Jerusalem Home-Stays

$65 per person per night - double occupancy
$95 single room

including dinner and breakfast


A few Palestinian families in East Jerusalem have opened their homes for guests and provide a unique cultural experience in the heart of the city. You will be placed with a family in Shuafat or Beit Hanina, inner suburbs of Jerusalem.

These middle class Muslim families welcome visitors from abroad, and speak good English. The home cooking is excellent, and your conversations with family members will enhance your understanding of life in Jerusalem today.

Shuafat and Beit Hanina communities are diverse with a working class and middle class population, and are situated between various Israeli settlements, a refugee camp, and Israeli by-pass roads, all of which serve to limit the growth of the community. Your stay there will enable you to better understand the frustrations and aspirations of the Palestinian population of East Jerusalem.

The streets of the neighborhoods are safe, and you are encouraged to take walks and familiarize yourself with the area. Banks, shops, caf├ęs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. It is also possible to walk to the Old City, about 25-30 minutes.

There is good public transport access to the bus station, downtown areas, and the Old City. Frequent buses and light rail pass through the heart of Shuafat and Beit Hanina.

After you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details about your host family, including a phone number, and clear directions on how to arrive at the home via public transport or taxi.

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