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Hostelz.com's Review
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem really is a great pick and pretty cheap too. Our stay was a great experience -- we were there during Christmas and they had a really wonderful celebration that really won us over. They are just starting out, so they are anxious to show you a great experience. Parts of the hostel were still under construction when we were there, but the rooms are all really nice.

The Location

The hostel is in a pretty good location in the relatively newer part of Jerusalem and very close to the big market. The bus station is about a fifteen-minute straight-shot from the hostel and the Old City is about a pleasant fifteen-minute walk down Jaffa Street in the opposite direction.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are very nice -- newly renovated and very clean. hey have little tags for your bed and all the sheets and blankets look brand new. They even have mini-fridges, cabinets, and sinks in the dorm rooms. They have all kinds of options for rooms -- it is a very big place.

The bathroom is shared -- one ensuite for a room of six people. The only problem we remember is that the shower is in the bathroom and water goes all over the place (but they have squeegees) and it can be annoying waiting for the toilet when someone is in the shower. You can also hear soft noise of traffic outside the windows.

Common Spaces

They have a nice lobby with computers (free Wi-Fi is also available here) and pool table. You can also find free hot water in this area, as well as fresh goodies from the local market occasionally. They have apparently just built a breakfast area with a lot of communal seating and hang-out space -- which we're sure would make the hostel even better. They also take your luggage behind the front desk for the day -- and are very meticulous about tagging it and making sure nothing gets lost! The hostel definitely has a social atmosphere, which is nice.

Summary

This really is a great hostel in Jerusalem, at a very good price.

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
4   Great base for exploring jerusalem and the West Bank I had a very enjoyable stay at this hostel -- it is in a great location, right on Jaffa street and only 15 min walk from the old city. Lots happening at this hostel -- plenty of hostel events and many tours that allow you to easily explore jerusalem and other parts of the country. Only downside is the hostel is so big I can feel a bit impersonal. I would recommend this hostel BUT book direct -- you get a free welcome drink and there are more rooms available on their website!  ()
5   One of my favorite hostels in Israel This place is great. It has a backpacker vibe, the staff is helpful, and the location is perfectly situated next to the tram, minutes to the market, close to nightlife, and about a 15 minute walk to the Old City. The atmosphere was very memorable, it had a true hostel vibe. I stayed here twice, the first time I made the mistake of booking the ten person dorm, but after much pleading with the staff (it was occupied by a foul smelling creeper), I quickly switched to a four person dorm. I enjoyed the variety of nationalities at this place, it was truly international. The second time, I stayed with a group and stayed in a four person dorm. We had the pleasure of staying when there was a huge dance party in the lounge, and then chilling at a party in the market. Overall, you can't go wrong staying here. My only suggestion is to spend the extra 3-4 dollars a night for a four person dorm, and book in advance during the high season.  , United States ()
5   Best in Jerusalem Everything about the hostel was fantastic. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful at all hours. The atmosphere is wonderful and inviting, so hanging out in the lounge and bar is great. There is room for everyone, you never feel cramped. The rooms are spacious and everything is clean. The location is great - the tram is right there, plus a bus station, and a convenience store, liquor store, and bakery are all right on the street level. The walk to the old city is short and nice and the hostel is right on Jaffa Street and by Ben Yehuda, both of which have tons of restaurants and shops. Staying here gets you discounts at various restaurants, tours, and at the Israel museum (which is fantastic). There is nothing better! We ended up having to spend an additional night at another hostel since the Abraham was too full for us to book it on short notice, and the Abraham was infinitely better, even though the other hostel also had good reviews.  , America ()
5   Hostel Nirvana I loved this place ... It was the best hostel I stayed at in Israel by far. It's brand new, the dorms are well designed, with en-suite toilet and shower and comfortable beds. The whole hostel is very clean throughout. The staff here are very helpful and professional. There's a large lounge and dining area with a large well equipped kitchen and a well priced bar on one of the upper floors. There's also free wi-fi and hammocks in this area if that's your thing. A basic breakfast is thrown in (Toast, cereal, tea, coffee). All at about 18 EUR a night! There's only two small negative points I can point out about this place, the first is that its about a 15 minute walk to the old town (although a new tram service has now started) and one side of the building suffers from traffic noise from the road outside. But all in all I can't recommend Abraham highly enough.  , UK ()
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