Abraham Hostel, Jerusalem

Posted July 4, 2013 by in Israel




Sleep Quality




Total Score

8.3/ 10

Hotel Type:


Great atmosphere, lots of activities to join, including a weekly Shabatt dinner on Fridays and awesome tours!


The wifi connection is not very reliable, but it's good enough check emails and keep up with your social networks.

This is probably the best place to stay in Jerusalem. If you want to have a real Israeli experience and meet some great people along the way, be sure to check in!

by Alberto Molero
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In Jerusalem, the smell of Christian incense mingle with the aroma of Muslim spices, while the sound of Koran prayers weave its way magically into the whispers of Jewish myths. It is several worlds merged into one: where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live side by side. In a city where three different religions co-exist, a melange of different cultures, traditions, smells and flavors emerge.

Right in the middle of this amazing city lays Abraham Hostel, the perfect place to relax and share your experiences on the holy land. Located a mere 15 minute walk from the city’s historic center and right beside the famous Mahane Yehuda Market, it is probably the best hostel in Jerusalem.

After traveling all over Asia and Central America, Yaron, one of the owners of the hostel decided to head home and travel around his own country. After a few weeks, he learned that his country was as good a destination as the other places he’d been. He teamed up with a couple of friends and they are now decided to turn Jerusalem and Israel into the next top backpacking destination. Together they not only run Abraham and a few other hostels around Israel but they also created the Jesus Trail, organize some of the best tours in Israel and publish a very detailed Israel hostel guide every year.

Back to the hostel, we were delighted by the great atmosphere inside. We met people from all ages and nationalities, all sharing their experiences and opinions about Jerusalem and Israel. We joined a few day trips to different parts of Israel and Palestine and we took part on the weekly Shabatt dinner that was an incredible experience.

Our favorite spot was the first floor lounge area. There was always something going on; it would be a great place to cook your own dinner, have some beers at the bar, chill out on the hammocks and, at night, it would often turn into a popular club holding some of the best parties in Jerusalem.

You just need to check out the video on how to get there to realize this place is something else:

According to our hosts in Jerusalem, Abraham was the first backpacker. We are sure that if he was alive today he would enjoy this place as much as we did.

The Hostel Lobby is Always Busy with New Guest Coming in and Tour Reservations

The hostel lobby is always busy with tour reservations and new guests coming in

The First Floor Lounge Area was our Favorite Spot

The first floor lounge area was our favorite spot

The First Floor Lounge Area was our Favorite Spot

There’s plenty of space to hang out and mingle with other guests

All Rooms, Dorms or Private were Spacious and Well Equipped

All rooms, dorms or private were spacious and well equipped

Internet Room at Abraham Hostel

The internet room

TV Room at Abraham Hostel

There are no TVs in the rooms to promote interaction among guests. There is however a comfortable TV room on the first floor if you don’t mind fighting for the remote

Everyone Helps Out to Prepare the Shabatt Dinner

Everyone helps out to prepare the Shabatt dinner

And the Result is a Mouth-Watering Feast for Everyone to Enjoy

And the result is a mouth-watering feast for everyone to enjoy

Disclaimer: Our stay in Abraham Hostel was sponsored, but all opinions expressed above are our own.

About the Author

Alberto Molero

Alberto Molero is the co-founder, photographer and designer of WildJunket. As an adventure junkie, he’s fed his adrenaline cravings with scuba-diving trips in Borneo, ice-climbing excursions in Iceland and hiking expeditions in Australia. When he’s not traveling the world, he dreams of living on the beach and going surfing all day.

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