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Simsim Guest House

10 6098 ST Old City Market, Nazareth 1609324 Israel
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#2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Nazareth
Simsim is situated in the heart of the Old City of Nazareth, Israel's largest Arab city and it's name, simsim, is taken from the Arabic word meaning Sesame. The house is from 1910. Beautifully, colourful renovated with all facilities - simsim makes the best home for budget travellers. Good location to discover the Galilee, Golan, Akko, Haifa. The owner has the best knowledge of the city and the area around to give you the best tips for your trips.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Hebrew
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Friendly staff, clean and specious rooms, full equiped kitchen, excellent location close to Basilic! We enjoyed our stay, we came for third time. Very helpful people, we felt here as at home. Highly recommended!!! Johana and Monika, Czech Republic
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We stayed in Simsim for a couple of days and we can only recommend. It’s very well located in the heart of the zoco, it has a very bohemian and cozy cafe attached and there’s a lot of culture and good vibes around. The common areas are very comfortable and well equipped, the rooms are nice and all the staff is great, but Sami, the one in charge, just stands out!!! We really felt very much at home there.
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Gorgeous hostel with a wonderful cafe/shop run by the owners below (Liwan Cultural Centre) The room itself was a basic hostel room with bunks, and bedding we were given was clean and comfortable. Only issues were the noise from the street, but once we got used to it, it didn't bother us. Also with the bathroom being unclean, but I think our stay coincided with a new member of staff arriving and them trying to get to grips with things.
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I stayed a total of 7 nights at Simsim Hostel over two separate visits to Nazareth in the last couple of weeks, using it as a base to hike and tour in the area, and I loved it. It’s located in the heart of the Old City on the doorstep of the Market in a lovely old building. It has a fully equipped kitchen (cooker, toaster, kettle, fridges, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, free tea, coffee, oil and spices); a separate area to wash & dry clothes by hand; separate toilets, showers & wash basins; a lovely area with large dining table and comfortable couches to sit & relax; and mixed and single-sex dorms. The hostel also has an interesting collection of books explaining the history and culture of the area and a cafe/bookshop/gift shop right next door, displaying some great artwork and playing a relaxing and eclectic mix of music, including traditional and jazz. Silke & Sami (owners) are very kind, easy-going, helpful and respectful and the hostel has the double advantage of being spotlessly clean, but also having all the character of a genuine Old Quarter building (eg: stone floors and stained-glass windows). Crisply-laundered bed linen is provided for each guest. If you’re looking to do some tours Silke & Sami can help you to arrange these or, if you prefer to make your own plans, they respect this also and give you space to do so, providing information when asked. Enjoyed my stay here very much.
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Compleatly fantastic. The staff was very helpful. They even went as far as booking us bus tickets to get to Amman. The rooms were very clean. It was at the perfect location in a amazing city. Certainly plan to go back.
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Response from Sami J, Owner at Simsim Guest House
Responded Jun 13, 2018
:-) Thank you very much. You are such a nice couple - we enjoyed your company!
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$21 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IsraelNorthern DistrictGalilee RegionNazareth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Simsim Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Simsim Guest House?
Nearby attractions include International Center Mary of Nazareth (0.1 miles), The Church of the Annunciation (0.2 miles), and St. Gabriel's Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Simsim Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Simsim Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Simsim Guest House?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Simsim Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary, Bayat Restaurant, and Tishreen.
Is Simsim Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Nazareth.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Simsim Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Simsim Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Church of the Annunciation (0.2 miles), Cana (3.8 miles), and Synagogue-Church (0.1 miles).