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The simsim backpackers hostel is in an old house inside the old city market, designed in a colorful, modern way to please budget travelers.

You will meet a lot of travelers and also connect to locals in our Liwan culture café in the same building. We have many events. Enjoy!

When you stay with us, you'll soon discover that "simsim -sesame " can be found in many traditional dishes.

In the area around the hostel, you can try many of these tasty, healthy, fresh and inexpensive local specialities. Mankushi is a simple yet delicious breakfast pita topped with wild thyme (za'atar) and simsim.

Yum! You may even smell it from our neighbour's bakery as you wake up.

You cold try a salad in the afternoon. Carrots with simsim, "zahara" (cauliflower) and "tahini" (also made from simsim).

This famous salad Tabuli doesn't have simsim but is an explosion of taste and vitamins with other local products such as parsley, bulgur wheat, lemon, and olive oil.


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Simsim backpackers hostel Rank #1 of 16
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Very good: 27
Average: 4
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Business: 1
Couples: 23
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Family: 15
Reviews from our community
15 November 2018
We stayed in Simsim for a couple of days and we can only recommend. It’s very well located in the heart of the zoco, it has a very bohemian and cozy cafe attached and there’s a lot of culture and...
"Beautiful, Old City base"
07 November 2018
Gorgeous hostel with a wonderful cafe/shop run by the owners below (Liwan Cultural Centre) The room itself was a basic hostel room with bunks, and bedding we were given was clean and comfortable...
"A home from home..."
12 October 2018
I stayed a total of 7 nights at Simsim Hostel over two separate visits to Nazareth in the last couple of weeks, using it as a base to hike and tour in the area, and I loved it. It’s located in the...
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6098 8, Nazareth