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Austrian Hospice
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12 reviews
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“Awesome location, place and views, BUT....”
Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

The place itself is beautiful. The location is awesome. The views on top are wonderful!
If I were to do it again, I would sleep elsewhere and just visit this place.
The staff is rude. There was major machinery and construction going on right outside our window. We ended checking out a couple days early.
Again, place is really nice. Love all the areas you could chill at. As far as accommodations, it's nothing to write home about.

  • Stayed June 2012
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

I loved staying at the Austrian Hospice. Right in the middle of the Muslim Quarter in the Old City, it has great views of the Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem. The roof, the gardens, the rooms I was in were all fabulous (I stayed in two separate rooms at the beginning and towards the end of my visit to Israel/Palestine). The lack of AC didn't bother me as the I found the evenings much cooler and pleasant in Jerusalem, but having a fan in the room would've been nice. And yes, the front desk staff could be friendlier, but I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

really nice here near the Damascus Gate, if you want to experience life inside the walls, I reccimmendthat you stay here. Had GR8 room m8s, enjoyed breakast every morning served by the nuns. Lovely little church inside, nice coffee shop and roof gardens. Central to all the attractions and would def stay here again. Local markets and shops just below the building and def the best apple strudle ever!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

I am writing this review from a room that has no A/C or fan and the city has undergone a heat wave. Accordingly, the flies and ants are relatively a minor problem as are the filthy towels. DO NOT STAY HERE!!

Room Tip: Don't consider the place.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

We have walked by this hidden gem many times. Who knew what was behind the gates...a building housing a hostel and a restaurant that has the best apple strudel outside of Austria. The cappuchino was pretty good as well! After relaxing and eating on a patio, surrounded by flowering trees, we climbed to the roof and enjoyed a view of the entire area. The washrooms were spotless. This is a terrific place to stop, get out of the bustle around you and relax.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

The Austrian Hospice is in a great location in the Muslim Quarter. It is a beautiful big old building with a great garden to sit in. It is clean and comfortable and serves the best Apple Strudel I ever tasted, The cost of living in the dormitory is an exceptional value - $32/night if you don't mind lots of roommates, and the breakfast is substantial. The only issue I had was the desk staff. They were quite impersonal, and never went the extra mile or even meter for the guests; In fact, you always felt like you were bothering them to ask a question. Otherwise, I highly recommend it for the value and location.

Room Tip: I stayed in the dormitory. They try to give the older guests the bottom bunk.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

We just visited this Austrian Hospice on the Via Delorosa in the old city. We did not stay but talked to others who have stayed and recommended it for its cleanliness and location.
We went there for the great view from the roof over the city and for the Austrian cafe. At the cafe you can get excellent coffee and good Austrian food including strudel.
There is a pleasant outside garden cafe area where you can even have a beer away from the crowds.

A great place to visit for good food, a great view and a little bit of Europe in the midst of Jerusalem.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Austrian Hospice
Address: 37 Via Dolorosa | P.O. Box 19600, Jerusalem 9762637, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Muslim Quarter
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Ranked #9 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Jerusalem
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Austrian Hospice Hotel Jerusalem

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