Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

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Hostel bar
Double room
lounge
Dorm room
Dorm room
Twin Room
+7

Description

The Hostelz.com Review

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem is a great place to stay, whether for a short visit or a long one, whether you're alone and looking to meet new people, or if you're coming with a bunch of friends, whether you're young or old; there's really something here for everyone, and that's really cool.

The Location

The hostel is located in the city center, it takes about twenty minutes to walk to the central bus station and the Old City. The Mahne Yehuda shuk is the best and most authentic place to grab a bite and try some local delicacies and it's only five minutes away. The hostel offers cool tours around the city as well as the whole country (including the West Bank) and there's even a popular tour to Petra. They also have a really cool pub crawl that will show you the secret nightlife not many people know about! There are ATMs and exchange places nearby, as well as a post office and a supermarket, public transportation -- this place has a really convenient location. On the weekend, it gets a bit boring as everything (mostly) closes down for the Sabbath, but that goes by pretty quickly and it's an excuse to lay back and clear your head from the week's commotion.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms and bathrooms are relatively clean and comfy, however all the facilities seem pretty old and outdated. There are air conditioners but you sometimes need to wait about ten minutes for them to respond. There's hot water in the showers, but you need to use a timer to pre-heat the water before you take a shower. It's ok, but a bit inconvenient. The beds are comfortable enough, and linen and towels are provided. Lockers are available in the dorms -- you just need to have your own lock. Some of the rooms overlook a busy street, and it tends to be noisy and hard to sleep, but free earplugs are provided.

Common Spaces

The common places are cool -- there's the lobby, a backyard with cool graffiti, the bar and lounge area where breakfast is also served, and the rooftop. So it's a big hostel, but you can find where to hang out quietly or have a party and socialize. Wi-Fi works great everywhere. There are daily events to keep you entertained and there's a TV room and a pool table. The bar is pretty cozy and the bartenders make you feel at home -- the atmosphere is really homey and friendly. We love it.

Summary

This hostel is a bit on the expensive side, but we couldn't find a cheaper option in the city anyway, and the service end experience you get here are really worth it. We totally recommend a stay here, and we even think we'll come back for more someday.
by Markovka
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-06-06
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view from Jaffa st.
entrance
lobby
lounge
sharing (food) is caring
chillin on the roof

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Location/Contact

Address
67 Hanevi'im Street, Davidka Square, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
Coordinates
31.784901, 35.215701 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.abrahamhostels.com
Telephone
972-2-6502200
Fax
972-2-6718330
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Good, Well Priced Jerusalem Hostel
With a good location, price, and staff, I did enjoy this hostel. Clean bathrooms and dorms as well as a perfectly stocked kitchen made the experience even better. Additionally, while the tours are a bit pricey, the Hostel is associated with the best tour company in Jerusalem with just about any excursion/trip you can imagine. The only negative I had was that the hostel had a very manufactured atmosphere trying to imitate a lively youth hostel when in reality, 50% of the patrons were older people not looking for anything but a bed. But if you aren't looking for a party hostel, absolutely go and note that a party hostel in the home of the 3 major monotheistic religions may be a tiny bit hard to come by. With all of that said, if I was in Jerusalem again, I would indeed come back.
Jack
Age 20, United States of America
2015-06-17
 
Really enjoyed my stay
Great staff who were helpful in many ways including sorting out a problem with my booking (I'll book direct next time!). The facilities are clean and modern. I liked the large lounge area where there's also a well-equipped kitchen and a nice bar. They also have a good range of tours. Highly recommended!
Michael
(UK)
2014-11-26
 
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!
Hem
2014-05-22
 
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.
Manasseh
(United States)
2012-11-25
 
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.
Katlyn
(America)
2012-07-21
 
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.
Martin
(UK)
2011-09-16
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.
Benjamin Shoemaker
(United States)
2011-04-20

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