Above average 5.8
Based on 45 reviews

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About Petra Hostel


Offering quality accommodations in the religious interests district of Jerusalem, Petra Hostel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Christ Church, Jaffa Gate, Tower of David Museum.

At Petra Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

Step into one of 42 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating which can be found in some rooms. The hotel's solarium are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Petra Hostel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Jerusalem.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • solarium

Food & beverage

  • room service


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
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Due to the local tax regulation, Israeli citizens are committed to the compulsory VAT, which is payable at the hotel. This tax is not included in the hotel reservation cost and will be collected by the hotel upon check in.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-8 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 8 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 19 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 0 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 3 km
Distance to Airport: 55 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 42
Parking Fee (per day): 12 USD
Reception Open Until: 02:00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 60
Year Hotel Built: 1830
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2007
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Recent customer comments

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Above average

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Location 9.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 4.8
  • Service 5.4
  • Value for Money 5.8
  • Food/Dining 4.7

Po L.
June 16, 2016
Exallent location
Not recommended to someone picky

Yair L.
March 19, 2016
Petra hostel
very cheap, excellent location and kinds staff

Dominik S.
March 11, 2016
Awfull except localisation
Dirty. For breakfast pita and humus.

Jakub W.
March 11, 2016
Shocking condotions
Hostel is absolutely disgusting. Towels was dirty, have stains. Im my opinion bedding didnt launder. Everywhere in bathroom was mould. Staff was unpleasent.

Lukasz P.
January 27, 2016
Conditions were terrible. Everywhere was dust, dirty floor, I guess it hasn't been cleaned for ages... Worst was dirty and stinky bedclothes. Shower and toilet were also bad: dirt, stain, no warm water. Breakfast= tea and coffee. Don't stay there, if you don't have to do!

Nanette B.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
June 24, 2015
They must be kind with customers. they chose
help me to print my boarding pass for free.
No body care of the customer and they don't response customers kindly. It is my first time to know the dormitories bedroom. but I like it, because I met people of different types and cultures. and we respect each other and some time we shared ideas, but no one stay as long as me. Their breakfast was poor. they served the breakfast for their culture without think that they have to be international about that. To understand that different cultures come to the hostel. The breakfast is international every where I go, except in Petra hostel? Why? They take out food before 10am. So if you come at 9:50 you don't take your breakfast but they said they served between 8am to 10am. I saw by myself how they clean this room at 9:45 one day. It bed! The customer is the most important and has to be considered as a king. Thanks to take care of my opinion. I said what I lived.

Anna C.
March 17, 2015
worst hotel in Jerusalem
the online good thing is the location just close to The King David tower
The worst accomodation in Israel. Dirty, no table, no furniture in the room, very poor breakfast, bathroom with open shower without curtain. Terrible! We stay only one night instead of the two already paid with no refund.Who decide to give them two Stars? I've taken also pictures but I can't upload them.

Csongor B.
February 11, 2015
nice old hostel in superb location
fantastic view of the old city, tasty local breakfast, great Jerusalem-atmosphere

soundara S.
United States
April 25, 2014
I love the location and the front desk are great
location, views from balcony and roof top of Temple Mount
I was a solo traveler and had the best experience of Jerusalem and the Old City. Petra sits right inside Jaffa Gate of the Old City.

Ayumi T.
January 06, 2014
Cost,clean,good location
It was cozy and good location. Near the Jaffa gate. It takes only 1 min! The staff was friendly. I could get hot shower and clean room.


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