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If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Jerusalem, one of the most culturally-rich cities in the world, look no further than Abraham Hostel Jerusalem. This place knows what’s up!

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem is the best for travelers

Upon entering, and seeing the property from the outside, you’ll notice that Abraham Hostel is located in a busy square, next to a bus stop with so many bus routes we couldn’t even count them! The lobby is a busy place with travelers making plans and groups are always coming in and out.

Outside Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Inside Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

We immediately used the hostel’s laundry room (three washers and three dryers - what a relief!) to wash our salty clothes from the Dead Sea. Then, we checked out the giant common area, hostel bar, big kitchen, rooftop view. All rooms, whether privates or dorms, have ensuite bathrooms.

Beer and wine at the bar at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Dan walking down the steps at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Something that we like about Israel and enjoyed at Abraham Hostel Jerusalem was the wonderful breakfast foods. It was a great way for us to start each day.

Breakfast at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Breakfast at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Traveler events at Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

On our first night, we took the hostel’s hummus-making class and got to eat our very own homemade hummus with Israeli salad!

Our new friend smiling because he is making hummus at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Hummus on a place at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Over top shot with hummus and other veggies at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Coming up right after was the open mic night. We wished we could stay for a week so that we could jump on events such as Indian food night, group yoga class, pub quiz night, bar crawl, language exchange opportunities and Shabbat dinner every Friday. Later in the week we were lucky to catch a performance from a local Israeli band.

Bokeh light with a concert in the background at Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem

Awesome Staff at Abraham Hostel Jerusalem

Abraham Hostel’s travel desk staff helped us go to the Old City Temple Mount complex at the most optimal time, and really made our day.

Simple detail view of Temple Mount in Jerusalem

If you peruse their tour offerings, you’ll see tours from the ‘nearby’ Dead Sea and Masada all the way to Petra, Jordan, for an overnight trip. We enjoyed speaking with the staff who taught and led our hummus-making class and learned all about Israeli food!

Lastly, hostel staff made sure we were warm by offering us a space heater and extra blankets to cozy up with in our room. It was cold! Classic winter.

Did you know that Abraham Hostel has another location in Tel Aviv?

Abraham Hostel Discount Code

💸 If you’re looking for an Abraham Hostel Jerusalem discount code, reach out to them directly and say that Half Half Travel referred you. We had a code that expired in 2018, but you can try your luck!

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