Staying a few days in a Kibbutz is a great way to experience the Israeli countryside… and also chill out, most kibbutzes have a public swimming pool that is open to hotel guests! Most of the best kibbutzes are in the North of Israel, especially the Golan area, but there are also a few beautiful kibbutzes closer to home in the Judean Hills near Jerusalem.

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UPPER GALILEE – Kibbutz Moran Country Lodging

Swimming pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Upper Galilee  |$

Kibbutz Moran is halfway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee, 19 mi from Akko and Tiberias. It provides rooms with a kitchenette and garden views.

Rooms have wooden furniture, a private entrance and air conditioning. They also offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV. They include a private bathroom with shower. The kibbutz also has a brewery that is open during the weekends and upon request during the week.

GOLAN – Merom Golan Resort

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Golan |$$

Merom Golan Resort offers quiet mountain accommodations in the northern Golan Heights. The complex has large gardens, an indoor pool, a farm and stables, sports fields and a supermarket.

You can choose from rooms or wood cabins at Merom Golan Resort. All units are air conditioned and come with satellite TV. Some also have a spa bath.

GOLAN – Kibbutz Inbar Country Lodging

Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Golan |$$

Set in the heart of the Galilee, Kibbutz Inbar Country Lodge is located 19 mi from Akko and Tiberias. This characteristic guest house offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a healthy vegetarian breakfast.

The functional, air-conditioned rooms at Kibbutz Inbar Country Lodge are simply furnished. Offering views on the surrounding countryside, they include a private bathroom, a microwave, and a fridge.

GOLAN – Kibbutz Ortal Hotel

Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Golan |$

Surrounded by pine trees and greenery, Ortal is a large, tranquil kibbutz in the Golan Heights. It offers both stylish rooms, and luxury wooden chalets with hot tub and free WiFi.

The Ortal’s rooms are furnished in soft colors and all come with Yes satellite TV, air conditioning and a small fridge. Breakfast is served in the dining room of the kibbutz.

JUDEAN HILLS – Yad Hashmona Country Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid -Range | Judean Hills | $

Yad Hashmona moshav is conveniently located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in the Judean Hills, just near Abu Gosh. It is heavily influenced by its Finnish and Scandinavian Christian founders, with wood cabins and saunas. There’s a large indoor swimming pool open throughout the year located nearby, and beautiful countryside for walks.   Many attractions are within short driving distance. Next to the hotel guests can enjoy the biblical garden of Yad Hashmona, which is fun for both children and adults.

GOLAN – Pastoral Hotel Kfar Blum

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Golan |$$$

Featuring an outdoor pool, a gym and a spa and wellness center, Pastoral – Kfar Blum is located in the green and tranquil Kfar Blum Kibbutz.. It offers air-conditioned rooms with mountain views and free Wi-Fi access.

Rooms here will provide you with cable TV, a fridge and a private bathroom. Other amenities include a safe, an electric kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. Private bathrooms also come with towels and robes. Each has access to either a shaded furnished terrace or a garden.

CARMEL – Zohar Badeshe Resort on Kibbutz Dalia

Swimming pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Carmel |$ 

Zohar Badeshe is surrounded by vineyards and forests in Dalia, between the valleys and Mount Carmel. It offers a swimming pool and plenty of common areas for events.

Rooms are air conditioned and come with cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a fridge. They are located in wooden huts set around the grounds of the Kibbutz, which is a traditional Israeli collective community.

BEIT SHE’AN – Nir David Country Lodge

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Valleys  |$$

Nir David Country Lodge offers rustic wood cabins in a kibbutz located along the Asi River, outside the city of Beit She’an. Each unit features a hydromassage bath and a patio.

Country Lodge Nir David features an indoor heated pool, and the staff can arrange canoeing excursions along the river.

SEA OF GALILEE – Ein Gev Holiday Resort

Kibbutz | Mid Range |  Sea of Galilee | $$

Located on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, Ein Gev Holiday Resort is close to the Golan Heights. A wonderful starting point for exploring the area, including Kibbutz Ein-Gev, the first Israeli Kibbutz on this side of the lake and the area’s Christian Holy sites.

MOUNT GILBOA – Ein Harod Ichud Kibbutz Country Lodging

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Valleys  |$$$

Set in the Harod Valley near Mount Gilboa, this peaceful kibbutz includes an olympic outdoor pool, stables, and a dairy farm. Guest rooms come with free WiFi throughout.

Home to one of the first art museums in Israel, Ein Harod Ichud Kibbutz Country Lodging also houses the Beit Shturman archaeological center.

UPPER GALILEE – Kibbutz Malkiya Travel Hotel

Swimming pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Upper Galilee  |$

Set in Upper Galilee, Kibbutz Malkiya Travel Hotel offers beautiful views of the Golan Mountains and Hula Valley. It has a summer swimming pool and a choice of self-catering rooms and apartments.

Surrounded by vineyards and fruit trees, Kibbutz Malkiya offers air-conditioned accommodations featuring a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and kettle. Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are also included.

GOLAN – Eretz Dafna Kibbutz Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Golan |$

Located in Dafna, Erettz Dafna has a restaurant, garden, barbecue facilities and free WiFi. Guests enjoy free access to a swimming pool located a 15-minute walk away.

All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a microwave, a kettle, a shower and a wardrobe. At the hotel the rooms are fitted with a private bathroom.

SEA OF GALILEE – Shaar Hagolan Kibbutz Country Lodging

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Valleys  |$$

The Shaar Hagolan Country Lodging is located south of the Sea of Galilee, just 2.5 mi from the beach and 9.3 mi from the historical city of Tiberias.

The property is perfect for people appreciating the peaceful and quiet kibbutz location, while being close to the attractions of the area. These include rafting in the Jordan River, kayaking and fishing in the Sea of Galilee, and other sports and adventure activities.

LOWER GALILEE – Lavi Kibbutz Hotel

Swimming pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Lower Galilee  |$$$$

Located high on a mountain, this Glatt- Kosher hotel mainly caters for Jewish religious travelers. At this peaceful location, just minutes from Tiberias, there are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

The hotel has different room types to cater to different tastes and budgets. It offers a full service restaurant, a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool (separate for men and women), and a children’s playground.

SEA OF GALILEE – Nof Ginosaur Kibbutz Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid Range |  Sea of Galilee | $$

Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel has a private beach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, 6.2 mi from Tiberias. Set in peaceful surroundings, it offers comfortable rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool.

With a great location at the foot of Mount Arbel, the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel is ideal for exploring the Upper Galilee, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights.

EILAT – Eilot Kibbutz Country Lodging

Hostel | Kibbutz | $

Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool, Eilot Kibbutz Country Lodging is 3.7 mi north of Eilat and its beach. It offers spacious rooms, and a garden with free BBQ facilities.

Modern, air-conditioned rooms at the Eilot Kibbutz come with a balcony, seating area, and refrigerator. Some also include a microwave.

JUDEAN HILLS – Shoresh Green Hills Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid -Range | Judean Hills | $$

In lush and green surroundings, the Shoresh Green Hills is located just 0.6 mi from Highway 1 between Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem. It offers accommodations with magnificent views of the Judean Hills and free WiFi, as well as an a la carte restaurant.

Each suite offers a separate bedroom and lounge with a kitchenette with fridge and microwave. Cable TV and air conditioning are also available.

DEAD SEA – The Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | $$

Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel

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.

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JUDEAN HILLS – Ramat Rachel Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid -Range | Judean Hills | $$

Ramat Rachel Resort offers accommodations and a Kibbutz experience in a tranquil garden setting with an outdoor and indoor heated swimming pool. It is 15-minute drive from Jerusalem city center, with public buses passing nearby every 20 minutes.  The Ramat Rachel’s landscaped gardens feature shady pine trees and plenty of sun-bathing spots. There are 4 tennis courts, an exercise room plus a sauna and steam room. The Resort also features its own on-site spa, where guests can enjoy a variety of relaxing massages, therapies and treatments.

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HERZLIYA – Shefayim Kibbutz Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Herzliya| $

The Shefayim has a convenient and tranquil position, 15 minute’s drive from Tel Aviv, even closer to Netanya, and only 5 minutes from Herzeliya’s business districts.

The hotel’s facilities include free wireless internet, children’s playground and a synagogue. The kitchen serves kosher fare, and there is a bar on site.

GOLAN – Kibbutz Hagoshrim Hotel

Swimming Pool | Kibbutz | Mid-Range | Golan |$$$

The Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature offers free access to the health and fitness center, which includes indoor and outdoor pools, a squash court and sauna. With free Wi-Fi in its public areas, this property has elegant rooms as well as a spa.

Spacious rooms and suites come with air conditioning, satellite TV and private bathroom with free toiletries. If you want to get outside, staff can organize excursions to the Jordan River and surrounding area.

For more of the best kibbutz hotels in the North of Israel, check out our Guide to the Best Kibbutz Hotels in the North of Israel!

For more of the best kibbutz hotels in the Central Israel, check out our Guide to the Best Kibbutz Hotels in Central Israel!

For more of the best kibbutz hotels around the Sea of Galilee, check out our Guide to the Best Kibbutz Hotels around the Sea of Galilee!

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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