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“Fantastic location and friendly staff..the only things going for it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Jaffa Gate Hostel

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Jaffa Gate Hostel
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“Fantastic location and friendly staff..the only things going for it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2009

Absolutely PERFECT location in the Old City and staff were really friendly and helpful.

Other than that, I'd probably say stay away from this one unless you're not at all worried about what your bed's like for the night.

My girlfriend and I stayed 3 nights in a double room and one in a triple room. The triple room was draughty and I had to block up gaps in the door of the room to stop the cold getting in (we were there in winter and it was quite cold at night, especially as our room was located on the upper floor and exposed to the wind. Wouldn't be so bad in summer I guess.

There's no heating but we were able to get extra blankets from reception which made for a warm night. Hot water was sometimes not available until the water heating kicked in (which I think they had turned off during the day). The showers were TERRIBLE in both rooms. Pokey,dirty, no curtain...we had a squeegy for the floor to help clear up the water.

Our stay was nothing to rave about and we'd look for another hostel to stay at if we ever went back to stay in the Old City.

  • Liked — Location, location and really friendly, helpful staff
  • Disliked — Dirty, run down (especially the bathroom and showers, draughty room.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2008

The worst hostel i ever stayed in. I must admit, we were travelling on a very low budget. But this place does not deserve the name hostel. The room was small, the bed old and if you sat on the toilet your feet were in the shower. Or should i say "shower", see for yourself in my pictures. This place needs renovation, but they don't want to invest money. Even though there are some positive things: The view from the balcony is nice, the location EXCELLENT and the owner was kinda friendly. Go only if you can't afford anything better.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jaffa Gate Hostel
Address: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 19383, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
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Ranked #31 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Jerusalem
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Number of rooms: 21
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