Welcome to Backpack Israel. I’m Lior, a proud Israeli, a backpacker and a licensed tour guide. I believe everyone should be able to travel on a budget. With Backpack Israel I hope to make your upcoming trip to Israel easier and more affordable.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Shavuot in Israel

Shavuot is a one-day holiday, marking the completion of the seven-week Counting of the Omer. According to tradition, it is also the day that GOD gave the Torah to the Israelites on Mount Sinai. It’s definitely a reason to celebrate! In ancient times, Israelites from all around the Land of Israel used to bring their…

The Best Restaurants in Haifa: Wadi Nisnas and Beyond

Haifa is a paradise for food lovers. And because I’m a food lover, I’m always excited to visit Haifa. There are tons of great restaurants in the city – in downtown, in Wadi Nisnas, in the German Colony. In this post, I’ll mention some of the best restaurants in Haifa. But I’m sure there are…

Hostel Roks: A Clean and Quiet Stay in Downtown Haifa

On my second night in Haifa, I stayed at Hostel Roks. It’s a small hostel located in the upper part of Downtown Haifa. When I stayed there, it was very quiet. Sometimes even TOO quiet. I stayed there in a private room with two twin beds, because there was no dormitory. Nevertheless, the price was…


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