Hotel Kaplan is a very basic budget hotel excellently located in Jerusalem. It is opposite Zion square and Ben Yehuda street. There are plenty cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the near vicinity. You can walk to the lovely Mahaneh Yehuda where the locals grocery shop and the tourists hustle for seats near the shwarma stand. The Old City is also within walking distance, passing by the beautiful Mamilla en route.
Eli is a most gracious host, he was extremely helpful and always worried about me because I was traveling alone. He'd even call my room to make sure I would be ready on time for my tours.
Don't go to the Kaplan hotel expecting a lush retreat, it is a budget hotel (read hostel with private shower) in the centre of a very vibrant city that only sleeps in the early hours of the morning. Luckily I got used to the noise from the streets within two days and was able to sleep well. Also I was usually exhausted after all the sightseeing during the day, which helped.
Although I felt the place was a bit expensive for what was offered, I know I saved on transport costs because I never needed to call a taxi or use public transport during the 10 days I was in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kaplan Hotel is the best choice for low-budget travelers. Located right in the center of Jerusalem on Jaffa street, just off Ben-Yehuda st., right across Zion square, and near the new train station. Its location is ideal for shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or having a coffee. It's a 10 minute walk to the old city, to mahane yehuda market, and most central tourist attractions. All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to use the hotel's kitchen, as well as have a free cup of tea or coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaplan Hotel Jerusalem