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Tel Aviv is the most happening city in the Middle East and it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. The city is situated in the center of Israel making it the perfect home base for tourists who want to explore the country.

The city offers the perfect urban vacation and hosts over 60 different cultural events daily. Known for its nightlife scene and festivals, as well as its museums and history, Tel Aviv appeals to a wide audience.

One of the best ways to enjoy Tel Aviv, which is considered one of the world’s most expensive cities, is to stay at a hostel.  

You can find cheap accommodation in Tel Aviv hostels which are trendy and clean and inviting. Hostels offer different types of rooms for couples, families or solo travelers, some are single-sex rooms while others are mixed.

Who can (and should) be a hosteler?

Don’t be fooled into thinking that hostels are only for young people. They might be called “youth hostels” but every year you will find more seniors and families hosteling. It’s the best way to vacation if you’re on a budget or if you just don’t find all the luxuries big hotels have to offer are important. Some hostels do have age restrictions, so don’t forget to ask before you book. 

Tel Aviv is full of hostels, offering affordable accommodation. Over recent years more young local Tel Avivians have come home from travelling the world and opened up independent youth hostels in the city. Wanting to offer travelers an amazing “like a local” experience, you’ll feel at home in any of these hostels in just a couple of hours.

You’ll never be bored in a Tel Aviv hostel. Whether you just want to relax and hang out or if you want to go out and see the town.

Most hostels offer different types of entertainment and organized activities, like concerts by up and coming local bands, lectures, workshops and parties.

Many of the local hostels take guests on pub crawls and out to experience the famous Tel Aviv nightlife.

Hostel guests always know what’s going on in the city, because the staff makes it their business to keep them in the know.

One thing’s for sure – when you stay in a Tel Aviv hostel you will meet lots of new people, and you won’t even have to leave the premises to have a good time, although we thoroughly recommend that you get out there, enjoy the special vibe and see as much as you can of this amazing city.

Where?

You’ll find good hostels in different parts of the city. From the beach front area to the old industrial areas to the residential neighborhoods. The old Florentine neighborhood that has been renewed is the hippest place to be. You will find hostels in Jaffa, in the heart of Tel Aviv and along the Yarkon Park.

Hostel Accommodation in Tel Aviv

If you’re thinking of staying in a hostel in Tel Aviv, take a look at our list of some of Tel Aviv’s best hostels and see what they have to offer. What will make your trip better? Free breakfast, a swimming pool, parties?

The Little Tel Aviv Hostel

This gem is situated in the center of the city. It was established by local Tel Avivians who have traveled the world and wanted to open a warm and comfortable hostel for fellow travelers, to show them the hottest spots in the city.

The hostel is newly renovated and has stylish interior décor.  The Little Tel Aviv Hostel is considered the city’s best hostel for couples.

You’ll enjoy hanging out here, soaking up the atmosphere, listening to music, and mixing with fellow travelers and locals. The hostel has both dorm and private rooms. A common kitchen for guest use and a garden when guests can relax and even enjoy intimate concerts from time to time. Enjoy the “Hostel51” bar and restaurant.

The hostel also offers free lockers (bring your own lock or buy one from them) and free baggage storage.

Guests said:

Betty, May 2017 “I’ve stayed in loads of hostels in lots of different places and this is the best one….EVER!!”

Rates:

Privates from $37.50  Dorms from $20.00

Florentine Backpackers Hostel

This hostel calls itself “the coolest hostel in town,” and it might well be. Florentine Backpackers has an age restriction of 18-40 and it is considered the best hostel for solo travelers in Tel Aviv.

Florentine is one of the old neighborhoods in Tel Aviv that has been revamped and is the place to be. This hostel, located in the hip neighborhood is the perfect place for young travelers to relax, make new friends and absorb the Tel Aviv vibe.

Florentine Backpackers offers a whole bunch of free stuff:

Free lockers, breakfast, coffee and tea, wifi, local and international calls.

It also has a fully equipped kitchen, a huge terrace and even a book exchange!

Guests said:

Peter, Belgium “This hostel has an awesome vibe! Feels like family. I was in a lot of hostels and I never felt so good.”

Rates:

They have a selection of private and dorm rooms. Check their rates here.

Overstay Jaffa Hostel

This hostel’s webpage says: “We’re Overstay – An Urban Art Hostel for Laid Back People” so this hostel may not be for everyone. But, if you are the arty type and you’re looking for something a little different, why not try the Overstay Jaffa?

Located in an industrial block, between Jaffa and Florentine, this hostel is all about chilling out and meeting other travelers. Oh, and partying. The age restriction for this hostel is 18-45.

They do note that if you’re looking for American standards, this isn’t the place for you, so take note before booking here. Also, there are mixed reviews on this hostel, so make sure it’s your cup of tea.

The Overstay offers free: wifi, parking, basic breakfast, coffee and tea, walking tour, computer station, lockers (you need your own lock).

There is also a spacious kitchen, a small pool (in the summer), a bar (rooftop in the summer or in an old bus during the winter), a ping pong table and a book exchange.

Guests said:

Aaron L, “Perfect place for anyone who wants a place to stay and would rather spend their money experiencing Israel rather than on an expensive hotel. I spent 4-5 days here in December and the owner definitely believes in what he is doing.”

Rates:

$15 – $65 (based on average rates for a standard room)

The Beachfront Hostel

If you love the beach, you’ll love the location of this hostel, just a few steps from the beach. Its convenient location, just a short walk from the city’s attractions, makes it the perfect spot for tourists.

The Beachfront hostel offers a variety of rooms, all of which include air-conditioning, a flat screen cable TV, refrigerators and free wifi.

Other features of this hostel are: a rooftop terrace overlooking the beach where guests can chill, a free pancake breakfast, a bar that’s open during the evenings, a guest kitchen and they also offer free hot and cold drinks throughout the day and an unlimited supply of beach towels.

Guests are also invited to join in with organized activities held at the hostel, for example: hummus making workshop, movie nights, pub crawls, a HaTikva Market tour, Shabbat dinner, language exchange night, yoga, krav maga, and surf lessons.

Guests said:

Adam, Canada “The best hostel to stay at in Tel Aviv! Location wise for the price you pay it is a huge steal. Its rooftop has the best ambiance and allows you to enjoy all the sunrises and sunsets. The Beachfront welcomes you with a nice bar to get a drink. The staff is extremely friendly and are willing to go above and beyond to assure a pleasant stay. The rooms are clean and the hostel is cleaned daily. If you’re on a budget don’t miss out on the Shabbat dinners and the pub crawls – it’s a great way to meet people for cheap. The Beachfront Hostel is hands down 5 stars worthy! Definitely going back!!!”

Rates:

$31 – $151 (based on average rates for a standard room)

The Bnei Dan – Tel Aviv Hostel

The Bnei Dan is a part of the Israel Youth Hostels Association, a different style to the independent hostels we’ve mentioned.

It is ideally situated right on the Yarkon Park, a close walk to the Tel Aviv Port and the beach. The hostel has 45 basic rooms, all with air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom complete with shower. The Bnei Dan’s rooms also have a TV, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Private and dorm rooms can be booked. This hostel is a favorite with families and groups.

A delicious free kosher Israel breakfast is included. There is also free wifi throughout the hostel.

The hostel’s facilities include: internet station, lockers, snack bar, conference rooms and classrooms.

The only drawback to this place is the lack of parking.

Guests said:

Yossi G “As a youth hostel it is more close to a hotel than to a hostel.
A very good location, on the south of the Yarkon River bank. Clean and nice decorated. 
Ideal for families or groups, as well as couples. Very rich breakfast.
The only “deficiency” is the lack of near parking while arriving with car at night. 
In general – very recommended.”

Rates:

$107 – $120 (based on average rates for a standard room)

This is just a taste of a few of the many great hostels Tel Aviv has to offer. Check out some more hostels here.