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The 5 Best Hostels in Jerusalem (Updated 2023)

The view overlooking the historic Old City of Jerusalem in Israel

Posted: 9/15/2023 | September 15th, 2023

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded over 5,000 years ago. And while it is loaded with history, it’s not a stuffy, dusty capital fit only for antiquity buffs. It’s actually a lively, modern place with an incredible food scene and wild nightlife.

But it’s also expensive when compared to other destinations in the Middle East, so finding affordable accommodation is important if you don’t want to break the bank.

To help you make the most of your trip, here’s my list of the best hostels in Jerusalem. These are all fun, safe, and social, ensuring that you’ll have an amazing visit to the Holy City.

Price legend (per night):

  • $ – Under 90 ILS
  • $$ – 90-150 ILS
  • $$$ – Over 150 ILS


1. Abraham Jerusalem

The rooftop terrace of the Abraham Hostel in sunny Jerusalem, Israel
This is one of the most popular hostels not just in Israel but the world. It’s an energetic place with a friendly atmosphere and a bar. There’s also a tour desk on-site, so it’s also easy to book all kinds of day trips and tours around the city, country, and region.

The hostel has an arty feel and, while the rooms are clean and spacious, the bunks are basic metal ones with thin mattresses and without curtains. There’s also a free breakfast too. It’s close to the Machane Yehuda Market (great to shop at) and it’s not a long walk to the Old City or Central Bus Station.

Abraham Jerusalem at a glance:

  • $$$
  • Tour desk on-site
  • Lively, energetic atmosphere
  • Super friendly staff

Beds from 161 ILS, private rooms from 793 ILS.

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2. Stay Inn

A colorful dorm room at the Stay Inn hostel in Jerusalem, Israel
This stylish hostel is laid-back and has comfy dorm rooms. The beds have thick mattresses and curtains so you can get a decent sleep and there are individual lights and outlets too. The rooms also have AC (a big plus since it can get quite warm here). The hostel is very central, located right near the Midrachov (a popular pedestrian mall) and not far from Independence Park. There’s a common area on the roof and the breakfast each morning is fantastic.

Stay Inn at a glance:

  • $$
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Comfy dorm beds
  • Convenient location

Beds from 93 ILS, private rooms from 463 ILS.

Book here!


3. The Post Hostel

The large lounge and common area in the Post Hostel in Jerusalem
This hostel has a stylish, contemporary feel. There’s a rooftop terrace where you can hang out, as well as a large kitchen for cooking your own meals. There’s also a bar and a movie room for whenever you want to take it easy after a late night out. The dorms are airy and bright and the bunks are comfy with lights,…

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