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Desert Ashram

Hostel | Shitim, Negev, Israel 88874


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Desert Ashram, in the heart of the Negev Desert in the south of Israel, is an immensely beautiful place. Set at a green oasis in the middle of the desert with red colored mountains forming the backdrop, it’s unique not only for its setting but also for the people who live there joyfully conducting a meditative communal life.

Far far away in the exotic Middle East
in a beautiful desert in the south of Israel
lies a small and cozy place -
a spiritual Oasis, an Ashram... Read more

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About Desert Ashram

The facilities include air conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms, a workshop and meditation hall, a meditation tent with a view of the desert, a huge circular dome facing the desert, a dining room that serves tasty home cooked vegetarian meals, camping areas with hot showers and a couple of cute little swimming pools.
Furthermore, we try to be environmentally friendly (eco-tourism), separating the trash and making compost, natural mud construction and more.

The various activities in the Ashram include: meditation, yoga, breathing sessions, laughter yoga, Psychodrama, Contact Dancing, Tantra, Primal Feelings, bioenergy, dancing, singing, writing, arts, Vipassana, martial arts, Tai Chi, Qigong, Chakra work and many more.

Accommodation Information

The Desert Ashram is a place like no other, and offers a wide range of accommodation including camping, shared dorms, private rooms (both single and double), and log cabins which hold 4 people. It’s a great place to base yourself to explore the region, to join a meditation session, or simply to relax alongside the Desert Ashram pool.

All guests at the Desert Ashram receive three meals a day from the vegetarian kitchen and are welcome to join the optional daily meditations. The Desert Ashram has a swimming pool as well as beautiful lawns and gardens which are perfect for relaxing in. The camp ground has showers and toilets as well as two group rooms. Private rooms and cabins feature en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are air conditioned.

Location Information

The Desert Ashram is located at the meeting point between the Arava and Southern Negev regions, on the Hayun Plane, about one hours drive north of Eilat, and forty-five minutes south of Mitze Ramon and the Ramon Crater in what is probably the most remote region in Israel. If you want to truly get away from it, then this is the place. The Desert Ashram arranges regular OSHO meditations, yoga, and other spiritually inspired events throughout the year, as well as festivals and workshops, which draw people from across Israel and beyond.

Desert Ashram is built on the ruins of an historical military settlement called Shittim. Some of the people you might ask along the way will have never heard of 'Desert Ashram', but will know where 'Shittim' is.

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