Hostels in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Get to know Tel Aviv (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tel Aviv.

Guess what? Tel Aviv is also named and spelled Tel Aviv-Yafo - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Tel Aviv is the biggest city in Israel and has a reputation of an open-minded, indulgent metropolis to which migrants flock in search of a new life. One local has described his city to us as the "New York of Israel.". Indeed, Tel Aviv, much like New York, does not have one clearly defined city centre and boasts a line of skyscrapers that can be observed from a distance reflecting the sun and decorating the city’s coastline.

Adjacent to Tel Aviv is the ancient port town of Jaffa, nowadays a picturesque suburb containing a well-known flea market, art galleries, and relatively inexpensive restaurants. Jaffa is a couple of kilometers south from downtown Tel Aviv and can be reached via the beach promenade on foot or by bicycle as well as via a regular road by motorized transport.

Much of the Tel Aviv’s hostels are situated a block or two away from the waterfront. There are beaches all along the coastline, so it does not matter much how north or south your hostel is. Some budget accommodation is also offered at the rather rough Florentine neighborhood. An advantage of the latter is its relevant proximity to the city’s central bus terminal and the HaHaganna train station. Those longing for charms of a quaint historical neighborhood always have an option to stay at one of the Old Jaffa’s hostels.

Although it has a fair amount of "serious" tourist attractions like the excellent Museum of Art, Tel Aviv is known among the ordinary visitors as the city for nightlife, beach life, shopping, fun, bars, and cafes. It is the economic center of Israel as well as the place for cool arts and designs, and for the secular culture. Most of foreign embassies for Israel are also situated here.

Ben Gurion Airport, through which many foreign visitors enter and leave the country, is a short and cheap train ride away. There are three train stations in Tel Aviv: Merkaz, HaShalom and HaHaganna, so make sure you pick the right closest to your Tel Aviv hostel.

Written by local enthusiast for Tel Aviv hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tel Aviv hostels Agne Drumelyte

FAQ about Tel Aviv Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Tel Aviv. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Tel Aviv costs $38 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Tel Aviv costs $169. (based on price comparison)
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Selina Neve Tzedek is the best hostel in Tel Aviv for couples.
Abraham Hostel is the best hostel in Tel Aviv for families.
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Abraham Hostel is the best hostel for partying in Tel Aviv.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Tel Aviv Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Tel Aviv, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
24 Total number of hostels
$38 Average dorm price
$169 Average private room price
$28 Cheapest hostel in Tel Aviv
12 Party hostels in Tel Aviv
Abraham Hostel is the best rated
Most Tel Aviv hostels are located in
City Center, Shabazi Neve Tzedek, Jaffa
7 Average rating of all hostels

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