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Kikar Zion
Ranked #90 of 99 Hotels in Jerusalem
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Avoid it!!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Terrible hotel!!
The rooms are old and dirty, the service is deplorable. The hotel dining room is terrible and the breakfast is really really bad!
The only positive point is the proximity to Ben Yehuda Street. But there are other options of good hotels around.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

I have been touring Israel off and on for 22 years.

If you want to one block from Ben Yehudah Street (very desirable) and within walking distance (or light rail) of the Old City Arab Quarter-Armenia Quarter/Jaffa Gate entrance - this is a great location.

This hotel is equally the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in Israel; or, any other country except for a few out-of-the-way hotels in Brazil and Russia. Whatever you do in Israel, don't do it here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Margate, NJ
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

The Ups -
Location - at the base of Ben Yehuda St.
ATM around the corner
Saturday night you are in the middle of the action - for shopping/food, etc
Culturally - you are near old city for Shabbat Walk & close to churches/synagogues/etc
Breakfast was actually pretty tasty - as was dinner
Taglit (Birthright) and Teen tour friendly

The Downs
Reception & services are few
smokey smell in lobby elevators- guys behind the reception desks takes his smoke breaks in his office
rooms are basic - but hey - its not a luxury place

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

I write this as if it were my last will. I don't have much time before the mold and disease infiltrates lungs. Blood stains bed bugs nonworking bathrooms mold and the list goes on. I see people in the lobby now coming to stay but I seriously hope they read my lips of leave now!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

The only good thing in this hotel is the location. The hotel is very dirty. There were lots of Chinese and Russian guests. It seem the it’s a hotel to travel groups.

Please check out the pictures. It’s probably one of the worst hotels in Jerusalem. A local friend booked for us, because its near his house. I was afraid about the reviews. It was the worst hotel I ever stay. And I do not stay in fancy hotels. Usually I stay in Ibis and Best Westerns. This hotel is a nightmare. It’s dirty and old.

No Internet. There is no Wifi in the rooms. The one in the lobby didn't work.

Rooms
Our family booked 2 rooms. The room is very big, but it’s all old. Very old furniture. Dirty. Very old carpet with holes and stains. Old curtains. Tube TV with 3 channels (all in Hebrew only). The sheets were dirty. Towels dirty.

Breakfast
It was always crowded. It all looked dirty. The plates were wet in stack. Forks dirty as well.

Bathroom
Old and dirty. Please look at the pictures.

Don’t stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Huntington, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Where should I begin? The rooms are dusty and dirty. I immediately began to feel congested from breathing the mold on the bathroom ceiling. There were blood stains on the furniture, and one of the beds in my room was a mattress hanging off a sofa, which broke as soon as we sat on it. Upon reporting this issue, we were told to sleep on the floor. We persisted on another room, and eventually they reluctantly gave us a room where the sewage smell was so unbearable that we had to return to the first one. We had to drag the mattress and bed ourselves from the second room all the way down the hall to the first, since the staff could care less. The air conditioning blew mold and was making me sick so I had to turn it off and leave the window open all night. It only opens a few inches but is enough to let mosquitoes in, so we were waking up with mosquito bites every day. On the third day, I woke up with my body covered in bed bugs, which was the last straw. I left the hotel immediately, and had to get all of my luggage dry cleaned for fear of bed bug contamination. Please, whatever you do, do not stay at this hostel. It is unsanitary and unhealthy. The location is not worth it.

Room Tip: Please, whatever you do, do not stay at this hostel. It is unsanitary and unhealthy. The location...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Stayed here with a group- hotel was old- looking and smelled from the outside. The rooms are small and the TVs didn't work. It's difficult to get up and down in the hotel due to old, small elevators. The food was fine, but by no means delicious. The staff was helpful, but not overly so. The best (possibly only) great thing about this hotel is the location- smack in the center of town. If location is what's important to you, and your hotel is just a place to sleep for a few hours and leave your stuff, this is a fine place to stay on a budget. More hostel status than hotel.

Room Tip: Lower floors are probably slightly nicer
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Kikar Zion
Address: 25 Shamai, Jerusalem 9463127, Israel
Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem > Down Town West Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #90 of 99 Hotels in Jerusalem
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Hotel Class:3 star — Kikar Zion 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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