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Petra Hotel & Hostel

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Petra HOSTEL is a great place to stay while exploring Jerusalem provided you book a private room with private bathroom on the ground floor and take your own bedding. There are also dorm rooms and sleeping on the roof. The views from our room and the roof where breakfast is served are simply amazing. Built in the 1800s, you are...

Thank Will D
Pallini, Greece
Reviewed 23 March 2015

NICE LOCATION VILLAINOUS HOSTEL. The view is that good, the rooms but very dirty on the second floor better do not go. The only good is in the Old City of Jerusalem. The blankets sheets stank. The mattresses were miserable. NOT in this hostel never go again.

Thank D_Kivotos
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We had a great time in petra hostel. We booked two beds in a dorm for four nights but had the room for outselves the whole stay. The room had a balcony which was super good just for hanging out and observe the masses on the streets. The staff was welcoming and supportive. The hostel is super cheap compared to...

1Thank IsaLaBella_Berlino
Port Louis
Reviewed 7 October 2014

I stayeg there with my family and relatives, nineteen persons in all. It was during ramadan 2014. we spent one week there. Well situated within the old city Jerusalem. Ideal for a resting place to visit all places within the old city. For Mulsims walking distance to pray five time the daily salaat in Masjid Al Aqsa.

2Thank Raffick K
Tczew, Poland
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The hostel is perfectly located just by the Damascus gate of the old town. The view from the roof is really great - you have a panorama of old Jerusalem just before your breakfast table. These are good things about the hostel. The rooms are of poor standard, plaster was falling on us and our things from the ceiling, the...

2Thank Jarosław P
Dolceacqua, Italy
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Been to this hostel 3 times. Maybe I keep coming back because it is just by the entrance of the Jaffa Gate. They have now added NEW to their name: New Petra Hostel and have a website where you can book. The place is quite dirty, roofs of the rooms despite their bright colors have water inflitration, bathrooms are a...

1Thank Tajikat
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I stayed in the dormitory room but there are also available private rooms. Dormitory has a little balcony and 8 beds. Bathroom is shared and since there is also the shower, often there is to wait to use it. For breakfast there was pita bread with a vegetable salad, some sauces, cheese, marmalade, tea and coffee. Water is always available...

Thank janLu80
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We booked 3 nights, and came to find out they were overbooked and there is no place for us, nothing was proposed in exchange, well, it was the high season,so no other room anywhere,the lobby was pretty much shabby, with dirty toilet and generally speaking 'old'... at least they were enough honest to pay us back, therfore 2/5

4Thank Kamila z
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Overall service was good: central, clean and cheap. Staff was helpful except for misguided advice about all sherut service (shared taxis or minibus) being cancelled and management suggested we take a taxi (acquaintance of his) to Tel Aviv instead. Turned out the service was operating and we saved over NIS275 avoiding the taxi. My advice is to double check everything.

3Thank Cormac L
Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I would not write this review if was not true they placed rat traps all-over the lower floor rooms. So they know is not an occasional rat which enters the house but lots of them. I was looking for a private room and they showed me the rooms downstairs, so when I saw those rat traps I had to change...

Thank Raizel E

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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: $31 - $121 (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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