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Juha's Guesthouse

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Jisr az Zarqa In the Arab fishermen's village of Jisr az Zarqa. next to Caesarea, Caesarea 37858 Israel
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A friendly & clean small guesthouse, located in the center of Jisr az Zarqa. Experience the authentic atmosphere of an Israeli Arab fishermen's village on a dreamy beach (5 min walking), hike the popular "Israel Trail," visit Caesarea (a 30 minute hike/ 5 min by car), and the "Crocodile Stream Nature Reserve" (a 10 min hike). 40 min from Tel Aviv, 25 min from Haifa. True backpackers vibe.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Arabic, Hebrew
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I'll leave all the other aspects aside, since my unfortunate experience is unrelated to the positives of the setting. I was standing on the steps going out and facing the street when I was blinded twice by a kid pointing a laser beam at me. This was extremely unpleasant and potentially harmful & definitely ruined my visit. Beware !
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Good: Before we arrived, Neta was extremely kind and helpful regarding changes to our reservation as we hoped to stay two nights instead of one. When we arrived, Obaida was incredibly kind and made sure we were happy with the room and gave us free hooka. Genevieve was also very kind and helpful during our few hours stay. The beach was beautiful and we were looking forward to spending time there. Bad: There was a shooting across the street the night before which we were not informed about. Within a few hours of our arrival, there was another shooting across the street. An hour later, a third shooting which one of our group saw happen as she was sitting outside on the balcony. The staff member in the guesthouse, Amy, was extremely cavalier about the whole incident and kept the
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Response from NetaHanien, Manager at Juha's Guesthouse
Responded May 9, 2017
Dear Lindsey We are so so sorry that you exprienced that. I am Neta. The co founder of the Juha's guesthouse. Unfurtanatly i was not there at that time. Jisr a Zarqa is a poor Arab town in Israel that has a great potential as a tourist destination due to its location on a beautifull beach as you mentioned. Our business is a social business working to develope the local economy and make things better here. Shootings incidents happens here once in a few month but it is not a daily thing. and it is not directed to the guests but is an internal issue.this is a big chalenge for us and we are looking for solutions. While we understand that for you it was very frightening and that all you wanted is to leave saftly we feel that you may have missunderstood Ahmad-the owner. What you did not mention is that Ahmad is not speaking English very well. i am saying that becouse his stress while trying to convey a masage in english may ciused him to look less helpfull. He is sitting here with me whil i am writing yhi and he is very sad that this is the feeling he gave you. He explains that you stayed there during weekend. and that when you came and asked his help to leave he tryed to explain that in Israel the public transportation is not working at all. he tried to tell you that there is no train on suterday. you insisted you want to go to the train station to look for taxi. than he tryed to tell you that there are no taxi's in the train station in Binyamina in the midle of the night on suterdau night. and its true. that is why he droped you at the junction. becouse there ther is a much bigger chance that a taxi will drive by.. so while i understand that his lack of fluent english may coused missunderstandings..i hope you believe me that he was trying to do the best thing for you. He says that he was compleyely willing to give you thr refund. and he did . he also gave you back the commission which we are charged by booking.com anyway. If it seemed thatvhe was hasitating to pay let you go it was probably becouse he was convinced yhat you will be more safe inside the guesthouse than waiting in the main junction for a taxi in the middle of the night when there almosy no traffic and no tpublic transportation. So again we are so sorry that all that happened . but this exactly why we will keep working here to make tbings better. and we will learn the lesson abiut how to deal with this kind of situations and will make sure that yhere in an English speaker availble at all time to interact withbguests. as you can see most of our tripadvisors revews are amazing and we are very sorry thi happened to you. about Amy. she is a volunteer here. she spend her time empowering youth in the village. again working to get them a better future. working in underdeveloped communities sometimes involves black humur. but this is all it was ...and i am sorry about the way it made you feel. I hope the rest of your tour in Israel was nice. Best regards Neta
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This small place is on a VERY noisy busy intersection, with local Arabs yelling at each other until 1am or later. Do not expect to get any decent sleep here. You can park your car, but it's at the owners house down the road, and you'll get blocked in. In order to get out you'll probably have to make an expensive international phone call to track down whoever has blocked you in. When checking us in, the owners son assured us breakfast was 7am, and he would be there so we could also get our car. Well 730 and no one is there, can't wake anyone at the owners house. Eventually managed to get hold of the owner, who firstly just shrugged it off with "well it'shabbat". Erm.... I know this, but I was still told breakfast would be 7am! That's totally irrelevant! He then ACCUSED me of
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I came to Juha's Guesthouse through Abraham Tours' Kibbutz and Arab Fishing Village and had a lovely experience. Genevieve was an AMAZING tour guide, she brought us to a Jewish Kibbutz to see how they live life there, and then to the Arab village of Jisr az Zarqa just 5 minutes down the road to see the same. She was very diplomatic in her approach to both communities and it was a wonderful and unique experience, allowing us to glimpse inside the every day life of Israelis. The guesthouse itself is pretty basic but you have all that you need. Clean comfy bed, hot showers, little kitchen to make tea, and free wifi. The owner is warm and welcoming, and we had the pleasure of eating a delicious home cooked meal prepared by his wife in their home. Would definitely recommend a stop
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The village of Jisr Al Zarqa touched my heart. Juhas Guest House is located in this village, and it's perfect if you're looking for an experience of life in an Israeli Arab village. I would return someday.
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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IsraelHaifa DistrictCaesarea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Juha's Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Juha's Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include The Caesarea Ralli Museum (1.4 miles), Baron's Code Escape Rooms (3.7 miles), and Ramat HaNadiv (2.5 miles).
Is parking available at Juha's Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Juha's Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nili, Tishbi Winery Restaraunt, and Aldo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Juha's Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Juha's Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Theatre at Caesarea National Park (3.0 miles).