Best Hostels in Jerusalem
Choose your favorite from our handpicked list of the top six Jerusalem hostels

Looking for a good hostel in the Holy City? Read about our top 6 recommended hostels in Jerusalem. You can select which one suits you best, based on price, location, facilities and last but not least, the vibe!

Use the map below to find the exact location of each hostel, and its proximity to the Jerusalem tourist attractions.

Map of Top Hostels in Jerusalem 


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Post Hostel

Post Hostel lobby in Jerusalem

Location: 3 Koresh Street (23 Jaffa Street) between the City Center and the 'artists' neighborhood of Musrara. 

We think the Post Hostel is one of the best hostels in Jerusalem and its our favorite!

The location  is perfect, just a few minute walk to the Old ‎City's New Gate and Jaffa Gate. You can  walk to the central bus station about 15 minutes, or take the tram for 5 stops. 

At just the right size, it's not too big and not too little with about 40 rooms, including dorms and double rooms. 

In the quiet dorms, there are curtains around the beds, so you feel more private. The rooms, showers and bathrooms are very clean and towels are changed daily.

The complimentary breakfast is a big plus, with freshly pressed orange juice (!) and coffee, eggs, muesli, cereals and more.

The common areas and the bar are nicely decorated and spacious. Everyday during happy hour, you can buy one drink and get one free! Its quite easy to meet fellow travellers here. 

music and parties at the Post Hostel in Jerusalem

There is live music on many nights of the week.

The staff are relaxed and happy to help out and offer advice.

Like most of the top hostels, the Post Hostel offers great walking tours of the Old City, Mount of Olives, ultra-orthodox Mea Shearim, and more.

There is free WiFi and air conditioning for both cooling and heating. Both are important in Jerusalem where its can get cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

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Stay Inn Hostel

common area at Stay Inn Hostel in Jerusalem

Location: 21 King George St. A fifteen minute walk to the Old City's New Gate or Jaffa Gate.

The location of Stay Inn hostel is good, smack in the city center near Jerusalem nightlife and not far from the Old City.

The atmosphere is hip, with lots of comfortable places to hang out. The spacious common areas and the amazing outdoor terrace encourage meeting people and exchanging information. 

fun outdoor terrace at the Stay Inn Hostel in Jerusalem

The Stay Inn is super clean, and the service is unusually warm and friendly.  There are lots of organized events the hostel such as karaoke, barbeques, and more. The washing machines are free, and you just need to buy soap.

They offer a great  tour of the old city three days a week.

Don't ever consider not ordering the rooms with breakfast included! They are delicious and great value, offering fresh croissants, burekas and pastries, eggs and shakshuka, cheeses, yogurts, vegetables, cereals, granola and more. 

The rooms are modern and clean. 

dorm room at the Stay Inn Hostel in Jerusalem

There are both private rooms,  as well as mixed and female dorms with curtains around the dorm beds. Every guest in the dorm room gets towels, clean sheets, their own closet and lamp.

The Stay Inn also has free WiFi and air conditioning for cooling and heating.

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Abraham Hostel

Abraham Hostel building in Jerusalem

Location: 67 Hanevi'im Street right near the Shuk Machne Yehuda open air market.

Abraham Hostel is the largest hostel in Jerusalem, located quite near the Machane Yehuda open-air market that is brimming with bars and restaurants. 

Although its much larger than most hostels and doesn't have that small cozy feeling, the atmosphere is great. Ther are lots of fun common areas and 'games'.

meals at the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

The dining room, kitchen, a billiard table table, table football, darts and a nice rooftop.

They organize activites almost every evening such as a shared Shabbat dinner on Friday night, workshops, a bar with a great happy hour, and live music events on most nights. 

Breakfasts are good, the staff is helpful and friendly, and there is a tour operator on site.

Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem has both private and different sized dorm rooms. 

dorm room at the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

The rooms are well cleaned and have convenient lockers for storing your large bags.

The hostel has free WiFi and air conditioning, for both cooling and heating.

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Cinema Hostel

lounge at the Cinema Hostel in Jerusalem, a former cinema house

Location: 4 Shamai Street, just a 10 minute walk to the Old City's New Gate or Jaffa Gate.

Cinema Hostel is located in the heart of the city, near most of the main Jerusalem attractions and close to the Jerusalem light train.

Built in a former movie theater, the lobby and room decor is modern, unique and very cool. 

double room at the cool Cinema Hostel in Jerusalem

There are private rooms and dorm rooms of different sizes. Since everything is relatively new, the beds are comfortable and its designed so that every bed has its own lamp and socket.

There is a shared kitchen, a tasty breakfast, and a bar with a nightly happy hour. And coffee is free and available all day.

On most nights there is some type of planned entertainment, like a communal Shabbat dinner on Friday night that is delicious and cheap and music jam sessions where guests participate.

Befitting a former movie house, you can watch movies with popcorn every night in the common room! And there's a geat outdoor terrace for chilling out and meeting guests from all over the world.

outdoor patio at the Cinema Hostel in Jerusalem

The staff is friendly and helpful, and take the time to explain every detail about what to see in the city. 

As with the other quality hostels in Jerusalem, there is free WiFi and air conditioning for cooling and heating.

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Citadel Youth Hostel

reception at the Citadel Youth Hostel in the Old City Jerusalem

Location: 20 St. Marks Road in the heart of the Old City, a few minute walk to Jaffa Gate and a ten minute walk to the City Center.

If you are looking to stay in an authentic Old City hostel, Citadel Hostel is the perfect option, located between the Armenian, Christian and Jewish quarters.

The 700 year old building is full of character, made up of stone walls, nooks and lots of charm.

lounge at the Citadel Hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem

The only downside of an old building is no air conditioning. During the winter, they provide you with extra duvet blankets to keep warm

The staff is helpful and the rooms are kept clean.

The kitchen area is small, but there a wonderful rooftop terrace with a beautiful view of the Old City where you can have a beer, a meal or just hang out.

rooftop dinner at the Citadel Youth Hostel in Jerusalem

In fact, cheap beds are available on the rooftop for just $12 a day between May and October. The Old City is pretty quiet at night and during the hot Israel summer, the rooftop stays cool.

There are dorm rooms with multiple bed and double and single rooms also.

double bed at the Citadel Hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem

You'll find bathrooms and showers on almost  every floor of the building. As in some traditional homes, the shower and bathroom are in the same space. 

Free Wifi is available although it works best in the common areas.

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Heritage Hostel

Heritage House Hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem

Location: 7 HaMalach Street in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, just a five minute walk to Jaffa Gate.

The Heritage House is a great place to stay if you are travelling on a budget, with dorm beds priced at $5 - $7 a night depending on the season!

Not your typical hostel, Heritage House is non-profit organization whose mission is to provide clean and comfortable lodging for Jewish travellers, students and 'lone' soldiers in the Old City for a nominal fee.

All rooms and bathrooms are shared. Men and women's dorms are in separate buildings.

dorm beds at the Heritage Hostel in the Old City Jerusalem

They provide towels, air conditioning and free WiFi. There is a small kitchen facility with free coffee, tea and snacks.

You can sign up for free home-cooked meals with families on Friday night for Shabbat, and join a Saturday afternoon meal with singing at the hostel.

common room at the Heritage House Hostel in the Old City Jerusalem

For booking information, write to: booking@heritage.org.il or call:

  • From Israel: 02-628-1820
  • From the US: 1-224-601-5423



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