Fauzi Azar Inn

Hostel Information:

Old City, Nazareth

+972-72-3902176

The Fauzi Azar Inn is a 200-year-old Arab mansion-turned-guesthouse, offering both dormitory beds and private rooms in a unique old-world atmosphere. Hailed by the Lonely Planet Travel Guide in 2010 as “one of the highlights of a stay in the Galilee” and “a great base for touring major sites of the Galilee,” the Fauzi’s style is intimate and relaxed, with a warm atmosphere where guests and staff can meet to share travel stories and tips.

The Inn itself is located in the heart of the Nazareth Souq (Market) of the Old City.  Just one minute by foot from the market, and only a few minutes from a host of restaurants and coffee shops, there is no better location in the Old City. All of Nazareth’s major attractions, including the Basilica of the Annunciation, the White Mosque and St. Gabriel’s Church are just minutes away from the Fauzi.  Wandering through the narrow streets of the Old City is a delight in itself, and both the Fauzi and other vantage points nearby afford wonderful panoramic views of Nazareth.

The building is owned by the Azar family, renowned as one of the richest and most powerful families in the Galilee. Built in stone in the 19th-century, today the Fauzi is a three-story building, incorporating several impressive features including a six-meter high, hand-painted ceiling, a Turkish marble floor, a magnificent main living area with panoramic views, and a courtyard decorated with elegant limestone arches.

Experience the ancient town in our famed “off the beaten track” Nazareth city tour, led each morning at 9:15 am by our own local guides, all of whom are happy to share their city knowledge and personal reflections on Nazareth’s rich past with the group.  Back at the inn, feel at home with a cup of Arabic coffee and a free slice of home-made cake (baked daily by our own staff!).  Relax in the spacious living area, enjoying breathtaking views of the city, or bask in the sun on our elegant terrace.  We also have a small library and a range of board games, which you are welcome to borrow.

Accommodation:

50 beds 75 ₪ 240 ₪

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Map & Directions:

The Fauzi Azar Inn can be reached by buses and taxis/sherut departing regularly from most major cities in Israel.
Bus number 823 from Tel Aviv new central bus station.
Bus number 955 from Jerusalem central bus station.
Bus number 331 from Haifa – Palmer square bus station.
Bus number 431 from Tiberias central bus station.
Bus number 823 from Afula central bus station.
For the most up-to-date bus times and schedules, please check the Egged Bus Company Trip Planner, or Bus.co.il, which provides timetables and routes for most public transportation in Israel. You can also contact the Fauzi Azar Inn at +972-4-6020469

From Tel-Aviv / Jerusalem/Vadi-Ara Highway 2,4,6: Drive north. On highway 2, turn east at Caesarea interchange to road No. 65. On Highway 6, Turn east at Iron interchange, to road 65. Follow the signs to Afula.
Meggido Junction – go straight.After Afula, turn left at the traffic light (T shaped junction) to road No. 60 towards Nazareth. The road climbs the Nazareth ridge; take a right turn at the square, towards City Center.On the first traffic light keep going straight into Paulous Street and The Old City. Keep the main street for 1 km, notice the Basilica of Annunciation on your left.

700m after the Basilica, turn left in the direction of a sign saying:”Police, Post, City hall” and “Mary’s Well”. There is a TaxiStation on the Corner.

Take another left turn immediately – Welcome to the Old City of Nazareth.

In Old City of Nazareth: Go straight for another 50m and turn right, on the right fork. (To your left is “Tishreen” Restaurant,there are 2 right turns going uphill, notice that the steep one has a “NO ENTRY” sign – by now you might have found out that the driving rules in Nazareth are not strictly kept, never the less – don’t take that turn).

Park next to the wall, if there’s no parking, keep going uphill and park next to the “Writer’s House (Beit El Katab)”.