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Petra Hotel & Hostel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New Petra hostel I stayed in the Petra with 2 friends in April 2017. We stayed in the Petra hostel for 2 nights then we left for the Dead Sea then we stayed for another 2 nights after that. We found that the manager of the hostel was really difficult and his treatment towards us was definitely worse the second...

1Thank Mich130791
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I can recommend for low budget travellers. Cheap hostel and a good location. The owner was very helpful, but the room was in bad condition. No heating, so the same temperature as outside. Not comfortible at all..

Thank Eliska W
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Just don't stay here. This is a list of maintenance I saw during my stay last fortnight. Four steps which were a trip hazard. Especially the second step which was eroded badly. The others were showing wire at the front. Fly screen torn in bathroom near Room 7. Broken windows at reception - glazier required. Hairballs from other guests in...

Thank baggiolinda
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I was here twice, 2009 with my girlfriend in our tent on the roof almost a week. Amazing experience, but now it is not possible. My second stay was in April 2016 with 2 my 'sisters', we booked a room for 3, but we had one more bed as a storage of things, useful, I wanted to book it now...

Thank Radek D
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife, brother and I all shared a triple room for two nights. We had a tight budget to stay within - and we wanted to be in the Old City, so we picked this place. I'll break this review into two sections: GOOD: -SPECTACULAR ROOFTOP VIEWS: Staying here gives you access to the roof of the building. It's a...

Thank JeremiahDW
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Do NOT use a credit card at this hotel or at their money-changing operation. We paid for a friend who stayed one night and they took a fee for a single room for 6 weeks every day until we caught them. We had to cancel the credit card to get it to stop. They also use another charge called HASANYAN...

Thank Sharon Rose D
Suzhou, China
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I wandered into this unfortunate place by accident, and decided to stay as it was convenient. I wish I checked the reviews first for this hotel. Although the location is very good, the people who run it are awful. As I was paying, the guy criticized the tour I previously paid for, for the next day. I was leaving and...

1Thank topsoul181
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The hostel is conveniently located next to the Jaffa Gate and is a good place to see the Old City It has a spectacular terrace with amazing views. These two points are all good that it has this hostel I took a single room with bathroom. The bathroom was quite dirty and very old. The mattress was very old and...

Thank lauracabre71
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Tip: Pay a little extra and stay somewhere else in the Old City. The owner was very nice and accommodating, but that is unfortunately not enough to overcome the place itself. The location across from the Tower of David was great, but the hostel is in desperate need of repair. We had a private room with bathroom. The balcony door...

Thank Sean R
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The main phrase I have been seeing is "you get what you pay for". This is true. The rooms are nothing special but they serve their purpose and the pricing reflects that. The best thing I remember about staying here was the rooftop view of the Old City. I will stay there again just to be able to sit on...

Thank srkortright

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Petra Hostel is a large and remarkable hostel that is located directly inside Jaffa Gate, offering a prime location. We have wide range of options, we have deluxe and super deluxe and simple rooms, for every kind of budget. The hostel has four floors. The roof of the hostel also offers additional rooms, as well as the option to rent a mattress or tent on the roof itself and sleep under the Jerusalem stars. It is a simple yet quite large hostel, considering it is inside the Old City. Each floor is has of a large common area, which includes several seating areas, a communal kitchen and fridge, and a TV (shared) as well as a common library where you can select different books and a dining table. Our hotel is reachable by taxi and car (right up to the front door)Much has changed since the Petra Hostel's conception in the early 1830's. But the wonderful ambiance, clean and beautiful well priced rooms, and the most beautiful views in Jerusalem of the old city have remained and continue to be a 180 year constant. With such famous budget travelers such as; Herman Melville, Mark Twain and General Allenby- Petra Hostel's reputation is as poetic and as mystical as the Holy Land itself A common kitchen can be used for cooking is available, as well as laundry service, an airport shuttle service, internet service, and amazing roof Most of the rooms are ensuite with private bathroom. Common bathrooms are also available. The atmosphere is home-like. There are stained glass windows and light fixtures.The outstanding feature of this hostel is its view. Because of its prime location, every window in the hostel has a stunning view of either the wall of the Old City and the street below, or the rooftops of the Old City. Seemingly every room opens onto a balcony. The best area, by far, is the roof, where there are separate rooms with an incredible panoramic view of the entire Old City as well as the Mount of Olives, Mount Scopus, etc. Every landmark is visible!Free breakfast now available for everyone staying in the hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Petra Hotel & Hostel

Address: Jaffa Gate 1, David, Jerusalem 9534710, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Price Range: ₹ 1,227 - ₹ 5,684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 42
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“great views, convenient location”
JeremiahDW, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay - our friend did. I think the location is very good and the place average..”
sharonrosed, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Budget travelers only. Who are interested in staying very cheaply”
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VisitIsrael, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere until the owner has remodeled this place and replaced the staff”
brandonp265, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in a dorm it was good”
C2973CJmartinh, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
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