The middle eastern city of Jerusalem, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and it is considered the capital by both conflicting nations Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Jerusalem’s history is ancient: it has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured (or recaptured) 44 times. Even with its storied history, the 5000-year-old city is a great place to visit and experience special exhibits, archaeological findings, or perhaps even a significant spiritual experience. There are roughly 300-something Jerusalem hotels, ranging from cheap hotels in Jerusalem to the most luxurious and best hotels in Jerusalem, in the city centre. No matter where visitors stay, getting around town from hotels Jerusalem can be done simply by walking. There are also public buses, taxis, rental cars, and a light rail. With plenty of guided tours as well, tourists may easily discover major Jerusalem points of interest on their stay.
There are many museums with some of the most famous prehistoric collections in the world, attracting over one million visitors a year. Aside its historic and religious significance, the city has also become home to many artistic and cultural venues. The International Convention Center, the Jerusalem Cinematheque, the Gerard Behar Center, the Jerusalem Music Center, and the Targ Music Center represent the art presence. The Israel Festival is another creative Jerusalem outlet that attracts visitors to the many hotels in Jerusalem annually. Sports are also popular in the walled city. Football (soccer) and basketball are the most popular. Attending a local Beitar Jerusalem Football Club game is one of the most exciting things to do in Jerusalem.
Where to Stay in Jerusalem
The city has incredibly diverse history, with many ethnic groups and nations occupying Jerusalem over the past thousands of years. Palestinian and Israeli cultures have had a particularly lasting effect, and Jerusalem has remained an iconic and life-shaping city to visit no matter the diverse destinations visitors travel from. It could be described as a city of living history. It is not shocking, then, to learn millions of tourists flock the plateau every year. Why not be one of them? There are many cheap hotels in Jerusalem as well as modern hotels Jerusalem. Prices range from €40 for the simplest Jerusalem hotels to €350 for resort options.
Hostels are plentiful, and they are the absolute cheapest lodging option. They offer simple shared rooms and city-central locations, with proximity to the things to do in Jerusalem. The Panorama hotel is one of the cheap hotels in Jerusalem. It is located on a hilltop with views of Old City. It has homey rooms and a functional restaurant. From the lookout point in front of the hotel, it is possible to walk down the Mt. of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. Hosh Al-Syrian Guesthouse is another affordable option. It is located in an ancient brick hotel hosting rustic rooms, a rooftop patio, and French-Palestinian dining.
Some of the best hotels in Jerusalem are still modestly priced. Prima Park, for example, has rooms for only a little more a night than the Hosh Al-Syrian Guesthouse. Of Jerusalem hotels, this one offers a hip hobby lounge, a covered patio restaurant, a free Israeli breakfast, and free wifi. Jerusalem International YMCA is a unique chain option located in a landmark 1930’s stone building. It has a sports centre, children’s activities (it is a YMCA after all), and accessibility to locally hosted events. The most expensive hotels Jerusalem include hillside resorts with spas and wine boutiques as well as indoor and outdoor pool options. Cramim Resort and Spa and the Gordonia Private Hotel are such options.