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Tel Aviv, Israel
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127 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I know it's a hostel and that I should have no expectations. But there is minimalist and there is Spartan, and this is the latter. First the good things: the airconditioner was ok. There is a TV in the room (which I didn't even switch on, I presume it works). No soap in the bathroom (although there was shampoo and... More 

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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

This hostel was one of the worst travel experiences of my life. The location is excellent, but that is the only thing going for this "establishment". Although the the prices are cheap by Jerusalem standards, there is no excuse for such poor conditions. The Ministry of Health should shut this place down! The bathroom was smelly with mildew. I scratched... More 

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Chicago
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Convenient, close to transportation and major insights in Jerusalem, affordable and clean. However, the many community events happening in the same building may be distracting at times.

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Baltimore
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

I can't figure out how the owners of such prime real estate could keep it in such poor condition, but I guess if they fixed it up it wouldn't be a hostel anymore, so I shouldn't complain. Beit Shmuel is right around the corner from two of the most expensive hotels in Jerusalem, with a fantastic view of the Old... More 

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Toronto
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

For location and a clean, attractive "no frills" room, nothing beats Beit Shmuel. Near Mamilla, the Old City and King David , you can walk to most of central Jerusalem. I was easily able to walk to the Old City, German Colony, King George St in Talbieh and Rehavia and to downtown along Jaffa Road. You are close to public... More 

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nyc
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

My sister-in-law and her hsuband to be were getting married and decided to get rooms in the place where they were marrying. Great location to marry due to the room at th etop and outside space where the chuppa was--was an amazing place for scenery looking out over the old city. But that is where the good stops. We stayed... More 

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Ruth K, Manager at Beit Shmuel Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. During March-April 2012 Beit Shmuel was in a process of rennovations in order to improve the facilities of the place. While we made every effort to ensure our guests' comfort and the level of services rendered are not compromised, I understand you have, unfortunately, experienced certain inconveniences and I sincerely apologize for that. I feel... More 

Brno, Czech Republic
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70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2012

I have stayed in a hostle-room (few beds, few people per room). I must say that this place was really dirty. Everything was mouldy. There was not enough storage space in the room for so many people as they have put in the room. Towels were not changed during stay. I went to a lecture in the lecture room located... More 

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Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in a hotel room (which is different than the hostel). Location to old city is the best feature only 5 mins. We had a great view of the old city from our room. Room was quiet, spacious and clean with comfortable bed. Tea and coffe making and a fridge were also supplied. Front desk staff... More 

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

This hotel is a very short walk from the Old City's Jaffa gate and even shorter to the Mamilla Mall, which offers several restuarants and many shops. It is situated between the King David Hotel and the David Citadel Hotel, which are both upscale hotels, but costs far less. It is also one block from the YMCA. Lunch at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Make no mistake, it is a dormitory/hostel and they put as much attention into it as that. The general appearance of the public areas need a good scrub. The walls, baseboards, backs of chairs, table clothes are all dirty. But if you need a " dirt" cheap accommodation close to the old city, this is it

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Address: 13 King David St., Jerusalem 94101, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Mammilla
Price Range: $85 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Beit Shmuel Hotel Jerusalem
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“go for 3rd floor or higher”
 of 5 bubbles Sudranski, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony facing the Old City”
 of 5 bubbles leaffan2, 3 May 2012 | Read review
“find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles tigger7827, 20 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Hotel room with balcony that overlooks old city.”
 of 5 bubbles swalee, 14 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view of the Old City.”
 of 5 bubbles Compositor, 27 Jan 2012 | Read review
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