also, they have two kinds of room, a hostel room and a guest house room. The latter might be situated in a quieter wing - ask them.
Some off the topic banter should be tolerantly allowed
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