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Petra Hostel

1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel 14030 (Show on map)

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  • Nanette, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • June 22, 2015
  • Area: Old City
  • Rooms : 42
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Family Room (4 Adults)
Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Family Room (4 Adults)
Family Room (5 Adults)
Family Room (5 Adults)


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Features of Petra Hostel

24-hour front desk

airport transfer

ATM/cash machine on site

business center

car park

currency exchange

express check-in/check-out

family room

laundry service

meeting facilities

room service

safety deposit boxes



shuttle service

smoking area


Sports and Recreation



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

Languages Spoken




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Conveniently located in Jerusalem, Petra Hostel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 3 km away, and it normally takes about 60 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Petra Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

42 rooms spread over 4 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as internet access – wireless (complimentary), refrigerator, desk, bathtub, internet access – wireless can be found in selected rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the solarium. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Petra Hostel.
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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.

Children and extra beds:
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.

Airport Transfer Fee
19 USD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

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

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Floors

Number of Rooms

Parking Fee (per day)
12 USD

Reception Open Until
02:00 AM

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Time to Airport (Minutes)

Year Hotel Built

Year Hotel Last Renovated

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Nanette B. Solo travelers Congo, Democratic Republic of the, June 22, 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 D. Couples Italy, March 15, 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 L. Couples Hungary, February 7, 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 22, 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 1, 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 22, 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 2, 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 11, 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 5, 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 booking.com 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.
Cleo L. Solo travelers Hong Kong, January 4, 2013
Great location but rooms have no heating

Cheap and convenient location
I was there Jan 2-4 so it was cold and there is no heating in my room. Portable heaters are available but it wasn't enough. Hot water is supplied in certain periods of the day and water is sometimes not hot enough. Internet is only available in the reception area. However, the hostel is walking distance to all the touristic sites in the old city so it is great in this sense. Ask to stay in the new wing as rooms are cleaner and newer.
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