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Petra Hotel & Hostel

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

I stayed here for a few nights and it was fine, but nothing to write home about. The location in the Old City is great for exploring and the rooftop view if amazing. The rooms are alright. Clean enough and I was never too worried about my belongings. The laundry service was pretty bad, unfortunately. I gave them my cloths...

1Thank Sam V
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

I stayed here in November - or should I say "tried to stay here". Despite my secured reservation, I was told when I showed up at 3 pm that the hostel was full - unless I was willing to extend my stay for longer!! In short, there WAS a room available but I would not be given it unless I...

5Thank Martin J
San Jose, California
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Its location is the only good point. Dirty, old, noisy, shabby, and rude managers like idiots. Must avoid!!! I was attracted by its low price and location, and booked it online. Then it turned to be a nightmare. Cannot sleep at all at night. Cannot take bath. Many other cannots!!! Dude, if you like its location, you will find many...

7Thank Gordon L
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This hostel has three things going for it: a great location in the Old City near Jaffa Gate, amazing views of the Dome of the Rock and the Tower of David and finally it's cheaper than most other hostels in Jerusalem. That being said, you don't get all that much for your money here. The hot water is scarce, the...

1Thank Haythem19
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

Given the price and the location, you have to put up with some other things being less ideal. The rooms are pretty old and can get noisy as you look out onto jaffa gate. The bathroom is pretty old and basic. Overall,it's clean enough if you're not a clean freak, the breakfast is pretty good and local, the staff is...

Thank ZeConstantraveller
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We spend 3 nights downthere coming straight from the airport at 3:35 AM. It's not the best hostel we've ever been but it was xlean, open 24/7 with wifi everywhere. The roof top is amazing and give one of the best view in town. What an impressive thing to take your breakfast (included) seeing the old town, the St Sepulcre,...

1Thank Worldtriper_Max
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 23 September 2013

DO NO T STAY HERE!!!: i just got out this morning of that sty because the management started shouting at me because i told them that there was no hot water (which apparently is a persistent problem) after they threw me into a horrible room (all of them are creepy and horrendous) with no internet, considering that my reservation was...

3Thank simonalamona
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This hostel has perfect location, in the old centre. It was easy to get to the main historical sites, but was hard to sleep, cause during the nights the surrounded streets were full of people. The building of the hostel is very old, you will have hot water only when you ask for it, walls are scuffed, BUT I didn't...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We'd read in our guide book that you can sleep on the roof of this place and fancied the experience - it was fantastic. The roof terrace has one of the best views in Jerusalem, and there are matresses piled in one corner. We were the only people sleeping up there on the night we stayed. We were woken by...

1Thank S_Mac_2012
Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Warning, unless you are brain-dead, you should NOT stay in this "dive." One of the worst hostel in Jerusalem that I stayed in. NOTE: I was a building inspector for 40 years, I'll do a list why the "warning".... (1.) Pictures in their listings are not at all the actual reality of this "dive." (Dive means "flop house” or below...

1Thank Infowarz

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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: RM101 - RM390 (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”
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