We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Arava Hostel Eilat

Booking.comUS$44*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Arava Hostel Eilat
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Arava Hostel Eilat
See the most recent reviews
Showing 110: English reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Went on a trip with 3 other friends. We took a quad that cost us around 90 shekels per night (per each person), we had our own private bathroom. The breakfast is expensive (other hostels have it for 10 shekels) and we had to pay the receptionist in order to keep our bags in the hostel after check out (and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Abigail-Ka
Aharon G, ruth evening staff at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

Good evening! Abigail and her frainds stayed last weekend in a privet room for 4, doubel & 2 singel beds with toilet & shawer cabel T.V. refrigerator and A.C. and paid 90 INS per person! she reserved in Gomio site 3 weeks prior to arrival and she knew the price! breakfast runs from 15/30 INS per person wich is reasonable...

Eilat, Israel
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Good value for the cost. Room with balcony, TV, wifi, clean. Accommodating and pleasant shift managers. Impeccably clean kitchen with facilities to prepare food. Locker storage at a minimal fee. Close to the centre.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pninap2016
Aharon G, Manager at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

thank you very much for the positive review, we give our best to keep the place clean , pleasent and comfortable for our guests. thak you for stayng with us and hope to host you again in our hostel.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This hostel has fantastic staff and a beautiful outdoor garden. However, the rooms are a bit cramped and the layout is odd- I ended up in a room sandwiched between the bathroom and the kitchen, which was not the quietest place. The wifi also did not reach the room, but was great in common areas.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Leah M
Aharon G, ruth evening staf at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write a review! first i'd like to say that we are always learning what our customers needs are and working on improving! at the time you stayed in our hostel we were renovating the dorm rooms, we were working on the room for the ladies that is why you ended in the room...

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The room is very spacious, plus lockers inside as well. The bed is comfy, nothing too soft or too hard. The sheet is very insulated , I hardly used it because it was already quite warm at night. The bathroom and showers are opposite each other and its kept nice and clean, warm water and a mirror, have had no...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank annie b
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The room didn't really have a window. There was hardly any light and certainly no air. The air conditioner didn't help much. It smelled really bad (and it's the girls dorms, I can only imagine what it must be like in the boys rooms). The shower hooks are set in a way the towel takes a shower together with you....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Tanya D
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Location is good. Just 10min walk to airport and beach. Prices are ok as well as the place itself. It's hostel not 5 star hotel, so remember that:) they have helpful staff to give you info, book tours etc.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank iippa23
Aharon G, Front Office Manager at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

thank you very much for the review, we are happy to here that you Enjoyed your stay at our hostel

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This place is filthy and their customer service is deplorable. They will attempt to charge you before you even see the room and will stress their lack of a cancellation policy. They know what kind of operation they are running. The room I was put in was filled with filthy old men who were clearly living there for months. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank cameronbreslin
Aharon G, Front Office Manager at Arava Hostel Eilat, responded to this review

Sorry to hear from you that the time you had in our hostel was not very pleasant for you. We would like to give our comment to the issues you have brought up. 1) Normally we are charging the room/bad upon arrival if the reservation is without credit card details for security, we don't force any guest to pay before...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The location is nice. Hostel is clean and quite. 1 problem: smelly towels and they cost additional money. So like if you where on a Hitchhiker's трип to the Galaxy - always take a towel with you. There are different kinds of rooms, some are with balcony. Note - all balconies are connected, so you can easily walk to your...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Barbusya
Mitzpe Ramon
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I originally planned on Staying only 2 night but extended my stay just cause I felt so comfortable and didn't want to move. The staff is really nice and most patient. I loved the view from my private balcony - which I did not expect to have in a hostel - nor did I expect to have a t.v in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TheGreenBMR
San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The establishment is caught. It really wants to be a hotel, with private rooms, cool a/c, very hot water, but it remains a backpacker destination. It could easily clean itself up,but it doesn't. (not that it is dirty). They do things like not supply soap, charge for towels and hand you a sheet as you check in with the instruction...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank santjordi

83 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (60)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (19)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Eilat hotels
0.1 km away
Nova Like Hotel Eilat - an Atlas Hotel
1.4 km away
U Suites Eilat
U Suites Eilat
#9 of 62 in Eilat
897 reviews
5.7 km away
Prima Music
Prima Music
#19 of 62 in Eilat
830 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Isrotel Riviera Club Hotel
0.3 km away
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel
#38 of 62 in Eilat
135 reviews
0.2 km away
Motel Tsabar
Motel Tsabar
#35 of 62 in Eilat
86 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arava hostel was establish in 1986 and is one of the first hostels in Eilat. We are a warm and welcoming hostel offering cheap accommodation in the center of Eilat.Arava hostel is s warm and friendly hostel that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay.Knowledgeable stuff is available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include free parking.The hostel located 15 minutes away from the north beach, and 5 minutes from the center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arava Hostel Eilat

Address: Almoguim 106/1, Eilat, Israel
Region: Israel > Southern District > Eilat
Price Range: RM168 - RM529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arava Hostel Eilat 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Hotwire and Cancelon so you can book your Arava Hostel Eilat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Arava Hostel Eilat Hotel Eilat
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Arava Hostel Eilat staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Teaneck, New Jersey
5 months ago
Teaneck, New Jersey
5 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Arava Hostel Eilat staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Every room is quiet. If you wish ask if you can get a room with fewer people (ie fewer beds) for the same price.”
reubenandthejets, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“bring towels with you if you don't want to pay for renting them”
550martined, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The beds have plug-ins and little lights, so all is good.”
stl102016, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room here is great , depends on what you are looking for during your stay .”
fernandorL9651OZ, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from this one.”
371tanyad, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$44* /night
View Deal
Expedia.comUS$61
PricelineUS$58
Orbitz.comUS$61
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates