The 8 Best Cheap Hotels in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel | © Alexey Stiop / Alamy Stock Photo
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Israel Writer5 July 2019

Many of the more affordable hotels in Jerusalem are just within walking distance of the bustling Mahane Yehuda Market, Jaffa Street, the Western Wall and some of the most popular tourist attractions in the holy city. Here are the eight best places to stay in Jerusalem when you don’t want to break the bank.

Jerusalem Inn Hotel

The Jerusalem Inn, conveniently located in the city centre, is just a short walk from the lively nightspots and restaurants in the Nahalat Shiva neighbourhood, and 12 minutes from the Old City. The hotel has 25 rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and free Wi-Fi, over three floors with no lift access. A buffet breakfast is served daily, and guests receive complimentary passes to the rock climbing wall nearby. The light rail line along Yafo Street is just two blocks away.

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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

Jerusalem Gardens Hotel and Spa

This 180-room hotel is set in its own beautiful garden and offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools and free wellness facilities, including a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and hot tub. Each room comes with a balcony with views of the city. The main dining room, which overlooks the garden and the pool, serves breakfast and dinner, and the lobby bar is open daily for light snacks. The Knesset (Israeli parliament) and the Israel Museum are approximately a 15-minute walk away, and guests can use the nearby light rail station to reach the city centre.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Conference space
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Agripas Boutique Hotel

Set in the heart of Jerusalem, the Agripas Boutique Hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Mahane Yehuda Market and 20-minute walk from the Old City. The hotel offers 48 standard rooms and four luxury suites, a sun deck and roof terrace with views of the city. A kosher French-Mediterranean breakfast is served daily, and complimentary afternoon refreshments are available to guests from Thursday to Sunday.

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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

City Center Hotel

Budget Hotel
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City Centre Hotel
City Centre Hotel | Courtesy of City Centre Hotel / Hotels.com

The City Center Hotel offers individually styled studio apartments for short- and long-term rentals. Each one comes with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a kitchenette. A daily cleaning service is also available, and the front desk is open 24 hours a day. Located on the corner of HaHistadrut and King George Streets and just a 15-minute walk from the Old City, the City Centre Hotel is very popular because of its proximity to galleries, bars and restaurants in the surrounding pedestrian zone, which is locally referred to as the Midrachov District. The nearest light rail station is just a three-minute walk away.

Kaplan Hotel

Budget Hotel
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Hotel Kaplan
Hotel Kaplan | Courtesy of Hotel Kaplan / Hotels.com

Kaplan Hotel is located on Jaffa Street, opposite Zion Square, and just a 10-minute walk from Mahane Yehuda Market, 20 minutes from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and 25 minutes from the Western Wall. The hotel has 14 rooms – each with a balcony, shower room and flat-screen TV – a 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi and a communal kitchen available to guests.

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  • Ben Hillel Boutique Hotel

    The Ben Hillel is a 30-minute walk away from major sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, and just five minutes from the souk. Each of the hotel’s 16 rooms has a flat-screen TV, an en-suite bathroom or shower room, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Some of the rooms have views over the sun terrace. Besides the night bar, there are no food options available on-site, but a great selection of restaurants and cafés are within walking distance of the hotel.

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    Free WiFi
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    Avital Hotel

    Budget Hotel
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    Avital Hotel
    Avital Hotel | Courtesy of Avital Hotel / Hotels.com

    The Avital is a family-run hotel located just three minutes from the Mahane Yehuda Market and seven minutes from the quaint streets and winding alleyways of the Nachlaot area. It offers a series of modern no-frill apartments for one to five guests, each with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, microwave and fridge. Breakfast, which includes shakshuka and a selection of cheeses, is also included in the price.

    Central Boutique Hotel

    The Central Boutique Hotel is close to the bustling Jaffa Street and just 45 metres away from the tram station. Guests need to check in at the street-level, 24-hour convenience store, which is run by the hotel’s owner. All of the rooms have an en-suite shower room, coffee machine, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, and many also have a balcony and sitting area. Free tours of the Old City are also offered by the hotel. A grocery store is located right next door, and there are plenty of cafés and restaurants within walking distance.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on July 5, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.