Tamer's Guest House

East Jerusalem
Prices include breakfast                                   Make a Reservation

Single Room: Shekels NIS 150
Double Room: Shekels NIS 280
Per meal (lunch or dinner): Shekels NIS 30
Tamer's guest house is the top floor of the Halaseh Family home in East Sawahreh, on the outer fringe of East Jerusalem where Tamer lives with his parents. The family are longtime residents of the community, and are Muslim but with a secular lifestyle.  The guest area of their home has been recently renovated with three rooms, a modern bathroom and kitchen. You can opt to cook for yourselves, or have meals with the family. The basic cost covers the accommodations and breakfast.

If you arrive by public transport, Tamer will meet you at the border of the Ma'ale Adumim settlement and the Palestinian Jerusalem suburb of Azariyah, just a 20-minute bus ride from downtown Jerusalem. After you make a reservation you will be emailed more information and will be able to telephone or email Tamer directly. Private car pickup is also available from the airport or anywhere in Israel or the West Bank.

East Sawahreh is on the Palestinian side of the Separation Barrier, near Jabel al-Mukaber, Abu Dis, Bethany, and Al Quds University. In addition to soaking up the local culture, you'll be able to visit the unfinished Palestinian Parliament building, Lazarus Tomb, the church at Bethany, and the Mount of Olives terminal - the only legal way for local Palestinians with permits to enter Jerusalem. Special arrangements can be made with Tamer for local tours and transportation to join other tours detailed on this website.

The area is a traditional community and modest dress should be worn at all times. This usually means 'village dress'. Both men and women should be fully covered at all times. This includes a high neckline on a shirt and dress, shoulders and upper arms covered, and dresses or skirts below the knees. Trousers (pants) are common for both men and women. No shorts. Respecting the local mores will enable you to blend in and communicate comfortably with local people.

Please contact us if you have any questions before making a reservation. Enjoy your stay.


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