Things to see and do while backpacking in Palestine.
Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Palestine.
If you're already planning to visit Palestine - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.
Trekking trails in Holy Land
My aim is not to describe the difficulties of political and religious animosities there. This should be left for other people and places. I will simply focus on my trekking experiences, which were only positive, regardless of whom and where I met. I have to highlight though, that I got these experiences in 2014, so before the current unrests began. So folks, take care. Better don’t run there right now, when the heads are hot on all sides. Situation in early spring of 2014 was bit cooler though. Back then I decided to trek a bit both in Israel and Palestine and discover and feel by myself this unique piece of the planet. Overall I did something around 120 km in 5 days, but it’s hard to say exactly. Whereas in Israel, all is marked and counted well, don’t expect many path marks in the Judean Desert of West Bank ? Both options are worth trying though. In Israel, you have a huge range of trek paths; from purely sport ones to those with a touch of region’s religious history. Loads of them are intersecting or in some places, just going the same way. Nevertheless in 4 days and about 100 km, I met some other trekkers only once – a group of 3 young Israelis walking the Israel National Trail. My plan was way less ambitious than this 1000 km path crossing all Israel from north to south. I chose a mix of so called Jesus Trail and Gospel Trail, amazing treks up in Galilee, where you enjoy beautiful nature and where history is touching you nowadays with all those Biblical remarks around. You are also passing sites of crusades battles, remains of caliphate times’ palaces or marks of most recent local conflicts. Truly history textbook live!Radek Oravec
Top 13 hostels in Palestine.
There are 13 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Palestine.
Area D Hostel
Selected HostelWorld's 'Best Hostel in Palestine' in 2017 and 2018, we have best view in town from the top floor of a building that's only 50 meters from the main bus station. We are proud of our clean, modern, and spacious facilities. So cross the wall and free your mind! We like to think that wArea D Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.96
Habibi Hostel is unlike any other accommodation in Palestine or the region. Not only is this a place to stay and to socialise, it also acts as a cultural hub. The Hostel seeks to provide those visiting our land with an in depth knowledge of Palestinian culture, ways of life, and the realities of liHabibi Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.95
H2 Hostel Hebron
H2 Hostel Hebron is located in the heart of the biggest city in Palestine. It is just a short walk away from the main bus stop, the old market and most other attractions. The hostel is very new and we have plenty to offer. - spacious rooms - cozy living room area to hang out and meet people -H2 Hostel Hebron is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.94
Auberg-Inn: The House of Eggplants
Auberg-Inn offers B&B accommodation to individuals and groups of travelers in a two-floor Arab family house built in 1961. Situated at the feet of the Mount of Temptation, it is surrounded by 4 acres of gardening and farming that offers many of the ingredients for an optional local home-made breakfaAuberg-Inn: The House of Eggplants is a guesthouse in . Check Hostelworld for prices.93
Habibi Hostel Ramallah
Guests will love the cozy atmosphere and the view from our spacious garden. We also offer regular activities such as tours, hikes, movie nights, and pub crawls. We have a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room and multiple lounge spaces. Our outdoor patio and garden is perfect for catching some raysHabibi Hostel Ramallah is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.91
I am Bakr from Nablus. I am the owner of a building with three floors. The ground floor is “Success Beauty Salon”. The first floor is an engineering consultancy firm called Success Group, which is my main work. The second floor with the rooftop is the hostel 'Success Hostel'. In my free time I alsSuccess Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.90
Al Salam Hotel
Located in the heart of Bethlehem, Al Salam Hotel is a few steps from the Nativity Church. It offers simply decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access. The front desk can help guests to arrange a variety of activities in the area. Staff is the best as all guests say and always seeks to let you feel thatAl Salam Hotel is a hotel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.86
Hostel In Ramallah
Ramallah’s first , coolest and cheapest hostel. Situated in the centre of Ramallah, just 200m from Arafat Square. Public transport, marketplaces, banks, shops and diverse nightlife all within walking distance. Brilliant access to Jerusalem, and the rest of the West Bank (Bethlehem, Jericho, Hebron,Hostel In Ramallah is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.86
House Of Peace
House of Peace is a unique place in Bethlehem, located in the heart of the city in calm, friendly neighborhood. The Guest House is only a short walk from the Church of the Nativity ' the birthplace of Jesus ' as well as the market streets with local shops and restaurants. Dorm rooms, Private rooHouse Of Peace is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.85
Stay in Bethlehem close to all historical and biblical sites and away from the extremely expensive or crowded cities our hostel which is just a short distance from the city center of Bethlehem and the Nativity Church where Jesus was born for a nice affordable price. In the small District of DawhaBunksurfing Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.84
The Lamar Hostel building is one of many renovation projects undertaken by the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee (HRC), which works to provide decent living conditions for Palestinians living in the Old City. By choosing Lamar, you’re choosing to help fund future restoration and rehabilitation projectLamar Hostel is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.83
Hosh Al Subbar
Hosh Al Subbar Guest House it is a unique old house aged over 150 years old, located in Bethlehem. Hosh Al Subbar Guest house offers various types of accommodation including bed and breakfast. Hosh Al Subbar also allows you to eat complete organic food grown from the same land you wake up on. TheHosh Al Subbar is a guesthouse in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
Excellence Dorm is a classical house dating back to 60s that located in the city center of Hebron city. There you are close to all shops, markets and the most historical sites in Hebron; Old city and the Ibrahimi Mosque. Excellence Dorm is located in the city center of Hebron where you are closExcellence Dorm is a hostel in . Check Hostelworld for prices.0
Palestine Travel Guides
Petra; Jordan: The city of the Last Crusade
Most people know Petra just from “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade’s” movie but there is so much more than that to discover. It is also known as “The Lost City” since it became lost for centuries to the western world after 1400’s AD; until a Swiss traveler named Johann…