When looking for the best Jerusalem hostel why not stay at the #1 hostel in Israel Abraham Hostel Jerusalem. The Abraham Hostel has won award after award with not only TripAdvisor but also awarded #5 hostel in the world by Hostel World. So what’s all the hype about Abraham hostel Jerusalem? It’s not just a place to sleep, it’s the atmosphere, the other travelers, helpful staff, location, and oooh so much more.
Exchange rate as of March 2015 $1 USD=3.9 NIS
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem Review
67 Hanevi’im Street, Davidka Square, Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Abraham Hostel is located right in the heart of Jerusalem, an only a 20-minute walk from the old city. The Abraham Hostel is one street away from where you can catch the cities tram, which can get you all around Jerusalem. For those looking for Jerusalem nightlife head to the Machane Yehuda Market after dark, great bar scene.
For directions from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem click here for directions.
How To Get To Abraham Hostel:
You can arrange a shuttle right from the Tel Aviv airport to the Abraham hostel book in advance online through Abraham tours click here. You can also pay onboard the shuttle 64 NIS ($16). Follow the signs for the Jerusalem shuttle at the airport, the shuttle leaves after 10 passengers or after an hour.
From the Tel Aviv airport to Abraham hostel Jerusalem is roughly 60 mins, from the Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv to Abraham Hostel Jerusalem it’s about 1 hr 45 minutes by public bus.
Abraham Hostels offers a free shuttle between the hostels with a minimum of 4 nights in 2 different hostels. Ask the staff the bus card.
- Dorm 4-10 bed: 85-100 NIS ($21-26)
- Private Single: 270 NIS ($69)
- Private Double: 300-420 NIS ($77-108)
- Privat Triple: 420 NIS ($108)
- Family room 4 bed: 505 NIS ($130)
- Family room 5 bed: 580 NIS ($149)
There is a room that fits everyone’s budget at the Jerusalem Abraham hostel. You can book online directly with Abraham Hostels, Hostel World, or just show up to the hostel and see if they have a room for you.
All rooms/dorms have their own private bathrooms and come with daily cleaning. There are 250 beds at the Abraham hostel Jerusalem. If you are a larger group or requesting a specific room type I’d suggest booking in advance to guarantee that room type, remember that the Jerusalem Abraham hostel is #5 hostel in the world and the #1 hostel in Jerusalem!
- Free Wifi
- Bar with Happy Hour
- Free Breakfast
- Free Towels
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem understands travelers’ needs and has every amenity a traveler could want making them well-deserving being named the #5 hostel in the world by Hostel World. Having on-site laundry at affordable prices 2 NIS ($0.50) laundry detergent, 12 NIS Wash ($3), 10NIS ($2.50) 60-minutes dryer, prices as of 2016.
We were in sticker shock at the prices in Israel but thankfully the Abraham hostel offers free breakfast that kept us going into the early afternoon and then has a huge community kitchen where we prepared our own meals keeping us on budget and allowing more money to enjoy happy hour with fellow travelers at the hostel.
Tons of social spaces where to meet other travelers and most likely add new travel destinations on the ever-growing travel bucket list. Join in on the hostel’s nightly activities:
- Monday: Live music “open jam” FREE
- Tuesday: Beer Tasting 20 NIS ($15), Hebrew Lessons FREE
- Wednesday: Jerusalem Pub Crawl 60 NIS ($15)
- Thursday: Hummus Workshop 50 NIS ($13), Pub Quiz FREE
- Friday: Shabbat Dinner 40 NIS ( $10)
- Sunday: Hummus Workshop 50 NIS ($13)
The bar is open daily 6 pm-midnight and features a daily cocktail for 20 NIS ($5), and happy hour 6 to 8 to get the night started.
The hostel also offers free walking tours daily at 10:20 am. This free walking tour of Jerusalem covers all four quarters of the Old City and is three hours long. As usual, don’t forget to tip your guide!
Located inside the Abraham hostel is Abraham tours where you can book Jerusalem day trips or even book a tour to Jordan or Egypt. We went on a total of three-day trips with Abraham tours and the 3-day Jordan tour from Jerusalem. Abraham tours had a few unique day trips we hadn’t seen offered anywhere else, click here to see all the available Abraham tours from the Jerusalem Abraham hostel. Abraham tours we took while staying in Jerusalem at the Abraham hostel:
- 3-day Jordan tour hitting the Jordan highlights Jaresh, Petra, and the Wadi Rum.
- Best of the West Bank
- Hebron Dual Narrative Tour