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Aviv Spring Hostel
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

the place is not particularly exciting or luxurious, but is a good place to explore around, or if you focus, like me, on scuba diving. Good nutritious (milky, fish) breakfast, if you want to skip lunch ;-)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank peocro
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

we stayed here for 5 nights. it is a good middle class hotel. we had a big room with 4 sleepingplaces.. enough space for the 2 of us. friendly staff.. only breakfast isn't very good.. location is about 10 min walk from the center. we paid about 67 euros a night. perfect!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank hollanda69
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Rooms & prices:
*When we first came to the motel, woman at reception told us we were first to reserve a room using booking.com, and she don’t know how to handle this.
*Though, she gave us a cheaper 300 ILS/night room (cheapest option available through booking.com was 506 ILS/night) (she told us we had to call her directly to reserve 300 ILS/night room)
*300 ILS night room have no balcony, while 500 ILS/night room features a small balcony with very nice view (it cost it, I think)
*Price, displayed on booking.com was 439 ILS/night, but they told us there’s something with dollar rate or something, and it cost us 506 ILS/ night.

Other:
*Swimming pool: it’s size is about 5m*2m*1m (Length*width*depth). It's working 16-00 till 20-00. You should ask for a key at the reception. (???)
*No towels by default, you should ask for them at reception.
*Half-day price for late check-out (19-00)
*You can leave your stuff at their luggage room, but they won't let you keep your room to, say 21-00.
*No ventilation in toilet
*simple built-in-wall shower
*no soup (???)
*rooms are clean at a first glance, but lots of dust under the bed.
*when you leave your key at the reception (it’s mandatory) conditioner in your room is turned off automatically. (When you return, room would be hot.) I never saw such a “feature” before. At least regular 220v is not turned off, so you can charge your devices.
*Breakfast is included, but don't count on it: you'll need one more outside of the motel. No cheese, no croissants, just bread, cottage cheese, and most simple salad.


Rather clean, nothing ruined.
Nice balcony with quite a view (it cost it)

Room Tip: Call them. Not all options might be listed in the web. Rooms with balcony have nice view.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Igor V
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We have been staying in Aviv hostel for years on every vacation to Eilat. I was astounded to see the reviews from before the last January, it was so not true. Glad to see that people started to appreciate the place.

Overall - the hotel is conveniently situated just 3 minutes walk from the central bus station in Eilat. The hotel is a family-run establishment with caring and professional staff. The hosts are hospitality itself. The building is new and kept in good condition. The rooms offered in a range of accommodations, starting from basic rooms without balconies to large family suites with plenty of space, balcony and even a sea view (stayed in them all, on this visit in a family suite). The rooms are equipped with great air conditioning, kitchenette, small refrigerator, cable TV (never used them though), and of course en-suite toilet and shower. The rooms are spotlessly clean, the beds offer great quality of sleep. The hotel offers free wi-fi (on every floor), a cosy swimming pool and a breakfast.
Excellent hotel at most reasonable price (for Eilat).

In details -
The area
The area is a typical old-Eilat residential area with low buildings, bordered by higher (3-4 stories) hotels. Currently many of the buildings are let as backpackers' hostels, but the area is perfectly safe. It also offers free parking, if needed.

The building
The building of the hotel is a newly reconstructed building with 5 floors. The lower floors offer simpler rooms, the upper floors offer family suites. A small swimming pool is located on floor 1. The pool is shallow, and the hotel policy is to restrict the access to the pool to several hours in the afternoon, to avoid noise and nuisance to a variety of hotel's guests. There is an elevator on one side of the corridor, and a stair-case on the other.

The rooms
The rooms are well air-conditioned, at every season, you get heating at winter and cooling at summer. The conditioning is individually controlled from every room (family suites boast two air conditioners). The beds are simple but comfortable, every once in a while you may come against a flat pillow, which will be with great apologies replaced at the reception desk. A bureau with a mirror is also in every room. The larger suites have a table with chairs in the room. Larger rooms also offer balconies that are not very large but allow great leisure once the sun is not scorching (in the morning or at dusk). Balcony furniture includes a plastic armchair and a plastic low table. The rooms are well cleaned before the check-in, and at least once during the stay, but can be also cleaned daily upon a request. A kettle and a small refrigerator are provided in every room, and larger rooms provide also a sink and a set of kitchen utensils. However, cooking is impossible, so only cold snacks or hot meals from elsewhere.

The services
There is a free unprotected wi-fi on every floor, a swimming pool on the first floor and a billiards table in the lobby. Clean towels are supplied upon request (we just use our own, but not due to a faulty handling by a hotel, just our own habit), and the bed sheets are changed every time the room is cleaned. The breakfast is simple but ample, although we do not usually take it, once again - due to our habits. The room keys are to be deposited at the reception desk when leaving the hotel. The check-in time is usually 14:00, but early arrivals are almost always possible, even without prior notice. The check-out time ranges from 9:00 to 10:00, depending on the season and the occupancy, but occasionally late check-out is possible.

The staff
The staff is very friendly and obliging. The family (Jane and Gadi) are most pleasant people to be met. The hired staff is also keeping up to the high standard of service and knowledge. All the staff is fluent in English and Hebrew, and possibly in other languages (never needed more than that). :) The reception is occupied 24/7, and every issue is handled carefully, thoroughly and courteously to the utmost satisfaction of the guest. Insiders' tips are gladly provided, be it a good restaurant to eat, a good beach to go to, or any other fantasy, such as a musical instrument shop in Eilat.
At least for these reasons it was hard for us to believe to other travellers' allegations regarding the hosts/staff. I still doubt their veracity, on the frank side.

To conclude - I would gladly recommend the place to anyone coming to Eilat either on business or leisure.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank David_Kirmayer
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

I arrived at the Aviv without any reservation at midnight at the end of February 2012 and was quoted 150 NIS bed and breakfast for one person in a twin-room. It was the cheapest of the trio of motels and hotels along that street, and the location is very convenient as the central bus station is barely five minutes away on foot.

The motel is clean, has free wi-fi throughout the building, air-con in the room, hot water all night (let the tap run a little bit first) and the bathroom was pretty functional. Good beds (one single and one double) and there’s enough space for luggage. Staff are friendly – and they speak English, too. There’s a fridge, two sockets and a cable TV (which I had no idea how to use) but as my stay was limited to ten hours or so, I’d say the Aviv is a fine place to kip for the night.

Good amenities nearby with a 24-hour shop just 50 metres away, and the city centre is not much further either.

Next door motels were similar and ranged from 150 to 250 NIS per night.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Thank sachahuista
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