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“Excellent Location and good value, some funky smells going on though.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barkai Studios

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Barkai Studios
Ranked #17 of 56 Jerusalem B&B and Inns
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Location and good value, some funky smells going on though.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2010

We enjoyed our visit to Barkai studios this spring. Ruthi is a lovely person that really tried to make our stay enjoyable. The location is excellent and easy walk to the old city and city center. The price is still a good deal, especially with the location. One strange note, turns out the rate is cheaper in US dollars, than in Shekels. We were quoted a price in USD, and when we arrived said we decided to pay in NIS, and were quoted a price that was roughly $10 more per night (which adds up over a week). We exchanged our NIS for USD and saved $60 by paying in USD.

A few downsides. Some strange smells on the street outside the room and in the bathroom (which is very small, but will fit an average sized adult). Also, the linens while clean had a smell of mildew or cats. Overall, the place is clean and comfortable given the price tag. Also, parking can be a bit challenging if you bring a car.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2010

In March, we stayed for a week at Barkai Studios again, having been there also in July. It is truly like coming home for us! Ruti is the warmest, kindest, most helpful person and the apartments are lovely -- comfortable, clean, quiet, and perfectly located. Between Ruti's generosity, the charm of the neighborhood, the convenience of the studio's set-up, and the access to old and new Jerusalem, I could not imagine a more perfect location. Highly recommended!

Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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datjeep
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

If this is number one, then don't stay at a B&B in Jerusalem. By the way, it is not a B&B anyway. In fact, it is barely a B. No breakfast, hard tiny beds, the smell of cat litter pervasive, shower/sink combo that is tiny for a child. This is a good place for someone on a tight budget with no desire for any comfort or space at all who has no sense of smell. However, the location is fabulous/unbeatable and the rooms are cheap. But the adage that you get what you pay for applies. It is inconceivable that this would be rated number one for anything except location.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank datjeep
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Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2009

Hostess Ruti made our two week stay a pleasure and was really helpfull in every way. This B&B is ideally situated only a 20 minute bus ride to the Central Bus Station from where busses go to all destinations in Israel. It's a 20 minute down hill walk to the Arab bus station to go to Jordan. Importantly it's in close proximity to the Old City Jaffa and Damascus Gates and a nice litle walk to Jaffa Road and the restaurant area of Jerusalem. The bed can be made as a double or twin and the whole atmosphere and value are exceptional. When you close your eyes at night you could be at the Hilton!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SydneyGraham
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

Ruti is great and tried to help us always! No one will bother you unless you need help. I like the home feel here! The location is convenient too. Anyway, for Studio A, it need some fix work for the ladder, and the toilet is a bit small.
We hope we can stay longer and at Studio G!
Thanks Ruti and hope you have a great trip in China from next week!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ivypong2000
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Additional Information about Barkai Studios

Property: Barkai Studios
Address: 9 Khulda ha-Nevi'a, Jerusalem 9511009, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
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Ranked #17 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Jerusalem
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,701 - ₹ 6,414
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three beautiful studio apartments, suitable for up to 4 people. Great location in beautiful, quiet, historic Musrara neighborhood, 5 minute walk to the old city and the holly places and a ten minute walk to city center and its shopping districts. ... more   less 

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