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Where to stay in Jerusalem

VacationRenter offers 876 holiday accommodations in Jerusalem, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that falls within your needs and your budget. If you’re in search of affordable short term rentals in Jerusalem, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $91 a night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a modern home near Saint Peter in Gallicantu, a luxury condo close to St. Anne's Church, Jerusalem, or a place that also gives you close access to Jerusalem — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of rental properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo, going on a honeymoon to Jerusalem, or planning a family vacation for 15, we can match you with a vacation rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags for your trip to Jerusalem in Israel!

Where Is Jerusalem in Israel?

A city in the Middle East, Jerusalem is located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. The city is not recognized as the capital of neither Israel nor Palestine, and is situated 60 kilometers east of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea. On the opposite side of the city, approximately 35 kilometers away is the Dead Sea.

What Is Jerusalem Known For?

The religious and historical center of the world, Jerusalem is both surreal and vibrant. Divinely important to Christians, Muslims, and Jews, Jerusalem is as unique as it is special. Once you overlook the religious and historic relevance, Jerusalem is revealed to be the advanced and dynamic capital city of modern-day Israel. One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is awash with an ancient mystique and antique charm that makes the city too good to miss out on.

Places to Visit in Jerusalem

  • The Kotel: Considered to be the holiest place for the Jewish faith, this 2,000 year old wall made of limestone contains the last remains of the Second Jewish Temple. A place of prayer and pilgrimage and the pulsing center of the Old City, no visit to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to the Kotel. Considered to be the holiest place for the Jewish faith, a short walk through the Old City of Jerusalem will lead you to this sacred site. Be sure to write a wish or personal note on a scrap of paper and slip it in the cracks of the walls as visitors have for years.
  • Mount of Olives: Located on the eastern side of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives is the only place to come for stunning panoramic vistas over the city. Once a site of great importance and considered the center of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives continues to be a locale of holy pilgrimage for both Jews and Christians, with over 150,000 graves — because the mount was a traditional burial site in Jerusalem for 3,000 years — and a number of important Christian churches located on this amazing mountain ridge. Rising to more than 800 meters, the Mount of Olives does not just gift visitors with the overwhelming sense of serenity, but also unrivaled vistas of the Old City and its environs.
  • Machane Yehuda: The largest market in Jerusalem with over 250 vendors selling every treasure, knick-knack, craft, and produce that you can think of, Machane Yehuda is the life blood of Jerusalem. This lively, bustling market is certainly the place to be if you’re after a slice of what the locals are up to. A cacophony of the senses: haggling banter is conducted in Hebrew, the aromas of delicious delicacies waft in the air, and color is the only thing you can see. The mystique of the Middle East is evident and made even more alluring in Machane Yehuda. Make sure to bring your camera and your taste buds to truly sample this true gem of the city.

Popular Destinations Near Jerusalem

  • Bethlehem: Famed for being the biblical birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem is a major Christian pilgrimage destination. The subject of countless carols and Nativity plays, Bethlehem is now far from a “little town.” A pulsing city, Bethlehem is awash with the reminders of the stories of Mary and Joseph, stars, mangers and a “savior of us all.” Humming with activity, the winding streets are congested with traffic and its main square filled with snap-happy pilgrims scrambling to keep up with their guides.
  • Dead Sea: Approximately 33 kilometers from Jerusalem, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Lying at 434 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea beckons visitors with healing mineral waters, air so rich in oxygen it protects you from sunburn, oases teeming with rare animals and world-class historical sites that almost bring the Roman Empire to life.

Best Neighborhoods in Jerusalem

  • The Old City: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old City is history in every stone. A center of culture, religion, and history that has stood strong for thousands of years, no trip to the Middle East is complete without wandering through alleys of the bazaar, walking the ramparts, and exploring the Old City’s rich history.

Home-types in Jerusalem

Jerusalem has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Jerusalem:

Points of interests in Jerusalem

Jerusalem has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Jerusalem: