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The Jerusalem Little Hotel
Ranked #11 of 60 Jerusalem B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This hotel is really centrally located;It is close to Old City, bar /restaurant/ shopping area as well to the Central Bus Station.
Our double room was simple but nice and comfortable, with a balcony, overlooking the small quieter side street. Room was clean and very pleasant with a cooling fan (just to mention that a cooling fan can be turned off with the light being on – contrary to some earlier comment). Bathroom is pretty small and also very clean (sometimes in the evenings there is some odor coming from bathroom, but it has to do with drainage, and for this "situation" hotel has provided fragrance spray in bathrooms). Towels are changed only on a request after 3 nights of stay, which is a minus, and this policy should be changed.

No TV and no WiFi in the room. There is no A/C in rooms which might be a problem for hot Israeli summer days and nights.
The hotel is quiet, not noisy.
Roof terrace is great (nice view on the Jaffa road), as well is the kitchen there. Breakfast is of self service type (simple but just fine and sufficient), and coffee and tea are available all day). Kitchen facilities are also available all day and one can storage his/her own food in the fridge.
Staff is very friendly, polite, and helpful (especially the young man at the reception). Nice and relaxed atmosphere.

Great value for money. We recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the side street, it is less noisy than Jaffa road.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Firstly I cant say enough good things about the staff and the service we received. We needed to arrive late on Shavuot and the staff were good enough to contact us ahead of time and instruct us how to get into the hotel and our room and everything worked out great. For the price we paid we felt it was a great value although I don't know why our room in the hotel didn't have a TV when they advertise that every room in the hostel has one. Its a great location with shopping and restaurants only a minutes walk away. The old city is only a 10 minute walk away and the light rail runs right outside and there's a stop just a short walk away. Our one complaint was that there is a nightclub nearby which starts cranking out the techno music starting at midnight and they play it at full volume until around 4-5AM when the music stops and the loud drunken partiers take to the streets followed by police sirens and announcements to go home. We are not light sleepers by any means but both myself and my wife found it very hard to get any rest on the nights the nightclub was open.

Room Tip: Apparently the rooms in the hostel have TV's while the rooms in the hotel do not. The hostel is...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed in the Jerusalem Little hotel three times and every time we are very satisfied. The rooms are very basic, but clean and comfortable. The hotel is situated just off Zion square and Ben Yehuda street, which is the heart of Jerusalem. It is also 10-15 minutes walk from the old city and the tram stops about 200 m from the front door of the hotel. There are facilities to prepare your own food in the roof kitchen and the basics for breakfast is provided, but there is so many restaurants around the hotel that offers good breakfasts, that we never made use of this. There is unfortunately no lift, so you will have to lug your suitcase up a flight of stairs. The bathrooms are quite small, but we only used it to clean ourselves. It is special to lay in bed and hear the nightly hustle-and-bustle of the surrounding area and the chime of the tram's bell every now-and-then. The best sell is actually the price, but all the other "extras" make it an easy choice for us...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This was our second stay at The Jerusalem Little Hotel and, again,we were delighted by the authentic and charming atmosphere, it's fabulous location and helpful staff. Simple, but very clean , comfortable rooms, a public kitchen area and fabulous roof terrace. We have stayed in other Jerusalam locations but this hotel has a special, welcoming ambience and offers GREAT VALUE FOR A LOW PRICE! Obviously a lot of thought and attention is given to making guests comfortable and welcome. A rare find!

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room which gives an amazing view of this happenening area!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Very central, right on Jaffa street within walking distance from Jaffa Gate and Mahane Yehuda market. There's a great roofterrace where you can meet with co travellers. I had a small but cute room with shower/wc. Very clean. I would recommend to anyone to stay here if you're on a budget.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank Ira1971
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

My husband and I checked in the hotel on the evening of December 6, 2012 for one night stay. We were on a cruise for a overnight stay in Haifa.
The young man at the reception was very friendly and helpful. He checked buses schedules from the hotel and central bus station to the train station in Jerusalem. He also advised us to check the central market, a few blocks up the hotel, the following morning if we had time after seeing the old city.
Our room was no. 34. When we entered the room we noticed one light bulb near bed burnt out. The room is very simple, a double bed that can hardly get into from both sides, a chair, a fan, and a small square bed-side table. In the bathroom, there is no shower curtain or bath matt. And the soap dispenser is nowhere near the shower or the sink. We felt since we would only stay for one night and the location is good, we shouldn't be bothered with extreme simple basic and
actually barren room. However, the toilet didn't flush and the tap from the sink kept on drizzling.
We phoned the reception, which is located in another building, where its hostel is based. A girl came, tried the flush, and said she didn't really know how to fix it. We asked to be changed to
another room. She told us to go to the reception with her to get the room changed. Ideally, we
would have expected a hotel staff to change the key to another room for us. However, we are
capable of walking and doing this ourselves, and were aware there was no staff in the hotel at all.
The young man at the reception apologized for the inconvenience and gave us room no. 37. Everything in the room worked. Neither of us really slept for the night because of the noises from
street, people's yelling and shouting. But it's okay since we have to be up early.
The shower, for sure, made a mess in the bathroom. No matter how careful we were, without
shower curtain, water splash everywhere. Each time when we stepped out to reach the soap
dispenser we made things even worse. So the entire bathroom is wet!
On the morning of December 7, we walked to the kitchen. We read from signs in the reception
and the hotel, and the hotel's own website, coffee and tea would be provided all day. We were
already told the night before the breakfast would be very simple, a toast with coffee or tea. We
are okay since we brought our own cereals and fruits. However, when we got to the kitchen at
7:15 am, there was no electricity. We couldn't boil the hot water to make coffee or make toast. The reception in another building would not be in until 9am according to the hotel sign. We waited and had our own cereal with the hotel's milk, and our own fruit. By 7:48, a man came to
deliver bread, coffee, and butter. He said normally the electricity in the kitchen is on all the time. He simply said he could check downstairs but was not sure what and how to do.
We decided to check out from the hotel. We booked the hotel through booking.com with the
credit card that we have been using in Europe since end of last month. Just when we handed the key to a young lady at the reception and were ready to walk out, she called us back because we haven't paid. When we asked her how this could be she said when we booked the hotel, the information about our credit card is only for security.
For some reason, the credit card didn't pass through. "Your credit card didn't work! There is a problem with your credit card," she said. We explained to her that we had been using the credit card for a while in Europe. We also said we didn't carry the credit card with us since we believed we already paid. We asked her to try again and asked her if it would be possible she phoned booking.com to find out what went wrong. She tried but unwillingly and mumbled something. I tried to explain to her we were not very happy with the stay while she was putting the credit card information again. She responded very rudely by pointing her finger at me. We both said we were guests and she shouldn't treat guests in such a way. She still did the same thing and raised her voice. My husband gave her his debit card. After she passed the debit card back, she mumbled something to me, "your credit card has a problem. You have a problem. You have
anger management problem!" she said these loudly right in to my face and in front of other people. I pushed a note book on the counter to her. I told her that I was not happy with the barren room and was offended by her attitude. She then yelled back,"you should talk to the management if you don't like the hotel! You, Fxxx woman! I will call police and chase you to your ship!" I was totally shocked!! She, a good looking young lady, at a hotel reception, is saying the
Fxxx word to me, a guest, older than she. NO WAY I WILL GO BACK!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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jerusalemhostel, Manager at The Jerusalem Little Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2014

The Jerusalem Little Hotel welcomes thousands of guests every year, hundreds of them keep coming back and see our hotel & hostel as their second home in Jerusalem.
Not very often at all, you meet a guest who is attacks the staff violently. Unfortunately, this was the case with this guest.
we take the credit card details while making the reservation only as a security measure and we do not charge them before hand. This is in order to allow the guest to still make changes in his reservation.
After her credit card company did not approve her debit, after multiple tries by the receptionist, she refused to pay, starting with horrible yelling, shouting, threatening, in an extreme un-proportionate way. When the receptionist explained to her that her credit card company is the one who refuses the debit (we had multiple other debits that morning without any problem, before and after this guest's check-out), she refused to pay for the room. She then threw a heavy guestbook right at the receptionist's face - hitting her eye and caused her bleeding! We have photos of this injury. This is an unacceptable behavior of any human being. Without apologizing or acknowledging her violent behavior, she left quickly, leaving the receptionist shocked and physically hurt. We could have called the police, and warned her we will, but luckily for her we did not, in order not to ruin her vacation. We are shocked that a voilent woman can write such a biased review without acknowledging her behavior.

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Jerusalem little hotel is in a charming old building just by the cafe-area on Jaffa Road - very central and in walking distance to the old city. Inside the hotel is charming with atmosphere and the rooms are quite big - and many of them with small balconies - howevery not that useful. The hotel is clean.

However... during our stay there was renovation on the ground floor in a shop until 1 AM, and then a building site next door where they started VERY LOUD construction works at 0630 AM. So not that funny. We could only rest on Shabbat.

We tried to stop the midnight-renovation work without succeed - and we notified the reception so they could move us without success. We recieved 100 NIS rebate after a looong discussion on a 3 night stay - not much for 2 nights without sleep.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 40 Jaffa, Jerusalem 9422205, Israel
Location: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
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Ranked #11 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Jerusalem
Price Range: $67 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Jerusalem Little Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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