Completely private room with its own private entrance and private bathroom in a quiet, green neighborhood. Walking distance to the Old City; excellent bus transportation. Friendly, informative hosts. All welcome (except smokers).
Completely private, quiet, pretty, nonsmoker room with a private entrance, in central Jerusalem in the green neighborhood of Old Katamon. It includes a private bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Exceptionally clean. Double bed, oak cupboards, hair dryer, refrigerator, electric kettle, and, of course, clean sheets and high-quality towels. We provide coffee (regular and decaf), tea, herbal tea, and milk. Access to garden. Air conditioning (also used for heating), free wireless Internet (bring your own laptop), and satellite TV. Guidebooks and maps for your use. Free parking on the street. Gracious, English-speaking hosts always available to answer questions and provide directions or other information.
PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast available *with advance notice* (add US$10 per person to room price). (The room is also available without breakfast.) One block to Yakar Synagogue and to bus lines 13 and 14 (to city center, Old City, and to major tourist attractions). The room is in a great location, within 5 minutes' walk of a laundromat, convenience store, bakeries, deli, cafes, restaurants, post office, bank, pharmacy, and pizzeria, as well as the Jerusalem Theater, where you have a choice of plays, concerts, dance performances, and films. Twelve minutes' walk will bring you to trendy Emek Refaim Street, which has a wide choice of cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, as well as an ATM and two money changers.
Guests have access to the garden surrounding our building.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the building where the B&B is located and are usually home. We are always happy to answer questions and offer suggestions for touring and dining options. In addition to providing regular maps, we will gladly provide hand-drawn maps explaining how to get to various places.
Our neighborhood is very green and quiet. It contains a mix of historic buildings and newer buildings, all made of Jerusalem stone. There is history everywhere, including the story of the German Templers who settled in this area in the 19th century, and the fierce battles fought here during the 1948 war (you can see bullet holes on a building just a few meters away from us).
And although the neighborhood is so quiet, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops within very easy walking distance. We are also within walking distance of the Old City.
Just one block away from us you can board either of two buses. One goes to the Old City and the city center. The other goes to the Israel Museum, the Knesset (our parliament, the train station, and the Central Bus Station.
Other Things to Note
If any of the days of your stay coincides with the Jewish Sabbath (Friday sundown until Saturday night) or a Jewish festival (from sundown until the following night), please note that there is no public transportation (although taxis and the Arab bus to Bethlehem do operate). Major museums are open. Although in the Old City everything will be open as usual, in the rest of the city most shops, cafes, and restaurants will be closed. Please see the guidebook section of our listing for some suggestions of restaurants outside the Old City (and within walking distance of our B&B) that are open on the Sabbath and on most Jewish festivals).
Jewish festivals and holy days when you can expect most restaurants to be closed are: Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year); Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement; everything outside the Old City is closed); Succot (the Feast of Tabernacles; the first and last day of the week-long festival); Passover (the first and last day of the week-long festival); Shavuot (Pentecost). Most restaurants are closed also on Tisha be'Av (a day of mourning), the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day and Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen.
Everyone is welcome except smokers.
Checkout is at 11 a.m. Luggage can be left for later pickup.
You will find the name of the Wi-fi network and the key (password) pinned to the bulletin board above the desk.
Интеллигентные и добродушный хозяева. Всегда окажут вам посильную помощь и помогут в решении проблем. В комнате всегда чисто и по домашнему тепло.
Das Zimmer liegt im Erdgeschoss. Zweckmaessig eingerichtet. Gute Beleuchtung. Alles funktioniert. Ruhig, keine schlagenden Tueren. Betten sehr in Ordnung. Kaffee und Tee stehen bereit.
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Dear Esther, dear Shraga,
thank you so much for your kind hospitality with your huge amount of information. This quarter of Yerushalayim is really nice and there are nice restaurants nearby. You can walk to many places from there.
The room is in the basement, therefore daylight is less, but it is clean and well-equipped (especially for one person). Thanks again for the days we could stay in your BnB and your openheartedness. All the best!
The neighborhood was quiet and residential - very relaxing. And we had our own entrance. Even though we had rented a car, we were able to walk to both good restaurants and the Kotel. The owner was receptive and showed us everything we needed to know, providing us with maps, etc.
Shraga and Esther made me feel welcome with tea bags, coffee powder, and milk, etc. The description was very accurate. Katamon is nice and quiet.
Bed and Breakfast in Old Katamon is a very comfortable place. The room (with private bathroom) was very clean and warm . Our hosts, Shraga and Esther, gave us a lot of information regarding Jerusalem and we really appreciated all the help they gave us.
Esther provided us with perfect hand drawn maps that guided us through the city and Shraga told us many interesting facts about Jerusalem and his history. It was a beautiful experience also for the English lessons they gave us indirectly during our permanence! Laura & Sergio
We felt very comfortable with Esther and Shraga. The location is in a very quite neighborhood but the city center will be reached in a walk distance. Unfortunately our stay was very short, than we would like to hear more about all the things you know about Jerusalem and Israel. Hopefully we will come back.
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I am a native of Jerusalem and I love my city.
Each guest from Airbnb opens a new window on the world for me. I enjoy welcoming them and hearing about their travels and plans. My wife, Esther, also enjoys meeting our guests and helping them.
I love helping my guests get the most out of the city. I supply them with good maps that show how to walk or take public transportation to the city's major sites and also where to find food of all kinds.
I also love books, and our guests will find a large selection to choose from, both guidebooks and novels.
Travelers have many questions about places they would like to visit. If I don't know the answer to your question, I will ask someone who does know.
Please feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.