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!
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!
I will not be here myself in July-August, so while the room is still available to book (though a bit more expensive, as you'll have a private bathroom/kitchen!), you may also book the entire apartment (for max 4 people) for available dates during this time. You can contact me directly about this, or find the listing for the other apartment via my profile.
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 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!
Barbara was really nice. The flat is in a nice spot really close to the old center. the flat itself is very tidy and the room comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.
Barbara is a great host! She is friendly and made our stay very comfortable. The room is great and in the best location in Jerusalem! Thank you Barbara for being an awesome host!
Barbara is nothing short of an exellent hostess. She helped with all kinds of details before and during my visit. The apartement is both well located and well equiped. It is just a few minutes away from the key places in the city. You will hardly find a better place, in a better location with a better hostess.
Overall, fantastic. Barbara really made us feel at home. Location was great and quiet. We could use the washer/dryer if we needed and she left many snack amenities in our room.
Barbara could be a professional hostess. The room was well-kept, clean, and charming. Barbara has a great sense for details and needs - she foresees everything a guest and visitor might need. She is very accommodating, flexible and friendly.
The neighborhood is incredibly well-located in walking distance to the Old City. It is also quiet.
I would not hesitate to stay with Barbara again.
We had a lovely time in Jerusalem operating from Barbara's lovely flat. It's close to all the sites and evening entertainment. We would recommend this option for your stay.
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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!