We’ve put this guide together so you can spend less time on finding the right cool hostel to stay at in Tel Aviv for you.
Especially when there are more important things to be getting on with, like gorging on hummus, for instance.
- Florentin House – great for female solo travellers
- Pepo Hostel – one for solo travellers
- Abraham Hostel – cool for groups
It’s the only guide you need for a safe and memorable stay in this historic Mediterranean city.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
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Quick Introduction to Tel Aviv
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Tel Aviv cost 13€ – 26€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 45€ up to 120€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Sorry, not as cheap as you might have expected.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Top Hostels in Tel Aviv are…
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Tel Aviv.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Florentin House
Named after the neighborhood which it resides, Florentin House is a modern accommodation with 5 floors, just 1km from the beach.
As New York has Williamsburg, Tel Aviv has Florentin. It’s the place to be!
The area is full to the brim with hipster bars, unique shops and great restaurants. A perfect location for travellers in search of culture, arts, music and nightlife.
As for the hostel, Florentin House offers:
- Communal lobby lounge
- 24-hour reception
- Live music
- Daily city tours
This surely is the place to meet new friends and it couldn’t be easier thanks to organised group events.
There’s a bunch of rooms to choose from including a female dorm, mixed dorm and swanky rooftop suite.
However, if you’re looking for a budget private option, there is also a basic double and twin/quad rooms.
Female solo travellers eat your heart out.
The female dorms come with a balcony, en-suite bathroom, towel and all the little necessary details that will make your stay super comfortable.
Our recommendation for:
- Female solo travellers
2. Pepo Hostel
Let’s sum up Pepo Hostel in three words:
This is easily in our top 3 Tel Aviv hostels because of its beautiful simplicity and homely vibes.
It’s actually within an old authentic Yemenite building, made from Zifzaf stone and complimented with wood, metal art and cool paint tones.
You’ll no doubt feel at home in one of the three mixed dorms on offer.
Note: Sorry, but no private rooms here.
They each fit 8 guests and every bed has a shelf and USB outlets. Each room has an en-suite, too. Bonus!
Without doubt the best place to hang out is on the spacious balcony under the sun, surrounded by pot plants.
Tip: grab your free hostel breakfast and take it up here to enjoy in the morning calm of the city.
Pepo is located in the picturesque Yemenites Vineyard neighbourhood. The Carmel Market is just outside and the beach-line is all of 2-minutes down the road.
If you’re after a quiet, clean and friendly environment then we’d say you’ve found your hostel right here.
A great place to stay for:
- Solo travellers
- Older travellers
3. Abraham Hostel
Our third recommendation is on the larger scale with 350 beds and the buzz here stems from the huge on-site bar.
Yep, Abraham Hostel is all about those social vibes. So which social space will you choose?
- Spacious lounge area
- Fantastic bar (open daily)
- Intimate seating area
- Communal kitchen
- Rooftop w/ awesome views
- TV room
But no doubt you’d also like to get active and see the sights. That’s also very easy and possible when staying with Abraham.
There’s often arranged activities such as yoga, city tours and night’s out to join.
The staff will happily fill you in during check-in.
Rooms come in all shapes and sizes from 4-12 mixed dorms, male and female dorms to private and family rooms.
Location wise, it couldn’t be easier for exploration. The beach, Old Jaffa and main cultural attractions are all within walking distance. Oh and super handy bus routes pass right outside the hostel, too.
Perhaps you can quiz the staff on their local secrets whilst you enjoy your free breakfast. That’s what we would do.
A great Tel Aviv Backpackers Hostel for:
- Families (4 people)
What about cheapest hostels in Tel Aviv?
If you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Tel Aviv.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels for Solo Travellers in Tel Aviv?
What is the seriously the best hostel in Tel Aviv for solo-travellers?
We love this bit. It’s always a pleasure to offer solo backpackers of all kinds an option to suit their hostel needs.
We’ve found some awesome ones that we’re starting to think Tel Aviv itself should advertise as a hot solo traveller destination.
- Best hostel for Female Solo Travellers: Florentin House
- Best hostel for Sociable Solo Travellers: Abraham Hostel
- Best hostel for Introverted Solo Travellers: Pepo Hostel
If you’re a backpacker looking for a good time, check out a great backpacker slash party hostel recommendation below.
Best Party Hostels in Tel Aviv
Remember our super cool #3 recommendation Abraham Hostel?
Let us mention it here again as a super party hostel option.
The awesome rooftop terrace is where the social and party vibes happen. It has palm trees, a lively bar and lounge plus regular events, including live music. Not bad, eh?
Don’t miss out on the free tours of local bars and fun activities such as cooking classes and yoga.
A second party hostel option is a friendly place called Florentine Backpackers Hostel.
Once again you’ll be spoilt with a rooftop terrace and on-site bar, so you needn’t venture far for a good time.
And hey; the booze here is the same price as the supermarket!
There are plenty of board games if you fancy a sociable yet tame night in with some new faces.
The breakfast is free and you’re welcome to enjoy tea and coffee any time of the day or night.
Compare prices: Hostelworld
More Hostels worth a Mention
There you have it, our absolute favorite hostels in Tel Aviv.
We always stay in one of the 3 mentioned above.
There is obviously many more hostels. While we condensed for you to the coolest ones, there’s still some worth a mention.
Here you go:
Little Tel Aviv Hostel
We’re excited to introduce to you a wonderful backpacker and nightlife fusion hostel called Little Tel-Aviv Hostel.
It’s a contemporary place with emphasis on comfort and friendly, social vibes.
To get the ball rolling, staff organise group dinners and local pub crawls. But before you hit the pub(s), make use of the wonderful courtyard and garden area.
There’s a mix of dorm and private options which are pretty standard and budget friendly.
Psst! There’s no curfew and you’ll be located in the heart of Tel-Aviv so forget worrying about a taxi.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Florentin House: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Pepo Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Abraham Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Tel Aviv best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in this city. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we put all hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We though this map will help you planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Old City Tel Aviv
- Neve Tzedek
- Tel Aviv Museum of Art
- Carmel Market
- Eretz Israel Museum
- Jaffa’s Flea Market
- Frishman Beach
- Azrieli Center
We’ve also gone to the liberty of finding some cool activities in the area:
- Masada & The Dead Sea (full day tour)
- Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem (full day tour)
- Nazareth, Tiberias & Sea of Galilee (full day tour)
- Caesarea, Haifa & Akko Day Trip
- 3-hour Bike Tour of Tel Aviv
- Tel Aviv Pub Crawl
Flights to Tel Aviv?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights including Israel and other countries and cities we have travelled to.
As for Israel, the most common airport you will find good flight deals for is Tel Aviv. From there you can take the bus to Jerusalem.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over the Middle East and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Tel Aviv.
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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries