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Massada Youth Hostel & Guest House Reviews

M.P. Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Israel

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282 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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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)


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.


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

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


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.


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

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


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.

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