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Petra Hostel
Petra Hostel
Petra Hostel
Petra Hostel
Petra Hostel
Petra Hostel
Petra Hostel

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5.2

Review score

103 reviews

103 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 390 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Eden Gallery

30 m

Christ Church

70 m

Tower of David Museum

90 m

Arts & Crafts Lane

90 m

Zion Walking Tours

90 m

Popular landmarks
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

230 m

Old City of Jerusalem

500 m

Western Wall

520 m

Al-Aqsa Mosque

680 m

Garden Tomb

810 m

Closest landmarks
St Raphael@Internet

50 m

Christian Information Centre

50 m

Jaffa Gate Tourist Office

70 m

Police

110 m

Old City Clinic

170 m

Petra Hostel

1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, 14030 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Old City part of Jerusalem, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Old City of Jerusalem.

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Highlights

90 meters to Tower of David Museum

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Cash withdrawal

Shops

Value for money4.8
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportBen Gurion Airport (TLV)
Distance to airport41.2 km

Rooms available at Petra Hostel

Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Family Room (4 Adults)
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Single
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room (5 Adults)
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Petra Hostel?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Petra Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Petra Hostel?

Petra Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 19 ILS. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Petra Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Petra Hostel has a car park available for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Petra Hostel?

Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Petra Hostel?

Petra Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Petra Hostel?

Restaurants including Pincho, Fresh Kitchen and Scala - Chef kitchen & bar are popular in Petra Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Old City.

What popular shopping places are close to Petra Hostel?

Shopping options in Petra Hostel’s Old City neighborhood include Eden Gallery, Shuki Freiman and Souk.

What are popular attractions near Petra Hostel?

Petra Hostel’s location in the Old City neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Old City of Jerusalem, Western Wall and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Petra Hostel?

Petra Hostel’s nearby natural sights include Jerusalem Archaeological Park & Davidson Centre located in the same Old City area.

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Property ranking|Compared to 393 Jerusalem properties
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Room size
31 sqm.
Location score
8.7/10
Room comfort score
4.8/10
Value for money score
4.8/10
Bigger than
91
%
of Jerusalem properties
Better than
88
%
of Jerusalem properties
Better than
86
%
of Jerusalem properties
Better than
74
%
of Jerusalem properties
Overall rating:

5.2

Review score
103 reviews
Cleanliness
3.9
Facilities
3.4
Location
8.7
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More about Petra Hostel

More about Petra Hostel

Petra Hostel

Petra Hostel is the perfect place to experience Jerusalem and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all the landmarks this lively city has to offer. The true local flavors and culture of Jerusalem are yours with a stay at Petra Hostel, located just 490 m from the famous Old City of Jerusalem.
The superior services and facilities offered at Petra Hostel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Jerusalem can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Petra Hostel.
The hostel's room service will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Petra Hostel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Petra Hostel offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The hostel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Petra Hostel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon and solarium. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Around the property

While in Jerusalem, take some time to venture outside of Petra Hostel. You're sure to want to visit Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial located 5.0 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Jerusalem.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 94% of other accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 87% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 86% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

3.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

3 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Solarium
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, 14030
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
    41.2 km
  • Sde Dov Airport (SDV)
    55.5 km

Public transportation

  • Jerusalem Central Bus Station
    2.8 km
  • Jerusalem - Yitzhak Navon
    2.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Old City Clinic
    170 m

Convenience store

  • Minimarket 24
    1.1 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    230 m
  • Old City of Jerusalem
    500 m
  • Western Wall
    520 m
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque
    680 m
  • Garden Tomb
    810 m
  • Hezekiah's Tunnel
    830 m
  • Mount of Olives
    1.2 km
  • Mahane Yehuda Market
    1.8 km
  • Israel Museum
    2.5 km
  • Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial
    5.0 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Eden Gallery
    30 m
  • St Raphael@Internet
    50 m
  • Christian Information Centre
    50 m
  • Christ Church
    70 m
  • Jaffa Gate Tourist Office
    70 m
  • Tower of David Museum
    90 m
  • Arts & Crafts Lane
    90 m
  • Zion Walking Tours
    90 m
  • Ramparts Walk
    110 m
  • Police
    110 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Due to the local tax regulation, Israeli citizens are committed to the compulsory VAT, which is payable at the hotel. This tax is not included in the hotel reservation cost and will be collected by the hotel upon check in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from02:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until02:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee19 ILS
  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 USD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 42
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1830
  • Most recent renovation2007

Parking

  • Daily parking fee12 USD

Reviews of Petra Hostel from real guests

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5.2
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness3.9
Facilities3.4
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality4.8
Service5.1
Value for money4.8
High score for Jerusalem
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (53)
Time of the year
Mar - May (26)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (22)
Dec - Feb (19)
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9.0
Exceptional
soundara from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

I love the location and the front desk are great”

location, views from balcony and roof top of Temple Mount

I was a solo traveler and had the best experience of Jerusalem and the Old City. Petra sits right inside Jaffa Gate of the Old City.

Reviewed April 25, 2014

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5.6
Kathryn from United States
Couple
Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Be Prepared.”

My husband and I arrived at the same time as another traveler. Both parties paid extra for a private room, and neither of us got a private room. The other traveler seemed satisfied with their accommodations but they tried to put me in a dorm room with another coed group of people and my husband was put in another room. This was not acceptable to me especially there were still beds available in my room. I wasn’t comfortable being in a room with other men and women but not my husband. I had to demand that my husband was with me in order for the staff to move him to my room. They did refund us $10, too bad it was a fake bill. In an effort to not be completely negative, the hostel did have a roof top terrace overlooking the old city, and Temple Mount. STUNNING. You don’t have to stay here to enjoy the view. I believe they charged 11 sheckle for access if not staying at the hostel. Finally, a traveler not caring where you sleep and a dorm is good enough, then you won’t be disappoint

Reviewed January 12, 2018

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6.3
Good
Cleo from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Great location but rooms have no heating”

Cheap and convenient location

I was there Jan 2-4 so it was cold and there is no heating in my room. Portable heaters are available but it wasn't enough. Hot water is supplied in certain periods of the day and water is sometimes not hot enough. Internet is only available in the reception area. However, the hostel is walking distance to all the touristic sites in the old city so it is great in this sense. Ask to stay in the new wing as rooms are cleaner and newer.

Reviewed January 14, 2013

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4.3
Nanette from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 10 nights in June 2015

They must be kind with customers. they chose ”

help me to print my boarding pass for free.

No body care of the customer and they don't response customers kindly. It is my first time to know the dormitories bedroom. but I like it, because I met people of different types and cultures. and we respect each other and some time we shared ideas, but no one stay as long as me. Their breakfast was poor. they served the breakfast for their culture without think that they have to be international about that. To understand that different cultures come to the hostel. The breakfast is international every where I go, except in Petra hostel? Why? They take out food before 10am. So if you come at 9:50 you don't take your breakfast but they said they served between 8am to 10am. I saw by myself how they clean this room at 9:45 one day. It bed! The customer is the most important and has to be considered as a king. Thanks to take care of my opinion. I said what I lived.

Reviewed June 24, 2015

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4.7
Jevgenijs from Latvia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

Really a budget hotel in the heart of Old City”

Centrally located, nice view from the roof, easy access to main sightseeing points.

Well, I do not have too much experience with hostels, but staying at Petra was the worst so far. The whole hotel needs renovation. I have seen some pictures on booking.com and they do not correspond to reality. Our room had a door that could be closed only with a key. Bed linen was also quite worn out but smelled as clean. Beds were not comfortable at all. The was hot water in the shower but no pressure. No soap whatsoever. Staff was quite laid-back and I needed to ask several time to get the things I needed. Breakfast was very basic but enough to feel the stomach. I would not recommend this hostel for more than 1 night.

Reviewed May 08, 2013

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6.0
akihiko from Japan
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

just next to his final”

near to the church and gate

nothing wrong with hotel but people shared together were stink footers. midnight arrival kept me awaken then could not sleep enough. but I could see sun rise and walk aroub old city early in the morning while pleple are still in bed.

Reviewed August 21, 2013

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6.3
Good
Annie from United States
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Very friendly staff”

The staff tried to be as accompdating as possible given the government had just taken EVERYTHING from them the day before i arrived. The hotel is in a great location, and affodable

Because everything had been taken the day before I arrived (beds, blankets, heaters), and the cold temperatures in the city, I ended up canceling the second night I had planned to stay. It would have been nice if they warned me upon checking in that there would be no heat in the room. Otherwise, the staff were very friendly and tried to be accommodating.

Reviewed December 25, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Ayumi from Japan
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Good!”

Cost,clean,good location

It was cozy and good location. Near the Jaffa gate. It takes only 1 min! The staff was friendly. I could get hot shower and clean room.

Reviewed January 06, 2014

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6.0
yohei from Japan
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

Modest accommodation”

Clean location staff

That's reasonable and has good location. The room is clean enough for the price I think. Anyway, Israel is a kind of expensive country so I had to stay this kind of hotel. Well, I have no complaints.

Reviewed December 20, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Wojciech from Poland
Couple
Double
Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

Exceptional”

Excellent localisation, magnificent view from the roof. Landlord is very helpful and friendly. Best choise for backpackers.

Reviewed August 18, 2017

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2.8
Patricia from Denmark
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed at!”

The owner of the hostel is the worst person I have ever met. As you check in, the staff does not tell you about the ruels and you dont get a key to the room. I came home after midnight my first day, and the owner cursed and shouted at me, even though no one told me about the ruels at the hostel. Every other hostel I've ever stayed at the staff tell you about the ruels when you check in, or they have the ruels written all over the hostel. I also overheard the owner having an argument twice with some guest where he was really rude and disrespectful. When ever you had a question he was really rude, and did not help at all. I would never recommend this hostel to anyone.... It was THE WORST EVER!

Reviewed October 27, 2017

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4.4
Sunanta from Thailand
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Acceptable”

On my second stay, I got a room in the main building which is better than the annex. the hostel is close to Jaffa Gate easy to get around and open for 24 hours.

Reviewed April 27, 2018

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2.8
Wayne from United States
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 7 nights in December 2017

A Dump”

Window broken and letting in cold air, no heat in the room, plaster falling from the ceiling, electrical outlet hanging from the wall. and the wifi is so slow it is useless. I'll change hotels tomorrow even if I can't get a refund for this place. Yes, I knew it was a hostel, but I booked a private room. Thinking "how bad can it be".

Reviewed December 08, 2017

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3.3
chae from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 6 nights in September 2012

lousy place”

nothing good to comment

Its lousy. Old building that owner rent n just partician d room n rent out. Even partician work is worse then third world hotel standards. Horrible place. Wont go there if have a choice

Reviewed October 16, 2012

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4.4
Sunanta from Thailand
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

dated but not too bad ”

The manager seems to lack social skills. He looked unfriendly at first, but since we knew each other more, he became informative and helpful. Rooms in the annex (not the main building) is dated without enough facilities. Anyway, at this inexpensive room charge, I m not asking for luxury.

Reviewed April 27, 2018

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3.3
Jakub from Poland
Couple
Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Shocking condotions ”

localisation.

Hostel is absolutely disgusting. Towels was dirty, have stains. Im my opinion bedding didnt launder. Everywhere in bathroom was mould. Staff was unpleasent.

Reviewed March 11, 2016

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4.4
Anna from Canada
Couple
Double
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

Acceptable”

The owner was very pleasant at first, but very unpleasant afterword. He asked a lot of questions all the time! The place it was literally a "hole in the wall"!!!! The whole place was filthy, pillows, sheets and cover on the bed were filthy, we bought our own cover, because we were afraid to catch something, and we slept on our cloths all the time. We couldn't sit on the (broken) sofas because something was biting us!!! Overall is an awful place to be inn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you ever decided to go there, make sure you have your own towels, sheets and pillow.

Reviewed October 21, 2017

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6.8
Good
Po from Taiwan
Group
Family Room (4 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Exallent location”

Not recommended to someone picky

Reviewed June 16, 2016

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3.0
Anna from Italy
Couple
Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

worst hotel in Jerusalem”

the online good thing is the location just close to The King David tower

The worst accomodation in Israel. Dirty, no table, no furniture in the room, very poor breakfast, bathroom with open shower without curtain. Terrible! We stay only one night instead of the two already paid with no refund.Who decide to give them two Stars? I've taken also pictures but I can't upload them.

Reviewed March 17, 2015

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4.4
Eyal from Israel
Family with young children
Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

India style”

Very old and not clean

Reviewed August 30, 2019

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