Mitzpe Ramon is a large town located in the central Negrev Desert between Be'er Sheva in the north and Eilat in the south. The town is known for its large craters and vast desert views located on the edge of the town. It is known for hikes and camping throughout Israel and often considered one of the most beautiful places in the country. There are multiple options for hostels in Mitzpe Ramon to cater to your specific needs and desires. Most Mitzpe Ramon hostels offer camping trips into the Negev Desert, jeep riding tours, camel riding, or rappelling down into the crater.
Due to its small size and proximity to the crater, all hostels in Mitzpe are within walking range of the crater and the central bus station. The town has all the amenities that the average traveler could want such as ATMs, grocery store, gas station, restaurants, laundromats, and pharmacy; your Mitzpe Ramon hostel will be nearby to all of these. Please note that Mitzpe observes Shabbat, so plan accordingly, as buses will not run and most stores will be closed.
Other attractions in Mitzpe include the Eco Museum, which boasts a interactive zoo where visitors that walk through six desert ecosystems and look, feel, and smell the flora and fauna of the Negev Desert; there is also a solar observatory for space and astronomy lovers.
Mitzpe Ramon is easily reached by car or on buses from Eilat, Be'er Sheva, or on a direct bus from Tel Aviv. Mitzpe Ramon is a great option for any traveler that wants to experience the vast, barren, and beautiful Negev Desert.
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