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HI Massada Hostel
HI Massada Hostel
HI Massada Hostel
HI Massada Hostel
HI Massada Hostel
HI Massada Hostel
HI Massada Hostel

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8.7

Excellent

93 reviews

93 reviews

Housekeeping3
Breakfast1
24-hour front desk1
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Masada cableway 20 m
Masada 70 m
Massada 1.0 km
Dead Sea 2.0 km
Bar Yehuda Airfield 3.0 km
Mt. Yonatan 4.5 km
Pit Waterfall 5.9 km
Arab Potash Solar Evaporation Pan 6.9 km
Highway 90 7.1 km
Nahal Mishmar 7.6 km

HI Massada Hostel

Massada D.N. Yam Hamelah, Masada, Dead Sea, Israel, 86935 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Masada part of Dead Sea, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Daily cleaning

Garden

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Exercise area

Luggage storage

Game room

Value for money8.6
Location rating9.6

Rooms available at HI Massada Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

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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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
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at HI Massada Hostel?

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What time is check-in and check-out at HI Massada Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to HI Massada Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, HI Massada Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at HI Massada Hostel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at HI Massada Hostel.

What are my dining options at HI Massada Hostel?

To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at HI Massada Hostel?

HI Massada Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What are popular attractions near HI Massada Hostel?

HI Massada Hostel is located in Masada area, which is famous for attractions such as Masada and Massada.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to HI Massada Hostel?

HI Massada Hostel is located within Masada, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Pit Waterfall.

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What people love about HI Massada Hostel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "The facility was very nice."

    Lee

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    February 11, 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Good View and Good starting point for the sunrise walk to Masada."

    Kai-Manuel

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    November 23, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Rented a double room, which was basic and clean."

    Kai-Manuel

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    November 23, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 70 Dead Sea properties
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Value for money score
8.6/10
Location score
9.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
97
%
of Dead Sea properties
Better than
97
%
of Dead Sea properties
Better than
97
%
of Dead Sea properties
Better than
93
%
of Dead Sea properties
Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
93 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.6
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More about HI Massada Hostel

More about HI Massada Hostel

HI Massada Hostel

The facilities and services provided by HI Massada Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
The hostel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at HI Massada Hostel. The hostel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides toiletries in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hostel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! HI Massada Hostel has a selection of cuisine types including kosher options.
Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at HI Massada Hostel. The hostel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

This hostel scores higher than 97% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This hostel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 97% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel scores higher than 97% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Exercise area
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Chapel
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Shrine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Kosher
Location
Massada D.N. Yam Hamelah, Masada, Dead Sea, Israel, 86935
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Due to the local tax regulation, Israeli citizens are committed to the compulsory VAT, which is payable at the hotel. This tax is not included in the hotel reservation cost and will be collected by the hotel upon check in.
  • When booking for 5 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Reviews of HI Massada Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.7
/
10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.4
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.8
Value for money8.6
High score for Dead Sea
Rating
9+ Exceptional (30)
8-9 Excellent (12)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (26)
Sep - Nov (14)
Dec - Feb (5)
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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

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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

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9.0
Exceptional
lee from United Kingdom
Family with teens
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

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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

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8.0
Excellent
Patricia from Belgium
Family with teens
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

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9.2
Exceptional
Lee from Israel
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

The facility was very nice. I stayed overnight at the hostel so that I could run at the Dead Sea Marathon early Friday morning. I checked out of the hostel Friday morning, as planned, around 5:25 am. I was disappointed that when I made the reservation, the Hostel did not allow me to check out late on Friday, was not willing to pack a breakfast for me, was not willing to hold a breakfast for me, and was not willing to refund me for not having the breakfast.

Reviewed February 11, 2020

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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

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8.0
Excellent
Philip from United States
Solo traveler
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

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8.4
Excellent
Kai-Manuel from Switzerland
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Clean and basic. Good view. Loud.”

Rented a double room, which was basic and clean. Good View and Good starting point for the sunrise walk to Masada. Poorly soundproofed, so can get very loud if there are school classes visiting.

Reviewed November 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Lin from Hong Kong SAR, China
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

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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

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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

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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

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8.0
Excellent
Glen from New Zealand
Couple
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

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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

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7.6
Very good
Lis from Denmark
Group
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Very good”

Too many really noisy school children.

Reviewed October 23, 2017

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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

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
CLAUDE from France
Couple
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

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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

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