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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Best Luxury Hotels in Jerusalem
CENTER | 23 King David Street | $$$
Built in 1920s, and refurbished most recently in 2013, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem has a history befitting of such a special city. It is often used for state banquets and to host world leaders and famous personalities.
The 5 star hotel comes complete with a beautiful outdoor pool (one of the few in Jerusalem) surrounded by amazing gardens, a tennis court, and all that while being a 15-minute walk from the main city attractions. The amazing gardens are also the place for you to enjoy an Israeli restaurant. If you choose to eat indoor the King David hotel also offers 4 more restaurants for you to dine in.
CENTER | 26-28 Agron Street | $$$
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.
CENTER | 26 King David Street | $$$
Opened in 2009, the Mamilla Hotel is regarded as one of the finest in Jerusalem. The modern hotel, designed by Piero Lissoni, is contemporary to the core, bridging the gap between tradition and modernity.
The hotel offers a variety of restaurants, and is located only 10 minutes walking from Jaffa Gate. If you are looking for hotels in Jerusalem and want to make sure you travel in style, the hotel’s Egyptian cotton bed linens along with a transparent glass wall (that can be switched on and off) will do the trick!
Like every 5 star hotel Mamilla has a private spa, where you can enjoy a sauna, gym, an indoor swimming pool and treat yourself with a massage while visiting Jerusalem.
EAST JERUSALEM | 1 Louis Vincent Street | $$$
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.
CENTER | 7 King David St. | $$$
Opened in 1988, The David Citadel Hotel is one of the best hotels in Jerusalem offering a huge swimming pool and a number of restaurants within its facilities.
The main attraction of The David Citadel Hotel would be your room, many of which were refurbished in 2015. The rooms at The David Citadel Hotel are larger than most rooms other hotels have to offer, and your bathroom will include both a bath and a shower.
CENTER | 3 Jabotinsky St. | $$
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.
CENTER | 39 Keren HaYesod St. | $$
A very pleasant 4-star hotel located just minutes from the old city, complete with an outdoor pool on the roof of the hotel.
Best Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem
SHUK | 13 Dorot Rishonim St. | $$
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.
GERMAN COLONY | 13 Yehoshua Bin Nun Street | $$
Opened in 2014, the Arcardia Ba’Moshava Boutique Hotel is one of the best boutique hotels in Jerusalem. With only 24 rooms, the hotel is located one block away from the trendy Emek HaRefaim Street (German Colony), where you can find cafes, bars and restaurants.
SHUK | 6 Yoel Moshe Salomon St. | $$
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.
SHUK | Shamai 21 Street | $$
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.
SHUK | 11 Hillel Street | $
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.
Best Hostels Hotels in Jerusalem
SHUK | 67 Hanevi’im Street | $
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!
* Get 5% discount on your room and tours by using the Secret Password ‘SECRETTLV’ when booking online!
CENTER | 26 King David Street | $
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!
THE OLD CITY | 7 HaMalakh Street | $
With an awesome location in the heart of the Old City, and an amazing price (a bed is typically $5/night/ $6/night in the weekend), Heritage House Hostel is a great place to stay if you are travelling on a budget. Free WIFI is available, and you can also find cooking and laundry facilities. This hostel is also great if you are traveling in a group.
THE OLD CITY | 20 st. Marks Road | $
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).
THE OLD CITY | 37 Via Dolorosa St. | $
One of the first hostels in Israel, the ecclesiastical institution known as the ‘Austrian Hospice of the Holy Family’ is a pilgrims’ guest-house belonging to the Austrian Catholic Church in the Holy Land. Established in 1854, it started its activities in 1863. Emperor Franz Joseph stayed at the Hospice in November 1869.
Most of the guests staying at The Austrian Hospice are coming from Austria, or from other German speaking countries, so if you are speaking German this could be the very best hotel for you in Jerusalem. If you are not Austrian but want to enjoy this unique combination of an Austrian experience in Jerusalem, you are also more than welcome.
SHUK | 44 Jaffa Road | $
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.
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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.