The Golan Garden Hostel is a stellar and first rate hostel that is central to all locations north and south of the Golan Heights. This is a place to get away from it all naturally and spiritually in God. Alon the manager and his team of Gibson,Flo and Yael do what they can to accommodate you at all levels. It is real and authentic and if you want the real Golan Heights Experience in Katzrin Israel, this is the place.
Being at Golan Garden Hostel was the best part of our Israel-trip. Clean, nice showers, good pancakes. Super helpfull staff. Hope to get back there one time! We got provided with a map of the area and good tips for 'must-see's.
The location is walking distance from the center of town and tons on hikes! The dorms and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable. Staff were knowledgeable and welcoming, happy to strike up a conversation over morning coffee or an evening beer. I highly recommend the home brewed beer and tea from the garden!
Finding a private room in the Golan usually falls into one of two categories - very expensive B&Bs or cheap and mediocre accommodation. The Golan Garden Hostel is the exception and the 5 star reviews are certainly justified. No need to look any further! The hostel is located in a residential area only a ten minute walk from town. I booked a private room and while sparse (after all this is a hostel!) the room was nicely furnished and the bed/linens made for a good night's sleep. The air conditioning was ice cold and the showers strong and hot, Perfect. Banana pancakes for breakfast were excellent and free tea (use the herbs from the garden to make your own mix!) and coffee are always available. You have use of the kitchen facilities if you wish.....not a bad idea in a town with few good options for eating out. The OUTSTANDING staff of volunteers who run the hostel "day to day" are from all over the world and are super friendly, efficient, and provide excellent customer service. I spent the evening chatting with all of them and was quite impressed with each of their backgrounds and travel experiences. These are NOT your average hostel volunteers! I arrived by motorcycle and parked outside, not an issue. The town of Katzrin isn't exactly a "hot" destination so keep your expectations low. You come here for the first class nature reserves, swimming holes, waterfalls, and great hiking located outside the town. Definitely will stay here again if I'm travelling in the Golan and a big "thank you" to the staff for making my stay so comfortable.…
Very welcoming and helpful staff, very pleasant atmosphere, very clean - even shared bathroom were always clean. A walking distance from hiking trails a lite breakfast of pancakes in total a positive experience