We stayed two nights at Hostel Arava. The prices were extremely reasonable (especially in the off season).
The place was built almost exclusively by the army of brothers of the owning family, so there are some home-made eccentricities. The sink is also the shower... it's a bit hard to explain... you'll see.
My only real complaint is that the room was very dark. The grounds and building look like the pictures you can find here, but the rooms look nothing like those in the pictures. There were 6 bunk beds in a small room with only one, tiny, high window.
Other than that, the hang out areas in the main lobby and outside are great, inviting and well taken care of. There is free wi-fi. One of the brothers, Aaron, and his friend were a pleasure to hang out with and Aaron even cooked us a delicious fish dinner one night (I wouldn't expect this treatment in the high season or in the case that you are not a young woman).
Location's ok. Close to the bus station, but a bit of a hike to the beach/downtown/etc.
- Also Known As:
- Arava Hostel Eilat Hotel Eilat
- Arava Hostel Eilat Hotel
- 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
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