Accommodation

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The Masar Ibrahim route includes a variety of accommodation options; often, the selection of accommodation styles available depends on the location, but the majority fo the time accommodations offer you the opportunity to interact with members of the local community. Throughout this online guidebook, accommodations are listed on each region page and noted in individual day stage details. In general, we classify each of these accommodation options as one of the following types:

Family Homestay (F)  Walkers are hosted in the home of a local family; Guesthouse (G) – Small, locally-owned establishment with private rooms; Hostel (Hs) – Accommodation offering dormitory options; or Hotel (H)

Bedouin Tent (T) – Usually dormitory-style sleeping on mats on the floor of a large tent

Camping (C) – While designated camp spots are not common in the West Bank, it is possible to camp in some places.

What is a family homestay?
Family homestays are a style of accommodation in which guests stay in the home of a local family, eating meals with them and participating in the daily life of the host community. Homestays are an important part of the Masar Ibrahim’s community-based approach to trekking tourism, serving as both a tool for economic development and a valuable window into local culture.

What should I expect from a homestay?
Expect to experience the local lifestyle in an entirely new way! When participating in a family homestay, walkers sleep in a local home, eat local food, and participate in local events and community activities.

Host families vary in income: while some houses may be quite comfortable, others may seem simple and basic by western standards. Some homestay hosts can offer guests their own room to sleep in; others provide mats or mattresses on the floor of the living room.

In all homestays, you can expect to be treated like family and cared for very intentionally. Hospitality is a prominent characteristic of Palestinian culture and an important value in each community along the trail. Your hosts will take great care to ensure that you are comfortable and well fed, and the coffee and tea will flow freely! There may be some barriers to communication, but families will be interested in swapping stories; and if there are children in the home, expect to play some children’s games.

Homestays offer travelers an incredibly authentic experience, but they may be intimidating to some. For suggestions on navigating homestays and other interpersonal interactions in the region, see our guide to cultural considerations.

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  • ’Arab ar-Rashayida
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  • Bani Na’im
  • Beit Sahour
  • Bethlehem
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  • Duma
  • Hebron
  • Jericho
  • Kufr Malek
  • Nablus
  • Sabastiya
  • Sanur
  • Tuqu'

Adh-Dhahiriya Guesthouse

Arab Ar-Rashayida – Abu Ismail Bedouin Tent

Arraba – Al Mardawi Guesthouse

Arraba – Hana Homestay

Bani Na’im – Alia Manasra Homestay

Bani Na’im – Firyal Al-Manasrah Homestay

Bani Na’im – Mahmoud Hjouj Homestay

Bani Na’im – Manar & Halimah Homestay

Bani Na’im – Mohammad Zeidat Homestay

Bani Na’im – Shorouq al-Khodour Homestay

Bani Na’im – Sonia Khdour Homestay

Bani Na’im – Wafa Manasreh Homestay

Beit Sahour – El Beit Guesthouse

Bethlehem – Dar Sitti Aziza

Bethlehem – Hosh Al-Syrian Guesthouse

Bethlehem – Khirbet al Mird Cave

Bethlehem – Lorette & Nicola Zoughbi Homestay

Bethlehem – Manger Square Hotel

Bethlehem – Tal al-Qamar Guesthouse

Burqin – Maha Khlouf Homestay

Burqin – Usama Al-Saiegh Homestay

Duma – Ibtihaj Berat Homestay

Duma – Nihal Dawabsheh Homestay

Dura – Al Matal Guesthouse

Hebron – Lamar Guesthouse

Jericho – Ali Abu Kharabish bedouin Tent

Jericho – Auberg-Inn

Jericho – Mudhouse Guesthouse

Jericho – Sami Hostel

Kufr Malek – Misada Muadi Homestay

Nablus – Al-Yasmeen Hotel

Nablus – Khan Al Wakaleh Hotel

Sabastiya – Al-Kayed Palace Guesthouse

Sabastiya – Hayyat Al Reef Camp

Sabastiya Municipality Guesthouse

Sanur – Rabie Wild Ali Homestay

Tuqu’ – Musa Al-Shaer Homestay

Tuqu’ – Rabiha Homestay

Tuqu’ – Zariefa Homestay