Welcome to Haifa, Israel’s third largest city! Located in the North, Haifa is a port city that stretches from the Mediterranean Sea all the way up to Mount Carmel. Famed for the Bahá’í Gardens, Haifa has many hidden treasures throughout the city! Hostels are an affordable way to stay in Haifa, and also a great place to meet new people from all over the world. A bed in a dorm costs on average $20 per night, and a private room for couples costs on average $70 per night.

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We’ve broken this guide into areas:

  • The German Colony
  • Downtown 
  • The Beach

We’ve also created a ranking system based on ratings from other popular websites.

Pricing for 2 people sharing 1 room:

  • $$ >$200/ night
  • $ <$200/ night


Downtown Haifa is home to Haifa Port, and after years of neglect is now seeing a hipster resurgence. Check out loads of boutique hotels and hostels.

Port Inn Haifa

Hostel | $

Located near the Haifa Center HaShmona Train Station, Port Inn is a 5 minute walk from Haifa Port. It offers a variety of accommodations in a fully refurbished Arabic-style building.

At the Port Inn guests can choose between rooms and apartments. All accommodations is air conditioned. Both Wi-Fi throughout and internet terminals are free of charge.

Backpackers Nest Hostel Haifa

Hostel | $

Located in Haifa and with The Quiet Beach reachable within a 15-minute walk, Backpackers Nest Hostel provides express check-in and check-out, rooms, a bar, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

At the hostel, each room includes a closet. Complete with a shared bathroom, guest rooms at Backpackers Nest Hostel are equipped with air conditioning, and selected rooms contain a seating area. The accommodation also has a sweet terrace.

The German Colony

The German colony was established by German Templers towards the end of the 19th century. Many of the older buildings are now home to luxury boutique hotels. In the area you can also find mid-range boutique hotels and several hostels. The German Colony is also right next to the famous Bahai Gardens.

Al Yakhour Hostel 

Hostel | $

Offering a restaurant. Al Yakhour Hostel is located at the foot hills of the Carmel. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. Haifa Harbor is 1.9 mi away.

All of the dormitory rooms and double rooms feature a safety deposit box and give an access to a shared bathroom.

City Hall Hostel Haifa

Hostel | $

Close to the Quiet Beach, City Hall Hostel provides free WiFi and express check-in and check-out. The property is near the Bat Galim Beach, The Russian Orthodox Church and Stella Maris Church.

Complete with a shared bathroom, all rooms at the hostel come with air conditioning, and some rooms also feature a balcony. The property also has a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and luggage storage for guests.

Haifa Hostel 

Hostel | $

Located a 12-minute walk from The Quiet Beach, Haifa Hostel has rooms with air conditioning in Haifa. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property provides an ATM and a tour desk for guests.

The Beach

HI – Haifa Hostel 

Hostel | $

HI Haifa Hostel is walking distance to the Carmel Beach, Haifa’s Municipal Theater and International convention center. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Featuring a balcony with sea views, all rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The private bathrooms have a shower and free toiletries.

This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in Israel, Best Hotels in Jerusalem, Best Hotels in the Dead Sea, Best Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel and Best Hostels in Tel Aviv

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