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Khan (Han) Ein Gedi: your new option for budget vacationing in the Dead Sea!

khan ein gediThe Dead Sea area isn’t an area full of great, cheap options for a budget vacation – but with the newly opened Khan (Han) Ein Gedi (or the Ein Gedi Camplodge) on your radar, things are hopefully changing!

We recently went out on our caravan tour of Israel and soon found out that options were indeed very limited (you have the overnight camping site at Masada (which was actually closed for most of the 2017 summer) or the very very basic site at the Ein Gedi Spa) – however, by chance we came across the Khan Ein Gedi site and were quickly convinced that it was the best option in town!

August 20, 2017 | By More
The Templer Inn: an authentic Jerusalem B&B to truly savor!

The Templer Inn: an authentic Jerusalem B&B to truly savor!

If you’re heading to Jerusalem and looking for somewhere authentic to stay, somewhere that lets you get a real feel for the history that is ever prevalent throughout this majestic city, head to the Templer Inn in the German Colony neighborhood!

June 20, 2017 | By More
The Poli House in Tel Aviv: perfectly located and supremely funky!

The Poli House in Tel Aviv: perfectly located and supremely funky!

The Poli House in Tel Aviv might be the new kid on the block, but we’ve got a feeling this fresh, funky, whimsically designed boutique hotel could be creating a bit of a buzz for a long time!

We recently stayed there for a Friday night, and what can we say about its location, other than you can’t get much better! Located on the corner of Allenby Street and Nachalat Binyamin (yes, the pedestrian street that also hosts the twice-weekly artisan’s fair, one of Tel Aviv’s must-sees), you’re in the heart of the action, with the Carmel market, the ‘hood of Neve Tzedek, and Tel Aviv’s legendary beaches just a step away. Seriously, for location you’ll be hard pressed to beat the Poli House.

November 25, 2016 | By More
The BEST hostels in Tel Aviv!

The BEST hostels in Tel Aviv!

If you’re in the need for budget, hostel accommodation in Tel Aviv, you’ll be pleased to know there are some mighty fine options available!

Hostels are, of course, an excellent way to really get to know the local area (many in Tel Aviv now offer some very cool tours, providing a terrific insight into areas you’d never typically get to experience as a “regular” tourist), and also meet some cool new people.

September 25, 2016 | By More
The InterContinental David: a true Tel Aviv gem that will take your Israel experience to the next level!

The InterContinental David: a true Tel Aviv gem that will take your Israel experience to the next level!

No excuses, the InterContinental David Hotel has to be on your list of must-try hotels in Tel Aviv!

We recently spent a night at the hotel on a recent visit to Tel Aviv, and were blown away with just so many of the aspects of the hotel…not least the location, the service, the views, and the gorgeously renovated rooms!

September 4, 2016 | By More
Looking for desert fun & adventure? Head to the awesome Dead Sea Adventure Hostel!

Looking for desert fun & adventure? Head to the awesome Dead Sea Adventure Hostel!

The Dead Sea Adventure Hostel was opened in the Spring of 2016, and is located in the dusty, desert town of Arad. Run by the affable Gilad, this place is absolutely perfect for those of you looking for some real desert adventure!

August 30, 2016 | By More
Abraham Hostel, Tel Aviv: head and shoulders above the rest!

Abraham Hostel, Tel Aviv: head and shoulders above the rest!

I’ll be perfectly honest about the Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv: I wasn’t expecting to be wowed quite as much as I was wowed!

These guys know how to do hostels, that’s perfectly clear (they also own the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem and Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth). They know how to make their guests feel at home, how to host events that help integrate those guests and get those guests socializing, and they know how to keep it all relatively low-cost.

August 30, 2016 | By More
Fauzi Azar Inn: a truly charming Nazareth hostel!

Fauzi Azar Inn: a truly charming Nazareth hostel!

A few years ago, you’d never have considered Nazareth as a true northern stopover on a trip around Israel. You might have bused through, or stopped by for a quick peek at the Basilica of the Annunciation, but that was typically that.

Until one day travel entrepreneur Maoz Inon came along and decided that Nazareth was the perfect spot for a hostel/guest house. Teaming up with local resident Suraida, the grand-daughter of the legendary Fauzi Azar and owner of the original family mansion which dates back some 200 years, the Fauzi Azar Inn was born!

August 29, 2016 | By More
Warm, cozy and excellently located: the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem!

Warm, cozy and excellently located: the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem!

We’ve said it before, but the guys at Abraham Hostels know how to run hostels. And the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem is where it all started, the hostel where Abraham first let Jerusalem travelers rest their weary heads…

We stayed at the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem for 4 nights, straight after spending time at their new Tel Aviv hostel, so if it’s a comparison you’re looking for, you’re going to get it!

August 28, 2016 | By More
The Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem: a superb choice for a stay in the Holy City

The Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem: a superb choice for a stay in the Holy City

If you’re looking for a classy hotel in Jerusalem, we’re going to point you in the direction of the superb Inbal Hotel!

We recently stayed a night at the Inbal Hotel and were won over by a few factors that might just convince you too…the location, with its proximity to the Old City of Jerusalem and the stunningly charming neighborhood of Yemin Moshe (the ‘hood with the windmill – which you might be lucky enough to see from your room!), the great, friendly service, the renovated rooms, and the superb starters at the in-house Sofia restaurant!

August 28, 2016 | By More