I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Upon arrival, one of the owners welcomed us in the little shared kitchen and gave us different hints on the sightseeing in Jerusalem.
Both the owners are kind and willing to help you in whatever thing you might need. Eli also offered us a beer, which we did appreciate!
This is a very cheap hotel, and basically what you get is sort of what you pay for. Rooms are indeed small, with a very basic furnishing and let’s say the cleaning of the rooms leaves a bit to be desired. Bathroom deserves a separate mention. It is a very small bathroom, with a tiny basin where even washing one’s hands become a challenging operation. Shower and WC are almost the same thing, therefore you could enjoy one and the other at the same time.
Bathroom was cleaned upon arrival. Water is hot and fresh towels were on our beds when we checked in.
Location of the Kaplan is very close to the Old City: a 10 minutes walk leads you to the Jaffa gate. Neighbourhood is a bit noisy during night-time, although we were so knackered I barely heard the alarm in the morning.
Breakfast is not available, but tea and coffee are complimentary in the shared kitchen. PC with free internet access is at the disposal of guest, with no charge.
If you are looking for a no-frills and low cost option, then Kaplan will do.
If you might feel uncomfortable with the above given description of the rooms, then go somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kaplan Hotel is the best choice for low-budget travelers. Located right in the center of Jerusalem on Jaffa street, just off Ben-Yehuda st., right across Zion square, and near the new train station. Its location is ideal for shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or having a coffee. It's a 10 minute walk to the old city, to mahane yehuda market, and most central tourist attractions. All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to use the hotel's kitchen, as well as have a free cup of tea or coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaplan Hotel Jerusalem