Stay at the very best hotels and hostels in Jerusalem! Planning a trip to the holy city? Whether you are looking for the best 5-star deluxe hotels, the most fashionable boutique hotels, or the most fun hostels, this post is for you!
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We’ve broken this guide into sections:
- Luxury hotels
- Boutique Hotels
- Mid-Range Hotels with pools
- Outside City Center
We’ve also created a ranking system based on ratings from other popular websites.
Pricing for 2 people sharing 1 room:
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Best Luxury Hotels in Jerusalem
King David Street 23 | Swimming Pool | Luxury | Tower | Dan | $$$$$
Built in 1920s, and refurbished most recently in 2013, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem has a history befitting of such a special city. It is often used for state banquets and to host world leaders and famous personalities.
The 5 star hotel comes complete with a beautiful outdoor pool (one of the few in Jerusalem) surrounded by amazing gardens, a tennis court, and all that while being a 15-minute walk from the main city attractions. The amazing gardens are also the place for you to enjoy an Israeli restaurant. If you choose to eat indoor the King David hotel also offers 4 more restaurants for you to dine in.
Agron Street 26-28 | Luxury | Tower | Hilton | $$$$$
Opened in 2014, if you are looking for the best hotels in Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria should be at the top of your list. The sumptuous 1920s style decor is complemented with a free personal tablet when you check in and 46” smart TV as standard in every room.
Other than being 500 meters from Jaffa Gate, the hotel’s main attraction is the Palace restaurant. The Palace Restaurants gives you the best of 2 culinary worlds with an Israeli breakfast and a French lunch.
King David St. 7 | Swimming pool | Luxury | Tower | $$$$$
Opened in 1988, The David Citadel Hotel is one of the best hotels in Jerusalem offering a huge swimming pool and a number of restaurants within its facilities.
The main attraction of The David Citadel Hotel would be your room, many of which were refurbished in 2015. The rooms at The David Citadel Hotel are larger than most rooms other hotels have to offer, and your bathroom will include both a bath and a shower.
King David Street 26 | Swimming pool | Luxury | Tower | $$$$$
Opened in 2009, the Mamilla Hotel is regarded as one of the finest in Jerusalem. The modern hotel, designed by Piero Lissoni, is contemporary to the core, bridging the gap between tradition and modernity.
The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, and is located only 10 minutes walking from Jaffa Gate. If you are looking for hotels in Jerusalem and want to make sure you travel in style, the hotel’s Egyptian cotton bed linens along with a transparent glass wall (that can be switched on and off) will do the trick!
Like every 5 star hotel Mamilla has a private spa, where you can enjoy a sauna, gym, an indoor swimming pool and treat yourself with a massage while visiting Jerusalem.
Emek Refa’im St 3 | Swimming pool | Luxury | Tower | Isrotel | $$$$
The Orient Jerusalem hotel is located in a very central location in Jerusalem, walking distance from countless cultural, tourist, and historic attraction. It has 234 luxurious rooms and suites plus many amenities including a rooftop pool overlooking iconic landmarks, an indoor pool on the spa level, gym, saunas, and Turkish hamam.
Best Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem
Mesilat Yesharim St 1 | Boutique |Atlas | $$$
Just steps away from the revived Mehane Yehuda Market, sits the Bezalel Hotel, a 37 room boutique hotel with artistic influences. The building is a beautifully restored landmark with modern and comfortable rooms, and the location is unbeatable.
Dorot Rishonim St. 13 | Boutique | Atlas | $$$
If you are thinking about traveling to the holy city for your next vacation, the colonial style Arthur Hotel (an Atlas Boutique Hotel) will make you feel right at home. Opened in 2013, the boutique hotel consists of 54 rooms in three different styles: Turkish, Jewish, and British.
Yoel Moshe Salomon St. 6 | Boutique | Atlas | $$$
One of Jerusalem’s first boutique hotels, The Harmony Boutique Hotel opened in 2008. It is located just near the shuk and has 50 compact and stylish rooms and a sun deck for guests.
Yehoshua Bin Nun Street 13 | Boutique | Brown | $$$
Opened in 2014, the Arcardia Ba’Moshava Boutique Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in Jerusalem. With only 24 rooms, the hotel is located one block away from the trendy Emek HaRefaim Street (German Colony), where you can find cafes, bars and restaurants.
Monbaz St 3 | Boutique | Leonardo | $$$
Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem is a charming hotel in the heart of Israel’s capital city. The well-designed hotel offers comfortable and spacious rooms as well as elegant and relaxing public spaces. Designed by Ari Shaltiel, the hotel interior is a mixture of the old and the new, much like Jerusalem. Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem hotel’s public spaces have mostly modern and colorful furniture as well as Oriental ornaments; together they bring Jerusalem’s unique atmosphere into the hotel.
Ha-Nevi’im St 54 | Boutique | Brown | $$$
Jerusalem’s first Brown Hotels, Villa Brown is a boutique hotel that represents small-scale luxury. Housed in an impressive 19th-century villa that has been restored, Villa Brown offers luxurious modern rooms, a Rooftop Spa, a Garden Cafe and a trendy bar, “Cave Bar”.
Best Mid-Range Hotels with Pools
Derech Ruppin | Swimming pool | Mid-Range | Tower | Leonardo | $$$
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem welcomes you in a very central location in the heart of Jerusalem. The hotel offers 269 beautifully decorated rooms and suites with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem’s Old and New City. The exquisite restaurant assures you an exclusive culinary experience with delicious Italian cuisine which is strictly kosher. a seasonal pool as well as luxury spa complex which includes fitness room, whirlpool and sauna will guarantee a few relaxed hours.
Shamai St 25 | Swimming pool | Mid-Range | Tower | Herber Samuel | $$$
Nestled in the magical alleyways of the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood. Our hotel is just a short walk to the Old City and its religious sites. Each of our 137 spacious rooms and suites have been designed with touches of Jerusalem stone, and the luxury suites furnished with premium accessories Our rooftop restaurant awaits you with a sumptuous dining experience, while you gaze out over the magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem, Old and New.
St George St 9 | Swimming pool | Mid-Range | Tower | Leonardo | $$$
The Leonardo Jerusalem hotel, Four Stars Plus Hotel Rating, is within walking distance of all the incredible historical and religiously significant sites of the Old City. Guests can expect a warm welcome plus a wealth of superior amenities and spacious accommodation options in a hotel which offers an authentic Jerusalem experience.
Jabotinsky St. 3| Swimming pool | Mid-Range | Tower | $$$
A very comfortable 5-star hotel located in the heart of the city. The Inbal was opened in 1982, and it goes through a constant refurbishment cycle. If you truly want to have a memorable vacation make sure to ask for a room with a panoramic view to the old city. The hotel offers a variety of massages, a fitness centre, a sauna, and two pools one indoor heated pool, and one outdoor pool where you can sunbathe in the summer time.
39 Keren HaYesod St. | Swimming pool | Mid-Range | $$
A very pleasant 4-star hotel located just minutes from the old city, complete with an outdoor pool on the roof of the hotel.
Best Hostels in Jerusalem
Hanevi’im St. 67 | Hostel | Abrahams | $
Definitely Israel’s most popular hostel, it even picked up a gong at this year’s Hoscars (hostel associations’ version of the Oscars, Abraham Hostel was ranked 8th large hostel in the world!).
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem opened in 2010 and has 250 beds, hosting guests from around the world. It is located just near the shuk in Jerusalem, and has an on-site bar, organised tours, and most importantly an amazing atmosphere! The bar hosts cool events pretty much every night, from Shabbat dinners to hummus workshops to cool live music!
Koresh St 3 | Hostel | $
THE POST is a stylish urban hostel, serving as a cozy and convenient base for all types of travelers from across the globe. Located in the central post office building in the heart of Jerusalem, we are your local comfort zone, where you can really sense what Jerusalem is all about – from the inside. Whether you are here for a day, a week or a month, we are here to make sure you enjoy a genuine, authentic Jerusalem experience – at your pace and pleasure.
King David Street 26 | Christian | $
The YMCA Three Arches in Jerusalem has an amazing location, opposite the luxury King David Hotel and 10 minutes walk to the Old City. The rooms are decent, and the hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and squash court!
Shamai St 4 | Hostel | $
A historic cinema in Jerusalem’s city center is restored to it’s landmark status, to welcome the adventurous, the ready for anything and the always there for a laugh through it’s doors. Hilarity Ensues. Perfectly placed for exploring, the Cinema Hostel also offers tours and activities so you’re always around friends! Grab a drink at our bar or just chill in the lounge, The Cinema Hostel is your place to feel at home and choose your own adventure!
David Remez St 1 | Christian | $$
St Andrew’s Scots Memorial Church and Scottish Guesthouse were built to honour the many Scottish soldiers who died fighting the Turks during the Great War. Today, the Scottish Guesthouse is your home in the heart of Jerusalem. It offers a combination of comfort, location, value and style. Looking across the Hinnom Valley to the Jaffa Gate, with a spectacular view of the old and the modern city, it is within easy walking distance of both. It is owned and managed by the coursework help Church of Scotland and is an ideal base for pilgrimage, business, or tourism.
Paratroopers Road 3 | Christian | $
A uniquely located Guest House in the heart of Jerusalem offering the services you need to live a profound spiritual experience on your pilgrimage! Notre Dame Center has been recently renovated offering comfortable rooms and suites with magnificent views of the Old City; restaurants to serve every taste but most important of all, the services you need to live a profound spiritual experience on your pilgrimage!
It offers you the opportunity to get to know the main holy places and the rich complexity of this land’s past, in order to understand better its present challenges.
Shamai 21 St. | Hostel | $
Get a nice room at Eyal Boutique Hotel to be 100 meters from Zion Square and 600 meters from the Great Synagogue. Eyal hotel, opened in 2014, offers rooms with a flat screen TV, AC, minibar and a hairdryer. Eyal hotel has a 24h help desk, free parking and a restaurant. The hotel doesn’t have a gym, however, as a guest of the hotel you can stay fit in your vacation by visiting the gym in the next door building free of charge.
Hillel Street 11 | Hostel | $
You choose how classy you want you vacation to be. You could get a regular room in the hotel and enjoy the AC, a flat screen TV, a minifridge and free wifi, or book the hotel’s penthouse suite and have your own private terrace overlooking the old city. Hillel 11 hotel is great if you came to Jerusalem looking for some shopping, as it’s located only 100 meters from Ben Yehuda shopping street.
Marks Road St. 20 | Christian | $
Travel to Jerusalem, stay at a quiet hostel and just enjoy the view from one of the tallest building in the area. The Citadel Youth Hostel is guaranteed to give you amazing view while being well within your budget. During the months May to October you can save a lot of money by booking a bed at the Hostel’s rooftop (Great for travelers who travel in groups).
Jaffa Road 44 | Hostel | $
Located 5 minutes walking from Ben Yehuda shopping street and right next to Zion Square, The Jerusalem Hostel offers free WIFI and an access to a shared kitchen. The hostel rooms are located on 2 floors, with no lift, some with air conditioning and some without. A light breakfast is served in the hostel and you can find a 24-hour supermarket in front of the hostel.
Best Hotels Outside City Center Jerusalem
Kiryat Anavim | Swimming Pool | Boutique | Luxury | Isrotel | $$$
Nestled in the Jerusalem hills, 20 minutes drive from the Old City, is the beautiful Cramim Resort and Spa. Part of the exclusive Isrotel Executive Collection hotels, the resort has 155 magnificent rooms and suites, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, hot-tub, and a Turkish Bath, 26 spa treatment rooms, and an excellent restaurant specilising in local produce. The surrounding area is filled with vineyards and hiking trails – guests can book tours from the hotel.
Derech HaAhayot 34 | Boutique | Mid-Range | $$
The Alegra Hotel is undoubtedly a story of love. In the early 1920’s, Alegra Bello, a Jewish resident of Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda district, and Jebra Francis Rahil, an Arab Christian from Ein Kerem village, escaped the disapproving confines of their families to pursue their love for one another. The amorous couple fled to Bethlehem where they would secretly wed, and later return to Ein Kerem where Jebra built this beautiful home as a symbol of love for his new wife. In 2011, the house was restored and transformed into a stunning and luxurious boutique property known today as the Alegra Hotel.
Kibbutz Ramat Rachel | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | $$
A Kibbutz Experience in the Heart of Jerusalem. Ramat Rachel Resort offers accommodations and a Kibbutz experience in a tranquil garden setting with an outdoor and indoor heated swimming pool. It is 15-minute drive from Jerusalem city center, with public buses passing nearby every 20 minutes.
Louis Vincent Street 1 | Boutique | Luxury | $$$
Another historical landmark in Jerusalem, the American Colony Hotel is unique in that it stands in East Jerusalem, about a 10-minute walk from the Old City.
It was opened as a hotel in the early 20th century by Americans, the hotel is owned neither by Arabs nor Jews, but by Americans, British and Swedes, making it a favourite haven for international journalists, high-ranking officers of the United Nations and diplomats from across the world.
When checking in to the American Colony hotel in Jerusalem, your room will be in one of the 4 buildings that together create one of the best hotels in Jerusalem. Having a good time in the holy city starts with a great outdoor pool, a Swedish sauna and spending the night on Italian “Frette” bed sheets.
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This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in Israel, Best Hotels in Tel Aviv, Best Hotels in the Dead Sea, Best Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv.