This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Massada. To help you make friends with Massada before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Massada, Israel, is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the country. From an epic fortress built on top of a mountain by incredible engineers, to the story of more than nine hundred Jewish rebels defying the Roman legions to the amazing view of Jordan and the Dead Sea, Massada is an awe-inspiring place that will take your breath away with beauty and with history.
Located near the Dead Sea, the historic site of Massada is accessible easily from car, private tour, or by public buses from Jerusalem. It is open from the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in winter and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer. The park is open during Shabbat, but please be aware that public buses do not run, so plan accordingly. You can take a self-guided tour up the snake path (seven hundred and fifty stairs that take on average one hour to climb) or you can ride the cable car to and from the top. Some tours offer a sunrise tour at an additional cost.
The visitors centre contains amenities such as free parking, ATM, restaurants, souvenir shops, Dead Sea make up and beauty supplies, and a cafe. There is no grocery store or laundromat and the visitors centre is rather expensive.
Your options for hostels in Massada are extremely limited, but you will be located at the base of the mountain. Due to the popularity of budget accommodations, it is highly recommended to book your Massada hostel during peak season to be sure you don't miss Massada's history, adventure, the outdoors, and its natural beauty.
Written by local enthusiast for Massada hostelsFro