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Petra Hostel

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The Petra Hostel is perfectly suited to three types of traveler: the Old City pilgrim who wants to be absolutely in the center of historical Jerusalem, mere steps away from all the holy sites; the itinerant backpacker who grooves on the chummy and crowded atmosphere of international hostels; and the visitor on a budget. Anybody finding themselves in one or more of these categories will find the Petra Hostel offers ample bang for the buck.


The Petra Hostel's foremost appeal, other than affordability, is its plum location right inside the Jaffa Gate. You'll feel like a Jerusalem pilgrim of old, ensconced in a spartan room in a historic building in the Christian Quarter. Beyond location, though, this is a standard hostel: the cheap rooms are shared dorms, the kitchen is communal, and facilities are limited (laundry service, conveniently, is available). For travelers preferring a bit more breathing room, there are also single and family rooms available. Internet is available, though it is slow and runs $4 an hour.


Guests of the Petra Hostel can also take advantage of its rooftop patio, offering unforgettable panoramic views of the Old City and the rest of Jerusalem beyond - a simple pleasure that has been charming Old City visitors for centuries.

  • ATM service
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry
  • Fax / photocopying
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Currency exchange

Choose this hotel if

You want to be right in the heart of the Old City

You want access to a unbeatable and unique view of your Old City surroundings from the hotel's patio

You want to save money by cooking your own food

You're on a tight budget

You enjoy the lively hostel scene

Keep in mind

Booking your hotel room with entitles you a host of money-saving benefits designed to maximize your enjoyment of your stay in Jerusalem. Your benefits include:


  • Free gift packets, including our useful maps and our quarterly guide book. 


  • Free use of our phone-based concierge service for real-time advice from staff experts for the duration of the visit. 


  • Exclusive discounts on the top tours and attractions in Jerusalem and all of Israel. And more!


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