The Walled Off Hotel

The Walled Off Hotel

182 Caritas Street, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
صور الجدار وصور بانكسي وفندق بانكسي في بيت لحم
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HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
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Safe
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Refrigerator
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Clothes rack
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Non-smoking rooms
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Location

182 Caritas Street, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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JDC1976 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great experience to stay in such a lovely boutique hotel with so much charm and art in show. The reception is classy, with a ‘self-playing’ piano playing great music creating a chilled and classy ambience.

We stayed in the Presidential suite and was a great experience - large spacious suite devoted with original Banksy art in the wall and quirky, yet stylish decor throughout.

This hotel has so much class in a city mixed between history of Jesus being born and beside the Wall closing off Palestine. Has a museum
Inside and really points out the issues facing Palestine over past 100 years.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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walkleytravellers wrote a review Jan 2020
sheffield
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Walled Off is without doubt the most exciting place we have ever stayed in. From the moment we entered the door we knew this was a place that we wished we had booked for longer. Firstly, the staff, all of them, were friendly, helpful and welcoming, just as we found with other Palestinians - they were outstanding.
As for the place itself, the descriptions and images only show half the story. This place is exciting and eccentric throughout and judging by the number of tourists who just come to visit, it is famous throughout the West Bank. It is crammed full of artwork, much of it by Banksy himself. From floor to ceiling in every room, including the bedrooms, there is something different to see and experience. It is difficult to know what is real and what is not. For us it was like Alice in Wonderland meets the Chronicles of Narnia.
Our room was simply the best. Not only was it huge with really comfortable bed, fridge and everything we wanted, it also had two large windows looking directly onto two parts of the apartheid wall, full of graffiti by Banksy, other artists and amateurs.
All-in-all it was absolutely amazing. We have been back home two weeks now and still buzzing from the experience. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay even better than expected.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Linda Y wrote a review Feb 2020
Frisco, Texas
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located next to the separation wall in Bethlehem, this small, boutique hotel owned by British street artist Banksy is unusual. A Museum dedicated to the story of the wall, a Gallery featuring Palestinian artists, and original Banksy artwork makes this a hotel with a message. We didn’t stay here but visited as part of a Palestinian experience that included a visit to the Museum and Gallery. There are two sides to every story, and we found it thought-provoking to hear this one. Afterwards, we enjoyed a nightcap in the Hotel’s Lounge/Piano bar.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jesse Z wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Words can not do the experience justice. We have been twice now! As a huge Banksy and street art fan I was in heaven. As a humanitarian, I felt it was important to go witness firsthand the environment.

The hotel even without all the Banksy stuff is amazing. The atmosphere and the staff do an excellent job of making you feel right at home. More so than any hotel I have ever been to. From Amanda at the front of house, Issa on the floor and Wisam as the managed they really have everything covered. The rooms are amazing and uniquely designed. I can not stress the amount of effort that went into the entire layout.

What can I say about Alaa the taxi driver that hasn't been said here before. He made us feel safe, educated, informed and entertained. As our second time spending several days with him he has become much more that a taxi driver. More than a tour guide. He has become a true friend.

I spread the word of the hotel and all who surround it to everyone who will listen to me. We will be back as soon as time allows.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you are a Banksy fan, be sure to book the Pillow Fight room, or splurge for the Presidential...
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BNM wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A one of a kind place to stay in the heart of Bethlehem with amazing views of the wall. Everything was fantastic, from the customer service right from check in, to the amazingly unique decor of the rooms brimming with original Banksy art. The art gallery displaying work by Palestinian artists and museum inside the hotel are well worth a visit! Food was great, especially the breakfast. Highly recommended the Palestinian sharing platter which was delicious! An amazing experience and well worth a stay if you are visiting Bethlehem!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Avidtravel wrote a review Jan 2020
Reading, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the hotel by travelling in from Jerusalem by taxi. We picked a taxi and asked beforehand if they would travel into Palestine as not all taxis would. He took us in and dropped us of at the hotel. A very interesting tour which gave a brilliant insight into the history of Palestine and the wall. The length was really good at allowing you to absorb enough information. Seeing what Banksy has also done to the wall etc it’s great to see some tourism. We spoke to some locals and they are in need of tourism and support in the area since the wall was built. We got a taxi back to the border and then went through and caught a very busy bus back to Jerusalem. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Antonio D wrote a review May 2022
Roquetas de Mar, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is great with many details and works of art, we chose the Banksy suite and it was a success, also with views of the wall. The best of all was our guide, driver and friend Alaa in bethlehem, he took us to all the places that interested us and even gave us time to have lunch in his restaurant, delicious food and very well priced. We had a great time and saw many things. His contact WhatsApp +972522731610 and he is also on Instagram (Alaa_yaxi_driver_bethlehem)
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Judy Aburmishan wrote a review Sep 2023
Tequesta, Florida
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the hotel because I was here for a family wedding. The staff was so amazing we felt we were at home. We stayed in four different rooms and they were lovely. The good was amazing and the experience was beyond what we expected. The warmth and hospitality is seldom found. They connected us with a tour guide who became a trusted friend who drove the bride and our family to the wedding. The experience was so much better than staying in one of the large hotels because we connected with the staff. The hotel only has 9 rooms so it was like being with a large family at home.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t miss this hotel!
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Damian P wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Words fail....has to be seen to be believed.
Just do it!!!
Nothing can compare to enjoying a pot of Earl Grey tea while enjoying the worst view in the world.
Extremely polite and helpful staff, amazing artwork and fantastic, moving exhibition.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lydloves wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is just, wow. Bisher is lovely and super friendly. Marwan conducts super informative tours with so much passion and knowledge and Alaa is a brilliant guide, who taught me so much. I was deeply moved by my time here.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Susanna L
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi - there is a very good breakfast - not sure they serve dinner as well. They are quite quick in answering emails - you can ask them direclty In any cases, food is really delicious in Bethlehem!
buzzwood asked a question Dec 2019
Evesham, United Kingdom137 contributions81 helpful votes
How long would anyone suggest staying
Answer from Arya_07
Los Angeles, California311 contributions110 helpful votes
Depends on how much time you have. You can visit all the main sites and Aida Refugee Camp in one day. But, if you have more time, I’d recommend two days—you could always do a half day trip to Jericho or somewhere else. The hotel is really cool, you’ll want to stay a couple nights.
0_valen_0 asked a question Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom68 contributions44 helpful votes
Can you buy from the gift shop if you’re only visiting the museum and not staying for the night? Thanks
Answer from j g
London, United Kingdom15 contributions12 helpful votes
I think some replies are misleading. You can buy art work from the gallery upstairs and from the shop next door to the hotel without being resident. To buy anything from the actual shop in the hotel ie the banksy stuff you MUST be a resident. Some stuff you can get online eg tee shirts . Spend the money stay a night its worth it and the breakfast is great.
Answer from Angelica E
9 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi!, I didn't experience the wall designed on my own. Taxi drivers usually provide you with 4 hours flat fee, and the best advice I will recommend to you is to have a plan of places you will want to visit and of course talk with the taxi driver about your plans, he will definitely help you wit time and places, both of you together will definitely come up with a better time (plan).
Judy Aburmishan wrote a tip Sep 2023
Tequesta, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss this hotel!"
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AG M wrote a tip Jul 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"a real personal experience, do it!"
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kathyg2010 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Austin, Texas113 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You really should walk along the wall itself - we did the tour but even without the tour you will get a lot out of exploring."
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Bethlehem wrote a tip Apr 2023
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories10 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid scammers at the israeli Checkpoint by not talking to them ( they use their private cars and try to tell you unreal stories ) avoid the"
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gourmet58 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"add experience to experience: take bus Jerusalem-Bethlehe, enter Palestine through checkpoint 300. takes 15 min, is safe, is an eyeopener "
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9
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THE WALLED OFF HOTEL

Frequently Asked Questions about The Walled Off Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Walled Off Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Star Bazaar Gift Shop (0.3 miles), Palestinian Heritage Center (0.1 miles), and Walled Off Hotel History Exhibition (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Walled Off Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Walled Off Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Walled Off Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Walled Off Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nirvana Family Restaurant, Zuwadeh, and Otto Restaurant.
Does The Walled Off Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Walled Off Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Walled Off Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Walled Off Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old City of Jerusalem (4.3 miles), Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel (4.2 miles), and Western Wall (4.4 miles).
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