New Swedish Hostel

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Hostelz.com's Review

The best thing about New Swedish Hostel is the location. There are four quarters in the Old City, and New Swedish hostel is right between the quarters. The only bad thing about the location is that there is no nightlife. You will have to go into the New City for that. So walk around home during the day, and plan a night venture. One note on the location -- don't tell the taxi or other mode of transportation to take you to David Street. (There are three different versions of David Street). Tell them to take you to Jaffa Gate, which is at one end of David Street. Enter the gate and look for the small sign for New Swedish above your head on the left side between a couple of shops.

The hostel is very cheap and the location is even more appreciated when compared to the price. Granted, hostels in Israel are cheaper than in many places including the U.S. and much of Europe, but this is definitely a good price even compared to others in the city.

The hostel also has a good environment. There are about ten beds in the room (not necessarily occupied). Next to the dorm is a TV room and a lounge with seating for about six people. This is a great place to meet people from all over and share your experiences in the Middle East. Enjoy nagila, coffee, tea, and company (including turtles in a cage?). Also has cheap internet upstairs as well as a couple showers. It's generally clean and friendly. The owner even ordered me a taxi and another time let me use his phone.
by Zach Tuchman
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2007-01-08
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "New Swedish Hostel" at David Street 29, Jaffa Gate.)

Location/Contact

Address
David Street 29, Jaffa Gate, Old City, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
Coordinates
31.792667, 35.217693 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.geocities.com/swedishhostel
Telephone
02-6264124 or 02-6277855 Mobile +972-544431177
Fax
02-6264124
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How is New Swedish Hostel rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(234 ratings)
60%
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HostelBookers
(113 ratings)
68%
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HostelsClub
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
66%
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65%
95%
73%
76%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Very tight place
the hostel is conveniently located on David St not so far from Jaffa gate, but it has very small rooms, WC, showers and kitchen. Checkout time is 10 am, but no one is at the reception till 10:40 am. Good internet, but no windows in some privates. It leaves mixed impression, uncomfortable, but with good host. I would not recommend it to my friends.
Alex
Age 30, Russia
2014-10-30
 
Small, uncomfortable
It does the job. There's a bed, no common room, a kitchen. It's decent enough. However, bring insect repellent.
Ron
Age 25, Spain
2014-06-05
 
Very recommendable
Excellent location, friendly and helpful managers, good company, simple but efficient facilities. Will return gladly!
Maciej
Age 44, Poland
2013-12-14
 
Fab location and great people!
I had a great time at the hostel, I was only meant to stay for a few days but their hospitality was great so I extended my stay ... It helped that the location is right in the middle of the souk (no noise though!) so it was easy to access everything in the old city. Small hostel which means you get to know everybody and trust when I say they have a story to tell. Sammi, the owner, looks after you and Kareem is an endless source of entertainment. Seems like I'm gushing but I genuinely love this place. Showers are on the small side but it's a good compromise as everything is clean and they are always available. Fridge in your room and free wifi, plus a communal computer which is pretty cheap. Have fun!
Ren
Age 23, UK
2013-10-01
 
Good quality/price rate
Even though its not huge and very luxury, it worth the price. And it's very center in old Jerusalem.
Jeanbon
2013-05-02
 
I RECOMMEND IT!!! FOR SURE ...
You won't find a hostel with a better price and location like New Swedish Hostel. Located in the centre of the Old City, very friendly staff and good accommodation and the facilities. They give you every information you need and help you whenever you need. For me is the best hostel with the best price you can find in Old City. Come and enjoy your trip!
Kleber
(Brazil)
2013-04-09
 
Good place, friendly staff
This was the 4th time I stayed in New Swedish Hostel. It is not a 5-star hotel but for a cheap accommodation it is good. Everything is in order and clean and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The location is super. I will go there again.
Yvon
(Netherlands)
2013-01-02
 
Good location and price
very good location (next to Jaffa Gate in the David Street), conditions are refering well to the price, very clean place and cosy. Hope to be back.
Anonymous
(Poland)
2012-01-06

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