Safed (Tzfat) Guesthouse
Many visitors prefer to find accommodations in Tzfat in the heart of the Old City and Artists Quarter. They wish to spend their time in the atmosphere of the "real" old Tzfat, and are not willing to think about any other options.
For people who are open to moving a little bit down the road, however, the Safed Guesthouse, a hostel which is a member of the International Youth Hostel Association, is a wonderful option.
Beit Binyamin is located in the "Darom", or Southern neighborhood of Tzfat. It is an easy 15-minute walk from the Old Jewish Quarter, and a 10-minute walk from the Artists Quarter, though a number 6 or 7 bus will take one back and forth to the Central Bus Station within a matter of minutes. Visitors thus are able to easily access the tourist and religious sites of Tzfat while enjoying the open courtyards and spacious rooms of the nearby hostel.
Rooms, Conferences and Extra-Curricular Activities
The hostel offers 20 rooms, each with its own shower and bathroom. All of the rooms are air conditioned for the summer and well-heated in the winter. Televisions are in each room. There are a number of supermarkets and other shops close by, though the hostel offers a substantial breakfast to guests as part of the fee.
The Israeli army is so satisfied with the hostel's accommodations that they use their facilities whenever they bring a group of soldiers for an overnight to Tzfat. Aside from the comfortable and airy rooms, the army, as well as other organizations and groups, prefers to bring their groups to the hostel because it is well suited for conferences - a hall with 120 seats, as well as 3 classrooms are available for rental.
In addition to breakfasts, which are included in the price of a hostel room, groups or individuals may order additional meals, which they can eat in the 200-seat dining room. Both the International Youth Hostel Association and the Tzfat Rabbinical offices supervise Kashruth of the hostel kitchen. Guests may also take advantage of the drink vending machines which are located throughout the hostel. Basketball and soccer courts are open to guests throughout the day and evening hours.
The hostel staff will work with groups to organize study days and conferences, as the hostel has all necessary infrastructure for such activities.
To contact Beit Binyamin/Safed Guest House, call 972-4-6921086 or E-mail: [email protected]