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Citadel Guesthouse

We stayed for 5 nights in the Citadel Guesthotel (which I would say is identical to "Citaldel Youth Hostel") and had a good time.
Good things:

  • perfect location in the middle of the old town near Jaffa gate. Can't be better!
  • staff is always very helpful with lots of tipps. If you need sth.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • 24 hour reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Safety deposit
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Extras

  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Airport Pick Up – 58.00ILS

About Citadel Guesthouse

VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 5 HOSTELS IN ISRAEL FROM 2009-2013. A great location, right in the center of the old city FREE daily tour . We are just 2 minutes walk from the local markets for great deals and cheap prices! FREE Internet ,cheap outdoor roof accommodation season April/Nov. BOOK A HOSTEL IN PALESTINAN CITIES BE THE FIRST TO TRAVEL THERE.

.... .... EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR 2012 .... ....

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Highly recommended by guide books as the best budget place in town.

free WiFi

lonely PLANET author pick

(This place is recommended as one of the best budget choices in the Old City.)

We are housed in a 700 year old building that is kept as original as the day it was built on a high hill in the old city! We give you the best view over the city and a warm atmosphere.

We are also close to the new city and just 10 min walk to all night life,tourist information center,city of David ,post office! Daily tours all around the country at best rates can be arranged.

Many of our services are free such as ADSL Internet wireless connection, kitchen (fully equipped), satellite TV, luggage storage, bike park, BBQ area and more.

Now we have a new roof terrace that we rent for sleep as the cheapest dorm room so if you book the cheapest dorm room you will be sleeping on the roof in the open, the greatest view in all of the old city, the most wonderful sunrise ever with the early chanting of the moazin and the church bells ringing, live the spirit of the old city stay at the citadel.

(DON'T FORGET your sleeping bag & of course we provide a mattress and a blanket or sleeping bag(roof-April/Oct)

important: the hostel reserve the right to cancel any reservation with giving you notice ahead of time and please reconfirm of any change at least 48 hours before check in date so you will not be charged.

no refund after check in .

linen and towels are free only for private rooms.

best view lots fun recommended buy guide books as the best budget choice for Jerusalem.

We will make your stay as fun as possible!!

Old age style, its called the citadel for a reason. MANY REWARDS AND GOOD COMMENTS . VOTED ONE F THE TOP 5 HOSTELS IN ISRAEL FROM 2009-2013

author pick from the lonely planet .

This place is recommended as one of the best budget choices in the Old City. from lonely planet guide on the web

Accommodation Information

Our hostel is in a XIII century building which remains in its authentic period style. We are located in the heart of the city, just 2 minutes walk from local markets and the new town, and only 10 minutes from the nightlife district of Jerusalem par excellence!

Our terrace offers incredible views of Mount of Olives and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Here you can admire the sunset while enjoying a barbecue.

If you book one of the cheaper bedrooms, you can even sleep on the roof and wake up with a beautiful sunrise, the chant of the muezzin and the sound of bells. (Don't forget your sleeping bag!)

Our guests have at their disposal a fully equipped kitchen, free tea and coffee, satellite TV and a computer with internet access in the lobby. In addition, throughout the building there is a Wi-Fi internet connection. We also have left luggage, parking and a bike rental service phones.

With us you not only enjoy the great atmosphere of our house, but also the best inexpensive place as recommended by the Lonely Planet guides.

Live the spirit of the historical city and make your reservation at the Citadel!

Location Information

From the airport take bus 5 (6nis) to main station then bus 947 (18nis) to Jerusalem bus station. In Jerusalem take bus 1 to Jaffa gate, walk in the gate then down the first flight of stairs to the market in David street and take first right up the stairs,then turn left and you'll be at Saint Mark's Road. Walk straight for 1 min. The Citadel is on your right number 20.

Coming from Damascus gate go down the stairs take a slight right. At the junction end of stairs you'll be at Suq Khan Ez - Zeit Street. Walk all the way straight 5 - 10 min and you'll be at Suq el Attarin Street. Again go straight all the way to the end of the street you'll be at David street. Take right, after a few steps you will see habbad st on your left hand side ,go up on the flight of stairs and you will see St Mark's Road, go up the stairs for 3 min, the Citadel is on your left, number 20.

for further info give us a ring to the phone no. provided on the confirmation paper.

Important Information

Earliest check-in

11:30

Latest check-out

11:00

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Location

Saint Mark Road 22 old city, Jaffa gate

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We stayed for 5 nights in the Citadel Guesthotel (which I would say is identical to "Citaldel Youth Hostel") and had a good time.
Good things:

  • perfect location in the middle of the old town near Jaffa gate. Can't be better!
  • staff is always very helpful with lots of tipps. If you need sth., ask them.
  • Very nice view from the roof over parts of the city
  • room and facilities are clean

Not so good things:

  • it's loud - our room was next to two toilets/shower rooms and had a window to the street. We could not close the window and the (wooden) doors didn't absorb any sounds - you hear just everything --> so don't forget ear plugs!

Overall: it's a hostel, a place to sleep (with earplugs ;-) ) during the night. If you want to relax in your room, go into a hotel. If you adjust yourself to that level you can have a great time!

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

An excellent choice in the old city. The Citadel is one of those places you look forward to staying at and it didn't disapoint. The building is unique and there are plenty of relaxing areas for those in dorms. The dorms are just a place to sleep. The staff are so helpful and are knowledgable too. Can't recommend highly enough.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The location is great. I can go anywhere inside the wall easily.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The Citadel Guesthouse, located inside the Old city and is centrally located. It is affordable, the workers are friendly. It is a hostel, so you do have to share facilties, so if you don't get your own room with a bathroom do not except things to be very clean, so take sandles to the bathroom. Overall the guesthouse is a great value for what you pay and if I where to go again, I would stay there once again. Great environment where you can meet new and interesting people who are traveling the world.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very nice pace, welle situated in the old town, the people there is very nice end helpful. There is a kitchen where you cn cook, there is also a very nice terrasse on the top where you have a beautiful overlook of Jerusalem.
The only point that could be better is the bathrooms that could be a bit more clean, but it's ok.
I really enjoyed my stay there.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Excellent for location. Great value for money. I recomend this place to everyone

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
2
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It seemed money was more important than guests comfort. Beds mattreses and linen all need replacing as are past there use by date rooms are very small with poor ventilation on the good side great location for the old city and great view of Jerusalem from roof

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
2
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very basic hostel very conveniently located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Management is very good as all the guests seem to stick to the rules which makes it excellent value for anyone on a low budget willing to ignore the rather run down but basically clean rooms. My daughter and I stayed in a "triple" room with bathroom and toilet which had a large double bed and a single. The room and it's facilities resembled my daughter's room at digs at Uni. The view of the Old City from the window was very pleasant but the window couldn't be left open as it swung back and forth creaking and banging in the breeze so we had the fan on all night. Bring your own soap as none provided.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The great advantage is the location in the Old City. The hostel has a roof terrace, from which you can see all the roofs and towrs of the old City. The hostel itself is a bit narrow, limited space everywhere.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

my son and stayed here for 5 nights and found all staff, location ,facilities, were fantastic and would recommend this hostel to all our friends.
we loved staying in the old city and our hostel was very centre to all facilities
Thank you to all the staff for looking after us well

Mary and James Mulholland
room 2

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 82% for this property is based on ratings provided by 48 guests.

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