The highlights of the hotel were the excellent location, and the friendly service. The hotel was very conveniently located just off Jaffa Road within easy reach of the bus station (a 15 min walk, or 4 stops on the tram) and the old city (10 min walk). The owner was very friendly and hospitable, giving us a city map and booking our trip to the airport for us.
The room itself was very basic. The bed was fairly uncomfortable, and only came with two very small single sheets for a double bed, and quite a flat pillow each. The walls were very thin, and we were woken up several times in the night by people talking in the corridor.
All in all though, considering the price and the location, I would consider booking this hotel again for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kaplan Hotel is the best choice for low-budget travelers. Located right in the center of Jerusalem on Jaffa street, just off Ben-Yehuda st., right across Zion square, and near the new train station. Its location is ideal for shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or having a coffee. It's a 10 minute walk to the old city, to mahane yehuda market, and most central tourist attractions. All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to use the hotel's kitchen, as well as have a free cup of tea or coffee. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kaplan Hotel Jerusalem