The Golden Gate Hostel was a great place to use as a home base. Our small group toured Jerusalem, then took side trips to Bethlehem and Hebron, staying at the Golden Gate 4 nights out of 9. The proprietor was kind enough to let us store our excess baggage there during our side trips so we didn't have to schlep our bags all over the countryside. The breakfast was fantastic - nourishing, fresh and delicious. The beds were clean and very comfortable. The bath facilities were a little strange for our western sensitivities, but clean and serviceable nonetheless. The outdoor patio provided a semi-private lounge area for our group to meet and a great place for me to do some early morning yoga stretches. The other reviews citing location as a plus are spot on. I would definitely stay here again.