The Dead Sea is the world’s lowest point located almost 1000 feet below sea level. As well as visiting and floating in the Dead Sea, another cool place to visit nearby is Masada – the last refuge for the Jews against the Roman Empire in AD 73. We recommend climbing Masada at sunset, or visiting one of the cool concerts that are staged there every year.
Where to stay at the Dead Sea?
- The majority of hotels in the Dead Sea are located in Ein Bokek, a tourist town on the south west shore of the dead sea. Choose from lots of 4 and 5 star hotels.
- For those wanting luxury and peace and quiet, check out the hotel at the Ein Gedi Kibbutz.
- For travellers on a budget, there are two good hostels to check out.
Hotels in Ein Bokek
4 star | Booking.com rating 8.0 | $$ | Swimming Pool
Isrotel Ganim was voted as the best hotel in The Dead Sea by TripAdvisor users in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and usually gets great reviews from members of Secret Tel Aviv!
Located in Ein Bokek, the Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea Hotel is only a few minutes away from the beach by foot. The hotel offers an indoor pool filled with seawater from the Dead Sea, an outdoor pool fresh-water pool, and a spa with a variety of treatments to indulge on in your vacation. The hotel was recently renovated, the rooms are clean, and there is a high-level of service. If you are travelling with kids you’d be happy to know that the Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea Hotel has it’s own children’s pool. Free WIFI is available throughout the entire hotel, and you also have a free parking lot.
5 star | Booking.com rating 7.7 | $$$ | Swimming Pool
Being 5 stars, the Isrotel Dead Sea hotel has bigger rooms than the average hotel in the area, and all rooms are overlooking the Dead Sea with their private balconies. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, or go visit the hotel’s private beach, and don’t worry about the kids they have their own games room in the hotel! The restaurant offers American style dinners and breakfasts, and if you worry about gaining weight in your vacation just go to the hotel’s gym! Facilities also include: Spa, Massage rooms, Sulphur tub, Sauna and steam bath.
4 star | Booking.com rating 7.6 | $$ | Swimming Pool
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation this recently renovated spa hotel is all you need. Enjoy your private oasis without being afraid someone else will spoil your vacation, as the hotel restricts the guests by not allowing: Cellphones, smoking or guests under the age of 18. The spa has a Moroccan style and offers all kinds of body treatments, from regular massages to full mud mask body treatment.
4 star | Booking.com rating 7.6 | $$ | Swimming Pool
The Hod HaMidbar Hotel is a reasonable mid range hotel in Ein Bokek by the Dead Sea. It has 200 rooms, a private beach, a salt-water swimming pool, and a well equipped spa that includes a sulfur pool, a sauna, a hot tub and a gym.
5 star | Booking.com rating 6.7 | $$$ | Swimming Pool
The Daniel Dead Sea Hotel is more like a little city than a hotel. As well as 300+ rooms, it has a swimming pool, a spa and sulphur pool, a gym with lots of different fitness classes, restaurants, a pub, tennis courts, soccer courts, basketball courts, kids games rooms, and even a 7-lane bowling alley!
5 star | Booking.com rating 6.3 | $$$ | Swimming Pool
The Royal Rimonim Dead Sea Hotel is a decent mid-range hotel. It comes with all the features you would expect – 400+ rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach at the Dead Sea, a spa, and on-site restaurants.
3 star | Booking.com rating 7.8 | $$ | Swimming pool during the summer
The Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel is ten minutes drive from the Dead Sea, and is a great solution for people who want to combine luxury with experiencing the Kibbutz life. The Kibbutz has its own private beach which you can access as a guest of the hotel. If you are travelling in the months of April to November you will also have access to the hotel’s outdoor pool. The restaurant is really good, and the grounds are very beautiful.
3. Hostels in the Dead Sea Region
Hostel | Booking.com rating 8.4 | $ | Swimming pool
A good cheap alternative for people who want to visit the Dead Sea and Massada on a budget. The hostel has clean rooms, free breakfast and wifi, and an outdoor pool! It is located on the foot of Massada, making it a great option for hikers and travellers who want to walk up Massada or hike around nearby trails.
Hostel | Booking.com rating 8.0 | $
Located about 1km from the Ein Gedi Kibbutz, the Ein Gedi Hostel has many of the amenities you would expect from a decent hostel – clean rooms, free wifi, free breakfast good location. Many rooms have balconies overlooking the Dead Sea, and the location is great for people wanting to hike nearby.
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