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    Nearest transport:
  • CBS Light Rail Station (2.8 Km)
    Area recommended for:
  • religious interests
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Jaffa Gate (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Damascus Gate (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Dome of the Rock (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)

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Petra Hostel

1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel 14030

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Features of Petra Hostel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • business center
  • currency exchange
  • express check-in/check-out
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • salon
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • solarium


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

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Hostel Description
Situated in Old City, Petra Hostel is the perfect place to experience Jerusalem and its surroundings...see more Situated in Old City, Petra Hostel is the perfect place to experience Jerusalem and its surroundings. The hotel lies 3 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. For those of you who want to venture out, Christ Church, Jaffa Gate, Tower of David Museum are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Petra Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

The hotel features 42 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as solarium. Petra Hostel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Jerusalem.
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Lukasz P. Solo travelers
Poland, 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. Solo travelers
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. Couples
Italy, 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. Couples
Hungary, February 11, 2015
nice old hostel in superb location

fantastic view of the old city, tasty local breakfast, great Jerusalem-atmosphere
soundara S. Solo travelers
United States of America, 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. Couples
Japan, January 6, 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.
Annie L. Solo travelers
United States of America, December 25, 2013
Very friendly staff

The staff tried to be as accompdating as possible given the government had just taken EVERYTHING from them the day before i arrived. The hotel is in a great location, and affodable
Because everything had been taken the day before I arrived (beds, blankets, heaters), and the cold temperatures in the city, I ended up canceling the second night I had planned to stay. It would have been nice if they warned me upon checking in that there would be no heat in the room. Otherwise, the staff were very friendly and tried to be accommodating.
yohei Y. Solo travelers
Japan, December 20, 2013
Modest accommodation

Clean location staff
That's reasonable and has good location. The room is clean enough for the price I think. Anyway, Israel is a kind of expensive country so I had to stay this kind of hotel. Well, I have no complaints.
akihiko F. Solo travelers
Japan, August 21, 2013
just next to his final

near to the church and gate
nothing wrong with hotel but people shared together were stink footers. midnight arrival kept me awaken then could not sleep enough. but I could see sun rise and walk aroub old city early in the morning while pleple are still in bed.
Jevgenijs S. Solo travelers
Latvia, May 8, 2013
Really a budget hotel in the heart of Old City

Centrally located, nice view from the roof, easy access to main sightseeing points.
Well, I do not have too much experience with hostels, but staying at Petra was the worst so far. The whole hotel needs renovation. I have seen some pictures on and they do not correspond to reality. Our room had a door that could be closed only with a key. Bed linen was also quite worn out but smelled as clean. Beds were not comfortable at all. The was hot water in the shower but no pressure. No soap whatsoever. Staff was quite laid-back and I needed to ask several time to get the things I needed. Breakfast was very basic but enough to feel the stomach. I would not recommend this hostel for more than 1 night.

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