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Citadel Youth Hostel
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“Hostel in the Old City”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights. We had a more expensive room with a private bathroom and a fan (very necessary in summer). The front desk people were very helpful with information. There is a shared computer with internet in the lobby. There is a luggage storage area if you arrive before check-in or are in the city after check out. If you sleep on the roof it is cheap and you get a sleeping mat to save your spot in the afternoon and the use of a shared bathroom and kitchen with refrigerators. They don't make people talking on the roof leave until midnight so your sleep depends on how curtious the other guests are. It was great to be in the old city. The cobblestones can be very hard on suitcase wheels and you have to walk from the Jaffa Gate (maybe a 3--5 minute walk).

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

The Citadel hostel was affordable and in a perfect location just inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City. Anywhere within the Old City was no further than a 10-12 minute walk. Biggest negative: Found traces of bed bugs on my mattress, luckily before I slept in it. KNOW THE SIGNS: the red/brown stains near the corner of the mattress. Mine was the only bed out of six (we stayed in a 12-bed dorm) that had these, and I was given a new mattress upon complaining. Other than that, it was pretty clean and there is a nice view from the roof. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Good location if you want to be in the middle of the old city. Good rooftop with a beautiful view. Good service. BUT very humid, small, hot and dirty rooms. Could need some renovation, some air con and some new bath rooms --- its a bit swampy everywhere. Good if you're on a budget and not staying for too long --- the church bells will wake you up at the roof around 6!

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Reviewed 30 July 2012

The building and location are wonderfully atmospheric, and the rooftop is one of the best in the old city. If it's summer and you can stay up there, I suppose this place would be fine. The private rooms look OK, too. And there is a small shared kitchen. But the dorm in the cellar is among the worst places I've ever slept. It's basically a dungeon: windowless, airless, dirty, and claustrophobicly crowded with terribly uncomfortable bunk beds.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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I came from TLV and arrived with a sheroot at 0130h am at Jaffa Gate. I had a map from openstreetmap.org already printed so it was easy to find. The man who opened was really friendly and showed me the way through the cave-like structure. You can also book daytrips and ask a lot of questions about how to get to Ramallah/Betlehem and other Westbank cities.
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Additional Information about Citadel Youth Hostel

Property: Citadel Youth Hostel
Address: St. Marks 20 | Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Jerusalem
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,157 - ₹ 3,470
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Citadel Youth Hotel Jerusalem

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