As a family traveler, hostels are not often on my radar when I am planning my trips. But when I started researching the best way to see Jerusalem, I came across Abraham Tours, who are well known for their variety of tours in Israel and neighbouring countries. After looking at their tours and browsing for places to stay in Jerusalem, I found their private family rooms at the popular Abraham Hostels.
Are Jerusalem Hostels Family Friendly?
I had to find out for myself.
I am not sure why I had this vision of dark and run down, but for some reason I had the wrong ideas about hostels and bringing kids to them! After looking at the pictures of Abraham Hostels and their proximity to downtown, it made me decide it was a good idea to give it a chance! And I am sure glad I did. We arrived to Jerusalem via the Allenby Bridge crossing from Jordan and it was super convenient to get to!
Our room was bright and big! One of the things I look for when selecting a family-friendly accommodation is SPACE! The MORE the BETTER! Our room had 4 beds a small sitting area and plenty of floor space! And the nice thing about hostels is the huge common area! My kids instantly made themselves at home!
Abraham Hostels Family Rooms
The Abraham Hostel’s family room has 4 beds and the two twins pushed together make a nice king size bed.
You will also find
- Ensuite bathroom with a shower
- Storage lockers and space to hang jackets etc
- Small sitting area
- Towels and linens provided
- Room cleaned daily
What to expect at Abraham Hostels?
The staff are very friendly and they seem to be everywhere! If you have a question, there is always someone close by!
Breakfast is included in the rate and the kitchen is HUGE with plenty of cutlery. There is tea and coffee making supplies available all day! (but bring your own milk if you have to have milk)
There is a bar that is open it in the evenings (after 6 pm) that also serves pizza. The lounge has lots of room to sit and eat or chat, as well as fuseball and pool tables.
There is also a rooftop lounge area but it was having some work done while we were there.
Luggage storage was no fuss and there is laundry facilities available!
Traveler center provides information on the variety of Abraham Tours that are offered as well as the best things to do in Jerusalem.
While hostel travel is not how we usually travel, our stay at Abraham Hostels has changed that mentality and we will definitely look into hostel accommodations in the future! If you are interested in booking a hostel in Jerusalem, you can book with Abraham hostels here.
Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She is passionate about sharing her experiences of traveling with children on adventurous family holidays around the world! She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.