Jerusalem, old and new, is packed with historical sites, archaeological artifacts, Israeli markets and a handful of the best museums in Israel. After a sweaty day of squeezing through the Kotel tunnels, admiring Jewish artifacts at the Israel Museum, and weaving through the masses at Mahane Yehuda, you’ll want somewhere to shower, nap, and recharge before heading back out at night to, say, one of Israel's jazz and blues venues. Save your shekels and opt for one of these Jerusalem hostels instead. You’re bound to meet cool travelers like yourself in a comfortable, inviting environment. Some of the hostels even sport a bar and live music!
The best Jerusalem hostels
After a day of sightseeing and history lessons, check out these hostels and sleep on a budget in the Holy City
Jerusalem hostels to stay at on a budget
Offering a terrace and views of the city, The Post Hostel Jerusalem is situated in the West Jerusalem district in Jerusalem, 1.1 km from Western Wall. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.The Post Hostel Jerusalem features free WiFi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is offered.There is a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and rooftop terrace.Dome of the Rock is 1.2 km from The Post Hostel Jerusalem, while Church of All Nations is 1.6 km away. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km from the property.
The Abraham Hostel Jerusalem is located in Davidka Square, 350 metres from Mahne Yehuda Market. It offers rooms and dormitories with free WiFi and air conditioning.Rooms at the Abraham Hostel have a private bathroom. Dormitories include private lockers, and further storage space is provided in the lounge.The Abraham Hostel Jerusalem is right in front of a tram and bus stop providing connections to the city's most important landmarks. The Old City is a 20-minute walk away.A continental breakfast is provided at the Abraham, and a communal kitchen is available for guests' use.The hostel features an evening bar with a selection of Israeli beers and nightly entertainment. The tour desk can organise excursions in Jerusalem and to different destinations in Israel.
Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Stay Inn Hostel is located in Jerusalem in the Jerusalem District Region, 1.8 km from Western Wall. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.Certain units include a seating area for your convenience. Stay Inn Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property.There is a gift shop at the property.Dome of the Rock is 1.9 km from Stay Inn Hostel, while Church of All Nations is 2.2 km away. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km from the property.
Set within the authentic narrow streets of Jerusalem's old city, the Chain Gate Hostel is entirely made of Jerusalem stone and provides air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulcher are all within just 50 metres from the property.You can relax in the lounge area with seating furniture and TV. Breakfast is included, and guests can also prepare meals in the shared kitchen, which comes with a fridge. The washing machine can be used at an extra charge.Several traditional restaurants serving hummus, shawarma and kebab can be found within a 2-minute walk from the hostel.Numerous remains of Jewish, Armenian Christian and Muslim traditions can be seen in the immediate vicinity of Hostel Chain Gate. It is 400 metres from the Via Dolorosa and 750 metres from the Jaffa Gate to the old city. Mamila pedestrian mall is at a distance of 1.2 km.
Situated 2.4 km from Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Rob's Place features free WiFi access and free private parking.Each room includes a shared bathroom.You will find a shared kitchen at the property.Church of All Nations is 2.4 km from Rob's Place, while Dome of the Rock is 2.5 km away. Ben Gurion Airport is 41 km from the property.
Located in Jerusalem, 900 metres from Western Wall, Beit Shmuel Guest House features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property.All rooms come with a TV with cable channels. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day.There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.Dome of the Rock is 1.1 km from Beit Shmuel Guest House, while Church of All Nations is 1.5 km away. The nearest airport is Ben Gurion Airport, 42 km from Beit Shmuel Guest House.
A 10-minute walk from the Israel Museum in central Jerusalem, this modern hostel provides air-conditioned rooms and dormitories with free Wi-Fi. The Botanical Gardens are 500 metres away.Rooms and dormitories have bright, simple furnishings with a TV, fridge and kettle. Rooms include a private bathroom, while dormitories have a shared bathroom. Bed linen is included.A breakfast buffet is served daily at HI Rabin - Jerusalem Hostel, with salad, cheeses and bread.The hostel is set in the Rehavia neighbourhood, 2.5 km from the Jerusalem Central Bus Station and can be reached by bus lines 9 and 17.
Beit Ben Yehuda is set in a historical building in the Arnona-Talpiot area of Jerusalem. Free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, and a terrace are available here.Each room at the Ben Yehuda has air conditioning and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.Free use of the library and the large, fully equipped kitchen is also available. Beit Ben Yehuda offer various discounts in restaurant throughout the city.Jerusalem's Old Town is a 30-minute walk away from the Beit Ben Yehuda. Restaurants, shops as well as many public buses for the city centre are all nearby.
Only 15 minutes' walk from the Old City, HI Agron - Jerusalem Hostel is a historic stone building in a typical Jerusalem style. It serves an Israeli breakfast buffet each morning.HI Agron Jerusalem offers a variety of accommodation options from private rooms to dormitories. All are air conditioned and feature satellite TV, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.The hostel features 2 dining rooms where you can enjoy eggs, cheese, salad and bread for breakfast.Next to the Great Synagogue, the property is 10 minutes' walk from Mamilla Shopping Centre.
Set in the Old City, just inside the Jaffa Gate, Petra Hostel offers budget accommodation, a communal kitchen, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views across Jerusalem. Wi-Fi is available in public areas.Hostel Petra has both private and dormitory rooms. Here you will also find a TV lounge, internet point and free safety deposit boxes. A laundry service is also available.The hostel is 100 metres from the Tower of David and is well connected by highway 60.