Heritage House 370.
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the biblical character Abraham who was known for his generous
hospitality, Abraham Hostel is an all-encompassing hub for independent
travelers. Young, funky, upbeat and warm, Abraham Hostel is the
brainchild of a bunch of backpackers and entrepreneurs, including Yaron
Burgin and Maoz Inon, the creators of ILH (a network of Israeli hostels
with European standards).
addition to a clean bed in one of the 72 en-suite rooms (dorm and
private), Abraham Hostel offers comprehensive travel information, bike
rentals, local events, language classes, a rooftop terrace, various
relaxed common areas and more. Centrally located, the Hostel is within
walking distance of many major sites and offers a free walking tour of
the Old City. Address: Davidka SquarePhone: (02) 650-2200 Lutheran Guesthouse
Perfectly located on the border of the Armenian and Jewish Quarters in
the Old City, Lutheran Hostel
is within walking distance of some of the
most holy sites of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The house was built
on crusader foundations in 1860 by Dr. Konrad Schick and retains ancient
stones from the 12th-century and possibly before.
The place was renovated in 2003 and 2007 and all 36 rooms (single,
double, triple and 4-beds) are clean and pleasant and have en suite
bathrooms, hot water, central heating, telephone and internet
connections. Lutheran Hostel not only offers a magnificent and shady
garden but also offers beautiful views of the Old City from above.
Address: 7 St Mark Road, Old City
Phone: (02) 628-2120Jerusalem HostelJerusalem Hostel
is as conveniently and centrally located as it gets
with Ben Yehuda Street, the neighborhood of Nahalat Shiva and the light
rail at its doorstep. Once a two-star hotel, the Jerusalem Hostel has
been transformed into a modern, clean and young-in-spirit space.
However, remnants of the historic hotel remain: an impressive entryway
with curved stone columns, wall-to-wall carpeting, wide, well-lit
corridors and high ceilings. The hostel is not only filled with
character but has all the amenities one expects of a hostel: free WiFi, a
massive roof, a safe for valuables, a fully equipped kitchen as well as
a pleasant dining area. Address: 44 Jaffa Road
Phone: (02) 623-6102 Yitzhak Rabin Youth Hostel and Guest House
Yitzhak Rabin Youth Hostel
is clean, modern and well-appointed and does
not feel like a traditional hostel. In memory of the late Yitzhak
Rabin, the building is located in a particularly green, clean and quiet
part of Jerusalem at the end of the Neve Sha’anan neighborhood, near to
the Valley of the Cross, the Botanical Gardens and the Knesset.
hostel offers 77 spacious and clean rooms as well as an on-site
synagogue with Sefer Torah and a kosher dining room (breakfast included
in price). It offers good value for money for families.Address: 1 Nahman Avigad Street, Givat RamPhone: (02) 678-0101 Heritage House
A home away from home for Jewish travelers, Heritage House
established 27 years ago to provide warm, comfortable and respectable
accommodation in the heart of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City.
Heritage House is unique in that it is completely closed during the day
so that people are forced to go out and see the city.
Travellers pay a nominal fee (NIS20 per week night and NIS25 on Shabbat)
and are provided with a wealth of information on Israel, clean towels
and linen, laundry services and free WiFi. Heritage House offers
separate lodging for women and men, just a few blocks away from each
other. The men's accommodation is now known as Jerusalem House.
Address: 7 Hamalach Street, Jewish Quarter, Old City
Phone: (02) 628-1820
Address: 2 Ohr Hachaim Street, Jewish Quarter, Old City
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