Ben Yehuda Street
Ben Yehuda Street
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Named after Eliezer Ben Yehuda who revived Hebrew as a modern language, this busy street is filled with cafes, shops and street vendors. Visit ben-yehudah-streetDOTcom to see shops and businesses on Ben Yehuda Street
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We just returned from a trip throughout Israel and found that restaurants and street shops prefer cash, especially USD, for purchases. Euros were a problem since coins are not accepted by banks and, therefore, vendors. Also, we have heard of credit card scams. Example: merchant writes up an incorrect price on your purchase, you correct it, but the change never goes through. Result, you pay twice. Note that bank ATMs are all around, so you can get cash from them. Sometimes even in the NIS.
Written 6 February 2020
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stephrab
New York City, NY892 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
This used to be a must gathering place for youth. On a Thursday night (in the winter) and Saturday night (in the summer) you will still find the crowds of youth from around the world gathering. If you above 21, skip this. The tourist stores have great selections - BECAUSE their prices are so high they make a fortune from you. This is no longer a must see. It is the opposite (unless you are 21 or younger)
Written 5 March 2023
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Daniel M
Kyoto, Japan51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Ben Yehuda Street is certainly a good place to buy souveneirs- but I do not believe there is really anything to see here. It is also rather touristy- lots of shops catering to tourists that locals never go to, particularly as they can be more expensive than shops just around the corner on Shammai St. or on Jaffa Street. It's also full of beggars, which can be an annoyance.
Written 20 December 2020
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LDB
Merrick, NY80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Stay far away from this booth in the market. We were taken advantage of and over charged by these men. I have attached the picture of the booth. We went back with the concierge of the hotel. He tried to negotiate with the men and let them know that we were overcharged, and they would not hear of it, or friends that we were traveling with were taken advantage of by these people as well.
Written 17 February 2023
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Batya D
Jerusalem, Israel2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Its always happening and you can take that in any direction you want! Shopping: trinkets to diamonds. Food: the must have Felafel to something with more elegance. Music. Lights. Atmosphere. Israelis just doing their thing.
Never say 'been there done that' because Ben Yehuda is always re-inventing itself. A happy place where you can choose the direction that feels right!
Written 8 January 2020
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garyfotodiver
Chicago, IL56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
You must go to this area, every visit. It is the Shuk, the market. You can get almost anything there; fresh meat & fish, vegetables & bakery, spices and nuts, take out food (Tzidkiyahu is the best), sit-down dining, religious articles... Food vendors hand out samples.

But most of all, observe the people; the vendors and the patrons. You might find everybody there. Religious and secular Jewish, Christian, Muslim... everybody. All very peaceful.
Written 23 March 2020
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Warren
Voorhees, NJ17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Jerusalem is a magical city like none other. The ancient and modern history is everywhere you walk. The people are amazing and friendly. The food is wonderful wherever you go. Felt very safe at all times as well. Do not wait any longer to go!
Written 21 March 2023
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C B
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Lots of regular shopping here... shoes, clothes, a couple of pharmacy's, etc. There is also a number of restaurants you can choose from. So if you're looking for a fun place that gets lively at night, but still feels safe, this is it.
Written 12 January 2023
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bucky0926
queens, ny44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
My son was in Israel end of December 2014 into January 2015 on a birthright trip. He bought what he thought was a 14K gold Jewish star. It went into the washing machine today by mistake and it turned out to be tin (its all copper looking and black). He bought it at Jewels of Jerusalem on Ben Yehuda street. I just wanted others to know that they rip you off so be careful. I guess they saw an 18 year old boy come in and took advantage of him. I have started the process of disputing the charge but was basically told if you buy it in person you get stuck. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Written 12 April 2015
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Rob E
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
My friends and I were shopping on Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem. We wandered into this shop and found a gem. The shop does not have a lot of unique gifts but what they do have is the best prices and service. The owner is as nice as can be an willingly made us package deals for what we bought. We checked prices for the same items in other shops and found that we did quite well. The owner was grateful for our business and thanked us many times.
Written 27 December 2015
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