This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Akko.
Akko is a wonderful, seaside town in the north of Israel full of history and set in a lovely bay with a beautiful ancient walled citadel and lovely old town area. Akko is great place to wander around and soak up the history of the place by walking around its ancient walls and citadel or going into a museum or gallery. You can also spend an afternoon splashing around on one the beaches just outside the old town or check out the vibrant local market.
There's also the Ghetto Fighters House Museum, reachable by regular bus service from Akko, which is a definite must when in the area -- it gives a glimpse into the tragic history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust and provides accounts of life in the Jewish ghettos during wartime.
Hostels in Akko offer many different accommodation options from dorms to private rooms with and without en suite bathrooms. Many have rooftop terraces and balconies so you can enjoy lovely views of Akko's lively old town from your hostel and some Akko hostels even have sea views. Akko is well connected to the rest of Israel with many regular buses and trains running services to and from Akko. The main bus terminal and train station is located outside the old town but still within an easy, ten-minute walk of the old town area where the majority of Akko hostels are located.
Akko has many options for eating out for every budget with a variety of restaurants and street vendors operating in the old town area and outside closer to the bus and train stations. Akko is a fun seaside getaway with something for everyone and shouldn't be missed when visiting Israel's northern region.
Written by local enthusiast for Akko hostelsmichael cowgill