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The Green Backpackers
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Not too much accommodation places in Mitzpe Ramon, and Green Backpackers is probably the best in mid-range. Location is OK, close to some cafes, shops and near the bus station.

Yoash was very helpful, he know lots of stuff about nearby places. I wish we stayed longer.

ps: it can be pretty cold in the desert, so bring your warmest clothes.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

We arrived in Mitzpe Ramon at Sukkot, and had real problems finding a place to stay. Even though there was no bed free in the green backpackers, Lee and Yoasch did everything they could to organize us a real nice zimmer, and Lee even made sure we were well looked after herself. Thats what I call hospitality. Next day, after a very comfortable night, Lee and Yoasch organised a Jeep tour through the Ramon Crater for us, and gave us tips how to spend the rest of the day. We hab a real great time, desert time!!
That night we than got a room at the backpackers and it was even more comfortable. The Hostel is really clean, the rooms are very comfortable and nice to look at, the whole place is more like a home than a hostel. The kitchen is well sorted and very clean as well and the bathroom is bigger than most we saw before and afterwards. Mitzpe Ramon and a stay at the Green Backpackers are something I can only recomend!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Alexhaux
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

the hosts are very courteous and nuce.
fell like home.
very clean
recommanded

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Oded G
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

We had planned to stay for 2 nights but extended by 1 night, because of the very nice atmosphere at the Green Backpackers and the beauty of the Maktesh Ramon. We loved our double room, the little shelves made of VHS tapes with little cactuses on them. In the whole hostel a lot of effort is put on details, e.g. a toothpaste tube as door handle or scent sticks in the bathrooms. Kitchen and bathrooms were very clean. Most importantly, both, Lee and Yoash, sat down with us finding the perfect hikes for us. They always took their time and never seemed stressed. When we had trouble finding accommodation in Eilat they spontaneously provided us with a tent. And not only can they give you valuable advice for the Negev, but also for the rest of Israel. Don't miss this place when visiting Israel!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank asirima
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Thoroughly recommend this very special, clean hostel - minutes away from the most beautiful Makhtesh crater. Lee was so helpful as we were a family of four and she suggested the perfect hike for us. Will hopefully visit again soon.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

very clean and helpful staff. feels very homie there and they have the perfect location and advice (the staff are tour guides with great maps and info and very willing to help) for taking day hikes and or longer trekks thru the magical maktesh crater and beautiful desert. nice and welcoming environment and comfortable beds. also go eat at jinjy's in town if you want great food! thanks for a great time in mitzpe!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Very nice, clean hostel, very friendly and helpful staff. It makes you feel like being at home. They gave good advice for beautiful hikes! I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay with you a next time.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Address: Nahal Sirpad 2/2, Mitspe Ramon 8060000, Israel
Location: Israel > Southern District > Mitspe Ramon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Mitspe Ramon
Price Range: $49 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for vibrant homebase for your journey in the desert?Looking for a fun, clean and comfortable place to call home for a while? Then 'The Green Backpackers' is the place for you.The Green Backpackers offers two dorm rooms and one double, a fully equipped kitchen, a welcoming and warm living room, fresh linens, internet, laundry, full range of DVD's and most importantly - outdoor activities from hiking & backpacking to horseback riding and repelling- all is right outside our doorsteps. ... more   less 
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The Green Backpackers Israel/Mitspe Ramon

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