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The Masada Hostel

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The location is just great, the view from the terrace is fantastic. Best starting point if you want to climb the snake path early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise at Masada. (definitely recommended!). Food is pretty average, but ok for a youth hostel. Rooms have a fridge, so you can bring your own supplies. No other restaurant options...

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Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We could have stayed here longer! A real oasis in the desert. Our swim in the Dead Sea was absolutely fabulous and coming to a clean neat and airconditioned room at The Masada a Hostel was a real treat! The food was wonderful- fresh healthy and lots of it. This kitchen is kosher so no milk when eating meat! Clean...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Located literally next to the Masada side, this hostel provides basic yet very good lodging, with (yet again) basic but good quality food. The pool is an added bonus. In a sense, the austerity of the hostel are a good match for the atmosphere of the surrounding and the side of Masada itself. Staff very helpful and friendly

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We appreciated the clean room, mini fridge, more than adequate bathroom facilities, lovely views, great shaded pool during the summer heat. Food at the hostel is adequate and plentiful, but hardly gourmet. But as a family we found it acceptable and well priced. The convenience of staying right at Masada is fantastic. Staff were efficient and friendly, air conditioning in...

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1Thank Judith A
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 25 July 2014

i read and read and read reviews before booking a very last minute trip to the masada hostel. i wanted something clean, safe and relaxing for me and my 17 year old son. as reported elsewhere, THE FOOD WAS PLENTIFUL AND FANTASTIC. even my 17 year old son was full after dinner! the room was clean, air conditioned, and even...

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Although the Guest House is very convenient to the Masada site, the rooms were Spartan, and the food uninspired. We nearly missed dinner when we arrived, because the front desk did not tell us we needed a slip of paper from it to get into the restaurant. The air conditioning was adequate but not great. The beds were marginally comfortable....

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Masada Guest House is located at the foot of the mountain; guests can get up at 4:30AM to climb the mountain for the sunrise. The place is quite nice as hostels go; its main selling point is the outdoor pool which is a lifesaver after a few days in the desert heat. The only negative point is that there is...

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Tomsk, Russia
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Great place, really easy to get to the Dead sea and Masada Nationak Park. Rooms are spacious and cousy, the view from the balconies is more than just beautiful and from the mail terrace in the lobby you can see amazing sunsets and sunruses. Disadvantage: on a hot day it's hard to get to the nearest shop. The walk is...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We only stayed for one night in the Masada hostel, but it was a pleasent one. The room was large, clean and comfortabel with good views from the balcony. Although it was one of the more expensive stays during our stay (539 shekels) it included a dinner buffet. The view from the dining/breakfast room is stunning. The food (dinner, breakfast)...

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Mascot, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were a family of 4 and stayed in a room with 2 bunk beds. The room was large and clean and the beds comfortable. We had the buffet dinner and especially loved the schnitzel. The breakfast had a wonderful selection of typical Israeli style with lots of salads, cheeses, breads etc. We enjoyed the pool and it was great...

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about The Masada Hostel

Address: Ein Bokek, Israel
Region: Israel > Dead Sea Region > Ein Bokek
Number of rooms: 211
Also Known As:
The Masada Hotel Ein Bokek
Masada Hostel Ein Bokek
The Masada Hostel Dead Sea, Israel
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“All rooms pretty sterile”
 of 5 bubbles 872time, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They're all nice, I think although I stayed in a dorm”
 of 5 bubbles globetrotter341, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from any student groups”
 of 5 bubbles Island_City_Ron, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
“if u like desert - its for u”
 of 5 bubbles nissimm, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room as far away from the groups of young people as you can. We stayed in rooms 104 and 105, each room could hold 4 people and they were quiet with a balcony overlooking the dead sea.”
 of 5 bubbles HaifaHiker, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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