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Reviewed 28 October 2014

Aside from good accommodations, this hostel is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. The host, Rabbi Ben Packer, is glad to recommend travel activities, and even provide hosts for meals if need be. The places is the most "full-service" hostel I have ever been to and I plan on returning. As to the prior poster who claimed that Rabbi Packer "accosted and abused" him, I must say that I and my friends were treated like family. Everyone who I have sent here has had a great experience.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank marc g
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I was suggested to stay at this 'Hostel' as an extension for my Birthright experience. The positive side of this place is the location: In the heart of the Old City you truly feel that you're in Jerusalem. Unfortunately that was the extent of the positive feel I got there.
Though at first welcoming, after I had gotten into a discussion with the director, a 'Rabbi
Ben Packer, about Judaism, I was accosted and verbally abused for not agreeing with everything he had said. I would not allow myself to be treated that way and left immediately and stayed somewhere else.
As a hostel that markets itself as a place to explore Jewish learning, I was greatly disturbed that there is no place for discussion and independent Jewish thought.
I would suggest you look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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13  Thank Samtechfree
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Rabbi Ben Packer is incredible. He operates the Heritage House which is a great place for young travelers to stay. There is a men's house and a women's house. I stayed here a few nights while visiting friends in Jerusalem over Sukkot. It was a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Ben gives an awesome tour of the old city and is just a super guy. It's definitely basic accomodations and we guys can be pretty messy so there's lots of clothes and luggage laying around, but what else do you need? You get a bed, sheets, and a towel. It's in a great location and it's free!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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8  Thank jmstanl85
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Reviewed 19 September 2006

The floors were a bit dirty and the young traveler's luggage strewn about, but the bathrooms were clean, there was an overhead fan, the bunks were comfortable with clean sheets blanket and pillow, there were plug-ins for hair dryers an iron and ironing board, and a small library as well as food to knosh on, in the kitchen, with coffee, tea and cold water.

In addition, for those who wished, their was an assignment to
a host and hostess for Shabbat dinner and lunch, as well as
an invitation to a third meal at the Men's Heritage House, along
with a wonderful telling of a Chassidic tale. For Jews with a limited budget who want to experience old Jerusalem as it's been lived for centuries, the gentle Public Relations of Chassidism at the Woman's Heritage House is worth the listening to for a relaxing and spiritual week-end. For those who like Hostels, meeting young (and not-so young) Jewish women from all over the world is a secondary pleasure.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled solo
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10  Thank Gila65
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Reviewed 24 September 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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