Hostels in Dead Sea Hostels in Dead Sea

You are looking for hostels in Dead Sea? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Dead Sea hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Dead Sea.

All Cities in Dead Sea

We list every single hostel in Dead Sea and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Dead Sea for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Dead Sea hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Dead Sea. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Israel, is one of the world's most famous sites. Although it technically marks the border between Palestine and Jordan, it is often referred to as Israeli territory.

Although the United Nations considers Palestine an independent nation and the most touristy places on the Dead Sea are located in Palestine, it is Israel that dominates the western shores of the Dead Sea. All the resorts and the territory are regulated by Israel. There are only resorts on the Dead Sea; your choices for hostels in Dead Sea, Israel, or other budget accommodation will be hard to come by here. Your best bet to stay at a hostel is in the city of Jericho, which at this writing has a handful of hostels. From the northern part of the shore of the Dead Sea, it will take about fifteen minutes to reach Jericho's city centre.

The main attraction is obviously swimming, or rather floating, in the salty lake. According to many, a visit to the Dead Sea is not complete without having your picture taken while floating on the water or reading a newspaper while doing so.

Apart from a small and hard-to-get-to area at the northern part, all beaches are privatized, so you will need to pay an entrance fee to get close to the sea. Many of these privatized properties come with pools, restaurants, a beach bar, and beds. Open showers are also available on the beds, which you will definitely want to use after touching the water.

The Dead Sea area is not only about the lake itself. Ein Gedi is a great place for small hikes, where you can enjoy the canyon, waterfalls, and springs. Masada, eighteen kilometers from Eind Gedi, is also worth visiting; on the mountain-top fortress, you can enjoy a magical sunrise or sunset.

Although the Dead Sea area can be seen within one day, you may want to book two, three, or even more nights here to make sure you have enough time to visit the Dead Sea area as well as the city of Jericho, which should not be skipped when in the region. If you prefer to book a hostel and use that as a base to visit all the places of interest in Palestine from there, it is even possible to make a day trip from a Jerusalem hostel to the Dead Sea.

expert for Dead Sea hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Dead Sea hostels Martin Straatman

Travel Tips for Dead Sea - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Dead Sea. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dead Sea. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Dead Sea

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Dead Sea?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Dead Sea here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Dead Sea safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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