Jerusalem is a must stop for anyone traveling to Israel. But you already know that, that’s why you’re here, because finding a good place to sleep and having some money left is troublesome. If you stop looking for hotels (there are many, they are great, the prices are very high), you’ll find there are great hostels at amazing locations. They usually offer either a bed in a dorm room, or a private room for about double the price. Id you score one that offers breakfast, you’re in luck – they’re great in you saves yourselves a few shekels.
This is commonly considered the number 1 hostel in Jerusalem. It’s very modernly designed, you’ll have your own locker, usb wall charger, reading light. There’s a big terrace to eat something or lay back with a good book, and it’s guarded 24 hours a day. It’s a good all-around solution, although it’s a bit pricier than the other options on this list.
If you’ve read our list about the best places to stay in Tel-Aviv (LINKKK), you’ll know that there’s also an Abraham Hostel there. The one in Jerusalem is the original branch, which is by far the best place in town if you are traveling alone. The place is squeaky clean, the rooms are cozy and pretty and the location is very central, close to everything. There’s a great vibe in Abraham Hostel. Maybe it’s the open mic and hummus nights (Sundays) or the rooftop yoga plus bar crawl (Wednesdays), maybe it’s the fact that both of these are free to join. There’s mostly a feeling that there’s a friendly face in town, someone that’ll be there for you. Free breakfast is also good. But also the friendly face thing.
Listen, it’s not the prettiest or the newest hostel in town, but it most definitely the cheapest one. You won’t get a crappy room, either. The rooms are clean and the beds are great, there’s just not a lot of design going on. It’s all very simple and rustic, but it’s in the center of the old city, right next to the market. It’s very safe and even though it might not look like much at first sight, we promise you’ll get your money’s worth.
If you’ve got a little more to spend, and especially if you’re traveling as a couple, this probably is the best place for you. HI Agron has beautiful rooms suited for couples, with smart TVs and a wonderful free breakfast. It’s in the center of town (very close to both the old city and the new districts). It looks and feels more like a hotel than any other hostel on this list, as it’s very clean and modern. It only has 55 rooms, so you’ll get your precious peace and quiet after a long day out.
Looking for the exact opposite of peace and quiet after a long day out? Say hello to The Post House. Never mind the great free breakfast and cool modern design, this is a party hostel. You’ll get your own locker and storage in the big dorm rooms, so you can store all your stuff before going up to the roof, and planning your night out with other party people like yourselves.
Actually, why settle for a bed in a dorm, when you can have an entire apartment all to yourself? The prices for an apartment, suitable for up to 2 people in a good location, should be around 300 NIS per night. Check out THIS option which is suitable for up to 4 guests. If you’re willing to walk a bit, there are also great bargains, like THIS entire apartment for 2 people. If you’re on a budget and looking for a nice, simple space where you can even do some cooking, consider taking THIS cheap option.