The Arava Hostel is located in Eilat’s town center, a 10-minute walk from North Beach. It offers free WiFI and free parking. The simply furnished rooms and dormitories come with air conditioning. Rooms at the Arava all have a private bathroom. The mixed dormitories have shared facilities. The property has a relaxing sun terrace and a communal kitchen for guests’ use, as well as barbecue facilities. The Underwater Observatory is a 10-minute taxi ride from the property. Ramon International Airport is about 12 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Arava Hostel has been welcoming guests since May 6, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 full beds
1 sofa bed
1 full bed
3 sofa beds
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Eilat
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  • Katerina
    That everything is very clean and there a very nice garden with a lot place for sitting and make bbq.
  • Kfir
    The place and the room was super clean, the stuff were polite, the location is good, free parking,
  • Shu
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I liked that it was a true hostel experience. Very close to the main bus station which was really helpful when arriving by public transportation.
  • Olga
    The area outside is comfortable and staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We were staying here as a transition night from Petra, Jordan visit and return to Jerusalem. Location was very near central bus station and easy walk. Due to early departure we were not able to take advantage of common kitchen facilities on site...
  • David
    Surpringly clean and well maintained, very welcoming staff, lot's of spaces to stay and enjoy, overall very nice energies. We stayed another nice because of the floods, and were offered nice discounted rate.
  • Yarden
    The hostel was very clean and the staff was great. The room was also very clean and the AC worked great (crucial after a long day in the sun!) For a short weekend getaway, it was exactly what we needed :)
  • On
    Pleasant stay in a convenient location. Some lovely dinning near-by.
  • Nora
    There’s nothing to complain about in this hostel. The bathrooms are kept super clean at all time. The rooms are spacious, have lockers and each bed a socket to charge your electronics. The Wifi works very well. There’s a kitchen with all that is...
  • A
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff upon arrival were very kind and accommodating. The room, despiser being 6 beds, was comfortable. The patio and deck were lovely. The location was a nice short stroll to the beach which I loved.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Do you have many hostels that have breakfast available

    לא איינו מגישים ארוחות בוקר,אולם במתחם האכסנייה ישנו מטבח מאובזר קומלט לשימוש אורחנו
    Answered on 16 March 2021
  • Atlanta..Midtown. Hostel..I need a kingsize smoking room..I male adult..1,June 30. June 2020... The price I see is there individu..

    hi sorry for the delay if still relevant please let us know. we do have all your reqest.
    Answered on 15 June 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Normally it is. We request all our guest to keep quiet especially at night. Ruth
    Answered on 22 August 2019
  • Just want to check regarding pet policy - can we bring a dog?

    yes, the dog need to be with you all the time
    Answered on 17 October 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No! if you mean that you can sleep outside. If you like to use it as a cover in the room you can.
    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    yes! on arrival it is free. after check out it is 10 Shekel for 24 Hours for a locker.
    Answered on 9 September 2019
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Area info *

Amenities of Arava Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Auditory guidance
  • Visual aids (tactile signs)
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Norwegian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Swedish

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Arava Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


From 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 90 years old


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club American Express Cash Arava Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that guests of less than 18 years of age must always be accompanied by their parents.

When booking 3 or more rooms different policies may apply.

Please inform Arava Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Arava Hostel

  • Arava Hostel is 1,950 feet from the center of Eilat. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Arava Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Bicycle rental

  • Check-in at Arava Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Arava Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.