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Massada Youth Hostel & Guest House Reviews

M.P. Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Israel

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272 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Massada is in a fantastic location right at the foot of Massada and only a 1min walk to the Visitor Centre. Facilities were very clean and rooms spacious, breakfast was very good. However I would say that this hostel lacks a bit of the social atmosphere of others I have stayed at and staff were not the friendliest. Can't be beaten for location/proximity to Massada though especially if you are doing the sunrise walk up the Snake Path.


Even though we are a couple, we were assigned a room oposite the basket ball court and lots of late night noise. We also wanted a view and our view of the Dead Sea was blocked by the other building and the view of the mountains by a concrete wall. Plus we had almost the longest walk possible from the lobby. The breakfasts were good. But dinner was terrible and costly. There's an expensive shop to buy something to eat, but nothing else unless you have a car and can drive 30 min each way.

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


We always enjoy staying at the Massada Youth Hostel... the hostel is clean, the staff is friendly and the location is wonderful... we did notice a change is the breakfast and dinner menus this visit... but it was minor and still perfer staying at Massada...


Good location if you wanna do the Masada sunrise trek. No special atmosphere and a lot of school kids! They haven't got our reservation even though we had a confirmation from hostelworld.The hotel was fully booked (and there is no other places to stay in the area), but luckily we got a room in some way.


All in all a great place to stay. But please do notice that you can only use the pool when there's a lifeguard on duty. We wanted to use it in the late afternoon, but the area was closed. That was very disappointing!

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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