Located between New Gate and Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City sits a historic and quaint Catholic guest house- the Casa Nova. The Franciscan run guest house represents one of the largest pilgrim-oriented lodging houses in the country and provides a range of room types as well as several dorms which combined provide accommodations for up to 200 persons. The Casa Nova is a quiet and spiritual property, combining Christian hospitality with a deeply spiritual atmosphere. Rooms are sparsely furnished and are most attractive to pilgrims seeking quiet, yet affordable accommodations. The guest house is ideally located for pilgrims wishing to explore the old city. Most sites are just a few blocks away from the Casa Nova such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa, making it the perfect location for travelers that want to be close by the Old City and holy sites.
The majority of Casa Nova’s guests are Catholic pilgrims from Italy, Spain and Argentina. The Casa Nova is better equipped to house large groups and can only be booked for groups of 15 or more people.
Background and History
The Casa Nova Jerusalem guesthouse has a rich history. The original guest house was built in the 16th century to accommodate pilgrims visiting Jerusalem. With the increase of travelers to Jerusalem the guesthouse expanded- first in the 1780s, again in 1870 and finally in the 1980s the Casa Nova was renovated once again to better suit the needs of pilgrims. Its colorful history includes the accommodation of Polish soldiers from 1941 through 1946 on the premises.
Other Facilities and Amenities
There is no on site parking so most guests are dropped off at the New Gate. Portage for luggage can be arranged by request.
87 Rooms (Sgl.3, Dbl. 67, Trp. 14, Qdp. 3)
Full board available for groups
On Site Chapel and spiritual Director
Private service available aupon request
Three dining rooms
Two Lecture Hall (for 150 or 50 persons)
*Christian guesthouses can only be booked for groups of 15 or more persons. If you would like Travelujah to arrange your group tour using Christian guesthouses, please contact us.