This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Jericho. To help you make friends with Jericho before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Jericho, Palestine, is a small city in the West Bank. Jericho is said to be the oldest city in the world, and at just over two hundred fifty metres below sea level, it is also said to be the lowest city in the world.
Jericho is about an hour away from both Jerusalem and Ramallah. It is possible to visit Jericho only for a day trip, but you might well want to book a hostel in Jericho, Palestine, for one or more nights. Although it is possible to see all the sites in Jericho in one day, you'll probably want to visit the Dead Sea while you are in Palestine or Israel, and visiting Jericho and the Dead Sea on the same day is too much for most people. There are no hostels on the coast of the Dead Sea, so your best option is to book a hostel inJericho, Palestine. There is no public transport between Jericho and the Dead Sea. Hitchhiking is easy, but you can also take a cab from Jericho or your Jericho, Palestine hostel might be able to set you up with a tour.
Jericho is a historical city with quite a few sights. Although Jericho is a small city, the sights are quite far away from each other. You can rent a bike in Jericho’s city centre or take a cab to get around. Remember that Jericho is a desert city and the heat can be very intense.
In the city of Jericho you can visit several Christian sites and ancient palaces. The Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation is a highlight in Jericho. The monastery is built in the mountain and you can either take the cable car to the monastery or hike up. This is the site where Jesus was tempted by the devil. There are several other activities around Jericho. There are several hiking trails. Jesus’ baptism site is also close to Jericho. A visit can be arranged in town or you can self-drive.
There are a few hostels in Jericho, Palestine, and most of them are a few kilometres from the city center (your options for hostels in Jericho, Palestine, within the city center are very limited). If you rent a bike or have your own transport this is not an issue, as you will need to travel anyway because the sights in Jericho are not near each other. As with most cities, the most vibrant part is the centre of the city. The Tourist Information Centre and the municipality building are located on the central square. This area is the recommended area to book your Jericho, Palestine hostel.
Written by local enthusiast for Jericho hostelsMartin Straatman