Abraham Hostels Review – Jerusalem, Israel
Israel is the Promised Land. It is a country with thousands of years of historical and religious significance. Jerusalem is at the center of it all. If you’re planning a visit to the Holy City, you want to choose an accommodation that’s close to it all. We had the opportunity to stay at Abraham Hostels in Jerusalem two times, the first time in 2011 and again in 2013. Both times, we weren’t disappointed at all!
Abraham Hostels is a perfect place for backpackers and budget travelers of any age. It’s a great place to meet other people, so if you’re traveling alone, expect to make friends. We met a group of Australians in 2011 on the Sunrise Masada Tour. They were actually the ones who inspired us to take a year off to travel. Even if you’re traveling in a group, the lobby is always packed with new faces.
The rooms are pretty basic. A private room consists of a bed, bathroom, a kitchen sink and a TV. But, we didn’t mind because we were only there to sleep. The rest of the time, we were hanging out in the bar and lounge area. There is a pool table, plenty of couches, and a kitchen. This area is also where breakfast is served in the morning.
Dorm Rooms: $23-29
Private Rooms: $75-120
Family Rooms: $145-170
One of our favorite features of Abraham Hostels is their tour company, Abraham Tours. The tour company offers everything from cooking classes to day trips. They have brochures about all of their tours and the tour times posted on a bulletin board. Tours can be booked online, but also right in their lobby. During the holidays, rooms and tours do fill up quickly, so definitely book a room ahead of time.
Abraham Hostels is also a short walk from the Old City of Jerusalem. As an interfaith couple (Jewish and Christian), we honestly can’t get enough of this ancient city. We love exploring the narrow streets in the four corridors and learning about the Christian, Jewish and Muslim significance of each place. You could easily spend a week here. But, it is easy to get lost in the Old City, so either enjoy the uncertainty of your current location or don’t forget a map.