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Beit Shmuel Hostel

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West Orange, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 July 2011

I went as part of a teacher "kivunim" program. I found the place totally filthy. Mold and mildew - disgusting. Do not attend the program and do not stay in this "joint."

3Thank teachergoddess
Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewed 4 June 2011

When we arrived, they said they had to cancel our reservation because we didn't respond to requests to verify. Well, there was no email from them -- not even in the spam folder. I had a printed confirmation with no indication that anything was needed other than to show up. This all turned into a huge shouting match that would...

4Thank Henry F
Los Angeles
Reviewed 6 September 2010

This was the most disgusting dirtiest place I've ever had the displeasure of staying in. When I went to take a shower, there was someone else's hair on the wall. The only thing that didn't make me run for the hills was the fact that I didn't see any cockroaches. Also, the location seemed like it would be ideal, but...

4Thank fiftyonepercent
New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 May 2010

I couldn't believe my eyes when I mapped Beit Shmuel's location and saw the prices on their website. Could it be - no-frills hotel/hostel with good reviews right next to the 5* King David Hotel under 100 bucks with breakfast? Yep. Having stayed in a few hotels in Jerusalem, this is by far the best value I have found. The...

1Thank Platna
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 30 March 2010

There's really not much to say about Beit Shmuel other than it is a very basic Hostel in a very good location. The room we were in had an incredible view of the Old City and the staff were generally pretty helpful, although one of the security guards did not seem to approve of my early morning running. The place...

1Thank rider1129
new jersey
Reviewed 3 December 2008

The first night was not good because we didn't know the air conditioning was not on in the winter. So the room was horribly hot. We also didn't have a view of the Old City. The next day we were switched into another room with a view of the Old City, which was beautiful. We learned not to have the...

2Thank ambenamy
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 30 May 2008

Great place! We left the Jerusalem Hostel after one dirty, smelly night and chose Beit Shmu'el for our other two nights in Jerusalem. Fabulous location, clean, friendly staff, fairly priced. We definitely enjoyed our stay there. There's a Hertz right around the corner if you want to rent a car (we did so to drive to the Dead Sea and...

4Thank TomSwift
Reviewed 25 July 2007

This hostel is so centrally located, it's a glorious 5 minute walk from the old city gates, and only a 10-15 minute walk to the western wall. Clean and has the bare essentials of what you need, and is surprisingly comfortable.

4Thank lileo8

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Additional Information about Beit Shmuel Hostel

Address: 13 King David St., Jerusalem 94101, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Mammilla
Price Range: $78 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Beit Shmuel Hotel Jerusalem
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“go for 3rd floor or higher”
 of 5 bubbles Sudranski, 10 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony facing the Old City”
 of 5 bubbles leaffan2, 3 May 2012 | Read review
“find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles joyiab, 20 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Hotel room with balcony that overlooks old city.”
 of 5 bubbles swalee, 14 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a view of the Old City.”
 of 5 bubbles Compositor, 27 Jan 2012 | Read review
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