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Petra Hotel & Hostel

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The hostel itself is cheap with standard bunkbeds and thin mattresses. Perfect for the budget traveler. However the greatest attraction is the rooftop. There you can see the Pool of Hezekiah, the Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulchure, Hurva Synagogue and much more of the Old City. Worth the NIS5 cost to make use of the view.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The location of this place really can't be beat! It's just inside Jaffa gate, so it's right inside the Old City for easy touring, but also fast enough to get out if you want more for options. The view from the roof is lovely, so definitely take advantage of that. It is definitely a more budget option, but really my...

1Thank Beth D
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We're on a tight budget so are happy to be saving $ by staying here. We're definitely getting what we pay for. The hotel has no heat so it's very cold in winter months. There's a school behind the hostel so noisy school kids wake us each morning. The staff play video games at the reception desk so don't really...

Thank psgriffi
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

NO NO NO! Dirty place and bad service! I was there during easter/passover and they gave my room to two strangers and made me sleep on the floor in the hallway like many other because of some "system failure" in their booking system. They almost ripped me off but I stood up and refused to pay full price.

1Thank Gurgîn B
Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Staff seems lazy, unorganized and unconcerned with guest's needs. The property could be amazing given its location but it has been sadly neglected and in need if repair and so much cleaning. Could be a destination hostel in Jerusalem if they put in an effort. Instead you should consider somewhere else. Also the breakfast is a joke. They even set...

Thank Brandon P
Fribourg, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

For sure, this is not the cleanest hostel i d never sleep on! But bed are clean, shower are working. Its extremly well located, 5 min from the St- Sepulture Church. The roof is amazing, with the view of the Golden Mosque. In the evening you can enjoy the view with an opera sound in back (comes from the show...

Thank richiepenny
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Excellent location and a nice view from the roof terrace. That's it! Rust, mould, dirt and a very unserviceminded staff makes this an unpleasant experience. Couldn't even try the breakfast. Certainly not worth the price.

Thank Caroline B
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 25 June 2015

If you don't mind the hostels service can be a good place. The locations is the straight. Staff is not the best to ask quastions about Jerusalem so if you have turism questions I recomend that not trust them at all. It's unexpensive so if it's your priority go ahead!!

1Thank neuscr
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is a famous old building basic and in a great location for the old city with a great rooftop view, it has a unique atmosphere fitting with its location, a good place to meet fellow travellers, I really enjoyed staying there.

Thank C2973CJmartinh
Lamu Island, Kenya
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I stayed there for 5 nights. Rooms are basic but no problem because it's one of the cheaper hostels. The bathroom was smelling strange (like asbestos). Morning time it was a bit noisy with a school next door. Breakfast was very basic and today after half an hour it was already finished (and nobody filled up). Location is great, the...

1Thank JamboHouse

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Petra Hostel is a large and remarkable hostel that is located directly inside Jaffa Gate, offering a prime location. We have wide range of options, we have deluxe and super deluxe and simple rooms, for every kind of budget. The hostel has four floors. The roof of the hostel also offers additional rooms, as well as the option to rent a mattress or tent on the roof itself and sleep under the Jerusalem stars. It is a simple yet quite large hostel, considering it is inside the Old City. Each floor is has of a large common area, which includes several seating areas, a communal kitchen and fridge, and a TV (shared) as well as a common library where you can select different books and a dining table. Our hotel is reachable by taxi and car (right up to the front door)Much has changed since the Petra Hostel's conception in the early 1830's. But the wonderful ambiance, clean and beautiful well priced rooms, and the most beautiful views in Jerusalem of the old city have remained and continue to be a 180 year constant. With such famous budget travelers such as; Herman Melville, Mark Twain and General Allenby- Petra Hostel's reputation is as poetic and as mystical as the Holy Land itself A common kitchen can be used for cooking is available, as well as laundry service, an airport shuttle service, internet service, and amazing roof Most of the rooms are ensuite with private bathroom. Common bathrooms are also available. The atmosphere is home-like. There are stained glass windows and light fixtures.The outstanding feature of this hostel is its view. Because of its prime location, every window in the hostel has a stunning view of either the wall of the Old City and the street below, or the rooftops of the Old City. Seemingly every room opens onto a balcony. The best area, by far, is the roof, where there are separate rooms with an incredible panoramic view of the entire Old City as well as the Mount of Olives, Mount Scopus, etc. Every landmark is visible!Free breakfast now available for everyone staying in the hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Petra Hotel & Hostel

Address: Jaffa Gate 1, David, Jerusalem 9534710, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: $28 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“great views, convenient location”
JeremiahDW, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay - our friend did. I think the location is very good and the place average..”
sharonrosed, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Budget travelers only. Who are interested in staying very cheaply”
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VisitIsrael, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere until the owner has remodeled this place and replaced the staff”
brandonp265, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in a dorm it was good”
C2973CJmartinh, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
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