In general, accommodations prices in Jerusalem are fairly high. With over 3.6 million tourists arriving in Israel, most of whom visit Jerusalem, you can expect that hotel rooms fill up quickly – especially in summer. Accommodations range from large downtown hostels and high-rise, resort-like hotels with impressive pools to stylish boutique options in elegant, historic buildings and B&Bs set in residential neighbourhoods. Booking in advance is recommended.
Airbnb and the like, including several apartment booking services like Windows of Jerusalem (www.windowsofjerusalem.com) and Isralet (www.isralet.com), are becoming more and more popular for travellers to the city. These services generally make long-term stays more affordable than hotel accommodations. The upscale neighbourhoods south of downtown tend to have nicer and larger rentals than those available downtown.