Ein Gedi features a great public beach that’s clean, free and offers fabulous fresh-water showers along with tons of free parking. A short 5 minute drive brings you to the Ein Gedi Youth Hostel.We had a private room with a great bathroom. There was lots of hot water, double sinks(!), comfy beds, a TV, and free parking. Breakfast is included and they even tried to accommodate our desire to leave really early (to see the sunrise at Masada) with a boxed breakfast. There is a cafeteria that serves lunch and dinner for an additional (reasonable) fee. It’s a large buffet with plenty of choice. Juice, tea and coffee are included as well as the food.