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Where to stay in Jerusalem

Skyline of the Old City at the Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

One of the oldest cities in the world, and a holy site for three major world religions, Jerusalem is a place many want to visit. Spring and fall are excellent times to visit Jerusalem, just beware of any religious holidays that fall in these timeframes. There are also great day trips from Jerusalem, including a visit to the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv. You will want an idea of your Jerusalem itinerary before deciding where to stay in Jerusalem, as public transportation isn’t widespread here.

However, the best Jerusalem neighborhoods are centrally located near all of the main attractions, so it is not hard to find Jerusalem hotels in a convenient location. Best of all, you have an excellent selection of Jerusalem accommodation, no matter your budget. There are 5-star luxury hotels, backpacker hostels and everything in between. Use our tips below to find the best place to stay in Jerusalem.

We will cover off all types of Jerusalem accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Jerusalem hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Jerusalem, the best Jerusalem hotels, best places in Jerusalem to visit, the best places to stay in Jerusalem, hotels near Jerusalem attractions, Jerusalem neighborhood guide and many more.

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Where to stay in Jerusalem old city for tourists

The heart of the history of Jersusalem is found within the Old City walls. This is the best place to stay in Jerusalem if you want to be absorbed into the historic neighborhoods, and aren’t picky about where you stay, there are plenty of places to stay Jerusalem. There are no major hotels in the Old City, but you can find guesthouses and hostels. Jerusalem’s Old City is divided further into four quarters for each religion: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian. You may find that the guesthouses are run by religious individuals, so consider this when choosing a property. The Old City is compact, and filled with sites, so if you choose to stay here, you won’t have to travel far to see the best of Jerusalem.

Best places to stay in Old City

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old City:
Hebron Hostel
Citadel Youth Hostel
New Palm Hotel & Hostel
Chain Gate Hostel

Budget Hotels in Old City:
Beit Shmuel Guest House
New Victoria Hotel Jerusalem
The 7 Arches Hotel
Malka Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Old City:
The Sephardic House
New Imperial Hotel
Gloria Hotel
Notre Dame Guest House

Family Friendly Hotels in Old City:
Mamilla Hotel
David Citadel Hotel
Koresh Hotel
King David Hotel Jerusalem

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Old City:
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
Villa Brown Jerusalem
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem

Panoramic view to Jerusalem old city from the Mount of Olives, Israel.

City Centre – Best location to stay in Jerusalem

A more modern, but still convenient, place to stay in Jerusalem is the city centre. This is home to many major Jerusalem attractions, including restaurants, shopping, museums and nightlife. Many of the finest Jerusalem hotels are found within the city centre, and there are boutique hotels and hostels to choose from. Zion Square is a major hub of activity in Jerusalem’s city centre, and a place most visitors will cross one or more times during their visit. King David Street runs through the city center, and combines distinctive architecture, luxury residences and high-end shopping. It’s one of the most expensive streets in Israel but travellers love the variety of shopping and entertainment available.

Best places to stay in City Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in City Centre:
Cinema Hostel Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Hostel
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem
The Post Hostel

Budget Hotels in City Centre:
Stay Inn
Alon Hotel
Jerusalem Tower Hotel
Kaplan Hotel

Mid range Hotels in City Centre:
Kaplan Hotel
Lev Yerushalayim
21st Floor Hotel
Hillel 11

Family Friendly Hotels in City Centre:
Shamai Suites
Agripas Boutique Hotel
Arthur Hotel Jerusalem – an Atlas Boutique Hotel
Eyal Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in City Centre:
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
Villa Brown Jerusalem
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - : Street view in Jerusalem city center.

Yemin Moshe – Where to stay in Jerusalem for  Luxury travellers

Following King David Street from the city centre, you will reach Yemin Moshe, another luxury area to stay in Jerusalem. The centre of this district is the famous King David hotel, a five-star hotel built in 1931. This is a beautiful area to call home in Jerusalem and offers easy access to to the Old City as well as the Jaffa Gate. During the week, an Egged bus also runs from this area through Jerusalem City Centre. Here you’ll find beautiful stone buildings and winding alleyways to explore. If you need to find your way back to Yemin Moshe at the end of the day, just look for the Montefiore Windmill, the district’s most famous (and visible!) landmark.

Best places to stay in Yemin Moshe

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Yemin Moshe:
Citadel Youth Hostel
Hebron Hostel
New Palm Hotel & Hostel

Budget Hotels in Yemin Moshe:
Beit Shmuel Guest House
Malka Hotel
New Victoria Hotel Jerusalem
Zion Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Yemin Moshe:
King Solomon Hotel
Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Sweet Inn Apartments – King David 10
Mount Zion Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Yemin Moshe:
Hotel Prima Royale
Dan Boutique Jerusalem
Eldan Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Yemin Moshe:
The Inbal Jerusalem
The King David
Orient Isrotel Exclusive Collection Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel

old house in Yemin Moshe district, Jerusalem, Israelin

Musrara – Where to stay in Jerusalem on a budget

The Jerusalem district of Musrara offers a unique experience in a more residential setting. In a central location not far from the city centre, three distinct communities have formed between the Palestinians, Israelis and Orthodox Jews. This is a great place to stay in Jerusalem on a budget, as there are several guesthouses and hostels in the area. Musrara has been through an evolution over the years, and was once known for social protests in the ’70’s, but today is a favored places for artists and musicians. There are several art galleries, in addition to public concerts and art exhibitions.

Best places to stay in Musrara

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Musrara:
New Palm Hotel & Hostel
The Post Hostel
Hebron Hostel
Citadel Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Musrara:
New Victoria Hotel Jerusalem
Palatin Hotel
La Perle Hotel
Mount of Olives Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Musrara:
Jerusalem Hotel
Notre Dame Guest House
Leonardo Boutique Jerusalem
Legacy Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Musrara:
Koresh Hotel
St. George Hotel Jerusalem
Ibis Jerusalem City Center
Stay Kook Suites

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Musrara:
David Citadel Hotel
The American Colony Hotel
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Orient Isrotel Exclusive Collection Jerusalem

Jerusalem street in Musrara area, near the Old city

Germany Colony – Where to stay in Jerusalem with family

Not far from the Old City and City Centre is the German Colony neighborhood of Jerusalem. This upscale residential area is a great place to stay in Jerusalem with family, as there are many parks and outdoor spaces to explore. This neighborhood that was once home to the German Templars is now very trendy, with lively streets lined with upscales shops and cafes. Liberty Bell Park is one of the most popular parks in the city, with sports facilities, a 1000-seat amphitheater, a children’s theater, and several playground areas, including the popular “Jerry the Dragon” a concrete climbing structure.

Best places to stay in Germany Colony

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Germany Colony:
Cozy Garden
Chain Gate Hostel
Yitzhak Rabin Guest House
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

Budget Hotels in Germany Colony:
Beit Shmuel Guest House
Jerusalem Tower Hotel
Kaplan Hotel
Zion Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Germany Colony:
Rafael Residence Jerusalem
A Little House in the Colony
Villa Ba Moshava
The Templer Inn

Family Friendly Hotels in Germany Colony:
Dan Boutique Jerusalem
A Little House in Bakah
Mount Zion Hotel
Hotel Prima Royale

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Germany Colony:
Orient Isrotel Exclusive Collection Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
David Citadel Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - Amphitheater stone steps leading to the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

Mount Olive – Where to stay in Jerusalem for amazing views

The Mount Olive area is the main part of East Jerusalem to stay in. The Mount of Olives is a holy spot associated with many events in the life of Jesus. Olives groves once covered the slope of this mountain ridge, hence the name. Due to the religious sites, this areas is very poplar with tourists and busloads arrive each morning and depart in the afternoon.

The high concentration of tourists also attracts pickpockets and the like, so caution is required when visiting this area. However, the benefit of staying near here is being able to explore the holy sites before the busloads of tourists arrive for the day. The mountain is steep as well, so be prepared for some hill walking if you choose to stay here! Stay vigilant while staying nearby, not all pickpockets work solely in-person so protecting your devices with a vpn can help ensure you don’t experience a nasty surprise after your stay.

Best places to stay in Mount Olive

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Mount Olive:
Rob’s Hostel
Azzahra Hotel & Restaurant
New Palm Hotel & Hostel
The Post Hostel

Budget Hotels in Mount Olive:
Mount of Olives Hotel
La Perle Hotel
Commodore Hotel Jerusalem
Zion Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Mount Olive:
Addar Hotel
Dan Jerusalem Hotel
Christmas Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Mount Olive:
Grand Park Hotel Jerusalem
Grand Court Hotel
Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem
St. George Hotel Jerusalem

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Mount Olive:
The American Colony Hotel
Villa Brown Jerusalem
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel

Panorama overlooking the Part Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, including the Mount of Olives as backgrund

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Where to stay in Jerusalem

Where to stay in Jerusalem

Where to stay in Jerusalem

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