Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancelling 2 weeks or less before arrival the price for the first 2 nights will be charged.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dead Sea Adventure Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

The Dead Sea Adventure Hostel is located in the desert town of Arad - the best location for reaching both the Dead Sea and Masada with public transport or by car. We offer shuttles to the Dead Sea and Masada, and a variety of eco, cultural, and extreme tours including rappelling, caving, canyoning, hiking, Bedouin experiences, and more.
The Dead Sea Adventure hostel gives the best accommodation experience with different kinds of rooms and a unique design. We have both dorms and private rooms.
We are located 1.5 hours drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, 2.5 hours from Eilat, and 25 minutes from the Dead Sea and Masada. In Arad, you will find restaurants, pubs, markets, grocery stores, a beautiful Artists’ Quarter, a winery, brewery, and public transport to all major cities in Israel.

Our facilities: Reception open from 3 PM to 9 PM, common kitchen (strictly vegetarian), coffee & tea making facilities, chillout garden, hammocks, herb garden for tea and cooking, AC in selected visitor dorms.

Free services: WiFi, tea, fully equipped kitchen, tourist information stand.

Services at extra charge: laundry, culture & adventure tours, shuttles to the Dead Sea & Masada (inquire beforehand), towels, coffee, breakfast (inquire beforehand), Shabbat Dinner (inquire beforehand) and logistics for hikers.

Dead Sea Adventure Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Credit card payments will require an additional 3.5% fee.

Vegetarian hostel. Please do not store or prepare meat or fish at the hostel.

Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival date
Payment upon arrival by cash or card
Check in from 15:00 to 21:00
Check out before 10:00

Taxes included. Please note that according to the Israeli law, tourists with B2 visas are exempt from paying VAT, provided they bring their passport and entry slip. Everyone else must pay VAT (17% tax).

Additional Info:

Reception hours 3 pm - 9 pm
Silent hours after 10 pm
No curfew
Our property is not suitable for those under the age of 8
Age restriction in the dorms: from 14 to 55 years old
Age restriction in the private rooms: 8+
No eating and drinking inside the rooms and dorms.
We don't accept online booking for groups over 16 people. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Very friendly staff, we felt welcome from the second we entered the Hostel! You wake up to a beautiful view across the desert and Masada & Dead Sea are not far for a day trip Would highly recommend
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Feb 2020
    This hostel was wonderful. It’s a little bit of a walk from the central bus station so you have to keep in mind about 30 minutes before your bus arrives you have to leave. But it is a wonderful stop. If you want to go to Massada it is perfect. Also very clean and they have a small bar if you’d like to drink. The hostel is vegetarian so no meat in the kitchen.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Oct 2019
    A very well thought through hostel with everything you might need; cheap (good) vegetarian pizza with beer, locally brewed beers in the fridge, very good coffee, nice bathrooms, free shots of local liquor at night if you’re lucky, laundry service, good music, games, hammocks, you name it - they have it! All in all one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in! The owners are super nice, even gave us a ride to the bus station in the morning :)) great for budget travelers wanting to see the area!
    Norway, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Nov 2019
    This is how a hostel should be! Beautiful house, cozy garden, nice kitchen, good atmosphere. Good location to go to Masada, a bit far away from the centre of town though. The pizza is nice! Really lovely couple running the place.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Jan 2020
    beautiful Hostel to relax, have wonderful views at the desert and meet people to do day trips with (if they have a car ;) i had a very good time. thankyou
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Dec 2019
    Very chill atmosphere, friendly staff, clean, perfect base to go and see Masada Sunrise. Tiny points for improvement: squeaky beds and only 3 bathrooms for the complete hostel. Would recommend this place!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    18 Oct 2019
    I enjoyed my time here for two nights. My only concerns where there was no security on doors or any lockers, the bedrooms were very small and could have done with two bunks instead of 3 and had lockers and a little space. Also there were only two bathrooms. It was a small friendly hostel on the edge of the desert with beautiful views. Great to see the area if you have a car.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    07 Jun 2019
    Homely relaxed hostel, good location to explore Dead Sea or Masada but would recommend to do so with a car as its a bit of a drive from town or 30min drive from Masada. Staff didn't acknowledge us at first check in but afterwards were helpful with questions. The rooms don't lock by default unless you ask for a key for which you need a deposit, front door is generally unlocked. We stayed in a nice private double in summer, howevee the room had no AC or fan so was very hot and hard to sleep.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    27 Mar 2019
    Limited choice of budget accommodation led us to this hostel. On a basic level, everything works. The beds are comfortable, there is on-street parking and there is a well-stocked kitchen. However, a few bits and pieces made the experience less than ideal. Contrary to previous reviews there is no breakfast provided, hiring a towel is an extortionate 15 shekels, there is a 3% surcharge on paying with a card (the nearest cash machine is in town, 5 mins drive away). All-in-all an average hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    19 Mar 2019
    When we arrived, no one in the office, we can only see him 2 days later.During our registration, he force us to give everybody's passports and visas for him to make a photocopy of which no other hostel doing the same and said that we can leave in case we do not follow his rule. That was 9pm at night.
    Canada, Male, 41+
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room