Fauzi Azar by Abraham
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The Fauzi Azar Inn by Abraham Hostels is a 200-year-old Arab mansion turned guesthouse in the heart of Nazareth, offering both dormitory beds and private rooms in a unique old-world atmosphere. The Fauzi Azar’s style is intimate and relaxed, with a warm atmosphere where guests and staff can meet, share travel stories and tips, and make new and lasting friendships. Nazareth is rich in culture, and the Fauzi Azar Inn welcomes the chance to introduce guests to the community by offering a daily, guided tour of the Old City. Many of Nazareth's historical religious sites are within easy walking distance, including the Basilica of Annunciation. The Fauzi Azar is also the starting point of the Jesus Trail, which attracts hikers and Christian pilgrims from all over the world.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Safe
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Hebrew

Location

6112 St 9, Nazareth 16125 Israel
Getting there
Good for walkers
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KhanKluay wrote a review Feb 2020
DUS1,349 contribution75 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here in March 2019 as part of a 3 day / 2N package starting from Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv to explore the city of Nazareth as well as the Galilee region on a tour. Idyllicly situated in the heart of Nazareth's historic Old City in the upper town means also, pedestrian alleyways only, where cars (let alone busses) can't drive to the doorsteps of the hostel. Drop off point is Mary's Well, from where a well signposted walk of round 400 m along with your luggage, and in parts on cobble stones, gets you to the hostel. It is good to know that due to the historic building and surrounding, the hostel is not wheel chair friendly. For those who don't mind a short 8-10 min walk from Mary's Well on a gentle slope uphills to the Old City, this hostel is a great place to stay, and to feel home immediately. The rooms are very clean and cozy, the breakfast is very tasty. Even a water dispenser provides 24/7 purifyed cold and hot drinking water.

How Fauzi Azar Inn became part of Abraham Network is an interesting story on its own to listen, if you have the chance to participate on the free walking tour in Nazareth.

Next to the beautiful building, the ceiling paintings and the quaint patio I really loved the views from the kitchen, overlooking the town, listening to the church bells while chiming melodies - and the cup board in the kitchen with free herbal tea from herbs of the Golan Heights, or free coffee 24/7.

A place to return.
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Wellingtonians wrote a review Jan 2020
Greater Wellington, New Zealand34 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nazareth is well worth an overnight stop and Fauzi Azar is a charming place in which to stay. Located in a sprawling Ottoman era home in one of the alleys of the Old City, it is small and friendly and offers clean, unique rooms and a simple, hearty breakfast. Guests can join a morning walking tour of small businesses and places of interest free of charge - this was a good way to meet local people and had the added benefit of helping us get some shopping done.
We found the Arab-Israeli city of Nazareth friendly both to foreign visitors and to travellers from other parts of Israel. The city is experiencing a gradual economic revival, in part due to a growing reputation for moderately priced, high quality restaurant and cafe food.
The Basilica of the Annunciation was a highlight of our visit. We had low expectations as it is a concrete construction built in the 1960s but were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of its interior, and by the contemplative atmosphere lacking from some of the other major churches in Israel.
We warmly recommend an overnight stay in Nazareth (don't just breeze through on a tour bus) at the delightful Fauzi Azar Inn.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Lauren G wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this hostel for three nights; originally I booked for two nights, but enjoyed the peace of this place and decided to stay for an additional evening. I stayed in the female "dorm." The first night, all four beds were occupied, but the following nights I only shared the room with one other traveler.

I particularly liked that this hostel is much cleaner than others I've been to, perhaps because it wasn't fully occupied, but more likely because the staff is so thorough! The beds were comfortable and well-equipped with clean and warm bedding. I could always find hot water in the shower.

The complimentary breakfast is also much better than most hostels' offerings. They have both sweet and savory options, as well as both Middle Eastern options (broad beans, hummus, veggies) and "Western" options (cereal, bread and marmelade, at least one type of egg option, etc.).

I also loved the fact that the space is so unique; it felt neither sterile, too modern, nor too decrepit. It really felt special being there.

I took the free daily Old City tour, which was not exactly mind-blowing, as we didn't learn much about the history of the city, but more about the shopkeepers' products and old-school drinks (still okay, especially because it was free, but not the best free tour I've taken).

If you are like me and unfortunately get headaches when exposed to cigarette smoke, you might have an issue with people smoking right outside the common areas, as the doors to the outside are open and smoke blew in pretty easily (not a unique problem to this hostel, all over Nazareth!).

If you book through the hostel's website directly, you might get a better rate than through booking.com.

Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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אודי wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff was great! Attentive and smiling.
Breakfast is a bit limited because of the corona but to the right extent and we loved the idea of taking the tray everywhere in the charming building of the hostel.
The location is super central and you do not have to move the car to visit all the main sites of Nazareth.
In short - we enjoyed very much.

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jewmaica L wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was unable to find this hotel, even after they gave me two different place to set my GPS (Tishreen Restaurant Nazareth, near Mary's Well) and Riyad's Parking. We were still unable to find the place even though we drove around and around looking for this place. Their policy is cancellation within 72 hours for refund, I booked the place the day before, so they said I was not eligible for refund. I was charged for the night, and per my bank, I will not get the money due to the cancellation policy. This is unfair to me, because I did not cancel, I was just unable to find the place, therefore, I had to go and find a new hotel that night, which was costly. I hope that this does not happen to others, it is a scam! No signs for the hotel so you can follow these directions. This place needs to have signs and stop taking people's money under false pretences.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Anna K wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Fauzi Azar is a stunning old arabic mansion, it is incredibly beautiful. The hostel had everything we needed and more- free breakfast, laundry options, hot showers, free cake, tours and music nights. We stayed in the women‘s dorm, both staff (and fellow guests) were supernice and always there for anything you might need. Would always come here again. Perfect location also, the parking is not the easiest though.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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michal s wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
few years ago I visited the hostel and had great experience, and so decided to come back with my partner. we ordered a private room for a couple. when we saw the room we were really disappointed -it was a tiny room without a window, except a small one opening to a corridor.
we complained at the reception, and though they were understanding and kind, there weren't any other available rooms. At night we didn't manage much sleep because of lack of air and strong light that shone through the corridor window all night. we decided to cut our vacation short and went back home, tired and upset. we got refund on the night we cancelled, and 20% discount on the night we did spend there.
if you take a couple's room - make sure it has a window
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A C wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff, the inn, the room and the language & cooking class were all awesome. the inn is located in the 'old part' and the local atmosphere is very quiet. We met some wonderful travellers and had a great time. The only negative was the Abraham bus from Jerusalem dropped us about 1 km away and we had haul our luggage uphill to the inn.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had room #15, it was very nice.
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Colleen wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow. The atmosphere and hospitality of this hostel exceeded my expectations by far! I had arrived after check in time (not recommended) but Christine waited at reception until I arrive with a smile on her face and was very helpful in telling me the information about the hostel and things to do in Nazareth. The hostel is located right in the Old City of Nazareth and it’s very easy to get anywhere by foot. The building is beautiful and was originally the house Fauzi Azar (you’ll learn this on the free city tour which I highly recommend!!) when it came time to check out and move onto the next city, Dana at reception was extremely helpful in searching up and recommending bus routes for me to take to get to my next destination. Great staff! Great location! Will stay again!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kirsty L wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a family room and it was a very good size (double and 2 single beds). Rooms were simple and clean but very good value given the great location in the heart of Nazareth's old city. The building was very atmospheric and it would have been nice to hang around in the court yard for a drink during warmer weather. The hostel looked very good for travellers with a range of activities. We would recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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C$155 - C$297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fauzi Azar by Abraham
Which popular attractions are close to Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
Nearby attractions include St. Joseph's Church (0.2 km), St. Gabriel's Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (0.5 km), and Synagogue-Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosemary, Bayat Restaurant, and Tishreen.
Is Fauzi Azar by Abraham located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Nazareth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Fauzi Azar by Abraham?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church Of Annunciation (0.8 km), Cana of Galilee (6.5 km), and Holy Caves of Nazareth (0.3 km).
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