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“Great hospitality on the West Bank”

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Khouriya Family Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 13 Ramallah B&B and Inns
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Great hospitality on the West Bank”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is a great place to stay when visiting the West Bank/Palestine (depending on your politics). The family provides more than a room for your visit. They are anxious to help visitors with suggestions and Issa can be hired as a tour guide.
The town is small and the house is a walk up a steep hill, but on our arrival Issa surprised us by meeting us at the shared taxi stand. Inexpensive shared taxi's regularly run to Remallah. We took the taxi to Remallah and where we took day trips to Bethlehem and Jericho.
The house itself is very nice and clean. Breakfast is a nice selection of traditional foods. Depending on the season, you might get to enjoy some of the fresh fruit from the trees around the house. While we were there, we enjoyed the grapes right off the vine. We stayed in a room with a private entry that could sleep three or four people. It has a shower and kitchen facilities. Other rooms in the house allow groups to take advantage of the R&B.
This was my first visit to the west Bank and staying there was a great decision.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

I don't think there are many places to stay in Ramallah and this guesthouse is a good option. It's a clean house and the owner is friendly and makes a lovely breakfast.
The guesthouse is not in the centre of Ramallah so you need a car or bus to get there.
You do feel very much like you're staying in someone's house, which may not suit everyone.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Issa and Rawda were very welcoming of us into their home. Their home is beautiful and the village of Jifna is lovely, quiet and friendly with some really good restaurants. We did two full days of touring with Issa who was very accommodating in organising tours for us. We were specific about what we wanted to see including the refugee camps, the wall and other areas associated with the occupation. Issa was very understanding and really wanted to help show us the situation in palestine. The room we stayed in had its own entrance, it was private, clean and well equipped. We would recommend trying to make tours with other people in the house to cut down on costs and the charge per kilometre not per guest. We would recommend trying Rawda's cooking one night and the other nights try the local restaurants. The Taybeh beer brewed in this families home village is delicious. Issa also took us to Nablus where we ate a sweet treat with cheese - a cullinary highlight. The second day we went to Hebron which we would highly recommend as it was insightful and Issa linked us up with some organisations and people to speak with about the situation there. We will come back one day we hope!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and Rawda was an amazing host. It was fascinating being in the West Bank and Jifna is a great area to stay - quiet and safe. A car would be useful, but we didn't have one and we managed to use the taxi service and buses every day to go to Jerusalem and around the West Bank. Breakfasts are amazing and it's just a great place to come home to every night. We would absolutely stay there again if we went back to the West Bank and we're going to recommend it to everyone. Thanks Rawda!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

What nicer place to stay than with the Khouriya family. Though we only stayed for one night we got to share a lovely breakfast along with conversation about life in Palestine and Jifna. This was a perfect place to stay as it was far enough from Ramallah to not have the traffic and close enough to the surrounding areas, mainly Taybeh Brewery!!!!!
Rhoda is any amazing lady with a fantastic life story and a spirit that has spread though the Jifna community to help benefit others. One nice restaurant was the Al Basha.
Most people stay longer and base themselves here to explore the rest of Palestine and we can so see why (unfortunately for us we had to get back to work!!!)

Go see for yourself and enjoy!!!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

...just back from another great stay in Jifna with the Khouriya's. Unfortunately not enough time on this trip to enjoy more of Rawda's home cooking - next time!...Palestine's truly in fruit at the moment with grapes hanging outside my bedroom window.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

I traveled to Palestine during May, earlier this summer. I stayed with the Khouriya family for almost two weeks, and they truly made me feel welcome and at home. I was traveling completely alone, and knew no one in the area, but that made little difference after meeting Issa and Rawda who immediately made me feel like part of their family. I would not recommend any other place to stay in Palestine.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Khouriya Family Guesthouse
Address: Jifna, Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Region: Palestinian Territories > West Bank > Binyamin Region > Ramallah
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Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Ramallah
Number of rooms: 6
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