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!
Barbara is a warm and welcoming host. She provides small touches that really make the stay homey.
The room is very comfortable, and is amazingly quiet for a location so close to the center of Jerusalem.
My stay was short, but superb.
Great place to stay when in Jerusalem. The flat is right next to one of the gates which makes visiting the Old and New Towns super easy. It is clean, quiet, and cozy. And Barbara makes the experience even better; a great host who is considerate and helpful at all times. I would definitely recommend this place if you are thinking of going to Jerusalem.
Barbara's apartment is in an excellent location - quite close to the Old City as well as some of the prime streets in Jerusalem. I really enjoyed using it as a home base during my quick trip there. Barbara was an excellent host - responsive, meticulous. She had thought of things I wouldn't even considered I needed as a guest! The room is lovely (and the balcony is great!). Definitely recommend staying here.
When we got to the apartment Barbara wasn't at home but everything was very well organised and prepared. Barbara is very conscientious and precise, a great host.
We found the building easily and it was in walking distance from Old City. There are several supermarkets in the near as well. The room was big enough and comfortable.
Es gibt keine bessere Unterkunft in Jerusalem und gewiss keine bessere Gastgeberin als Barbara. Von der Altstadt ist es nur ein Katzensprung und sehr einfach zu erreichen. Das Zimmer ist hübsch und geräumig, mit einem großen Bett, zwei Tischen, zwei Sesseln und zwei Stühlen, ein zusätzlicher steht auf dem Balkon. Auf dem Tisch gibt es jede Menge hilfreiche Flyer und Mappen. Im Bücherschrank gibt es eine Kiste mit der Aufschrift "Nimm, was immer Du brauchst" in der Kleinigkeiten vorhanden sind wie Haarlack, Duschhaube, Tampons, Sonnencreme etc. In der Küche ist alles verfügbar, auch wenn mann selber Kochen möchte, selbst Gewürze der Gastgeberin darf man mitbenutzen. So liebevoll wie die Einrichtung ist, war auch Barbaras Umgang mit mir: sehr hilfsbereit, unkompliziert, als ich später als verabredet ankam, zur Stelle, um mir mit dem Stadtplan zu helfen... Es war einfach perfekt und ich würde immer wenn ich in Jerusalem bin, bei Barbara unterkommen wollen. Vielen Dank, Barbara, für Deine liebevolle Art, die mir meine Ankunft so angenehm machte!
The flat had a lovely atmosphere and was very light and attractively decorated. Barbara went all out to leave little welcoming things like chocolate and teabags in the room and an assortment of goodies for breakfast the next day, in the fridge. Barbara made the boundaries, ie what we had access to and what we didn't, so we didn't have to wonder if we were doing the right thing. We had freedom to use the kitchen and it was very clear where everything was. Barbara was very genuine in her warm welcome and enjoyment of guests. The flat was very clean. Barbara also had lots of brochures about tours in and around Jerusalem and gave us very clear and detailed directions on how to get to her place.
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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!