General info

The guesthouse

Situated a bare 50 meters from the stunning panorama of Nahal Zin, on the edge of the Zin National Park, the Krivine Guesthouse is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Negev as it is situated right in the heart of the Negev highlands. The guesthouse is located in the Neve Zin quarter, the furthest part of Midreshet Ben Gurion (also known as Ben Gurion’s College and mistakenly called Midreshet Sde Boker) close to the spectacular cliff edge which marks the border of the village. This is the starting point for the many hikes this region offers.

Visitors come here to enjoy this desert panorama, among the most spectacular in Israel, to visit the grave of David Ben Gurion (the first Prime Minister of Israel) or see his home at Kibbutz Sde Boker (6 km to the north). They also come to visit the numerous archeological, cultural, environmental and agricultural activities, which make this seemingly empty part of the world, full of life and interest. They are also attracted by the reputation of the branch of Ben Gurion University, dedicated to research in desert environment.m

But our visitors come back to the Krivines, because of the warm welcome they receive from their hosts, John, originally from London, and Marion, originally from Lyons in France, in the full tradition of an authentic English B & B. They return for the friendly meals around the large table in the outdoor salon or for the surprise visits by the ibex and porcupines (for those who like to get up early), coming to enjoy the shade and water in the garden. Each room has its own terrace and its own access to the garden.

Our Accommodation

  • 4 fully equipped self-catering units
  • English Bed and Breakfast chez Krivines
  • Israeli or vegan breakfasts; afternoon tea parties on Sundays (or for groups by reservation)
  • We speak English, French and Hebrew
  • Secure parking in a quiet residential quarter
  • Children welcome
  • Wireless Internet connection in all areas
  • As recommended by Lonely Planet, Footprint, Guide du Routard, Petit Fute
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
  • Every facility and convenience for exploring the desert on foot, by bicycle or Jeep
  • The village contains an established university specializing in archaeology, botany, zoology, desalination, water recycling, solar energy, anthropology (the life of Beduin) and all the desert sciences. Experts and guides in all these fields are available to guests.

Our Garden

The garden is almost completely shaded in the summer with many little corners where one can feel peaceful and enclosed. There is a tented area where guests can gather summer and winter to meet, eat, drink. Please note that this is a very quiet place; loud music, noisy arguments, barking dogs and exuberant children are all discouraged. There is a large fishpond, safe for children, providing a cool and peaceful sensation on the hottest hours of the summer.​

Breakfast and afternoon tea

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Israeli breakfast included in price – tea, coffee, butter, jams, honey, cheeses, cereals, salads, olives, labane, toasted pita bread, eggs – any style, orange juice or fruit of the season. We also serve vegan breakfast on prior request.
Afternoon Tea
On Sundays, we serve tea like in Buckingham Palace. Finger sandwiches, scones, cakes… all served in beautiful china. On other days, we can provide afternoon tea for groups (12 people and more) by prior arrangement.

Our Location

Our Address
Neve Tzin 15, Midreshet Ben Gurion 84990 Israel
Situated a bare 50 meters from the stunning panorama of Nahal Zin, on the edge of the Zin National Park
By Car
Allow 1.5 hour by car from the Dead Sea, 2 hours drive from Tel Aviv and 2.5 hours from Jerusalem or Eilat.
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Adults - 12+ y/o, Children - 2-12 y/o, Infants - 0-2 y/o