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Arava Hostel Eilat

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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The room is very spacious, plus lockers inside as well. The bed is comfy, nothing too soft or too hard. The sheet is very insulated , I hardly used it because it was already quite warm at night. The bathroom and showers are opposite each other and its kept nice and clean, warm water and a mirror, have had no...

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The room didn't really have a window. There was hardly any light and certainly no air. The air conditioner didn't help much. It smelled really bad (and it's the girls dorms, I can only imagine what it must be like in the boys rooms). The shower hooks are set in a way the towel takes a shower together with you....

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Location is good. Just 10min walk to airport and beach. Prices are ok as well as the place itself. It's hostel not 5 star hotel, so remember that:) they have helpful staff to give you info, book tours etc.

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Aharon G, Front Office Manager at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

thank you very much for the review, we are happy to here that you Enjoyed your stay at our hostel

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This place is filthy and their customer service is deplorable. They will attempt to charge you before you even see the room and will stress their lack of a cancellation policy. They know what kind of operation they are running. The room I was put in was filled with filthy old men who were clearly living there for months. The...

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Aharon G, Front Office Manager at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

Sorry to hear from you that the time you had in our hostel was not very pleasant for you. We would like to give our comment to the issues you have brought up. 1) Normally we are charging the room/bad upon arrival if the reservation is without credit card details for security, we don't force any guest to pay before...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The location is nice. Hostel is clean and quite. 1 problem: smelly towels and they cost additional money. So like if you where on a Hitchhiker's трип to the Galaxy - always take a towel with you. There are different kinds of rooms, some are with balcony. Note - all balconies are connected, so you can easily walk to your...

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Mitzpe Ramon
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I originally planned on Staying only 2 night but extended my stay just cause I felt so comfortable and didn't want to move. The staff is really nice and most patient. I loved the view from my private balcony - which I did not expect to have in a hostel - nor did I expect to have a t.v in...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The establishment is caught. It really wants to be a hotel, with private rooms, cool a/c, very hot water, but it remains a backpacker destination. It could easily clean itself up,but it doesn't. (not that it is dirty). They do things like not supply soap, charge for towels and hand you a sheet as you check in with the instruction...

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München
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I've stayed in Arava Hostel when I was in Eilat, and I don't have a pleasant experience to share. The staff seemed - compared to the other Hostels in Israel that I visited before - very grumpy, the 4-bed-dorm I was in had no proper Window. The showers are very strange, there was no soap provided on the toilets.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 15 October 2015

we went down to Eilat in order to dive in the red sea. we stayed in Arava hostel in a room for 4 people, and everything was super nice! the room was clean, the staff are friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast is exactly what you need to start the day. if you are looking for a good budget place...

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while traveling Israel. I was in the 6 man dorm and had no problems with the hostel. Close to the beach and around the corner from the bus station. Nothing really bad to say about this hostel. Book here when you're in Eilat.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arava hostel was establish in 1986 and is one of the first hostels in Eilat. We are a warm and welcoming hostel offering cheap accommodation in the center of Eilat.Arava hostel is s warm and friendly hostel that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay.Knowledgeable stuff is available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include free parking.The hostel located 15 minutes away from the north beach, and 5 minutes from the center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arava Hostel Eilat

Address: Almoguim 106/1, Eilat, Israel
Region: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Price Range: €21 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arava Hostel Eilat 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Any room here is great , depends on what you are looking for during your stay .”
 of 5 bubbles fernandorL9651OZ, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from this one.”
 of 5 bubbles 371tanyad, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quite room - there are few rooms, pointing on all A/C motors side - quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Barbusya, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“we like the rooms with the balconies, no view, but a great place to dry your stuff after a day at the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles kapusta1984, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 1-2 get wifi in the room, 3-6 don't because of location in the hostel. ( communal rooms )”
 of 5 bubbles isor198, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
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