Safed Inn, Safed

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Safed Inn Reviews

Safed Inn -- or the Ruckenstein B&B -- is an excellent hostel that is owned and operated by a couple that truly cares about your stay. Riki and Dov are two very nice and welcoming hosts. They will go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your visit to Tzfat and Israel. It is a luxury hostel that has the comfort of a hotel with the community of a hostel.

The Location

Safed Inn is located a short local bus ride from the main intercity bus terminal. It is also around a thirty-minute walk to the artist colony and the old city of Tzfat. It is located in a rural area just outside the city, so there is plenty of space if you need to park your car.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms have only two or three beds per room and feature an en suite shower and toilet. The beds are not bunk beds but individual single beds with comfy mattresses. Complimentary soap and towels are provided. You are given your own key, which gives you access to your room, your locker, and the small kitchen. The rooms are heated in the winter and have air conditioning in the summer for comfort.

Common Spaces

There is a small kitchen that has free coffee and tea as well as purified water. The kitchen itself is basic but functional for cooking simple meals. The common area comes with a public TV and a few board games. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the common areas, outdoor seating areas, and rooms as well as one desktop computer that you can use if you need. There is a hot tub available but it comes at an extra cost. They have a wonderful little bar with fancy local liquors, local wines, and micro brewery beers from around the region. Riki is also a wonderful cook who prepares a fantastic breakfast for an additional charge.

One special touch at Safed Inn is that the owners fly the flag of each guest's country.


Safed Inn is a great place to relax and enjoy the magic that is Tzfat. Riki and Dov will go the extra step to make sure you have a wonderful visit and will make you want to come back again and again.


The people make the difference

This cosy, nice place really was one of my most intense experience in Israel. I really recommend the Israeli breakfast, with lots of homemade specialties. The Safed Inn is also known as Ruckenstein B&B. It is also a great stay for exploring the northern parts of Israel, because Nazareth, Golan Heights, or even Akko aren't that far away. Thank you so much, Riki & Dov. Especially for all your advices regarding my trip. Riki, Meriam guided my safely back home. My girlfriend says thanks, too.

Age 33 | German

It's ok

The hostel staff is very nice, very charming (I was given a nice bracelet with fatima hand!). The owner makes herself the breakfast and is very invested in her job. The only problem is the location, far from the city which is very rough. its quite difficult to reach it without a car.

Age 27 | French

Excellent place

Very quiet, clean and friendly. We had a nice room for two, with shower and WC, and a nice kitchen nearby. Very beautiful garden. The inn is out of town, so it's perfect for those traveling by car. We had no car, and had to use a bus, which takes, if I remember correctly, up to 30 min to wait for (depending on how lucky you are) and 5-10 min to travel to the touristic places in old Safed. The bus stop is right opposite the hostel. The host was very friendly. She provided us with a map of Safed and marked the most interesting places to visit that actually proved to be interesting. Recommended to everybody, especially if you travel by car.


What a great Hostel!

The couple who are running the Safed Inn Hostel are the loveliest people I ever met. The rooms are very clean and look more like hotel rooms. The outer area is beautiful and decorated very nicely. I just spend a night there, but it is worth staying for a longer time!



I had a wonderful time staying here. Breakfast -- Homemade breads and jams. Clean rooms, very hospitable hosts. Nice hot tub and sauna. And I had a sweet roommate that taught me to play ping pong.



Better even we expected. We stayed June 17, 2009. Made Safed a highlight of our trip to Israel. For a reasonable price, we had a private suite that was airy and had a fine view. The jacuzzi and internet were easy to use. The owners are well worth knowing, and they recommended the ideal tour guide for Safed, its synagogues and culture and artisan shops. One recommendation is that for an evening trip up the mountain, have a good map to supplement the detailed instructions given by the inn.

Bobby and Rachel
United States

Hospitality at its best

My girlfriend and I had a lovely stay in this family-led hostel. The two friendly hosts gave us a warm reception and were very helpful in providing us with the right information what to visit in the nearby area. The rooms were also very cozy. In addition, the garden was quite special with a jacuzzi, a sauna, and all sort of plants (giving you the opportunity to pick some leaves for making a nice lemon-like tea and/or eat some seasonal fruits). We had a great time and we can -- without any hesitation -- recommend it to others.


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Only 1 or 2 bunk-beds and an additional single bed in a dormitory room. Each room has its own shower, toilet and sink. Linens, soap and towels are included. No walking through other rooms to get to your bed: your key-chain holds a room key, your personal locker key (no charge), and a key to guest kitchen and lobby. There is no curfew, come and go as you please, just please consider your fellow-travelers. Rooms are centrally heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer.

Location and Contact




Address: Corners Of Merom Canaan St. & Hagdud Hashlishi St., Safed, North District, Israel

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Website Safed Inn Safed
Phone Number: + 972 4 6971007
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bike Rental


City Tours

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Hot tub/Jacuzzi



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Table Tennis

Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8:00 am to 20:00pm


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