Backpacker hostels, now in Israel too
For years the Israeli tourism industry has paid little attention to foreign backpackers, thinking they don't invest much money in the economy. Several new hostels are seeking to change that.
It's 3 p.m. on a particularly scorching day and two young women from Germany have just come back to The Green Backpackers hostel in Mitzpeh Ramon, a crater in the Negev Desert. Their names are Ruth and Eva, and their faces are flushed from the blazing temperatures outside.