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London (UK)
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2010

We originally chose this place as a cheap option, when we had to extend our unplanned stay in the Middle East due to the Icelandic volcano issues. We were short of cash at the end of the holiday, and had to be very careful with the expenses so we decided to take dorm beds. We never regreted it. The hospice... More 

2 Thank fuzert
London, UK
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247 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2010

You have to ring the bell to enter if you are not a guest. The garden is beautiful. We visited most evenings for drinks, apple strudel, goulash soup. My friend who is Munich born and bred commented that the food was nowhere near the quality one should expect. The schnitzel was in her opinion "Kentucky Fried", crispy and dry instead... More 

1 Thank Onelifeliveit
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2010

I am unsure of the 'rude' staff that some of the previous guests have commented on previously. We found 'all' the staff to be friendly and extremely helpful. Mr Read Rofa booked a taxi to collect us from the airport and drop us off outside the hospice in their private car park. If you have never stayed here before you... More 

1 Thank LondonGezz
London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2010

We were at the Austrian Hospice for 3 nights: don't stay here if you value your sleep or if you want slightly more than a minimum level of help from staff. The rooms are very noisy: the windows are thin, and do not keep out any noise. This severely affected our quality of sleep. The room we were put in... More 

5 Thank disgrun
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2010

service: very good rooms: spacious, oldfashioned but stylish, very clean bathrooms, original atmosphere location: right in the centre of the old city of jerusalem, close to all sights, fantastic views from the roof restaurant: with a nice garden, like an old coffeehouse in vienna, traditional austrian dishes like wienerschnitzel and apfelstrudel available, as well as coffee a realxing place after... More 

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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44 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2010

The dorms at the Austrian Hospice are, hands-down, the best I've seen in the Middle East, and a great value too. The place is very, very clean, with impeccable shared bathrooms and showers (male and female separated.) The dorm rooms are fairly small - 7 to a room - so there's minimal disturbance during the night. Safety lockers are provided... More 

2 Thank Triseult
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2010

If this is Austrian hospitality, it must be tantamount to Middle-Eastern patience.. It's there in some form, just don't test it! the place is a haven of tranquility, the hotel used to be a hospice, and the rooms could not be roomier. The refurb has not been enormous, no TV's or great comforts, but it has the most amazing Vienna... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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485 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2010

You can not get a better location in my opinionl. Walking distance to everything in old jerusalem, sights, food. The staff are very welcoming. They are somewhat strict on their breakfast buffet time. When it is closed, it is closed, but that's fair enough. The breakfast was adequate. The little cafe they have is lovely too. Serves viennese fare and... More 

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97 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2010

Built as the Austrian Consulate in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it is a beautiful building and gardens in the midst of the Old City. It is an ideal spot from which to visit everyone's holy sites in the Old City and close enough to the Damascus Gate to take a taxi elsewhere. Using the Lion Gate, a taxi... More 

1 Thank wynnetrav
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2010

you will like this place. However, order doesn't mean efficient nor doe it mean customer friendly. The best way to describe this place is that it is very German. The staff has a certain way they do things and that is it. The Cafeteria, breakfast, and check-in are very orderly but inefficient. For instance, when I went to the cafeteria... More 

5 Thank coxday

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Additional Information about Austrian Hospice

Address: 37 Via Dolorosa | P.O. Box 19600, Jerusalem 9762637, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Muslim Quarter
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Austrian Hospice Hotel Jerusalem
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“Rooms and dorms are fine. Dorms may have two levels of bed.”
 of 5 bubbles RosarioG681, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“WiFi is unavailable into rooms and so slow at the lobby”
 of 5 bubbles sama841, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend a view on the Holy Sepulcre”
 of 5 bubbles VOYAGEURShanghai, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for views of the city”
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 of 5 bubbles Danifinn, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Second floor, best view to Mount of Rock”
 of 5 bubbles Suzja, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
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