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
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.
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.
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.…
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.
Perfect hostel either for short and long stays. It's only three dormitories so it was really nice and quiet place. A lot of place in shared space, fully equipped kitchen. Whole place clean and cozy! Reception is in Liwan Coffee Culture, really beautiful cafe with the best arabic coffee! Idea of the owners (simsim and Liwan) only makes that You want to stay and support whole mission. Place worth to stay, and people worth to know! Location cannot be better- heart of the Old City, next to vegetable market (which is perfect option for cheap and yummy breakfast), five minutes from Mary's Well (square with restaurants, pubs, bars).
What a great location in the heart of the Old City of Nazareth! The hostel is colourful, filled with gorgeous sunlight during the day and has a fully equipped kitchen. You can easily base yourself there and do day trips to other sites in northern Israel like Haifa, the Sea of Galilee and Jenin.
Amazing hostel in great location with ease of access to all main attractions and friendly owner. Super cool coffee shop below. The dorm was large and bed comfortable. Bathrooms very neat and clean. Definately recomended if visisting Nazareth :) Paul
This hostel is located very close to all sights. Spent there one night with friends. Nazareth by itself is a very lovely place full of cute buildings and streets besides all the historical sights. Sim sim hostel is quite small comparing to other places we have been to so we enjoyed some quiet time there. 😊
I've stayed here for one night with a friend before a conference and had a great experience. We arrived late afternoon after hitchhiking over 100km and we were quite exhausted. The staff greeting us were warm and friendly making us feel comfortable straight away. The cafe below the guesthouse is lovely, I can imagine myself relaxing there after a day of exploring. We stayed in a dormitory, which was quiet and comfortable. I also really liked the common room with the colorful design, sofas and plenty of books! The kitchen was well equipped and also included everything for a nice cup of tea or coffee. There was also a large (and clean!) fridge. The bathroom is mixed but nicely separated for privacy. It was obvious that the place is kept clean. Unlike some hostels where I've stayed over the years, here you could also find cleaning tools available so you could actually leave the bathroom the way you found it! All in all we had a great stay with my friend before the conference. The location is very central and easy to find. Oh and have I mentioned that we met Martin Luther King III in the cafe? (He was coming to the same conference.)…