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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Odem
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.8
In a small village, up on Odem mountain, surrounded with all shapes of green (nature) and red (volcanic), the Golan Heights Hostel is simply love at first sight. Buzzing with travelers from around the world, it is quite common to come here for a day and stay for weeks. With perfect access to the many hiking trails from our front door, we also make a great base for outdoor activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Wifi
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Hebrew
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there123 wrote a review Mar 2020
Clarens, South Africa27 contributions12 helpful votes
Well organized. Loved the mattresses and curtains in dorms. Bought groceries from owner at an affordable rate. Place is clean. Owner helped with a gps app that enabled me as a solotraveller to do hikes in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Lozwat wrote a review Feb 2020
Winnipeg, Canada37 contributions7 helpful votes
This is literally one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in during four years of travelling around the world. So warm and cozy, extremely clean, friendliest volunteers and staff, has everything you could need somehow while located in isolated adorable Odem. I was put off by the high price at first but if any hostel can charge it it’s GHH! There’s lots to do in the area and the staff is happy to help you figure out any activities. Lead the manager runs a tight ship, I’m seriously so happy I stayed here!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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TessmacTraveller wrote a review Jan 2020
Fernie, Canada244 contributions98 helpful votes
Golan Heights Hostel will go down as one of our favourite accommodations of our three week trip to Israel. Right from our reception by volunteers, Abigail and Dineke, to the time of our departure our experience was fantastic. We had booked the little outside caravan but it was unseasonably cold and snowy so they offered us a spot in the main building. The hostel is well-designed and has everything you would need or want, including items for purchase to prepare a simple meal and second-hand clothing. The whole place was absolutely spotless. We had a chance to to do some laundry (small fee) and watched a very funny movie with some of the other guests. We haven't done much hostelling in a few years so it was good to see that there are still excellent hostels out there.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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David S wrote a review Dec 2019
Lincoln, Maine16 contributions14 helpful votes
This was my first visit to the most northern part of Israel/Golan. I definitely want to return and explore more. GHH was a very good place for a base to work from. I loved the towns of Masade and Majdal Shams and plan to visit and explore their food establishments next time. This time I spent exploring Mt. Hermon. My American descriptive phrase of the area "The Wild West"! Loved it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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James F wrote a review Jul 2019
Buffalo, New York11 contributions
Tudor and the ladies of the Golan Heights Hostel make you feel most welcome by their hospitality and service just like the Golan Garden Hostel. The accommodation and courtesy you receive from them and the Golan Garden is stellar across the board. They wrote the book on Israeli Hospitality and service.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Ben wrote a review Jun 2019
Munich, Germany12 contributions5 helpful votes
Hippie-style backpacker hostel with relaxed attitude and community feeling. Your names are written on a small blackboard on the doors of your room, the staff is super friendly, there is access to the surrounding gardens from basically every room, the shared kitchen is very cute. There is a wooden yoga tent in the garden and lots of hammocks. Refrigerators and washing machines and more than enough lockable showers. You can buy second hand (left) clothes for 5 Shekel (1.5 USD). Total recommendation.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: A abandoned military outpost on the top of the hill offers great view over the north of Israel.
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quabi wrote a review Mar 2019
Ra'anana, Israel66 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed in the Dorm. Friendly, clean, welcoming. European style hostel at high quality. Large kitchen for u to use, small shop with ingredients, maps, tips...make you want to stay. They also have small twin rooms. Try to book direct, it's cheaper!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nitzan K wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
last week we were kicked out of the hostel in the middle of night after staying there for a few hours. we had a dog with us that was unacceptable for the owner. we where trekkers with no car, it was 22:00 pm raining outside and 3 degrees. we asked the owner if there is another place to go or something to do in order to stay and he respond "i can help but its my solutions and your problem". we spend the night outside in the cold and my brother is sick for a week now. horrible man, owning this place
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Golan Heights H, Owner at Golan Heights Hostel
Responded Mar 4, 2019
Dear Nitzan and Shaked. This is one way of telling the story and we can clearly see why you feel this way. You are a little confused with the details but the bottom line is correct and with the disrespectful behavior you showed for the place and everyone around we would kick you out again. We hope your brother feel better by now and may this be a lesson of taking responsibilities!
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schwienehaexn wrote a review Sep 2018
Regensburg, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent 3 nights in the capsule, a kind of mini caravan in the hostel’s garden, and I absolutely loved it. The hostel itself has lots of charming details and a wonderful garden. The staff was most welcoming and the owner, too. Actually a lot of the staff are young volunteers from all around the world, which is a good concept. They officially work there, but at the same time they create a warm atmosphere that makes you feel at home instantly. The owner is also very nice, helpful and you can tell that he really looks after the place. It is exceptionally clean, everything is perfectly organised. Near the hostel is a beautiful viewpoint to watch the sunset. And last but not least, there is a delicious pancake breakfast every morning.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Karline S wrote a review Feb 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Golan Heights Hostel is a great place! It is cozy, warm (thanks to the heated floors I fell in love with) and really cute. The living room is great to relax and the kitchen invites you to cook and eat. As there is usually no oportunity to buy food in Odem, they created a "shopstel", a small shop in the hostel where you can get all you'll need. There are many small things in this hostel that delight you, because they simply make it a great place: the small second hand shop, the magnets with words to build sentences at the wall and the area to sit outside! For the breakfast you'll be offered pancakes - maybe the best thing you can get to start a day. Last but not least you'll meet really nice people in the hostel: the staff is helpful and frienly and will make you feel at home!
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$111 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Golan HeightsOdem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golan Heights Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Golan Heights Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Nimrod Fortress National Park (4.5 miles), Hermon Stream Nature Reserve (4.8 miles), and Oz 77 Memorial (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Golan Heights Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Golan Heights Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Golan Heights Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golan Heights Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Apple B&C, HaBokrim Restaurant, and Liz and Shai Cooking Lovestory.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golan Heights Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Golan Heights Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Odem.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Golan Heights Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Golan Heights Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oz 77 Memorial (3.1 miles).