About This Listing
Lovely room with a balcony looking out over a small courtyard in central Jerusalem, on a quiet residential street only minutes away from the Old city and several beautiful parks.
Before making a booking request: please read all of the information below. Also please keep in mind that my calendar is up to date — if you can't select a date, this means it's unavailable!
In July and August I will not be in Jerusalem, but you are still very welcome to stay here! I am mostly interested in longer stays for these months, for obvious reasons :)
Welcome to my home! The guest room in my house is lovingly decorated, and has its own balcony overlooking a small courtyard. I enjoy hosting, but also completely understand your need for privacy, so I have done my best to outfit the room with the essentials: coffee and tea are at your disposal, and you have a small table for a private dinner in the room.
A fully equipped (shared) kitchen is available, but please note that I do not keep kosher! Guests also have access to a (shared) bathroom and a washing machine. There is a protected wireless internet network in the apartment (which works just fine out on the balcony!). Towels and linen are of course provided, and you will have tea/coffee making facilities in your room. If you have high standards for tea and coffee: there is an espresso machine in the kitchen, as well as a large variety of loose-leaf teas.
Interaction with Guests
I will not be here myself in July-August, but the room is still available to book (and you'll have a private bathroom/kitchen!).
While only minutes away from restaurants, shops, and the old city, this apartment is situated in a very quiet residential area. With the American consulate and the prime minister's residence just around the corner, it's extremely safe here.
The neighbourhood is usually very quiet and peaceful; unfortunately I have just been informed that come July, they will start construction work on a site across the street. I don't know yet how much of a problem this will be noise-wise, but please be aware of this before you book! It is possible that due to the hot weather in summer, the work will start quite early in the day.
The apartment is very centrally located: within close walking distance from Jaffa Street and the old city — but even the Yehuda Market and the Israel museum can be reached on foot. The Jerusalem light rail is close by, and about ten different bus lines stop around the corner.
NB!! There is only paid parking, and for max. 3 hours, in the street! They check cars daily (and frequently) from 8am-7pm, except on Fridays (8am-1pm) and Saturdays (they don't check at all).
The best place to park long-term is in the car park of Mamilla mall, for 48 NIS per day. This is a ~5 minute walk from my front door.
Other Things to Note
Please: if you make an inquiry or booking and your profile is still quite empty, please do tell me about yourself, and the trip you are making! That way, I know a little bit about you before I invite you into my home.
- The room has access to a small balcony if you want to smoke. Please don't smoke inside the house!
- I'm not jewish and do not keep a kosher kitchen, nor do I observe shabbat. If this is important to you, you are very welcome to stay here and I will do my best to accommodate you, but there are many places in Jerusalem that may be more suited to your needs!
What a wonderful room and wonderful place to stay! From the first moment I felt at 'home'. The pictures and description on the site are exactly as it is. Barbara is a very nice and relaxed host. Open for all questions and helpfull if needed. The room and the apartment shows her touch for details which makes a place warm and 'like home'. The apartment is situated close to the Old City and modern centre (all walking distance) and still quiet. I really hope that if Barbara will have to move, she will keep on being a Airbnb-host. It was in one word lovely!
Barbara was a great host.
She was very kind, helped us by recommending restaurants and nice spots (even on shabbat). Even the breakfast for the first morning has already been prepared; in general we felt welcomed and comfortable at her place.
We also enjoyed the conversations we've shared with Barbara and it was really interesting to reflect our personal experience with someone actually living in Jerusalem.
We hope to see Barbara soon; she couldn't have been a better host.
Thanks for all.
Heb een heerlijke tijd gehad in Jeruzalem en het was elke avond een genot om terug te keren naar m'n slaapplekje bij Barbara. Zeer mooie slaapkamer met balkon, rustige omgeving en toch dichtbij de Old City en openbaar vervoer. Ik zou deze accommodatie zeer aanbevelen! De omschrijving en foto's kloppen precies.
Barbara was very welcoming & we enjoyed the delicious breakfast items she laid out for my husband & me. We stayed only one night & her place was very suitable for our needs. The picture of the room is accurate. It is homey, yet has the perks of a hotel. She even went with us & pointed out the Knesset (Israeli parliament) to us which we wanted to tour that day.
Barbara couldn't have been a better host! I really enjoyed her company and she is incredibly friendly, welcoming and also a wealth of knowledge about Jerusalem and Israel in general which is particularly helpful to a first-timer in the country.
The room was also perfect. It was clean, comfortable and very quiet. I had some of my best sleeps of my life!
The apartment itself is fantastic in every way. Very clean with all the amenities you will need for a short or long stay.
As for the location, it couldn't be better! It was easy to walk to the Old City and several other key attractions. The area is quiet and safe and I had no issues walking around at any time of the day or night.
In conclusion, I loved it and highly recommend it! Thanks Barbara, it was a pleasure!
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About the Host, Barbara
My name is Barbara and I am a biologist. I was born in the Netherlands, studied in Leiden, and lived in Galway, Ireland for a few months during my Master's. I did my PhD in Lisbon, Portugal, and recently moved to Jerusalem, Israel, for my first real postdoctoral research gig!