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Citadel Youth Hostel

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1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 14 December 2016

There isn't any heating inside the hostel (only some electrical heaters), so the rooms get very cold in the winter even if very warm blankets are provided. The hostel is not very clean (and the bathroom are small and a bit stinky), however there is plenty of hot water, there is a superb terrace upstairs, the private double room is...

2Thank 8FrAn
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two days, considering prices in this part of the world, cheap option, clean, helpful and friendly stuff. Kitchen with all you need for such trip. Highly recommended for low budget travelers!

Thank Pavla L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This hostel is tucked away in the hustle and bustle of the busy old city. For me, being in the old city required having a place to escape and breath for a minute and Citadel was perfect for just that with the multiple decks and rooftop sleeping! I slept on the rooftop and it was great. The staff was also...

Thank jessmaes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had never stayed in a hostel prior to this trip. I would 100% stay here again! Out of the three hostels I stayed in while in Israel/Palestine, this was my favorite! The staff are all helpful and friendly and you have opportunity to meet people from all over the world who stay there. It is fairly clean and is...

2Thank Caitlin F
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's cheap, it's located on,y steps from the Jaffa gate, it's safe and clean and staffed by the very wonderful Jamil! Some of the rooms lack Windows, so try to ask for one with air circulation. But, best thing, the price is right!

Thank Sue S
Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hostel is dirty, even in our private room it wasnt clean, also not the bath ensuit. The water heater didnt work properly and you had to shower over the toilett. But we could deal with this. Unfortunately the kittchen is also quit dirty and way to small! FOr about 30-40 People there is just one hotplate, a very little...

Thank BunteRuth
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Let's begin by saying that this place certainly does not have the frills of other places, but it has wifi, a bathroom, and a kitchen so what more could you want? It has a perfect location, and sleeping on the roof top was the highlight of my trip. Waking up to see the sights of Jerusalem is something I will...

2Thank Travis B
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Pro: - The location is amazing, in the heart of the old town, you are surrounded by historical hotspots. - The building itself is very beautiful and quaint. It is something you cannot find anywhere else, a nice view over Jerusalem from the rooftop. - The staff is nice and helpful. Cons: - Since there is not one big shared...

Thank Claartje B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed here for a night after Taglit during August, I Choose it because I wanted something different and I wanted to stay inside the old city walls. I wasn't sure of what to expect as some critics were very good and others just terrible, I had booked a mattress on the rooftop and it was AMAZING, views were just extraordinary....

1Thank mscadjd
Reviewed 21 September 2016

WE GOT BED BUGS AT THIS HOSTEL! The whole place is very DIRTY. The rooms have no circulation and are not cleaned - the cleaning staff is just young people who come through the hostel and "perform cleaning duties" in exchange for free boarding!!! They do not thoroughly clean ANYTHING in this hostel!! Additionally the showers are just showerheads inside...

Thank Christine O

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Additional Information about Citadel Youth Hostel

Address: St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: RM64 - RM205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“best view ,Awesome location,cheap accommodation,room 3 is the best”
  • room 3 and room 4 cave style rooms
608jensenc, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“bed bugs, dirty, no wifi, no shower facilities, don't book.”
christineo384, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sleep outside on the top of the roof! It is much cooler and you'll have a better nights sleep, it is also cheaper!”
conorl15, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“perfect location, great ambiance, awesome staff, super rofftop view”
materap, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room with bathroom but it's really hot because there is no aircon. I think it is also possible to sleep on the roof.”
A7462MRdianas, 20 May 2016 | Read review
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