InSITE 2019: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Jerusalem

Jun 30 - Jul 4 2019, Jerusalem, Israel 


(Be sure to read "Getting there" for information about getting from your hotel to the conference venue.)

Our recommended hotels and how to get the discounted rate. We are recommending three hotels where we have negotiated a discounted rate that is good so long as 1) they still have rooms in our booking block, and 2) you book at least a month in advance. If you do contact a hotel, mention that you are with a group, the Informing Science (InSITE) Conference.

The three hotels are Ibis Styles, Ibis City Center, and Jerusalem Tower. These hotels we recommend are in the downtown triangle, 2.5 miles from the conference venue, but close to tourist attractions. They are located in the City Center, which is close to all the shops, restaurants, and the Old City. Its clientele tends to be tourists.

The rooms at all of these hotels are compact with few frills, but the rates are very reasonable for Jerusalem.  All include breakfast and good Wi-Fi. The two Ibis hotels are near one another and you can book either one using the same information.

IBIS Styles Jerusalem on Pedestrian Pomenade

4 Ben Yehuda

Located on Ben Yehuda Promenade, in the heart of Jerusalem's city center, the new KOSHER IBIS STYLES Hotel is just a minute away from the Old City, Zion Sqr., the tram station, and is an ideal base for exploring and enjoying Jerusalem's important sites.

This new hotel has more cupboards than the traditional IBIS.

Discounted conference rates:  The conference discount sign up has ended, but you can still receive a 10% discount by signing up for the Le Club membership at the web for an even better rate

IBIS Jerusalem City Center Hotel

4 Elisar St., Jerusalem

This economy hotel for business and leisure is fairly new and has attractive rooms.  It is located on Zion Square, in the heart of Jerusalem's city center, and is just minutes away from the Old City, Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, and the light rail station.

Discounted conference rates:  The conference discount sign up has ended, but you can still receive a 10% discount by signing up for the Le Club membership at the web for an even better rate

Jerusalem Tower Hotel

23 Hillel Street, Jerusalem 9458123

The Jerusalem Tower Hotel is located in the center of Jerusalem, a block away from Ben Yehuda Street.  The hotel is within easy walking distance from the Old City, and historical and holy sites, entertainment centers and shopping districts. This is an older hotel but was renovated in 2012. Exercise room available. Parking available.

Rates with breakfast for June 30-July 4: Single 115 USD; Double 130 USD

Rate for other dates: Single 140; Double 160

Specify your preference for a high or a lower floor; twin or double beds, shower or tub

To make your reservation, contact: Suzanna Hagopian, Reservations Manager, at +972 (0)52 878 64 88 (mobile) +972 (0)2 620 92 09 (office)

To receive these rates, write or say that are with Informing Science or Eli Cohen.

Call or email credit card information to secure your reservation at least 3 days in advance. This will ensure that you have a room when you arrive, even if you are late in arriving.


Don’t want to follow our recommendations?  There are many, many other hotels of all price ranges downtown.  If you want to spend more than the recommended hotels listed below, better hotels can be booked in the downtown area for $250/night or more.  Higher priced hotels have larger rooms, better lobbies, and fancier breakfasts. Just be sure that the price you see on the web includes breakfast. There are also small hotels that do not include breakfast.

Recommended Area of the City.  We think you will be happiest booking a hotel in the downtown City Center.  There are other fine hotels around the government buildings and elsewhere, but there is little of touristic interest nearby. There are less expensive hotels in the old city but getting around will be more difficult. We looked at and do NOT recommend staying in a hostel unless you enjoy noise.

All hotels have higher occupancy rates on the weekend. If you plan to arrive June 27, 28, or 29, make your reservation as soon as possible while the rooms are still available. (The tour to Masada and the Dead Sea leaves June 30.)  Rooms may also be slightly more expensive on a weekend. These rates are available until the end of April. After that, the hotel may charge more.

No Need to Delete your AirBnb Account

AirBnB reversed its previous unethical policy of delisting rentals based on the religion of its owners. ISI joined with other organizations worldwide  to condemn AirBnB's discrimination. We suggested deactivating your Airbnb account by vsiting and then clicking on "Deactivate my account".  If you are looking for a homestay, also consider and  VRBO

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