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 the information below.
JULY — OCTOBER: I will not be here myself, but I will gladly rent out the apartment to visitors, especially if you prefer a longer stay! Via my profile you can find the listing for the entire apartment, or simply contact me and ask about availability.
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 be at work most of the time, so you'll likely have privacy during the day. At night and during the weekends (Fri-Sat) I may be persuaded to show you a few nice places around!
While only minutes away from 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.
Please note that 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!
I had a great time with Barbara. She is a great host and a very sweet and open hearted and all in all wonderful, funny person. She is an excellent host and her apartment is in a quiet spot right in the city center. So if you would like to have relaxing place in the hart od Jerusalem its perfect. Also everything in the apartment is just like in the pictures and clean an very nice. Enjoy your stay and thank you for everything Barabara
Барбара замечательная хозяйка!
Квартира очень уютная, недалеко от центра Иерусалима и от Старого города тоже.
Вечер можно скрасить общением с Барбарой, она действительно милая и очень общительная!
We had a great time at Barbara's place! Very nice room with our own balcony. Great location. Barbara was very helpful hostess. Highly recommended!
I had a great time. Thank you Barbara. She was a great host and very well organized.
Even though Barbara was not there during my stay, she was like an guardian angel sending me guidance and assistance via texts. I had a great stay for the beautiful apartment makes me feel like being home in Jerusalem in the big snow.
I know that where I'll stay whenever I am back.
It was a pleasure staying in this site, only about a three-block walk to the Old City. The internet connectivity was solid; the bed was comfortable; and the host was very nice and kind. Thanks again Barbara!
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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!