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You are looking for hostels in Sea of Galilee? 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 Sea of Galilee 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 Sea of Galilee.

All Cities in Sea of Galilee

We list every single hostel in Sea of Galilee and the world. In total, we have 5 cities in Sea of Galilee 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 Sea of Galilee 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 Sea of Galilee. 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 Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee, Israel, is located in the northeast of Israel, between the Galilee region and Golan Heights. It is the lowest freshwater lake on earth; its surface elevation is officially around two hundred nine metres below sea level. However, the water level has been up to two hundred fifteen metres below sea level for many years. Moreover, it is the second lowest lake worldwide after the Dead Sea, which is a saltwater lake. The Jordan River feeds the lake near Bethsaida, being responsible for more than seventy-five percent of the Sea of Galilee's intake.

Throughout history, this freshwater lake has had many names, due to the different settlers in the area. Besides Sea of Galilee, the lake is also known as Yam Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, and Lake Tiberias. Throughout its history, Israel’s largest freshwater lake has been a popular tourist destination, with excellent places to relax. Inexpensive Sea of Galilee, Israel hostels; camping grounds; first-class resorts; and holiday apartment are available for every sort of tourist. The region is mainly served through the city of Tiberias, a tourist hub for the Sea of Galilee. Virtually all buses pass by this city. There are bus connections available from any bigger city such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Nazareth.

In the region, you can choose from numerous Sea of Galilee, Israel hostels; hotels; and holiday apartments. Many places are clustered around Tiberias on the western shores and Ramot on the eastern shores of the lake. Budget travelers can find a large selection of inexpensive Sea of Galilee, Israel hostels in and around Tiberias. Keep an eye on national holidays before you book. This area is popular with tourists from Israel. Otherwise, it could be booked quickly and you may have trouble finding a place to stay.

Hiking is a popular activity in the area. The Sea of Galilee is a very popular attraction for Christian pilgrims due to its importance in the bible. The so-called Jesus Trail is a sixty-five-kilometre-long hiking and pilgrimage trail in region, following the route Jesus may have walked. The trail connects many sites from his life. In Korazim National Park, you can find an old Talmudic town overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It gives you a real impression what life looked like two thousand years ago. The remains of a lovely synagogue with excellent basalt carvings depicting floral designs are a major attraction in the park.

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Travel Tips for Sea of Galilee - 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 Sea of Galilee. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Sea of Galilee. 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 Sea of Galilee

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 Sea of Galilee?

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 Sea of Galilee 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 Sea of Galilee 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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