Petra Hostel
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5.3Review score

110 reviews

110 reviews

Location 8.7
Service 5.1
Value for money 4.9
Room comfort and quality 4.8
Cleanliness 4.0
Facilities 3.5
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Location rating score

Excellent location - 390 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Eden Gallery
30 m
Christ Church
70 m
Tower of David Museum
90 m
Arts & Crafts Lane
90 m
Zion Walking Tours
90 m
Popular landmarks
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
230 m
Old City of Jerusalem
500 m
Western Wall
520 m
Al-Aqsa Mosque
680 m
Garden Tomb
810 m
Closest landmarks
St Raphael@Internet
50 m
Christian Information Centre
50 m
Jaffa Gate Tourist Office
70 m
110 m
Old City Clinic
170 m

Petra Hostel

1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, 14030 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Old City part of Jerusalem, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Old City of Jerusalem.


90 meters to Tower of David Museum

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange


Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Cash withdrawal


Value for money4.9
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportBen Gurion Airport (TLV)
Distance to airport41.2 km

Rooms available at Petra Hostel

  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Family Room (4 Adults)
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room (5 Adults)
  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

Does Petra Hostel offer shuttle service for getting around?

For your ease of travel around the city, Petra Hostel provides None right at your doorstep making it easy for you to get to places quickly.

Does Petra Hostel provide laundry services?

Yes! Petra Hostel offers laundry service at your disposal for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

What points of interest are near by Petra Hostel that are in walking range?

While residing at Petra Hostel, begin your holiday break by checking out the closest points of interest that are within close proximity to the property which include Ramparts Walk, Hutzot Hayotzer Artist colony, and Church of St John the Baptist.

What bars are close by Petra Hostel?

While lounging at Petra Hostel, enjoy your evening or night out at Yankee's Bar to make the most out of your nightlife.

When was Petra Hostel built?

Petra Hostel was built in 1830.

How many floors does Petra Hostel have?

Petra Hostel has a total of 4 floors.

In which languages can Petra Hostel's employees communicate?

Petra Hostel can communicate up to 3 languages which includes English for guests that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Petra Hostel's view?

100.0% of our verified visitor assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Petra Hostel down in the review section.

What well-known natural sightseeing spots are near Petra Hostel?

Petra Hostel is located within Old City, which makes it conveniently close to natural points of interest including Mount of Olives.

What time is check-in and check-out at Petra Hostel?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guest visitors checking in or out before or after the specified time frame may be charged an additional fee.

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More about Petra Hostel

More about Petra Hostel

Petra Hostel

Petra Hostel is the perfect place to experience Jerusalem and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all the landmarks this lively city has to offer. The true local flavors and culture of Jerusalem are yours with a stay at Petra Hostel, located just 490 m from the famous Old City of Jerusalem.
The superior services and facilities offered at Petra Hostel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Jerusalem can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Petra Hostel.
The hostel's room service will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Petra Hostel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Petra Hostel offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The hostel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.

Dining and things to do

Petra Hostel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon and solarium. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.

Around the property

While in Jerusalem, take some time to venture outside of Petra Hostel. You're sure to want to visit Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial located 5.0 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Jerusalem.

Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 96% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 91% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 91% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities

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3 mentions


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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Solarium
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]


1 David street, Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, 14030


  • Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
    41.2 km
  • Sde Dov Airport (SDV)
    55.5 km
Public transportation
  • Jerusalem Central Bus Station
    2.8 km
  • Jerusalem - Yitzhak Navon
    2.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Old City Clinic
    170 m
Convenience store
  • Minimarket 24
    1.1 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    230 m
  • Old City of Jerusalem
    500 m
  • Western Wall
    520 m
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque
    680 m
  • Garden Tomb
    810 m
  • Hezekiah's Tunnel
    830 m
  • Mount of Olives
    1.2 km
  • Mahane Yehuda Market
    1.8 km
  • Israel Museum
    2.5 km
  • Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial
    5.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Eden Gallery
    30 m
  • St Raphael@Internet
    50 m
  • Christian Information Centre
    50 m
  • Christ Church
    70 m
  • Jaffa Gate Tourist Office
    70 m
  • Tower of David Museum
    90 m
  • Arts & Crafts Lane
    90 m
  • Zion Walking Tours
    90 m
  • Ramparts Walk
    110 m
  • Police
    110 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • Due to the local tax regulation, Israeli citizens are committed to the compulsory VAT, which is payable at the hotel. This tax is not included in the hotel reservation cost and will be collected by the hotel upon check in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until02:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee19 ILS
  • Distance from city center3 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 USD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 42
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1830
  • Most recent renovation2007
  • Daily parking fee12 USD

Reviews of Petra Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Review score
Value for money4.9
Room comfort and quality4.8
High score for Jerusalem
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (10)
<6 Below Expectation (54)

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soundara from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

I love the location and the front desk are great”

location, views from balcony and roof top of Temple Mount

I was a solo traveler and had the best experience of Jerusalem and the Old City. Petra sits right inside Jaffa Gate of the Old City.

Reviewed April 25, 2014
Kathryn from United States
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Be Prepared.”

My husband and I arrived at the same time as another traveler. Both parties paid extra for a private room, and neither of us got a private room. The other traveler seemed satisfied with their accommodations but they tried to put me in a dorm room with another coed group of people and my husband was put in another room. This was not acceptable to me especially there were still beds available in my room. I wasn’t comfortable being in a room with other men and women but not my husband. I had to demand that my husband was with me in order for the staff to move him to my room. They did refund us $10, too bad it was a fake bill. In an effort to not be completely negative, the hostel did have a roof top terrace overlooking the old city, and Temple Mount. STUNNING. You don’t have to stay here to enjoy the view. I believe they charged 11 sheckle for access if not staying at the hostel. Finally, a traveler not caring where you sleep and a dorm is good enough, then you won’t be disappoint

Reviewed January 12, 2018
Cleo from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Great location but rooms have no heating”

Cheap and convenient location

I was there Jan 2-4 so it was cold and there is no heating in my room. Portable heaters are available but it wasn't enough. Hot water is supplied in certain periods of the day and water is sometimes not hot enough. Internet is only available in the reception area. However, the hostel is walking distance to all the touristic sites in the old city so it is great in this sense. Ask to stay in the new wing as rooms are cleaner and newer.

Reviewed January 14, 2013
Nanette from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Solo traveler
Stayed 10 nights in June 2015

They must be kind with customers. they chose ”

help me to print my boarding pass for free.

No body care of the customer and they don't response customers kindly. It is my first time to know the dormitories bedroom. but I like it, because I met people of different types and cultures. and we respect each other and some time we shared ideas, but no one stay as long as me. Their breakfast was poor. they served the breakfast for their culture without think that they have to be international about that. To understand that different cultures come to the hostel. The breakfast is international every where I go, except in Petra hostel? Why? They take out food before 10am. So if you come at 9:50 you don't take your breakfast but they said they served between 8am to 10am. I saw by myself how they clean this room at 9:45 one day. It bed! The customer is the most important and has to be considered as a king. Thanks to take care of my opinion. I said what I lived.

Reviewed June 24, 2015
Jevgenijs from Latvia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

Really a budget hotel in the heart of Old City”

Centrally located, nice view from the roof, easy access to main sightseeing points.

Well, I do not have too much experience with hostels, but staying at Petra was the worst so far. The whole hotel needs renovation. I have seen some pictures on and they do not correspond to reality. Our room had a door that could be closed only with a key. Bed linen was also quite worn out but smelled as clean. Beds were not comfortable at all. The was hot water in the shower but no pressure. No soap whatsoever. Staff was quite laid-back and I needed to ask several time to get the things I needed. Breakfast was very basic but enough to feel the stomach. I would not recommend this hostel for more than 1 night.

Reviewed May 08, 2013
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