Abraham Hostel | Family Vacation in Jerusalem
The founders of Abraham hostel used ideas from the European (also Australian and New Zealander) guesthouse, to create a large common room with a full guest kitchen, a bar, and a large and well equipped kitchen.
Every Sunday there is an open mic, where guests may sing with a local band.
Every Tuesday the roof’s colorful lights are on, and the party begins! The comforting hammocks, the delicious beers and burgers, the good music and the great fellas reminded me of my single friends. It sure looks like the place to meet people 🙂
Every Friday there’s a traditional Shabbat dinner to give a small taste of the Israeli Shabbat dinner.
A significant advantage of the place is the location. A 5 minute walk can get you to the famous Mahane Yehuda market. You can use the Jerusalem light rail to get to other sites like the city of David, the time elevator. Though, it’s a bit more complicated to get to the Kotel.
In front of the reception desk of the hostel, there’s an information desk of Abraham Tours, with information about transportation, museums and more. You can even customize your own travel.
Abraham Tours offers organized tours to Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea, Caesarea and to other sites all over Israel. We took Nir Friedman’s jeep tour, which I posted about earlier.
The breakfast at Abraham hostels is simple and so are the rooms. There’s no TV in the room, but we didn’t really care about it as we spent little time in our room. There’s a good amount of sockets so every phone/tablet/camera can be charged.
In the way to Jerusalem we visited a stalactites cave named Avshalom cave. The children and I could barely stand the heat, but a great surprise was waiting for us at the end.
There was also a Segway tour, a visit at the nocturno restaurant and the night spectacular at the Tower of David. Of course, we couldn’t leave Jerusalem without visiting the Kotel.
Abraham hostel – Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem. Phone: 972 (0)2 6502200
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