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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The facility is very dirty and cold, the bedding and blankets are from 20 years old. This is no heaters in the two rooms we stayed. The staffs are more interest to sell you a share ride to airport than care about the guest. It was my mistake not to review common from this site, believed from other booking site.

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Margate, Florida
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This being a hostel, do not consider staying there if you are looking for amenities. However, if you would like to stay inside the Old City walls, be within walking distance to all the keys areas of interest and near basic food eateries, then The Jaffa Gate Hostel may be right for you. I stayed in a private room that...

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Chamba, India
Reviewed September 2, 2016

To get the feel of the old city ,i booked this hostel with my three more friends because of its location and architecture.. The staff is quite friendly. though the front desk get closed at around 8 pm , they made an easy and comfortable arrangement that we can get the keys and reach our room. what i dislike --...

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

No frills but the hostel is clean and extremely well situated just inside the Jaffa Gate and so next to the Armenian quarter. You can eat in the Jewish quarter or head down towards Damascus Gate for some good and reasonable traditional fare.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very well localted just at the entrance of the Jaffa Gate, you do not need to go with your lugagge trough the stairs of the old city like in other hostels (it can be very tired), helpfull and very nice staff. It is close also to the downtown. I recommend this place to stay in Jerusalem.

1Thank Ramon M
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Its location is superb and staff were super friendly It's a budget hostel so there's nothing fancy but comfortable enough to spend a few nights to experience the old city! I spent five nights there and I enjoyed staying there, the hotel owner was so friendly and he taught me a lot Hebrew! I would definitely go back one day...

1Thank Li C
Reviewed March 31, 2016

Jaffa Gate is an interesting place. The twists and turns just to get to your room (if you are on the third floor like I was) make you feel like you are on an adventure. The staff is very accommodating and friendly, though they are gone at night. The kitchen leaves a lot to be desired, and other guests might...

2Thank Rosemarie P
Kortessem, Belgium
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Stayed in a dorm: 2 out of the 4 beds occupied during first night, 3 during second night. The wall materials gives it an ancient look that can provide the necessary cool climate during summer (I think, it was a bit cold in february despite 20-25 C temperatures outside). The disadvantage of the dorms is that the bathroom is not...

2Thank Jan D
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed January 27, 2016

I stayed in 3 different hostels in the old city, jaffa gate hostel was the best among those three, i don't say that jaffa gate hostel is perfect but if you compare it to other hostels in jerusalem yes its the best, Location, staff, and a magnificent roof view, thats all what i was looking for, i highly recommend to...

2Thank michael0002016
Auburn, California
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

In terms of location, this is the best hostel in Jerusalem. It's located within the walls of the Old City. The staff is also very respectful and helpful. They have me an extra blanket when I asked and told me how to get to my next destination via bus. The downside of the hostel is the smell. There's a noticeable...

1Thank Derek R
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Additional Information about Jaffa Gate Hostel

Address: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 19383, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: $20 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Wifi is in a sitting room off the entrance. Stay in private room with it's own bathroom.”
  • My room; felt like sleeping in a cave.
 of 5 bubbles K7237VOmikem, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“donot take a room in the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 744anitat, Sep 2, 2016 | Read review
“Don't know about the private rooms. Dorm was OK-good for me.”
 of 5 bubbles 726jand, Feb 23, 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Travelforlifealways, Jan 10, 2016 | Read review
“Best single rooms on upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles dant590, Dec 16, 2015 | Read review
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