Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury, the coolest hostels, or anything in between, this guide has got you covered. Enjoy your stay in Tel Aviv, it’s an amazing city!
The Rothschild Neighbourhood is located in the centre of the city, and is home to some of the most beautiful streets in Tel Aviv… and some of its most beautiful boutique hotels and hostels. Away from the chaos of the beach, this chilled out neighbourhood is also home to a lot of Tel Aviv’s best bars and restaurants.
Rothschild Boulevard itself is both beautiful and historically important: on one end is Tel Aviv’s modern theatre and concert hall, on the other is the building where Israel’s state was announced in 1948. Many of the buildings in the area are of Bauhaus 1930s design.
Nachmani Street 23-25 | Swimming pool | $$$
Ok, so its going to cost you an arm and a leg to stay here… but if you can afford it, this is the best hotel in Tel Aviv at the moment. The Norman opened in 2014, setting a new benchmark for luxury boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. Located two minutes from Rothschild Boulevard, the hotel is set in a converted and enlarged 1920s mansion, specked up to the highest standards, with a beautiful infinity pool on the roof, a top-class restaurant, and the best customer service in Israel. Have fun checking out all the beautiful little touches throughout the rooms.
Montefiore 36 | $$$
Another beautiful boutique hotel in central Tel Aviv, created out of the conversion of a 1920s heritage building, the hotel has 12 unique elegant rooms specked to the highest standards. The restaurant is also well-known in Tel Aviv, famous for its amazing breakfasts.
Kalischer 25 | $$
This hotel is situated between the beautiful Rothschild Boulevard, the trendy Neve Tzedek, and the lively Shuk HaCarmel and Nahalat Binyamin. It has beautifully designed rooms, a well equipped and charming spa, and a great rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of Tel Aviv. It is also a lot cheaper than the Norman and Montefiore hotels.
Yavne Street 23 | $$
An excellent little boutique hotel situated besides the beautiful Rothschild Boulevard. Each one of the hotel’s 15 luxury rooms is decorated in its unique and different style bohemian, and there is a relaxing lounge area on the rooftop. In the evenings, you can reserve a table at Alma Lounge (Chef Restaurant – Yonatan Rochfeld) and enjoy a wonderful evening in the amazing atmosphere.
Lilienbloom 48 | $
Tel Aviv’s newest boutique hotel opened in July 2015. With a great location on Lillenbloom Street, two minutes from Rothschild Boulevard and next to the very fashionable Abraxus North Restaurant and Bar, the hotel has a chic urban style and a solarium and terrace.
Levontin 21, corner of Allenby and Yehuda Halevi | $
Following the huge success of Abraham Hostel Jerusalem (8th Best Hostel in the World) and the Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth, Abraham has come to chill out with the hipsters in Tel Aviv. His new hostel in Tel Aviv welcomes guests from around the world to clean and comfortable rooms, free breakfast, and a cool lounge, bar and roof facilities. His family organise cool parties, and the most interesting tours around Tel Aviv, Israel and the West Bank, and even Petra in Jordan. All Secret Tel Aviv Members get 5% discount with the Secret Password ‘SECRETTLV’.
Yehuda HaLevi 51 | $
Another new hostel, Little Tel Aviv opened in 2015. Located on Yehuda Halevi, just near Rothschild Boulevard and the Central Bus Station, Little Tel Aviv has stylish modern rooms, indoor and outdoor communal areas, and organises bar crawls and other social events. It also has a cool bar downstairs called Hostel 51.
Montefiore 19 | $
If you are looking for a hostel in Central Tel Aviv, this could be your perfect solution – located just near the Shuk, the beach, and Rothschild Boulevard. It has a large outdoor patio, a communal indoor area, free wifi, and a great vibe!
Tel Aviv is blessed with 5km of beautiful beach, stretching from the modern Tel Aviv Port in the North to the biblical Jaffa Port in the South. The beach is lined with high-rise hotels, and a few new boutique hotels are starting to sprout.
Hayarkon 205, Tel Aviv | Swimming Pool | $$$
A great hotel for executive travel. The location is ideal, next to the beach, the reception is efficient and professional, the rooms are spacious and well-furnished, each with a balcony, the breakfast buffet is huge and there are five kosher restaurants, and the pool is a great place to sunbathe and meet new people. The hotel has 560 rooms, and the top two floors have access to an exclusive Executive Lounge.
The hotel’s clientele is usually a mix of businessmen, or families from France, America, Russia, and the rest of Europe. The hotel also regularly hosts conferences and weddings.
Yehezkel Kaufmann 12, Tel Aviv, Israel | Swimming Pool | $$$
One of Tel Aviv’s better mega-hotels, the David InterContinental is on the South of the hotel beach strip, just next to Neve Tsedek. It is great for families – with large well-furnished rooms, professional staff, kosher restaurants, and a large swimming pool!
Hayarkon Street 216, Beach | $$
Enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful sunsets in the heart of the city, overlooking the Tel Aviv beach. The Shalom Hotel and Relax offers 51 rooms designed to pamper guests that want to enjoy the resort atmosphere of Tel Aviv. The rooms have sea or city views, with three levels of rooms – standard double, superior double, and for the romantic the superior double with private spa bath – an indulgent hot tub facing the magnificent view.
Mendeli Street 5 | $$
Moments away from the beach, a design hotel that reflects the contemporary spirit of Tel Aviv, the Mendeli Street Hotel is more than just a place to rest your head. The beautiful interiors and bar are all set against the backdrop of the latest in Israeli art and design trends. The hotel has sixty six elegant rooms, albeit a little on the small side.
Hayarkon Street 64, Beach | $$
The Brown Beach House is designed as a luxury summer house inspired by Tel Aviv’s unique combination of resort-like surroundings and urban vibe. The hotel offers 40 luxurious and extra-spacious rooms and suites, most of which feature private sun terraces with both urban and sea views. The hotel’s guests will enjoy a unique indoor ‘Urban Beach’ lounge, a Kosher gourmet restaurant and event facilities, a lavish spa, meeting room, kids facilities and more.
Gordon Street 2, Beach | $$
The Gordon Boutique Hotel Tel Aviv is superbly located on Tel Aviv’s vibrant seafront on the corner of Hayarkon and Gordon Street. Its fabulous location enables you to start your day off on a white terrace overlooking the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea. Each of the 12 rooms offer our guests the perfect pampering design experience down to the smallest detail, and feature a spacious terrace with sea view and overlook Tel Aviv’s vibrant promenade.
Tel Aviv’s main shopping area, 15 minutes from the beach and Rothschild.
Zamenhoff Street 1, Central Tel Aviv | $
The Cinema hotel is located on Dizengoff Square, minutes from all of Dizengoff’s bars and shops, and 10 minutes walk from the beach. The hotel is an original Bauhaus-style building that previously held the Esther Cinema, one of the first cinemas in Tel Aviv. The hotel’s unique design, complemented by some of the original projectors and movie posters, preserves the legacy of the building. Classical movies are screened in the hotel lobby and popcorn is served – all to heighten the nostalgic and unique atmosphere. There are 83 rooms, and a beautiful rooftop terrace.
Zamenhoff Street 2, Central Tel Aviv | $
Located just next to the Cinema Hotel on Dizengoff Square, the Center Chic Hotel has a great location, a boutique feel, and an amazingly cheap price. The recently renovated Center Chic Hotel was designed to celebrate the culture, architecture, art and spirit of the century old city. The 54-room hotel (including 2 beautiful suites) is located on Dizengoff Square, a short walk from the beach, in the city׳s cultural and entertainment area. Breakfast is served at the neighbouring Cinema Hotel.
Jaffa and South Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv’s hipster south.
Beit Eshel Street 5, Jaffa | $$
Situated on Beit Eshel Street next to the Jaffa Clock Tower and Flea Market, the Market House Hotel contains the archeological remains of a Byzantine Chapel which can be viewed by guests through the glass floor of the lobby. Influenced by the unique spirit of Jaffa and the lively market atmosphere, the hotel design features works of art that express the magical feeling of the city. The hotel boasts 44 rooms, many with balconies overlooking the market’s surroundings.
Elifelet 10 | $
Florentine Backpackers Hostel is definitely one of Secret Tel Aviv’s favourites. Located in trendy Florentine, an area with great bars and restaurants, the hostel has a good sized communal area, excellent breakfast, free wifi, good fellow travellers, and a great price tag.
Ben Tsvi 47, Jaffa | $
Another Secret Tel Aviv favourite. Hostel Overstay is located in Jaffa (about 1 km from Jaffa Market, 1.4 km from the beach, and 2.3 km from the central bus station), but it definitely has a special atmosphere. It has a rooftop bar which often hosts parties, a communal indoor lounge, swimming pool, free wifi, breakfast, and awesome people.
Amiad 13 | $
A great location just near the Jaffa flea market and 400m from the beach, the Old Jaffa Hostel has a communal kitchen and a rooftop terrace.
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