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M.P. Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Israel

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86%

Rating
303 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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69%

Nice pool, great breakfast, good location right at the foot of Masada. However, the curmudgeon at the front desk ruined our stay. Not only was he inexplicably rude from the start, but when we asked for information about the buses he was deliberately unhelpful, which cost us the best part of a day waiting at the bus station and in the lobby.


89%

Great location if you want to do the morning hike. We were travelling by public bus and it stops just outside so that was super handy. As other reviews mention it's worth bearing in mind that it's not a hostel for partying and they do host school trips as there's a educational centre. Food wont blow your mind but is welcome after a long day. The pool was fab! We had time to hike up and see the sunset, have a swim and get breakfast; the perfect way to start the day!!!


63%

The man at the front desk who checked us in was very unfriendly. He didn't smile and was very rude and impolite when I asked questions. The pool was great but should be open later at night. By the time I finished with Masada, there was only a short time before the pool closed at 6.


63%

Place is very clean, and it's the only place to stay at Masada. Very clinical, and without any atmosphere. The dinner is decent but extremely over-priced for what you get... and you have no other options. Breakfast is quite bad, but filling enough. The small kiosk with water and candy is also of course over-priced. A bottle of water is 10 shekels. That would be 5 shekels at a kiosk in the city and 2 at the supermarket. Front desk staff were rude and didn't seem suited to working at a hostel.


100%

Beautiful hostel, well-run, staff great, food excellent in quality, service, variety of choices, remarkably well-maintained given large numbers of guests, ranging from kids to older folks, families. Made me so happy to be there. Accommodating and responsive staff. Bravo!


100%

I was happy to be welcomed for Shabbat on my Friday stay. Thank you.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

The Youth Hostel is really nice. The location is very good, you are directly at the beginning of the snake path to masada. The price seems to be relatively high, but the rooms and bathrooms are very good and clean. Also, the breakfast is a highlight! Remember: It's a youth hostel. So, if you want to drink alcohol, you have to take it with you. You can't buy beer in the hostel and there are not supermarkets close to the hostel - it's in the desert!


86%

The public areas can be more clean, the individual rooms and dorms were good and clean. The breakfast was amazing!!

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Very similar to Ein Gedi hostel, it's a modern place and very clean. The location at the foot of Masada makes it very convenient for the early morning hike up to see the sunrise but other than that it is overpriced, even for Israel. But I guess there are no other options so it was worth it for just 1 night but if you're a budget traveler it's not ideal.


100%

We really enjoyed our time there and appreciated the cleanliness and efficient space.

  • 23rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

My only request is that in the future you could somehow inform guests not part of large middle school field trips that such trips are coming and will be blasting music late into the night. That way we could perhaps make more informed decisions regarding stay, even if we still chose to book with you. Other than that, the perfect hostel especially if you're looking to climb Masada for the sunrise.


77%

well located. friendly staff. sad interiors. room-atmosphere of an hospital

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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