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Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I've spent just one night at the guest house and 7 nights at the youth hostel in the same building - the difference is dramatic! Room was newly renovated, super clean bathroom with marble tiling, comfortable beds, great side view of the city (also not too much sun, but just enough), privacy guaranteed as it was a corner room. Other... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

This is a hotel overlooking Old City in Jerusalem. Rooms are very comfortable and clean, and most sights are within walking distance....Sleeping quality on their beds was excellent for me after three weeks of hectic time in southern Israel..Food was very good, and each floor has a lobby where you can serve yourself a sip of coffee or tea...do emails...wireless... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The very best location in Jerusalem and a real bargain! The hotel rooms (not the hostel rooms) are designed by the same guy as the Citadel Hotel next door and the views of the Old City are better than at the King David. An Israeli breakfast is included. While there is no bar or room service, you can easily walk... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2013

we stayed in beit shmuel for four nights and found the hotel to be very accommodating and the staff attentive. any problem that we had was taken care of right away and done with a smile. the food was good, rooms were clean and what can you say when you wake up to the view of the old city...

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London
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

The Beit Shmuel centre seems to have a mixture of arts areas, hostel, and hotel. The hotel room we had - overlooking a building site and further the old city, was perfectly good. The building itself is actually quite nice, with an internal open courtyard. The location is literally 200m from the old city, so if that matters to you,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We have stayed at Beit Shmuel before, and might very well do so again, but only because Jerusalem hotels are very expensive and this one, in a terrific location (within easy walking distance of the Old City), is within our budget. This time we stayed in a "renovated hostel room", which cost us over $200 per night for a family... More 

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Maryland
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

The Merkaz Shimshon-Beit Shmuel complex is a property that houses offices and activities for the World Union for Progressive Judaism. There is a hostel (the Beit Shmuel hostel) as well as a separately-located floor of hotel rooms. We stayed in one of the hotel rooms. These are located across the courtyard from the reception desk (opposite side of the complex... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2011

This is not a hotel but a Youth Hostel with a couple of hotel rooms. After a day in the desert, there was no hot water and poo was coming up the sink. They sent a plumber but couldn't fix it and other guests were coming downstairs to complain. They said they were moving us to an apartment for our... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2011

My husband and I and another couple stayed in the King David apartment for one night in November. The apartment is actually located in an adjacent building to the HUC campus. This meant no wifi. Also, there is no breakfast included with this unit. The furnishings were spartan, but otherwise it was reasonably clean and adequate for a short stay.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Basic but nice, large room. Very dark as there is not enough lighting; we had to move a floor lamp over to the desk just to see our computer. Nice bathroom although the plug did not work so I had to dry my hair without a mirror in the bedroom. We heard "thumping" every evening. Upon exploring we discovered that... More 

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Additional Information about Beit Shmuel Guest House

Address: 6 Shamai, Jerusalem 9463106, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Mammilla
Price Range: $136 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Rooms are very big.”
 of 5 bubbles TuncAkdur, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the corner room if you want a quiet one.”
 of 5 bubbles SaraRebeka, 15 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Currently there is a large building site between the hotel and the old city. You may get some noise in the morning, and don't forget, if you are not Jewish, Sunday is a normal working day!”
 of 5 bubbles wolandscat, 12 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Not sure if it's worth paying extra for a renovated hostel room - they don't seem that much nicer than what I remember the regular hostel rooms looking like.”
 of 5 bubbles twinssing, 30 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Make sure you're booking the HOTEL and not the hostel or guest house. Apparently, there is room for confusion on this point. And if you want any of the offered discounts, contact the hotel directly rather than using the "Booking by Click" link on the website.”
 of 5 bubbles schlimazel_traveler, 7 Jan 2012 | Read review
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