Where to find accommodations for your tour of Israel
Even if you’re on a tour of Israel, you may have some free days to sightsee and you’ll need a place to stay. Israelis are wonderfully accommodating and if you have long-lost relatives, they’ll more than likely be excited to meet you and offer you a bed.
If you don’t have friends or family in Israel, it is usually possible to find people who will take you in, particularly for Shabbat. This is one of the best ways to really get to know Israelis.
Some yeshivas will also let people stay in their dorms. Keep in mind that you are allowed to visit in the hope you’ll decide to spend a prolonged period studying there, but usually there’s no requirement that you attend classes. Of course, you might find the opportunity to study with some of the world’s leading scholars rewarding.
Israel has youth hostels that are inexpensive and part of the international hostel system.
Many kibbutzim also have guest houses. Though less luxurious than hotels, don’t expect them to be cheap.
Israel has camp grounds in many of the beautiful parks around the country and in the desert.