Zimmerim; The Israeli Staycation


A well designed, fashionable interior of a log cabin with views of nature outside the windows


Whilst hotels can be that perfect accommodation for a vacation, their commercialism can be a deterrent to prospective guests. Israel has come up with the perfect alternative; the Zimmer.


What is a zimmer?


In its basic translation, a zimmer, zimmerim, zimmers, in the context of Israel, is defined as a Bed & Breakfast. They are usually a short term, separate rental unit, that is privately run by the family close by. This means that accommodations are more homely, warm and welcoming than hotels. You will find that zimmerim are extremely accommodating and helpful, whether with personal recommendations, sleeping arrangement, and anything else a guest may need.


Known for their hospitality, Zimmers can usually be found in more rural areas of Israel, and are off the beaten path, with unbeatable views. Zimmers can range in size, from a two person hosting capacity, to over 30 people. Most Zimmers will either have an outdoor jacuzzi, or pool adding to that perfect romantic vacation in nature.


A couple in an outdoor hot tub surrounded by mountains

How to book a zimmer vacation?


You won’t find many commercial advertisements for zimmerim as they are usually kept pretty booked by Israeli’s themselves, but a great way to find the perfect cabin is by checking Zimmer.co.il website. You can find reviews of previous guests, pictures, learn about the host and so much more, to guarantee there are no surprises when you settle in your zimmer. The cozy vibes, with great views generally makes a zimmer vacation highly romantic, and very instagrammable. It is a great way to delve into Israeli culture, with minimal tourism and it provides opportunities to mingle with locals.


Is a zimmer cheaper then a hotel?


Contrary to general belief, staying in a zimmer doesn't ensure the cost will be more economical than a hotel. Like hotels, you can find luxury zimmers that exceed the cost of Israel’s most popular hotels, and you can find something more modest that can fit a tighter budget. It is all about what you are looking for, as well as location and dates.


When visiting Israel, in addition to a hotel stay, we recommend seeing how Israelis vacation, by staying in a zimmer for a few days to appreciate the natural beauty of Israel’s terrain and views. Whether you are visiting with just a partner, or with a large family, there is a zimmer out there to cater to exactly what you need.



A family sitting by an outside pool surrounded by mountains having a good time


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