Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Ramallah, Palestine. You can choose from 4 Ramallah hostels. In total, there are 4 cheap places to stay in Ramallah such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $21 for a dorm.
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 Ramallah. To help you make friends with Ramallah before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Just behind the Israeli wall lies Ramallah, Palestine. While Israel is pretty westernized, you will immediately see the difference when you enter Ramallah and realize you are in a Arabic country. For Arabic standards, Ramallah and Palestine in general are very liberal and you will feel welcomed by the locals.
Ramallah is the administrative capital of Palestine. Several years ago, Ramallah was often in the news for negative reasons during the second intifada, and armed violence was common. Now Ramallah is safe and a very pleasant city to spend time and experience the hospitality of the locals.
There are a few hostels in Ramallah, Palestine, and you can find high quality Ramallah, Palestine hostels here. Ramallah is less than an hour away from Jerusalem, but Ramallah, Palestine hostels are about half the price and of a similar or higher quality. Most hostels in Ramallah, Palestine, are located in the city centre and this is also where you should want to book your Ramallah, Palestine hostel, because there is not much out of the city centre. Ramallah’s city centre is small and everything is in walking distance, so this does not need to be much of an issue when choosing a Ramallah, Palestine hostel.
Travelers who stay in Ramallah are more adventurous than most other travelers. The travelers you meet often have a lot of travel experience. In the Ramallah, Palestine hostels, you may not only meet travelers, but also expats. NGO workers or expats who represent their country for their job sometimes come to the hostels in Ramallah, Palestine after work or on a day off to meet other Westerners, because there are not many Westerners living in Ramallah. Most hostels in Ramallah, Palestine, have a nice common room and most days you will find other people there hanging out, so it is easy to meet people. In contrast to most other Arabic countries, alcohol is widely available and a popular drink. Most Ramallah, Palestine hostels do sell beers for a slightly inflated price.
Ramallah is also centrally located in Palestine. Places you may want to visit in Palestine, like Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and even Jerusalem on the border with Israel are only one hour away. You can eventually choose Ramallah as your base in Palestine and make day trips from here. Minibuses to other cities are extremely frequent, so waiting time is limited.
Written by local enthusiast for Ramallah hostels Martin Straatman
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I have visited Ramallah recently and did enjoy the city very much but it is a bit of a study and research to find some events and activities to make in the city, the market and center is lively and vibrant cheap and good quality street food can be found everywhere. I have slept at the hostel in ramallah first youth hostel opened in the city at Arafat square about 7 min walk from bus station al nozha street 12. A wonderful hostel 50nis a night including breakfast and a tour in the city with a nice roof terrace bar local cheap beer relaxed atmosphere. Trips can be reached with ease from Ramallah to other Palestinian cities and my favorite place is snowbar. It is a bar restaurant full of pine trees and a swimming pool. We went with travelers and hostel staff took us after opening hours for a swimming at one hot night and it was a great time spent in a city I didn't expect much from . Thanks to all the lovely people it is a great experience to be in Palestine
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