There are loads of great hostels in Jerusalem, and it’s a great way to save money and meet new people from all over the world! Most of the fun hostels are in downtown Jerusalem, and there also some great Christian guesthouses in the Old City! A bed in a dorm costs on average $20 per night, and a private room for couples costs on average $70 per night.
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Abraham Hostel Jerusalem – Machne Yehuda Market
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!
The Post Hostel – Downtown
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.
YMCA Three Arches Hotel – Mamilla Area
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!
Cinema Hostel Jerusalem – Downtown
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!
St Andrew’s Church – Emek Refaim
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.
Notre Dame of Jerusalem – Old City
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.
The Citadel Youth Hostel – Old City
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).
The Jerusalem Hostel – Downtown
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.
Austrian Hospice – Old City
Via Dolorosa St 37 | Christian | $$$
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.
St George’s Cathedral Pilgrim Guesthouse – East Jerusalem
Nablus Road 20 | Christian | $
With a tradition of hospitality stretching back to 1923, St George’s Cathedral Pilgrim Guest house – Jerusalem is set in a traditional stone building and provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi access. A restaurant, a spacious stone-paved terrace and a bar are available.
HI Yitzak Rabin Jerusalem Hostel – Givat Ram
Nakhman Avigad St 1 | Hostel | $
A 10-minute walk from the Israel Museum in central Jerusalem, this modern hostel provides air-conditioned rooms and dormitories with free Wi-Fi. The Botanical Gardens are 500 m away.
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.