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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here two days, considering prices in this part of the world, cheap option, clean, helpful and friendly stuff. Kitchen with all you need for such trip. Highly recommended for low budget travelers!

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Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is tucked away in the hustle and bustle of the busy old city. For me, being in the old city required having a place to escape and breath for a minute and Citadel was perfect for just that with the multiple decks and rooftop sleeping! I slept on the rooftop and it was great. The staff was also...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never stayed in a hostel prior to this trip. I would 100% stay here again! Out of the three hostels I stayed in while in Israel/Palestine, this was my favorite! The staff are all helpful and friendly and you have opportunity to meet people from all over the world who stay there. It is fairly clean and is...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's cheap, it's located on,y steps from the Jaffa gate, it's safe and clean and staffed by the very wonderful Jamil! Some of the rooms lack Windows, so try to ask for one with air circulation. But, best thing, the price is right!

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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The hostel is dirty, even in our private room it wasnt clean, also not the bath ensuit. The water heater didnt work properly and you had to shower over the toilett. But we could deal with this. Unfortunately the kittchen is also quit dirty and way to small! FOr about 30-40 People there is just one hotplate, a very little...

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Alabama
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Let's begin by saying that this place certainly does not have the frills of other places, but it has wifi, a bathroom, and a kitchen so what more could you want? It has a perfect location, and sleeping on the roof top was the highlight of my trip. Waking up to see the sights of Jerusalem is something I will...

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Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Pro: - The location is amazing, in the heart of the old town, you are surrounded by historical hotspots. - The building itself is very beautiful and quaint. It is something you cannot find anywhere else, a nice view over Jerusalem from the rooftop. - The staff is nice and helpful. Cons: - Since there is not one big shared...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Stayed here for a night after Taglit during August, I Choose it because I wanted something different and I wanted to stay inside the old city walls. I wasn't sure of what to expect as some critics were very good and others just terrible, I had booked a mattress on the rooftop and it was AMAZING, views were just extraordinary....

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This hostel is in a perfect location,The hostel is in a building that was built over 700 years ago, which is a quite cool experience. I would come back. It is in a old stone building with a cave like feeling requiring

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

WE GOT BED BUGS AT THIS HOSTEL! The whole place is very DIRTY. The rooms have no circulation and are not cleaned - the cleaning staff is just young people who come through the hostel and "perform cleaning duties" in exchange for free boarding!!! They do not thoroughly clean ANYTHING in this hostel!! Additionally the showers are just showerheads inside...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Citadel Youth Hostel

Address: St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: $19 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“room 2,room 17 ,rooftop”
 of 5 bubbles Fadi_q, Oct 1, 2016 | Read review
“bed bugs, dirty, no wifi, no shower facilities, don't book.”
 of 5 bubbles christineo384, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Sleep outside on the top of the roof! It is much cooler and you'll have a better nights sleep, it is also cheaper!”
 of 5 bubbles conorl15, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“perfect location, great ambiance, awesome staff, super rofftop view”
 of 5 bubbles materap, Jul 18, 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with bathroom but it's really hot because there is no aircon. I think it is also possible to sleep on the roof.”
 of 5 bubbles A7462MRdianas, May 20, 2016 | Read review
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