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5.2
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location - 390 meters from city center
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  • Eden Gallery30 m
  • St Raphael@Internet50 m
  • Christian Information Centre50 m
  • Christ Church70 m
  • Jaffa Gate Tourist Office70 m
  • Jaffa Gate70 m
  • Tower of David Museum90 m
  • Arts & Crafts Lane90 m
  • Zion Walking Tours90 m
  • Ramparts Walk110 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Petra Hostel

    1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, 14030 - See map
    "Excellent localisation, magnificent view from the roof."
    Wojciech - August 18, 2017
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Solarium

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    Location score
    8.7/10
    Room comfort score
    4.8/10
    Room size
    31 sqm.
    Review score - United States
    6.0/10
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Jerusalem properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Jerusalem properties
    Bigger than
    95
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    of Jerusalem properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Jerusalem properties
    Value for money4.8
    Distance to city center3 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportBen Gurion Airport (TLV)
    Distance to airport39.8 km

    Rooms available at Petra Hostel

    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room (4 Adults)
    Family Room (4 Adults)
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Triple
    Triple
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Family Room (5 Adults)
    Family Room (5 Adults)
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Shared Room - Women only
    Shared Room - Women only
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      Shared Room - Men only
      Shared Room - Men only
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        Agoda Reviews (97)Booking.com Reviews (1088)
        5.2
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        10
        Review score
        Cleanliness3.9
        Facilities3.4
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality4.8
        Service5.0
        Value for money4.8
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (3)
        8-9 Excellent (6)
        7-8 Very Good (7)
        6-7 Good (9)
        <6 Below Expectation (51)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (26)
        Jun - Aug (11)
        Sep - Nov (21)
        Dec - Feb (18)
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        1234
        4.4
        Eyal from Israel
        Family with young children
        Double
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        India style”

        Very old and not clean

        Reviewed August 30, 2019
        4.4
        Sunanta from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Single
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Acceptable”

        On my second stay, I got a room in the main building which is better than the annex. the hostel is close to Jaffa Gate easy to get around and open for 24 hours.

        Reviewed April 27, 2018
        4.4
        Sunanta from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Single
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        dated but not too bad ”

        The manager seems to lack social skills. He looked unfriendly at first, but since we knew each other more, he became informative and helpful. Rooms in the annex (not the main building) is dated without enough facilities. Anyway, at this inexpensive room charge, I m not asking for luxury.

        Reviewed April 27, 2018
        2.0
        daniel from Romania
        Family with young children
        Triple
        Stayed 11 nights in March 2018

        very bad experience”

        huo

        Reviewed April 14, 2018
        5.6
        Kathryn from United States
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        Be Prepared.”

        My husband and I arrived at the same time as another traveler. Both parties paid extra for a private room, and neither of us got a private room. The other traveler seemed satisfied with their accommodations but they tried to put me in a dorm room with another coed group of people and my husband was put in another room. This was not acceptable to me especially there were still beds available in my room. I wasn’t comfortable being in a room with other men and women but not my husband. I had to demand that my husband was with me in order for the staff to move him to my room. They did refund us $10, too bad it was a fake bill. In an effort to not be completely negative, the hostel did have a roof top terrace overlooking the old city, and Temple Mount. STUNNING. You don’t have to stay here to enjoy the view. I believe they charged 11 sheckle for access if not staying at the hostel. Finally, a traveler not caring where you sleep and a dorm is good enough, then you won’t be disappoint

        Reviewed January 12, 2018
        2.8
        Wayne from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single
        Stayed 7 nights in December 2017

        A Dump”

        Window broken and letting in cold air, no heat in the room, plaster falling from the ceiling, electrical outlet hanging from the wall. and the wifi is so slow it is useless. I'll change hotels tomorrow even if I can't get a refund for this place. Yes, I knew it was a hostel, but I booked a private room. Thinking "how bad can it be".

        Reviewed December 08, 2017
        2.8
        Patricia from Denmark
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

        This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at!”

        The owner of the hostel is the worst person I have ever met. As you check in, the staff does not tell you about the ruels and you dont get a key to the room. I came home after midnight my first day, and the owner cursed and shouted at me, even though no one told me about the ruels at the hostel. Every other hostel I've ever stayed at the staff tell you about the ruels when you check in, or they have the ruels written all over the hostel. I also overheard the owner having an argument twice with some guest where he was really rude and disrespectful. When ever you had a question he was really rude, and did not help at all. I would never recommend this hostel to anyone.... It was THE WORST EVER!

        Reviewed October 27, 2017
        4.4
        Anna from Canada
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

        Acceptable”

        The owner was very pleasant at first, but very unpleasant afterword. He asked a lot of questions all the time! The place it was literally a "hole in the wall"!!!! The whole place was filthy, pillows, sheets and cover on the bed were filthy, we bought our own cover, because we were afraid to catch something, and we slept on our cloths all the time. We couldn't sit on the (broken) sofas because something was biting us!!! Overall is an awful place to be inn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you ever decided to go there, make sure you have your own towels, sheets and pillow.

        Reviewed October 21, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Wojciech from Poland
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

        Exceptional”

        Excellent localisation, magnificent view from the roof. Landlord is very helpful and friendly. Best choise for backpackers.

        Reviewed August 18, 2017
        6.8
        Good
        Po from Taiwan
        Group
        Family Room (4 Adults)
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

        Exallent location”

        Not recommended to someone picky

        Reviewed June 16, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Yair from Israel
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 8 nights in March 2016

        Petra hostel”

        very cheap, excellent location and kinds staff
        Reviewed March 19, 2016
        3.6
        Dominik from Poland
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

        Awfull except localisation”

        Dirty. For breakfast pita and humus.

        Reviewed March 11, 2016
        3.3
        Jakub from Poland
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Shocking condotions ”

        localisation.

        Hostel is absolutely disgusting. Towels was dirty, have stains. Im my opinion bedding didnt launder. Everywhere in bathroom was mould. Staff was unpleasent.

        Reviewed March 11, 2016
        3.3
        Lukasz from Poland
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

        Terribly”

        Location

        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!

        Reviewed January 27, 2016
        4.3
        Nanette from Democratic Republic of the Congo
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory
        Stayed 10 nights in June 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.

        Reviewed June 24, 2015
        3.0
        Anna from Italy
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 2 nights in March 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.

        Reviewed March 17, 2015
        8.7
        Excellent
        Csongor from Hungary
        Couple
        Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in February 2015

        nice old hostel in superb location”

        fantastic view of the old city, tasty local breakfast, great Jerusalem-atmosphere
        Reviewed February 11, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        soundara from United States
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in April 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.

        Reviewed April 25, 2014
        8.7
        Excellent
        Ayumi from Japan
        Couple
        Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

        Good!”

        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.

        Reviewed January 06, 2014
        6.3
        Good
        Annie from United States
        Solo traveler
        Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in December 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.

        Reviewed December 25, 2013
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