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Our Vision

We want to help passionate, history loving travelers on a tight budget explore foreign lands by providing them room and board at affordable and inexpensive cost.

Our Mission


To help budget travelers escape their mundane lives and escape to an authentic experience by living in our hostel, which was built in the realm of the 18th century. Still, guests can enjoy the luxury of what is modern in our rooms. We offer an opportunity and experience to get maximum satisfaction at affordable prices. We offer travelers and explorers the opportunity to discover the region and plan with them an enjoyable tour combining history, scene, night life, and nature with an easy access to all of that.




We are on Ben Gurion street in the Germany Colony of Haifa. Our hostel is right in front of the Bahai gardens, and a short walk (or bus) to the beach. There is a fantastic nightlife next to our hostel, and it's in close proximity to some of the most beautiful views in Haifa. 

Ahlan wa Sahlan fi Al-Yakhour Hostel!

We are happy to invite and welcome you to Al-Yakhour Hostel Haifa.

In a historical building in the German Colony -the tourism hotspot of modern Haifa- and at the edge of the Mount Carmel, Al-Yakhour Hostel is a start-up project by a group of young Palestinians. It is also a meeting point for Haifa locals. As a great place to begin your trip around the country, Al-Yakhour will open up many possibilities to explore the land and its stories through the people.

History of Al-Yakhour

Al-Yakhour Building (meaning "Barn" in Turkish/Persian) is a name that we decided to reestablish to this now historic residence founded by a German templar named George Seuss in 1893. The property was initially constructed as a barn as well as a wagon and carriage manufacturing. Stabled horses here were used until the early 20th century to carry barley to the windmills. When German Emperor Wilhelm II and his wife Augusta Victoria visited Haifa in 1898, the horses from Al-Yakhour and the owner George Seuss indulged the King and Queen into the city on a special carriage made at Al-Yakour. George Seuss would carry them through the German colony and onward to Mount Carmel where there is now a Memorial cannon. Preserving its historical value and statue, the place was kept in its original form with its water well and stables unruined. 

Hostel Rules

Hostel Rules
  • Check in hours are between ‪14:00 - 22:00‬ (check-in after ‪22:00‬ will require hostel approval) 

  • Check out hours are between ‪ 8:00-12:00‬

  • Only ILS ( cash or credit) are accepted

  • Your card should be pre-authorized before confirming your booking

  • Non-hostel guests are not allowed in the rooms.

  • Guests must be not younger than 18  and not older than 65

  • Guest younger than 18 and older than 65 will require Legal guardians and caretakers approval 

  • Group booking should be coordinated with management in advance

  • 20 ILS insurance deposit is required for room key upon check-in

  • Booking cancelations are through e-mail

  • The free cancellation should be 72 hours before arrival date.

  • Only guests with B-visa (tourist) are exempt from VAT tax by law. 

  • Drugs are not allowed in the hostel. 

  • NO smoking, naked flames or burning candles (including Incense) inside the building. 

  • NO weapons or guns are allowed 

  • Violence is not tolerated and is not allowed 

  • Physical relations or nudities are not allowed in the dorm rooms and shared spaces.

  • Kitchen is closed ‪from 23:00 to 7:00‬

  • Please keep the kitchen clean after using it, that includes cleaning the dishes, stove, and anything that you have used

  • Consider fellow guests by keeping food preparation time to a minimum so others can use the kitchen.  

  • Do not throw anything (including tampons, pads or other sanitary items) down the toilet.

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the rooms. 

  • Respect your roommates and other guests by keeping noise to a minimum – especially between the hours of ‪10:00 pm‬ and ‪8:00 am‬. Please be quiet when entering and exiting the room late at night. 

  • Respect the privacy of others – do not enter guests rooms without their permission.

  • For the purpose of having a safe and clean environment, please ensure all electrical items e.g. TV, Fans, Lights, Heaters, etc. are turned off when not in use.

  • The hostel takes no responsibility for lost/stolen/damaged belongings during your stay in the hostel. We encourage all guests to keep their valuable belongings in the hostel safe available at the reception. 

  • Kindly keep your hygiene or belongings together

  • Not complying with the hostel guidelines will result in canceling your reservation and you will be requested to leave the hostel without refund

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