It takes one to two weeks to find an apartment. Therefore, you should calculate your arrival and initial expenditure accordingly.
Check prices through a travel agent since they often receive cheaper rates. Also, you will not have to carry on long-distance correspondence with hotels. You may want to arrange to stay with relatives and friends in Jerusalem until you find a permanent place.
The following are a few lodging suggestions (rates as of January 1, 1998):
SR - Single roomNOTE: Most prices include the hotel VAT tax when paid in dollars; however, verify the rate and VAT when checking-in.
DR - Double room
TR - Triple room
BB - Bed and Breakfast
You can rent a room with an Israeli family until you find permanent housing. This relatively inexpensive option is available through:
a) Boker Tov Yerushalayim, Tel: 972 (2) 6511270, Fax: 972 (2) 6511272
b) Jerusalem Inns - Anita Ellis Apartments Rentals, Tel: 972 (2) 5611745, Fax: 972 (2) 5618541
c) Deluxe Guest Rooms - Tel: 972-2-581-4218 Fax: 972-2-581-3126
d) German Colony Guest House - Tel: 972-2-563-8505
If you plan to lodge in youth hostels, you should purchase a youth hostel card. The card reduces the price of a room and almost guarantees you a space. See also "Flight Reservations" p. 16 for ISSTA Card information. Additional youth hostel information can be obtained by contacting the American Youth Hostel Association, 75 Spring Street, New York 10012, telephone (212) 932-2300.
Listed below are hostels located close to the Jerusalem School. Listing a hostel does not constitute a recommendation on the part of HUC (prices are subject to change).
A. Beit Shmuel, 6 Shamah Street (behind HUC) (02) 620-3465/73
SR/BB - $55B. Beit Bernstein Youth Hostel, 1 Keren Hayesod St. (02) 625-8286
DR/BB - $33 per person
TR/BB - $28 per person
NOTE: Although this hostel is connected to the Reform Movement and is very beautiful (sometimes considered a three-star hotel), it will be booked solid with NFTY tours from the third week of June until mid August. Ask for your 10% discount as an HUC student.
Hostel dorm-type room - $10-$15C. She'ar David, 4 King David Street (across from HUC) (02) 625-0075 (FAX)(02) 625-1820
SR/BB - $50D. Davidka Youth Hostel, Davidka Sq., Tel. (02) 538-4555
Double occupancy - $65 (for the room)
3-person room - $87; 4-person room - $109; 5-person room - $141
SR/BB - $40
DR/BB - $59
TR/BB - $72
QR/BB - $92
Below you will find a sampling of hotels. They have been listed primarily because of their proximity to HUC. Listing a hotel DOES NOT constitute a recommendation. Prices may have changed since publication of the booklet. Some hotels will give you a discount if you pay in dollars.
If you plan to make the reservations yourself, most hotels will require a deposit of at least one night's stay.
A. St. Andrew's Scottish Hospice, 1 King David Street, (02) 673-2401. Limited number of rooms, make reservations in advance. Highly recommended.
SR/BB - $50 (Free tea through most of the day;B.Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Guest Houses
DR/BB - $75 (Dinner $12 - three course meal at 6:30 pm)
Beit Meirsdorff, Mount Scopus Campus, (02) 588-2244/5C. Rosary Convent Hostel, 14 Agron Street, (02) 625-8529
SR/BB - $75
DR/BB - $92
SR/BB - $40D. House 57, Midbar Sinai #57 / 6 B'nai B'rith Street, Downtown Tel: (02) 581-9944, Fax: (02) 532-2929
Three to a room/BB - $22 (each)
DR/BB - $30 (each)
Four to a room/BB - $20 (each)
Meals - $12 each
Children under 9 - $12 P/P, meals - $6 each
Rooms include private showers, telephones.
SR/BB - $47 QR/BB - $100Two Star:
DR/BB - $65
TR/BB - $85
Kids age 2-10 - $10
A. Ron Hotel, 44 Jaffa Street (Zion Square), (02) 625-3471
SR/BB - $88B.Palatin Hotel, 4 Agrippas Street, (02) 623-1141
DR/BB - $94
SR/BB - $60Three Star:
DR/BB - $70
Mention this guidebook and receive these prices, a 20% discount!
A. Jerusalem Gate Hotel, 43 Yirmiyahu Street (near Bus Station), (02)500-2225
SR/BB - $94 DR/BB - $108B.Eyal Hotel, 21 Shammai, (02) 623-4161
SR/BB - $86 DR/BB - $100C.Menorah Hotel, 24 King David (across from HUC), (02) 625-3311
SR/BB - $58 DR/BB - $78 TR/BB - $97.50Four Star:
A. Windmill Hotel, 3 Mendele Street, (02) 566-3111
SR/BB - $115 DR/BB - $138B. Prima Kings Hotel, 60 King George Street, (02) 620-1201
SR/BB - $132 DR/BB - $165C.Kikar Zion Hotel, 25 Shamai Street, (02) 624-4644
SR/BB - $80 DR/BB - $100D. YMCA, 26 King David Street, (02) 569-2692
SR/BB - $70 DR/BB - $85
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