Hostels in Jerusalem, Israel

19 hostels available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Jerusalem

Party Hostel
"Capsule space X is a boutique capsule hotel located in the best location of Jerusalem city centre. Only 30 seconds walking from city centre and 30 seconds walking from old city. you will get … More

Stay Inn Hostel

Downtown Triangle
Couples Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…Common Spaces The hostel gives guests a variety of spaces in which to hang out. These spaces vary in size and mood. There is a bar area on the ground floor that is used by night; there is also … More

Abraham Hostel

City Centre
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…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 … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
Jaffa Gate, in front of David's Tower ... More

The Post Hostel

City Centre
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller
"…- Kitchen and Communal Table - Lounge - Recreation / Movie Room - Front Desk and Tour Assistance - Internet Access We're situated in the most central area of the city, right above the … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The location is just fantastic with a 10 minute walk from the City Hall tram stop. The facilities offer no real luxury but you will get access to a roof top terrace with fantastic views. We got … More
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel
"…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! Great Hostel right in the … More

Cinema Hostel

Downtown Triangle
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Action! Cinema Hostel Jerusalem is a new, cinema-themed young soul hostel located in the very center of Jerusalem. Built inside the legendary Orion Cinema, the hostel creates a unique … More

Capsule Inn

Downtown Triangle
Quiet Rest
"…Non smoking. Note that Israeli passport holders, must pay 17% VAT on top of the rate quoted. If you're a tourist, travelling on a tourist visa (so please keep the blue little paper that you … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…When you get there, ask for Saleh. He has been there since a small child. THE BEST HOSTEL IN JERUSALEM !! Cheap, clean,perfect location, nice staff and fantastic view from the roof. I will come … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Mantur Jerusalem Mountains by Selina - Terms & Conditions Reception working hours - 8:00 to 20:00. Check-in from 15:00 PM to 20:00 PM Check out before 11:00 AM Payment upon arrival by … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
5 Monbaz Street More

The Jerusalem Hostel

Downtown Triangle
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50) Solo Traveller
"…- I enjoyed the relaxed community feeling in the group dining area. Warm staff. I went two years ago and hope to return this year for three weeks. Crummy - Front door doesn't actually lock, and … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
Bab El-Silsileh 155 More
Family-Friendly Hostel
Ras El Amoud Ras El Amoud More

New Palm Hotel & Hostel

East Jerusalem
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Lovely Place, Lovely People - I just stayed at the Palm and it is really lovely. I stayed in a 8 person dorm room and I still had a great time! The rooms are clean, the common lounge area very … More

Petra Hostel

Old City
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Every landmark is visible! This is an average quality hostel in a stellar location. The downside of being directly inside Jaffa gate is that the morning traffic and din of the street can be … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: Reception: from 10:00 to 22:00. No curfew. In the bedrooms you will find extra spacious bunk beds with a pampering mattress and soft … More

Hotels in Jerusalem

HI Agron - Jerusalem Hostel

Mahane Israel
Free Breakfast
"…Free internet access is available. There are 2 dining rooms, the larger one for 200 and the smaller for 100 people. Breakfast is included in the price, additional meals (including packaged meals … More

Hostels in Jerusalem, Israel

19 hostels available. Prices start from $20 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Jerusalem (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jerusalem.

 Get to know Jerusalem (no more

Jerusalem, a city of more than 4000 years old, is the holy place for the three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and the desired capital by both Israelis and Palestinians. No wonder Jerusalem consists of many distinctive parts and there are many Jerusalem hostels to serve the numerous visitors to the city.

The oldest part is the walled Old City, in which you can find four different quarters: the Jewish, the Arab, the Christian, and the Armenian. The Old City is where many of the holy pilgrimage sites are located: the Western (Wailing) wall for the Jews, the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the Muslims, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa for the Christians, to mention a few. Visitors also like to indulge themselves in shopping at the souqs of the Old City.

West of the Old City is the modern Israeli Jerusalem which includes the official city centre, situated around the Ben Yehuda, Yafo and Ha-Melekh George streets’ triangle. Here some of the locals leading their everyday lives can be observed (as the Old City is heavily occupied by tourists on a regular day). A major attraction in West Jerusalem is the Yad Vashem museum-memorial for the Holocaust victims - you will likely need to take a bus to get there from the city centre.

The Arab East Jerusalem officially belongs to the West Bank. The main route between the Palestinian West Bank and the Muslim part of the Old City goes via the Damascus Gate. Outside the Damascus Gate is the Arab bus terminal at which you can find buses and shared taxis to all the major destinations in the West Bank.

The Israeli Central Bus Station, meanwhile, is located in West Jerusalem. To get there you will need to take a city bus, such as the #1 from outside the Western Wall on the opposite side of the Old City. Otherwise, prepare for a long walk.

When choosing a hostel in Jerusalem, think what are you going to see and where are you going to spend most of your time. You can find hostels in the Old City and in the modern city center as well as in the Israeli Central Bus Station neighborhood.

If you are going to concentrate on the holy pilgrimage sites or use your stay in Jerusalem as a base for exploring the West Bank, you may want to look for a hostel in the Old City. If you are interested in the nightlife and the modern city center, you could do with a place there. And if you want to take side trips to other parts of Israel (e.g. Tel Aviv or the Dead Sea) consider finding a hostel close to the Central Bus station.

Written by local enthusiast for Jerusalem hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Jerusalem hostels Agne Drumelyte

Jerusalem Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Jerusalem, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 19
Average dorm price $34
Average private room price $166
Cheapest hostel in Jerusalem New Swedish Hostel with $19.5
Party hostels in Jerusalem Capsule Space X (6 in total)
Most Jerusalem hostels are located in Old City, Downtown Triangle, City Centre
Average rating of all hostels 7.3

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Travel Tips for Jerusalem - from the Community

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