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Arava Hostel Eilat

Almoguim 106/1 corner of shderot Hativat Golani, Eilat 88000 Israel
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#3 of 131 Specialty lodging in Eilat
Arava hostel is a family business, it was establish in 1986 and it is one of the first hostels in Eilat. Our main goal is to make our guest feel at home away from home. We are a friendly and welcoming. we offer reasonable accommodation including breakfast in the center of Eilat. Arava hostel welcomes travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and know what travelers value and needs 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 and WI-FI. You can relax in our beautiful garden and enjoy the Jordan mountain view, or party with your friends in our barbeque corner with garden tables and seats. The rooms we offer, dormitory rooms, privet with toilet and showers, double/twin, triple, quad, suites for 4/5 persons. to The hostel is located about 10-15 minutes walk from the north beach, and 5 minutes from the center. you welcome to try us
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
Hebrew, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish


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76Somewhat walkable
Grade: 76 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Idele S wrote a review Dec 2019
Jerusalem, Israel19 contributions13 helpful votes
The Arava Hostel upgraded Me this o a second floor room with a balcony, a view, great water pressure and quiet. Special thanks to Ruth, to Tony and other hostel staff for making my stay relaxing and comfortable. The included breakfast was always fresh and theres a full kitchen for the guests to use. There’s a dorm for the more budget traveler and family rooms as well. The beautifully landscaped gardens are a lovely place to kick back, read and slow down. The only drawback was the 20 minute walk to the beach. Thought it was a lot closer. Recommend Arava to those who prefer lower key, more personal and less expensive lodging.great place to start a hike as well.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Ruth R, Reservation's manager at Arava Hostel Eilat
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review and recommendations. It is great to know that you relaxed and enjoyed yourself in our Hostel. We appreciate your honest specifications, it helps other travelers to know who we are and what this place is all about. All of the crew are happy to help our guests to make the best of their vacation! We welcome you any time. We wish you happy New Year. Ruth and all the staff
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DaniellaZlotogoura wrote a review Nov 2019
Alicante, Spain8 contributions
The hostel was great for my stay of a week in Eilat. The location is perfect as the city Center highlights and beaches are all walking distance in 10/15 minutes. The hostel staff are very helpful and friendly. They helped me with all my travel documents and tours, during my stay and I only have good words to describe my time here. The private rooms are good in size, very clean and mine even had a private terrace to enjoy the Israeli sun although the common garden space downstairs is where I found myself most of the time, they have a lovely garden with hammocks and outdoor seating set in a palm tree filled oasis, perfect for resting you feet after a long day walking. I would totally recommend this hostel which also includes free breakfast!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Ruth R, reservation's manager at Arava Hostel Eilat
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Thank you Daniella for your great review and perfect score. We are very happy you found all you need and enjoyed yourself in our hostel. We welcome you any time. Best regards, Ruth
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HalifaxJohn926 wrote a review Nov 2019
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
Door would not stay latched. People laughing and talking in hallway till midnight. At it again at 7:00 a.m. Leak in shower head sprayed water out over the stall. Soaked entire bathroom. Used towel to mop it up. But then found out they charge for any extra towels! Breakfast was good. But, then they told me I had to wash my own dishes! Place is quite worn with rough maintenance being done. Walls are very thin. Room is cramped. Not a chair to be used. This is my first day here. Staying one day. However, Hotels.com told me "the review period has expired". Sounds like they are discouraging reviews? The "HI" chain of international hostels is exceptional. But the little local ones are not reliable. I will not stay at one of them ever again. Sorry, but you need to hear this.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Don't choose any room. Stay away.
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Response from Ruth R, reservation's manager at Arava Hostel Eilat
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Dear Sir. I'd like to say, I am sorry that you feel this way and that you were disappointed. I always advise our guests to approach us at the front desk and point out the problems that you experiencing, if you do not say anything how will we know? About your saying that we have a poor maintenance I disagree with you since we have 2 maintenance man that all we ask them to fix they do it immediately! Some things that you complain about were childish and you need to review yourself. Every business have their on rules! it says that we give towels and every extra one will cost 3 shekel and if we ask everyone to wash the plate after they eat you should except that and do it like all our guests do! The hostel management checks every legit complain and do all we can to correct! you can see the reviews from prior guests. You need to look at the good things in life I think you will be happier! Be well, Ruth
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Ben wrote a review Jul 2019
New York City, New York2 contributions
We checked in on Friday afternoon and the arrived to our dormitory. The room was small and modest but for 100 shekels it was reasonable. On Saturday morning we left early to the Red Sea and arrived back at the hotel in the afternoon. Upon arriving back, we were "greeted" by an angry man who was yelling at us that we arrived past 12pm, which was apparently the check out time. Upon check in, we were not told that check out is at 12pm. All we did was leave one bag in the room and for that we were told we would have to pay another night to retrieve our bags because we arrived past 12pm. So after a wonderful stay on Friday night, and a beautiful day snorkeling in the Red Sea, we left Eilat remembering two staff members of the hostel yelling at us for a mistake that was not our fault. If you are so insistent about the check out time being 12pm, then please remind me when I check in. Friendly is the last word I would use to describe this place. I left on Saturday without being able to use the bathroom because I was kicked out. I will certainly never come back here and I suggest that if you come here, watch out for the angry staff. Life is a beautiful thing, and to get angry for little things and ruin someone's vacation is not worth it. Shavua Tov.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Vincent D wrote a review Apr 2019
2 contributions
Great single rooms, nice terrace, great breakfast buffet, helpful reception, tours can be booked at the hostel. What else could you ask for in life. I need one more sentence to get to 200 characters. ;-)
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Aharon G, Ruth at Arava Hostel Eilat
Responded 28 Apr 2019
Thank you Vincent for your nice review. It is all we wish for, is that our guests will feel happy and have a good time. We do all we can to make you feel at home. We welcome you any time. All the best, Ruth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arava Hostel Eilat
Which popular attractions are close to Arava Hostel Eilat?
Nearby attractions include Motorent (0.3 km), Unplugged Bar (0.4 km), and הר עיט (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arava Hostel Eilat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Arava Hostel Eilat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arava Hostel Eilat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Omer's, Little Brazil, and Torta.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arava Hostel Eilat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Romanian, Swedish, Norwegian, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Arava Hostel Eilat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Islamic Ayla City (5.4 km) and Lawrence's House (5.8 km).