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8.7
Excellent
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9.5
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HI Massada Hostel

Massada D.N. Yam Hamelah, Masada, Dead Sea, Israel, 86935 - See map
"This is a large and efficient hostel with good food and facilities that is a perfect option if you want to hike to the top of Masada at dawn"
John - August 6, 2017
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 96% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.9 rating for cleanliness
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Vending machine

  • Coffee shop

  • Restaurants

Property ranking|Compared to 95 Dead Sea properties
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Location score
9.5/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Service score
8.7/10
Better than
99
%
of Dead Sea properties
Better than
99
%
of Dead Sea properties
Better than
98
%
of Dead Sea properties
Better than
98
%
of Dead Sea properties
Value for money8.5
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at HI Massada Hostel

8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room
Single Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Breakfast
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Swimming Pool
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Continental
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Reviews of HI Massada Hostel from real guests

Overall rating
8.1
Excellent
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Agoda Reviews (78)Booking.com Reviews (2364)
Rating via Agoda8.7
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10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.4
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.7
Value for money8.5
High score for Dead Sea
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9+ Exceptional (24)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (9)
Jun - Aug (25)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (4)
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8.0
Excellent
Glen from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Very good”

Handy location, but the decision to have open sewerage pond near the entrance in that heat is quite baffling.

Reviewed June 27, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Valery from United States
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceeded my expectations”

Everything was perfect except for the guy from the kitchen personnel. He's so rude to people. He seems to hate and misinform anyone who does not speak Hebrew. Avoid him if you can.

Reviewed May 25, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Philip from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Overpriced ”

It’s located on the property next to the Masada so the location is prime . The room was super small and stuffy. No a/c so we had to leave the door open to get any breeze. Food on Sabbath wasn’t much. Several in the group did the 530 am hike so it was great for that. Kids played outside until about 1000 pm so if that noise bothers you I’d choose another place. We were basically stuck because of the lateness of our reservation. The bed is a very small short and hard mattress so if you like hard beds with your feet hanging off the end with a stuffy room this is your place

Reviewed January 27, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Anthony from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Great position for viviting Masada. Friendly staff. Good facilities and food.”

Pros as above. Cons nothing significant . Beds could have been more comfortable.

Reviewed June 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Huu from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Good location and delicious buffet breakfast ”

Everything perfect but if we can check in sooner (maybe at 12am) and check out later (maybe 11am) is the best.

Reviewed January 02, 2018
7.6
Very good
Lis from Denmark
Group
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Very good”

Too many really noisy school children.

Reviewed October 23, 2017
7.2
Very good
John from Ireland
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Perfect for Dawn Hike”

This is a large and efficient hostel with good food and facilities that is a perfect option if you want to hike to the top of Masada at dawn (beautiful). You can get up at 5am, do the hike and be back for a good breakfast and snooze before setting off to your next location. The rooms are functional but comfortable and are clean but not to hotel standards (floors not mopped etc.). The place is like a large boarding school. Views from some rooms and dining room/lobby are nice. Recommended.

Reviewed August 06, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Lin from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

convenient place for visiting masada”

best for Early morning walk to masada for sunrise

Reviewed June 15, 2017
7.2
Very good
Gaetan from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Satisfactory but noisy”

We received a receipt with a lower amount than what we were billed for on the Internet. I don't understand why we were not refunded for the difference.

Reviewed November 24, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
lee from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

What a view!”

swimming pool, view from balcony towards Dead Sea, location for Massada

Easy to find. Staff on front desk were incredibly helpful. View from balcony towards Dead Sea was really zany. Pool was wonderful! Breakfast was fab. Big, clean communal areas. The room was OK with a good sized balcony and the bathroom was incredibly roomy. Not even 5 mins walk to entrance to Massada which is a real bonus at 5 am!

Reviewed August 30, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Patricia from Belgium
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Best location to climb Massada!”

Location, the pool and the size of the rooms

We staid for 2 days and 2 nights. Excellent stay. The room had a lovely view to the Dead Sea. The rooms were very clean, the swimming pool was awesome! It is the best place to stay at if you want to climb up to Massada at sunrise. The hostel is located at the foot of the hill. It is only a short drive away from en bokek, where the public beach is easily accessible. The main drawback is the price. When you are a large family then it is worthwhile to stay in a family room for 6. Otherwise this is a very expensive hostel.

Reviewed August 15, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Kevin from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Absolute winner”

Modern, clean, location

I'm a seasoned traveler, and admit I had felt I had "graduated" from ever staying in a Hostel. But, while researching for doing the Massada sunrise hike, one comes to realize this Hostel is really the only game in town unless you wish to add on driving time at 4:30 in the morning. So, I booked it. This property is an absolute gem. Very clean and quite modern. That said, it is a Hostel. So, you get cafeteria-style dining and bare-bones, but a clean and modern room and facilities. I booked a private room, which is still a great value. There were enough food choices that most folks should be able to find items they are willing to eat. So, throw away the Hostel stigma. This place is terrific and the only place to stay if you are serious about the Massada sunrise hike that is a stone's throw away.

Reviewed August 11, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Randee from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Perfect for early climb to madada”

Location

Perfect

Reviewed June 19, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Alexey from Russia
Couple
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

Best hostel in the area”

1.Comfortable room 2. Friendly staff 3.Great breakfast

This is the only hostel near Massada. The hostel is new and very clean. They don’t have mixed dorms. My wife and I booked 1 bed in male dorm and 1 bed in female dorm. When we arrive no beds in a male dorm were available. So the staff gave us private room for the price of dorms.Breakfast is very good, bus stop to Eilat and Dead sea is very close.

Reviewed May 21, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Alexey from Russia
Couple
Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

Exelent hostel ”

1. Attentive staff 2. Good breakfast 3. Comfortable rooms

This is the only hostel near Massada. The hostel is new and very clean. They dont have mixed dorms. My wife and I booked 1 bed in male dorm and 1 bed in female dorm. When we arrive no beds in a male dorm were available. So the staff gave us private room for the price of dorms. We are very lucky. We are very greatfull to Russian speaking girl at reception. We don't know her name but she was the best hotel staff we met in Israel.

Reviewed May 21, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Manuela from Spain
Family with teens
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Precioso edificio en un lugar previlegiado”

Es el único alojamiento al lado de Masada y su edificación se funde con el ambiente que lo rodea, tiene su encanto. Posee una amplisima terraza con vistas al mar Muerto donde disfrutar tando de día como cuando oscure y puedes ver las estrellas. Todo está muy limpio y dispone de una enorme y cuidada piscina. El desayuno bufet es abundante y excelente. Si vienes desde Jerusalen o Eilat, la parada del bus local Egged está a pocos metros. También puedes ir a la playa pública del mar Muerto con bus, parada Ein Bokek. Está cerca del funicular para ascender a la maravillosa fortaleza de Masada.

Reviewed May 02, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
CLAUDE from France
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Situe dans un site majestueux et plusieurs fois millenaire.Un endroit magique...”

Pas tant un hostel qu un veritable hotel,bien tenu,moderne et agreable.Notre chambre etait spacieuse en fait,disposant de 2lits simples accoles et de 2lits gigognes,salle de bains avec douche et toilettes separees ainsi que 2 lavabos.(serviettes de toilette,ainsi que draps d une proprete irreprochable.) T.V.ecran plat,air conditionne et frigo,une bouilloire a disposition avec sachet de the,et,curieusement,dosettes de cafe turc ! La piscine,bien surveillee,etant,sous ce climat,un must. Le personnel est discret et competent. L hotel est situe au pied de l antique forteresse de Massada a 250 m.du telepherique,et dispose d un parking.

Reviewed October 13, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Elisabeth from France
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Bon accueil chambres simples mais confortables et très propres petit déjeuner copieux ”

Emplacement idéal pour le "snake path" 1 mn à pieds. Inconvénient : l'hôtel est fréquenté par des groupes scolaires donc il peut y avoir du bruit.

Reviewed December 25, 2016
5.2
Eden from France
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Localisation excellente”

L'hôtel est parfait pour faire la randonnée matinale de Massada (au pied du passage du serpent). L'ambiance est très sympathique, le personnel accueillant, la piscine est une vraie valeur ajoutée. Le petit déjeuner est un peu décevant (beaucoup de choses mais nous n'avons pas trouvé ça très bon), et le check out est un peu tôt (10h). Nous gardons toutefois un bon souvenir de notre séjour dans cet hôtel !

Reviewed August 23, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Michel from Israel
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Situation imprenable ”

Accueil très sympathique

Reviewed July 21, 2016
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