Review: Where To Stay in Jerusalem
The Abraham Hostel Jerusalem was voted as one of the top 5 hostels in the world and there’s good reason for that. It has to be one of the best hostels I have stayed in. Jerusalem should never be missed on anyone’s itinerary to Israel. It’s one of the holiest, if not the holiest, place on earth to a few different religions. It’s also one of the oldest cities on earth dating back 3000BC. There is so much to do and see in this city which I talk about in another article (watch the space!) but for now, I want to let you all know about the awesome hostel I stayed in while I explored Jerusalem.
The Abraham hostel may be smaller in size compared to Tel Aviv but it certainly does not lack facilities. It has everything a good hostel should: a chill out area including hammocks, guest kitchen, a great bar with an array of different drinks to try, TV room and a great rooftop overlooking the city. It’s the perfect place to watch the city from above and admire the views. A continental breakfast is included and is exceptional. There’s also a traveller desk where you can enquire about the tours that Abraham offer – which I highly recommend (reviews coming soon!).
The location of this hostel is part of the main reasons why I loved it here. It’s only a couple of minutes’ walk to the main market in Jerusalem and only 20 minutes till the old city. There’s also a tram stop, which is a minute away and has great links around the city, along with a bus stop that is right outside the hostel.
There is so much to see and do in Jerusalem so I highly recommend staying here more than 4 days if you can. It also is a great base to explore cities and towns like Hebron, Bethlehem, Jericho, Masada and the Dead Sea – and more.
Daily workshops and activities
Okay, not to alarm you but Abraham Hostel Jerusalem has a HUMMUS WORKSHOP. There’s no better experience than to make hummus in the land it came from. It was one of the best things I did in Jerusalem and thanks to Abraham I now know how to make the best hummus in the world. I am not going to tell you how to make it through because you will have to stay there and do the workshop yourself! On Shabbat (Saturday) they do a traditional Shabbat dinner, which I can also highly recommend. They put on a full spread including wine, and it’s a great way to celebrate Shabbat and meet other like-minded travellers. The food was delicious! Every day there is something on, whether it’s live music or a workshop you could never be bored or lonely in this hostel, which is fantastic for solo travellers like me.
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem offers dorms, private rooms and family rooms so there’s something for everyone. Prices vary depending on the time of year and availability but generally prices start at £18 and go up to £130 for a family room. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm and loved it. It was comfortable, clean and very quiet – that’s always a plus for a hostel room!
If you are planning a visit to Jerusalem I highly recommend coming here as it’s affordable, great location and an awesome place to meet other people. Abraham also has shuttles which can take you between their other hostels in Tel Aviv and Nazareth.
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Closer to the market is such a great add on and quirky interiors are just so inviting. I love your cover image. It is so vibrant and speaks volumes of the place! But the biggest highlight for me would be activities and workshops. Now that is taking local interactions to another level! 🙂
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Jerusalem seems breathtaking! Thanks for the awesome recommendations and suggestions!