Last updated May 31st 2020

Head North for your next vacation, and explore the beautiful nature of The Galilee, The Golan, and so much more! Hostels are an affordable way to stay in the North, 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 Golan
  • Upper Galilee
  • Western Galilee
  • Beit Shean – Jezreel Valley – Mount Gilboa
  • Sea of Gailee


  • Haifa
  • Tiberias
  • Nazerath 
  • Akko

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

Best Hostels in The Golan

Golan Heights Hostel

Hostel | Golan |$

Located in Odem forest national reserve, ideal for hiking and outdoor activities, Golan Heights Hostel offers rooms and dormitories with free WiFi access. A basketball court and free private parking are available on site.

This is an adults-only hostel. All dorms and rooms are simply furnished and provide direct access to a common terrace and the shared living room. Lockers and bed linens are provided. Shared bathrooms are available for guests not staying in rooms with attached bathroom.

Golan Garden Hostel

Hostel | Golan |$

Golan Garden Hostel includes a shared fully equipped kitchen, while its air-conditioned rooms and dormitories all have free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax in the lounge area or in the 2 garden areas, one of which offers a barbecue and a view of Yehudia Forest Reserve.

The hostel provides material for making your own pancakes for breakfast. There are 2 supermarkets and a couple of restaurants within walking distance, and the staff will lend a bicycle for grocery shopping.

Irouah Boutique Hotel Kibbutz El-Rom

Hostel | Golan |$

Irouah Boutique El-Rom is located in El-Rom and features a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

At the hostel, all rooms come with a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, all guest rooms at Irouah Boutique El-Rom have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms here will provide you with a seating area. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and an electric tea pot.

Best Hostels in the Upper Galilee 

HI – Tel Hai Hostel

Hostel | Upper Galilee | $

In the Upper Gallilee region, the HI – Tel-Hai Hostel is set on a hillside overlooking the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon. It offers air-conditioned rooms and dormitories with a fridge.

All accommodations at the Tel Hai comes with a TV and tea/coffee maker. The rooms have a private bathroom.

HI – Pkiin Hostel

Hostel | Upper Galilee | $

Set in the Druze village of Pki’in in Upper Galilee, HI – Pki’in Hostel features air-conditioned rooms and dormitories with a balcony. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free wired internet at reception.

A rich Israeli breakfast is served daily at HI – Pki’in Hostel, with eggs, cheese, salad and bread. Staff organize tours of the village, where you can enjoy Druze hospitality and try genuine local cuisine.

Best Hostels in the Western Galilee

HI – Shlomi Hostel

Hostel | Western Galilee  |$

HI – Shlomi Hostel is 0.6 mi from the town of Shlomi, in the Upper West Galilee, at the foot of the Khanitta mountain range. It offers free parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

The property features both rooms with a private bathroom and single beds in dormitories. All rooms are air conditioned and in each one you will find satellite TV, a kettle and tea/coffee making facilities.

Best Hostels in the Beit Shean & Jezreel Valleys

HI – Beit Shean Hostel

Swimming Pool | Hostel | Valleys  |$

HI – Beit She’an Hostel offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a home-cinema system, and a basketball court. The guest rooms and dorms come with free Wi-Fi.

The property is an impressive building with internal portico, set in a panoramic position overlooking the Beit She’an Valley and the Gilbo’a Mountains. The Benyamin and Hasaria shopping malls are across the road.

HI – Maayan Harod Hostel

Hostel | Valleys  |$

Set in Moshav Gid’ona, at the foot of Mount Gilboa, HI – Ma`ayan Harod Hostel is just outside the Ma`ayan Harod National Park. This property offers rooms with free Wi-Fi.

All accommodations is air conditioned and features satellite TV, a fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Best Hostels in the Sea of Galilee

Ghengis Khan of the Golan

Tents | Hostel |  Sea of Galilee | $$

Located along the Golan Trail, the family-run Genghis Khan offers handmade and air-conditioned Mongolian tents with free Wi-Fi. It features an equipped garden with a seating area and free BBQ facilities.

Tents have wooden frames and come with an attached private or shared bathroom just outside the tent. Each has comfortable mattresses and pillows. A shared kitchen is also available for guests, and a grocery shop can be found in the village.

Village on the Cliff

Tents | Hostel |  Sea of Galilee | $

Providing lake views, Village on the Cliff in Giv’at Yo’av has accommodations, a shared lounge, a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace.

Offering a patio, specific units are air-conditioned and feature a dining area and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Some units also have a kitchen equipped with a microwave, a fridge, and an oven.

HI – Poriya Hostel

Hostel |  Sea of Galilee | $

Set on the slopes of Mount Poriya, HI – Poriya Hostel overlooks the Sea of Galilee. Located 10 minutes’ drive from Tiberias, it offers free Wi-Fi.

Rooms and dormitories are air conditioned. A fridge and tea and coffee making facilities are also included.

HI – Karei Deshe Hostel

Hostel |  Sea of Galilee | $

Located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, 2.5 mi from Kibbutz Ginosar, the HI – Karei Deshe Hostel has access to the beach. It offers free WiFi and simple rooms and dormitories with a fridge and free toiletries.

Accommodations at the Karei Deshe is air conditioned and has a tea/coffee maker and a TV. Rooms include a private bathroom.

Best Hostels in Haifa

Al Yakhour Hostel 

Hostel | Haifa | $

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 | Haifa | $

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 | Haifa | $

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.

Port Inn Haifa

Hostel | Haifa | $

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 | Haifa | $

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.

HI – Haifa Hostel 

Hostel | Haifa | $

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.

Best Hostels in Tiberias

Tiberias Hostel

Hostel |  Sea of Galilee | $

Offering modern budget accommodations and a free shared kitchen, Tiberias Hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Sea of Galilee. WiFi is free throughout and there is a rooftop terrace offering sea views.

The hostel is located in the heart of Tiberias, the main town on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. Central Bus Station is only 5 minutes away on foot.

David Hostel Tiberias

Hostel |  Sea of Galilee | $

David Hostel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and barbecue facilities. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel features family rooms.

Best Hostels in Nazareth

Fauzi Azar by Abraham Hostels

Hostel | Abrahams | Nazareth |$

Located in the old city of Nazareth, the Fauzi Azar by Abraham Hostels is a 200-year-old Arab mansion. It offers dorms and guest rooms in a unique and charming old-world atmosphere. WiFi is available free of charge.

The property is located in the Souk area, just a 1-minute walk from the vegetable market and a few minutes from excellent restaurants and coffee shops. The Basilica of the Annunciation is 500 m away.

Best Hostels in Akko

Eco Akko Hostel

Hostel | Akko | $

Featuring a bar, shared lounge and views of city, Eco Akko is located in Acre, 3.7 km from The Bahá’í Gardens in ‘Akko. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are offered.

At the hostel, every room is equipped with a balcony. Rooms contain an electric tea pot and a shared bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, while certain rooms come with a kitchen equipped with a microwave. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

HI Akko Hostel

Hostel | Akko | $

HI – Akko Hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Acer Citadel and Knights’ Halls. It offers free Wi-Fi and an Israeli buffet breakfast every morning, including eggs, cheese, salad, bread and yogurt.

HI – Akko Hostel provides rooms and dormitories. All accommodations is air conditioned and features cable TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in IsraelBest Hotels in JerusalemBest Hotels in the Dead SeaBest 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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