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Mati and Roni's House - Desert Tent

Nahal Arava 5, Mitspe Ramon 80600, Israel
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Option of tent or dorms. This is in the middle of the township. It was the cheapest place I could find in the area but it's very overpriced still. kitchen wasnt great and front door was broken so security is definitely patchy. If you want a laid back place to chill it's ok.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

we got to ronis and matis place in the evening and were welcomed by a man, that maybe worked there but actually watched tv in the lounge the whole time. quickly he presented the kitchen to us. while showing it to us he completely ignored the fact that the kitchen was really dirty and sticky with dirty dishes in the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Just a tent in the slams, this is not a beduin resort.. it is more like homeless rescue inn. We went there in pass-over hollyday it was a garte suprise to finduot that we are in the same backyatd with a gang of 20+ famely members comming for private event. The food was one of the worst things ever

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Israeli D, Owner at Mati and Roni's House - Desert Tent, responded to this review

Hello . We are sorry to hear about you negative expirience . The old management that was running the hostel til 2013 returned , today the hostel is cleaner and serves good tasty meals . We hope to see you back here More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice little house with tents set up out back. Great warm feeling. Robi cooked dinner for us in the backyard firepit. Some bedouin friends came by to make homemade pita on the fire and share a meal. We also had two families with us escaping rocket fire in southern Israel. Total 4 kids including our son. Everyone happy, chatty and... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My stay with Mati and Roni was simply something else. The warmth of this family is hotter than the desert sun! In a beautiful little garden there stands a big tent, decorated beautifully. This is a place to sit and hang out as well as eating delicious food made by Roni. At night it turns in to a cosy camp... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a tent in someone's backyard in the suburban streets of Mitzpe. You hear the morning traffic right outside your room. The kitchen and bathroom is in their adjacent house. Mati is friendly and helpful. Not a great family choice, if you have younger Kids. The Bedouin atmosphere is cute.

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Bremen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A wonderful place in the heart of Mitzpe Ramon. Relax, enjoy the wonderful desert, meet interesting people, eat great food... you'll recognize that there are places left where people truly care about your wellbeing. It wasn't just a place to stay for a night, it was an overall experience. The hosts are very warm people, they'll give you advices for... More 

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Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I spent a night at the desert tent and have just now arrived back home - after hearing promises made by the proprieter of possible shower to wash up after a day in the desert, gourmet cooking and comfortable and clean - if Sparten, lodging etc - the promises went in the same path as election promises the day after... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The best way to see the desert! I would not recommend for families or people who need more privacy, but for young backpackers on a budget who don't care about sharing a tent with strangers, it's awesome! I was traveling with three friends (all 18 year olds) and we had an incredible time. It's a dirty hippy tent, what can... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

we didnt really know what to expect, and we were kind of surprised to find out the the desert tent is located right in the center of town, in a backyard of the couple's house, which is kind of wierd at first, but both mati and roni are so nice - that you emmidiatly feel like it does not matter... More 

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