Trail angels are good people along the Israel National Trail (INT) who open their hearts and their homes for hikers on the trail, free of charge. There are places that charge low prices – they are listed on a separate page. You will be staying at private homes, rooms in Kibutzim, or sleep on the back or front lawn in your sleeping bag. In most places you can take a shower, use the rest rooms, sometimes use the Internet and occasionally cook your dinner inside the house. In some places you can have breakfast for a low fee.
Please contact the trail angel at least 48 hours prior to arrival and not after 21:00.
If you need to cancel your arrival please call the trail angel as soon as possible.
Some trail angels observe the Shabbat (Saturday)and Jewish Holidays, they are identified on the list as SHO. In such cases we kindly ask you to arrive on Friday at least 1 hour before sunset and to stay until after sunset on Saturday. If the (religious) trail angel lives close to the INT they will usually not object if you leave the house on Saturday morning on foot. Please inquire when contacting the trail angels. Do not call places where the Shabbat and Jewish holidays are observed, between: Friday 1 hour before sunset to Saturday 1 hour after sunset. The same rules apply to Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year), Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. Please arrive and leave at a reasonable time of the day. Do not smoke while staying with a trail angel. On the morning of your departure please clean the room and leave it in a proper condition. Most trail angels are not charging for the stay but they do have to maintain the place. It is common, not required, to leave a gratuity of NIS 20 per person or more when you leave.
In the desert there are several water caching and pickup service providers, this service is not free of charge.
- Mail Drop – MD
- Laundry – L
- Internet – I
- Shower – S
- Meals – Not free of charge – M
- Saturdays and Holidays Observed. – SHO Indicates a religious family/community. Please do not call on Jewish holidays and eves. They will usually host for the duration of the holiday.
- Beit Ussishkin – Trailhead in kibbutz Dan- Stamp
- Kibbutz Dan
- Up to 3 hikers, shower, kitchen, internet. Uri – 0523749345 / uritiser at gmail.com.
- SHO. For 2 hikers, sleep, shower, supper. Avital 0523115392
- Kibbutz Dafna – Grocery store. Up to 6 hikers in rooms, shower, kitchen, wifi. Assaf 058-5052288.
- Beit Hillel
- For 2 hikers inside the house. Shower, internet, Idan – 0547888478
- For 2-3 hikers in the house, sleep & shower. Sivan – 0502427755
- For 3-4 hikers. Sleep, shower,internet. Chen 052-4844210
- Maayan Baruch – SHO, Sleep, shower, internet, meals on Fridays & holidays. Noam – 053-5226770
- Kfar Yovel
- Sleep (2), shower, internet, Idan – 0547888478
- Sleep (3) sofa, shower, internet. Ivriya – 058-5555733
- Sleep, shower, internet. Amit – 0524259400
- Up to 3 hikers – Sleep, shower, meals, pickup drop off optional. Keren: 0523641633 email@example.com
- Up to 3 hikers. Sleep, shower, laundry, grocery store, pub, pickup drop off optional. Tali: 0507214708 Aya: 0502244803
- Kibbutz Kfar Gileadi
- A room for hikers , sleep, shower, 050-7248811. Please text only
- Misgav am – sleep ,shower, internet ,laundry, a ride from/back to the trail. liel- 0547746815
- Sleep, shower, meals, laundry, internet, help with planning. Moshe – 054-3055965, Michal – 054-6464423.
- Sleep, shower, laundry, interent. Yifat 0547553167 Tavor – 0545462510
- Kiryat Shemona
- Up to 4 hikers in a room . Shower, food (Kosher) SHO, interent Esti – 0542248392
- Sleep shower, internet, food, laundry. Miri – 0503911140 Noy – 0585221289
- Sleep (2 hikers), shower, food, internet. Oriane – 052-558-6082 Tal – 052-4314973
- Sleep in the leaving room / porch. Shower, internet, kitchen. Moshe – 054-3055965
- Mishkenot Haroim – Refill water, if empty notify Hananiya. Goat cheese available – Hananiya 0505272422
- Ramot Naftali
A room for thru hikers, can fit a dozen+, kitchen. S Contact Shimon 0507379218. Also Bettina: 050-3201111 ; Uri: 0544340212; Orital: 0544758494. If you volunteer for 1 day – ecological project – you’ll get 3 meals, beer and more. Talk to Shimon: 050-7379218
- Meirav and Simon Osher S – 0507379218/ Sleep on the lawn
- Kibbutz Bar’am – A room for up to 8 hikers. Yehuda 052-8313013
- Kibbutz Sasa – Up to 8 hikers. Shower, kitchen sleep. Yoni – 054-2873660
- Meron – Sleep & shower. Avi-el: 052-6446434.
- Margolin family up to 3 hikers. SHO – 04-6922705 firstname.lastname@example.org
- SHO , shower, meal – David – 052-4789519
- .Ascent Inn SHO – 3 hrs. community volunteering is required. Boys and girls don’t sleep together. 1800304070 email@example.com
- SHO. Sleep in our apartment. Up to 10 hikers. Lior – 0507176580
- Kibbutz Ginosar – Sleep on the grass across the pub, toilet (24/7), ~200 m from the sea of Galilee, small supermarket (7am-7pm Sun-Thu). Saar – 054-361-1029
- Tiberias – Sleep, shower and all you need. Oded – 054-5370355
- Kinneret (village of) Grocery store. Miki Cohensius – 052-2479057
- Kibbutz Kinneret – Rob Roy canoes – Sleep on the lawn. Please call before 16:00 052-2413176
- Menahamia – SHO – 2.5 km from the INT. Shower,sleep, laundry, grocery store. Nimrod – 0542389722 .
- Ramat Yavneel – Day 9 & 39s in the guide. 100 m east of the INT on a dirt road (red trail marker) that goes between Yavneel to Menahamia: a mobile house with a view , shade, shower, food, matresses, Yonatan: 0526959970
- Kfar Kisch – Keekale’s hut – Up to 15 hikers. Mattresses, shower, refrigerator, cook your own meal. 0523986703
- Ein Dor
- Up to 6 hikers. Kitchen, refrigerator, shower. Yuval – 050-6765284 Osnat 050-6765374
- The Green House: Shower, kitchen, laundry. Yosi – 053-7620749
- Kfar Tavor – 3 hikers, sleep inside or on the lawn, shower. Dvir family – 054-2474784
- Nazareth Illit – Tavor Academy: shower, meals, lodging & rescue. Up to 8 hikers. Amit: 050-9010879, Amichai: 052-6027800
- Coffe & refill water at the western exit from the vilage. Grocery store – Halil 052-8824622
- Coffe, refill water, advice. Mar’ee Mufak – Tourguide – 050-2385649
- Hoshaya – It is a religious community
- Tali – SHO S 054-7545012
- Aliza – SHO S 058-6462991
- Yaacov – SHO S 050-6283079
- Menahem – SHO S – Large tent 054-3000788
- Ela and Dubi – SHO Sleep, shower, and more. 0507362648
- Yosi and Lea Levi – SHO 054-4856331
- Large tent, shower, sleep, all week including weekends. 0526326358
- 057-7762105 Sleep on the lawn
- Resh Lakish olive produce – Sleep at their yard, S – 052-8454662, 04-6465021
- Alon Hagalil
- Camping site for thru hikers only – 0508242444, 04-9869888
- Dikstro family S – Up to 3 people 04-9861247 , 0547776282
- : Fresco – camp out. Restrooms, internet, elctricity, grocery store, sink, Alon – 050-5404258
- Shimshit – S, I. Pickup from the trail available. 052-3747564 Efrat
- Gefen Family S, up to three travelers, Shower, can cook in kitchen, pickup from trail if arranged in advance, store. non smokers. Moshe – 0528588828
- Kaabiya Tabash
- Shower, food and sleep – Sharon – 0543128425
- Hussein – Grocery store by the house. Sleep on the ground floor.04-6656630.
- Givat Ella – (10 min from Movil junction) Shavit Family Orly and Gady -optional pickup, sleep – 0542021725
- Alonei Aba – Moti 052-6464909
- Harduf – Up to 4 hikers. Matresses/sofa. Shower, use the kitchen, laundry
optional. Leer – 054-4296868, Yuval – 054-5208203
Nofit – Up to 7 hikers. Sleep in the house, shower, WIFI, refrigerator, supermarket, pls. clean before you leave. Daliya 052-5461158
- Kfar Hassidim
- Tea, rest area, water, Ben Azar – on the INT.
- Up to 2 hikers. Sleep, shower. Non kosher. Bomard family – 0545817816, 04-9847388
- Kaminski family – Up to 3 hikers. Sleep, shower 054-4953498, 04-9534884
- Michal and Ran Sadeh – Sleep, shower, meals – 052-5678785
- Shomer Family. 052-5554948, a room for 2 & shower, grocery store. 1 km from the trail
- Yael & Hadas – Sleep, shower, grocery store – 0529276915, 0544999678.
- Nesher – Sleep, shower, meal, pick up when possible Yael 050-7939644
- Yagur – Sleep (in/out), shower, restrooms, WIFI, refrigerator, supermarket nearby. Omer: 054-5618136
Daphna & Meir SHO, 0505923746 Nehemia and Ada Rassel SHO 0505738324, 0506765841 Mishmar Ayalon – Up to 4 hikers. Shower, pickup, drop off if possible, internet, Avital & Shahar 0542-8916006 Netiv Ha’Lamed-he to Beit Guvrin – Logistical support- Water,food . Ronen – 052-6254615 Grocery store to 20:00
Daphna & Meir SHO, 0505923746 Nehemia and Ada Rassel SHO 0505738324, 0506765841
Mishmar Ayalon – Up to 4 hikers. Shower, pickup, drop off if possible, internet, Avital & Shahar 0542-8916006
Netiv Ha’Lamed-he to Beit Guvrin – Logistical support- Water,food . Ronen – 052-6254615
Grocery store to 20:00