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Citadel Guesthouse

Hostel | Saint Mark Road 22, old city, Jaffa gate, Jerusalem, Israel 51602

80.6% Overall Rating

87 out of 110 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/06/2015)

Istvan Trombitas thinks…

"The location in the middle of the Old City is very good, the hostel is easy to find. The stuff is very freindly and helful."

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  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Jerusalem?

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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.

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

13 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Double (Shared bathroom)

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Single (Shared bathroom)

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Double (Private bathroom)

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Twin (Private bathroom)

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Triple (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Citadel Guesthouse

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

2 min walk to church of Jesus grave
5 min walk to Western Wall and temple mount
5 min walk to Al'aqsa Mosque
10 min walk to new city center night attractions
1 min walk to local old city markets

We are located inside jaffa gate , 5 minutes from the tourist information center,christian information center ,David tower museum ,post office ,5 minutes from dome of the rock and western wall , we are in between of the Armenian quarter and Jewish quarter