Fauzi Azar Inn
Lonely Planet review
When young Maoz Inon decided he wanted to open a guesthouse in Israel he walked the entire country from north to south to find the best spot. He and his wife settled on Nazareth, restoring a beautiful Arab house in the heart of the old city. For independent travellers, their creation is one of the highlights of a stay in the Galilee. Fauzi Azar Inn Tours offers a flexible daily tour to Mt Tabor, Megido, Acre, Sea of Galilee for around US$30 per person (minimum of two people).
A light-filled lounge room with arched windows, marble floors and frescoed ceiling looks out over the city while in the traditional downstairs courtyard a cosy cushion area is a great place to swap tales with some fresh mint tea from the balcony herb garden. Maoz is a keen hiker who will happily set you up with maps of the area; his website and blog are a must if you are attempting the Israel Trail.
Services & facilities
- Book exchange
- Common room
- Breakfast included
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Tours/travel desk
Hostel world reviews: 'best hostel in Israel 2009 & 2010'
Lonely planet 2010:
'Our pick - best place in Galilee 'for independent travelers, this creation is one of the highlights of a stay in the Galilee'.
Let's go Israel: the student travel guide chose Fauzi Azar inn as one of the three highlights of the Galilee: relax under the hand painted ceilings of Nazareth’s Fauzi Azar Inn
Fauzi Azar inn is supporting backpackers across the middle east: anyone who has come through Syria, Lebanon or Iraq may stay free for one night in the dorm - just show us your passport stamp!
-start the day right with a hearty Arabic breakfast buffet, included in the price of your stay
-a clean, quiet dorm and a selection of beautiful private rooms provide an option for everyone’s budget and group size
-the beautiful, ottoman-style main hall creates the perfect atmosphere for guests and staff to socialize and share travel stories, tips and ideas
-free old city tour, offered daily, takes you off the beaten track to sites you won’t see anywhere else
-free cake is prepared by the staff each day, and a selection of herbal teas and Arabic coffee are also free for guests
-our guest kitchen lets you cook up all the food you can buy in the market just down the street
-all rooms with private bath have a/c
-located in the heart of the old city, one minute from the market and just five minutes from all of Nazareth’s main attractions and its famous restaurants
-free wireless internet and a guest computer let you keep in touch with your loved ones
Note: Israeli travelers would be required to add the statutory value added tax (vat) to the quoted rates.