The guesthouse was built to provide accommodation for the many volunteers and supporters who work with Ibdaa. It also hosts stays for delegates to the conferences and workshops frequently hosted by Ibdaa.  On top of that, the Guesthouse provides tourists in the West Bank an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life in a refugee camp and the Palestinian situation. It was the first guesthouse to be built in a refugee camp.

The guesthouse can accommodate a total of 42 people in ten rooms on single beds (bunkbeds). Rooms can fit between two and eight people and they all have a private bathroom. The rooms are named after the villages where the Dheisheh refugees were born and which they had to flee from.

Ibdaa guesthouse is open daily for tourists and guests interested in an alternative experience while in Bethlehem. Our staff are friendly and available 24/7 for your questions and requests.  Please email:

If you are interested in staying at Ibdaa Guesthouse, please complete the forms on our website.

UPDATE: As of February 1st, 2019, Ibda'a Guesthouse price was increased to 60NIS per person, per night. This was done to accommodate improvements to the guesthouse, and increased fees we have to pay. 

Ibda'a works hard to ensure our prices remain as reasonable as possible while continually seeking ways to improve your stay. If you have any comments or feedback you would like to provide to us to let us know what we are doing right and where we can improve, please feel free to send an email to: