Juha’s Guesthouse – Zarqa Bay

Hostel Information:

Jisr az Zaqra


Juha’s guesthouse is the first guesthouse in Jisr az-Zarqa, the only Arab village in Israel located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. We are located  in the village center. Here, a five-minute walk to/from the beautiful sandy beach, you will have the chance to experience the authentic atmosphere of an Arab fishermen’s village. Hike the popular “Israel Trail” to one of the most popular sites in Israel – Caesarea ( a 30 minutes hike), visit the “Crocodile Stream Nature Reserve” (a 10 minute hike) and more:

  • Hang out with other travelers in the guesthouse, in our coffee shop or on the beach
  • Volunteer in the village – for example by teach the locals English  and win one free night for every two nights you stay.
  • ​Surf  at one of the best points in Israel (if there are waves), kayak, go fishing…
  • Check the Activities page for more information..

We are part of ILH-Israel hostels, a network of Israeli hostels with European standards of cleanliness, true backpacker’s vibes and affordable rates.  ILH’s mission is to support independent travelers and make your trip to Israel a unique travel experience.

Our Mission: To welcome all travelers and hikers and create a social business that enriches society.

Our visitors enjoy an authentic experience and their stay in our guesthouse benefits local people.


18 beds 65 ₪ 200 ₪



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Map & Directions:

By Train and Bus:
1.Take a Train to Binyamina (from Tel aviv to Binyamina, 30 min)
2. From Binyamina train station Take “kavim” bus number 69 to Jisr az Zarqa (10 min) departure: 11:40, 13:20, 15:45, 17:45, 19:45
3. N.B. To find the right bus station next to Binyamina’s train station: Go out of the Binyamina train station  and turn right (south)  for 20 meters from the trains’ gate, there are stairs to a bridge. Cross this bridge, cross the street and turn left (south) and walk a few meters on the sidewalk.  There you’ll see a yellow sign wich is the bus station. Take bus 69.
4. Get off at Jisr az Zarka’s HMO (“Kupat Holim”. It’s the 9th stop ).Then walk up the street to the T Junction. Turn right. You will see us across the street, in front of “Jisr Pharm”.

By Bus & Bus:

1. Take a bus to Hadera’s Central Bus Station (Direct bus from Jerusalem CBS-route 942. departure 13:00. For more options : www.bus.co.il)
2. From Hadera’s Central Bus station, take “Kavim” Bus 68. departure :7:30, 8:30, 9:35, 11:00, 12:20, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
3. Get off at Jisr az Zarka’s HMO (“Kupat Holim”, the 23th stop ).Then walk up the street to the T Junction, turn right and you will see us across the street, in front of “Jisr Pharm”.