I searched for days to find a medium range, smaller hotel for a two night stay in Jerusalem. I made my decision to book the YMCA because I trusted the 'brand' and usually have good experiences with the Y. This has completely changed my mind. The people who work at the front desk can't be bothered to help you and I felt like I was annoying them at check in. I rate a room based on cleanliness. A simple room, if it's clean can be a perfect place to stay. This room smelled bad, there was mold in the bathroom, dirty walls, and the door didn't shut tightly. If this were a youth hostel then I would understand, but you still pay $150 a night. Next time I will pay an extra $50 and stay somewhere nicer, or I think one of the guest houses would be a better option. Whatever you do, don't stay here.