“Alternative” tourists passing through Bethlehem do not miss a visit to the Walled Off Hotel, even if they do not have reservations at this always full establishment. At the reception, a deposit of $ 1,000 is requested for the most chic rooms where works by popular artists are displayed. Designed by Banksy, the hotel offers, in the opinion of the British “street artist” “The worst view in the world”. It overlooks the separation wall between Israel and the West Bank, entirely covered in this part with graffiti and murals. The dorm bed costs $ 30 a night, the Presidential Suite – equipped “Everything that a corrupt head of state needs”, Banksy writes on the hotel website – costs about $ 1,000.
In the dining room, we serve the house specialty, the special “Walled Off Salad” (walled salad) which only has its name, accompanied by crusts of bread almost as hard as the concrete of the work safe. The decor plays