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Our Jerusalem

Locals know best, so let the staff of the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem show you their favorite places in the incredible city we’re lucky enough to call home.

Lee's Favorite

Restaurant: Zuni
Place to Visit: Yad Vashem
Spot: Any place with a good view
Tip: Visit Ein Kerem, it’s beautiful
Secret: The rose garden by the Jerusalem Theatre

Lee's Favorite

Kobi's Favorite

Restaurant: Evo

Bar: Taklit

Place to Visit: Western Wall

Spot: The Dog Park in Sacher Park

Kobi's Favorite

Nathalie's Favorite

Restaurant: Eldad ve zehu

Bar: 4:20′ or the Little Pinkas

Place to Visit: The Israel Museum

Spot: The little parks in Nahlaot

Tip: Watch out for holidays

Secret: My balcony

Nathalie's Favorite

Opal's Favorite

Bar: Casino de Paris
Food: Breakfast buffet (every Friday) at Tmol Shilsom
Spot: The park behind the King David Hotel
Secret: Flea market every Thursday at Agripas st.
Tip: Ask the locals for recommendations

Opal's Favorite

Yaron's Favorite

Bar: Cheese & Wine on the rooftop of Notredam
Restaurant: Cafe Mizrahi
Tip: Try the Iraqi Sabich in Shamai street
Spot: The promenade surrounding the Hebrew University’s Mt Scopus campus. Marvelous view of the Old City and the Dead Sea

Yaron's Favorite
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Gal's Favorite

Restaurant: Rachmo in the Market (Kubbe soup!)
Bar: Abraham Hostel Bar!
Place to Visit: Ein Karem
Spot: Balcony of the Jerusalem Cinematheque
Tip: Bike around on Saturday when there are few cars on the road
Secret: Abandoned village of Lifta

Gal's Favorite

Lara's Favorite

Bar: Halitatea – try the smoked Russian tea
Restaurant: Nocturno
Spot: Alleyways of Yemin Moshe at night
Secret: Underground water cistern in the St. Helen Coptic Church – amazing acoustics for singing!
Place to Visit: Monastery of the Cross in Sacher Park

Lara's Favorite

Gil's Favorite

Restaurant: Mitchi in the Market – great sandwiches and great value

Bar: Hakaseta

Place to Visit: Damascus Gate of the Old City

Spot: My balcony

Tip: There is always to Jerusalem than you think…

Gil's Favorite
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Sapphire's Favorite

Restaurant: Tmol Shilshom

Bar: Burla

Place to Visit: Yad Vashem

Spot: The Rooftop of the Austrian Hospice

Tip: Always carry a camera with you

Secret: The view of the Valley of the Cross from Even Ezra Street in Rehavia

Sapphire's Favorite

Or's Favorite

Restaurant: Chakra

Bar: Burla

Spot: The terrace in the Notredam Hotel

Tip: Try the local food

Secret: Nadi Cafe

Or's Favorite

Samanta's Favorite

Restaurant: Zuni or Cafe Mizrahi

Bar: Fifth of May

Place to Visit: Museum on the Seam or the Jerusalem Cinematheque

Spot: Musrara

Tip: Go hiking around the city

Samanta's Favorite

David's Favorite

Restaurant: HaSabichiya
Spot: Terrace next to Ein Karem
Secret: Hang out in the beautiful cold springs! The best one is behind King David Hotel
Place to visit: Wadi Qelt
Tip: Stop being a tourist, throw away your check list and go with the flow

David's Favorite

Alex's Favorite

Bar: The Video or The Sira
Restaurant: Chakra or Pasta Basta
Spot: Even Sapir spring
Secret: Karim’s place in the Old City (much more than just the best hummus)
Tip: Fly deep, dive high…

Alex's Favorite

Lior's Favorite

Bar: Haschena
Restaurant: Hamotzi
Spot: Machne Yehuda at night
Secret: Magical fountain in front of the Old City
Tip: Visit Hasidic Mea Shearim

Lior's Favorite

Luke's Favorite

Restaurant: Hamoshava 54
Bar: Bolinat or the Sira
Place to Visit: Austrian Hospice
Spot: Shuk
Tip: Travel out of Jerusalem on Shabbat

Luke's Favorite
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Itiel's Favorite

Bar: Que Pasa
Restaurant: Michali (in the Shuk)
Place to visit: Ein Karem
Spot: The Bible Hill
Secret: Not to be published online…

Itiel's Favorite

Andy's Favorite

Bar: Bars in Machane Yehuda
Restaurant: Street pizza on Jaffa Street next to Central Bus Station
Spot: Sacher park on Shabbat
>Secret: Hezekiah’s Tunnel
Place to Visit: First Train Station

Andy's Favorite

Franziska's Favorite

Bar: ELbeer
Restaurant: Basher
Spot: Nahlaot
Place to Visit: Billy Rose Art Garden (Israel Museum)
Tip: Be at the Mount of Olives while Jerusalem’s muezzins call to prayer

Franziska's Favorite
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Yoni's Favorite

Bar: Nahla
Restaurant: Azura
Spot: Outdoor gyms scattered throughout the city
Place to Visit:To relax, Ticho House cafe
Secret:Community garden on Beer Sheva Street, near the Mahane Yehuda market
Yoni's Favorite

Zoey's Favorite

Bar: The Sira
Restaurant: Adom
Spot: Kennedy Memorial lookout
Places to visit: The little springs around the city

Zoey's Favorite

Ido's Favorite

Bar: Bell or The Barrel
Resturant: Focaccia
Spot: Tomb of Samuel (Great view of Jerusalem and the West Bank)
Place to Visit: Ein Karem
Tip: There are many springs around Jerusalem – try them!
Ido's Favorite

Elad's Favorite

Bar: Tel Aviv (the old one)

Restaurant:  Rosa

Spot: Sergei’s Courtyard

Place to Visit: City of David

Tourist tip:  Haggle!!

Secret: Every Monday there’s a free concert at The Jerusalem Theatre

Elad's Favorite

Mr Fluffy's Favorite

Our luggage room key guardian, and companion to any receptionist doing a night shift!

Restaurant: The free food fridge
Bar: Abraham Hostel Bar
Place to Visit: The luggage room
Tip: Don’t sit next to the fridge at the bar
Secret: The chill out dorm

Mr Fluffy's Favorite

AWARDS

We thank our guests for recognizing us widely and nominating us for so many local and international awards.