Desert Routes Inn (Shvilim)

Hostel Information:

Hatzeva, Arava


Around 20 years ago a handful of desert lovers decided to retire from living in and traveling through our Israeli deserts… most of them still work as tour guides and 4×4 off road experience specialists.

“Shvilim ba Midbar”, “Desert Routes” is not only a place to stay, it is an experience!

If you are interested in traveling from the dead sea downwards(route 90) into direction Eilat and want to see and stay in the deserts of Israel we are right in the middle of it and have all the information you need!

We offer any kind of accommodation a tourist might look for!

You can sleep almost barely “under the stars” in a “Sinai style tent” in our open field “Camplodge” for full desert experience or in one of our air conditioned rooms with tv and private bathroom + kitchenette.

When you have a look at the photos of our property you will see our main area that allows you to relax and chill out just the way you like it!

Israeli continental Breakfast and Dinner can be ordered in advance or you cook by yourself and buy your groceries at our local supermarket.

Please contact us in advance to order meals and for information on vacant tour operations.


67 beds 100 ₪ 400 ₪



Travellers Comments:

Map & Directions:

From Tel-Aviv: take Egged bus 394 or 393 and get off at Hatzeva.
From Jerusalem: take Egged bus no. 444 and get off at Hatzeva
Call us ahead and we’ll pick you up from the junction

We are located in Hatzeva, a small Moshav (village) midway between the Dead Sea (35 minutes) and Eilat (1.5 hours).

If you are arriving from Tel-Aviv/Jerusalem drive towards Eilat. We are 20 minutes south of Arava junction on route 90. Take a left turn to Hatzeva and drive straight and enter the village. Keep straight till the ‘No Entry’ sign, where you take a right turn. At the circle keep straight, and 300 meters later you will see us on the right-hand side.