​​Did you know?

  • The water temperature in the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba) varies little from winter to summer, between 22o and 27oC (72o to 81oF).
  • Eilat averages 360 sunny days a year and has an average annual rainfall of 28 mm (1.1 inch).
  • Four countries are visible from Eilat – Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

  • We have had over 90,000 guests in the Shelter in our over 30 years of operation.
  • Our guests have come from more than 85 countries.
  • The shortest period someone has stayed in the Shelter is one night and the longest is for eight years.
  • Moses and the children of Israel passed twice through Eilat on their way from Egypt to the Promised Land (Numbers 33:35; Deuteronomy 2:8). King Solomon had a fleet of ships in Eilat.

Home away from home

The Shelter Hostel

The Eshel Street 149/1. P.O. Box 816
Eilat 88104, Israel.

972-(0)8-633 2868