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“Great location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beit Shmuel Guest House

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Beit Shmuel Guest House
Ranked #20 of 56 Jerusalem B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, Ontario
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

To be a 10 minute walk from the Jaffa Gate, made this a good choice. The rooms were a bit pokey, and not always as clean as we'd like (one room had mould in the bathroom). The actual building was cleaned randomly, and the smell of cat pee at the guest house entrance was very off-putting. The breakfast was prepared "on the cheap" - the rates are not exactly bargain basement, but it would help if they used orange juice instead of lemonade, and used the espresso machine instead of giving us Nescafe - part of the property included a small cafe where decent coffee was available - for a price. We realize that prices in that area of Jerusalem are exorbitant, but for a minimal amount of effort, this could have been far more pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Buznog
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2011

Staff was helpful. Rooms were very basic and not as clean as we would have liked. Typical uncomfortable Israeli beds. Fabulous location. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank karmel1
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Iowa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

The guest house is right in front of the Old City, and is also close to the pedestrian shoping/dining district. It seems that it is a college renting out their dormitory rooms, so we had 3 two-story beds in the roon, but no other people besides us. We also had personal updated shower and toilet rooms. We could hear pretty well the students wandering throught the corridors, but overall the place felt decent and safe because of their educational orientation.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank antrin
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London
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2010

We had struggled to find affordable acommodation in Jerusalem. We found Beit Shmuel online and weren't sure what to expect as it's not your standard accommodation option, but it was great. We had a huge twin room overlooking Jaffa Gate with a balcony. Good ensuite (although the shower was noisy - admittedly not a big problem). Staff were OK, but not overly friendly. The location was excellent, easy for walking to old city and shopping/bars/restaurants in the new - next to the new outdoor shopping mall. It has a peaceful courtyard with a small cafe/shop and tables & chairs. Breakfast was decent. There were some american teenagers on a course whilst we were there but they weren't disruptive. I would recommend Beit Shmuel if you want to stay in comfort, away from the backpackers, in a great location.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Loz77
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San Francisco
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2010

I'm writing this review mostly to help other travelers with deciphering Beit Shmuel's Room system - their website and several guidebooks lead you to believe that the 'guesthouse' is actually the new section with the nicer rooms. In fact, the guesthouse and hostel rooms are the same, and the hotel rooms (about $25/night more) are the nicer ones (we booked a guesthouse room thinking we were getting a hotel room, but got a hostel room until we pointed out the discrepancy on their website and they upgraded us). Having said that, the hotel room was decent - basic, but relatively clean and a good value. The location is terrific, a 5-minute walk from the Jaffa Gate.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank kevkevsf
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Melbourne, Australia
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502 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2010

We stayed here for 1 night with a family with 2 young children. We came by sherut from the airport and the driver knew exactly where it was. It is in the new part of Jerusalem but has a lovely view of the city walls. We arrived late but were able to eat dinner at a local shopping mall within 5 minutes walk. We had a very friendly welcome by the staff. Jerusalem accomodation was quite expensive in our experience. The room was very clean, but also very basic. They were able to provide a travel cot for our baby which was great. The breakfast was adequate but not great. There seemed to be a lot of construction work going on whilst we were there. We walked the next morning with all our baggage to Damascus gate which was not too far.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank highburychampion
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Boston MA
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2010

this is a very popular hostel. we had large private room, just slightly worn, with small balcony and view of old city. the building is handsome. the breakfast excellent if institutional. there is a small cafe on site but not linked to the hostel billing service (cash only). location is perfect for Jaffo gate and King David Rd. staff is friendly but not too knowledgeable about bus routes (odd for a backpacker and up type clientele). room without carpet, smallish bath room, clean, inexpensive, room key not the never electronic card, luggage is stored in a common room (if that makes you anxious).
caution: we stayed in the "garden" portion; not the hostel, the rooms were perhaps $50 more and worth it. included breakfast.. concerts do occur here.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Westontraveler
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Property: Beit Shmuel Guest House
Address: 6 Shamai, Jerusalem 9463106, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Mammilla
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Ranked #20 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Jerusalem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Beit Shmuel Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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