Last updated September 2nd 2017

Hostels are an affordable way to stay in Tel Aviv, and also a great place to meet new people. Our favourite hostels also organise amazing tours and throw really cool parties. A bed in a dorm costs on average $25 per night, and a private room for couples costs on average $70 per night.

You can also book hotels directly in Israel and around the world through Secret Tel Aviv’s Platform, it will cost you the same, but you will be supporting the work we do at Secret Tel Aviv.

Our favourite hostel in Tel Aviv is the brand new Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv. And they love us too – and are giving all Secret Tel Aviv Members 5% off everything – the hostel, the tours, and the kick-ass bar! *


Why do we like Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv?

  • Their rooms are clean and newly furnished.
  • They have a huge bar with kick ass parties and events, and a big-ass roof too.
  • Guests get a free breakfast, plus there’s a good kitchen to cook your own food.
  • They are in a trendy location, one minute from Rothschild, next to cool bars and restaurants.
  • They organise some of the most interesting tours in Israel, including Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, the West Bank and Bethlehem, around Tel Aviv, and even Petra in Jordan.
  • They are professionally run, and they care about their guests – their sister hostel in Jerusalem opened in 2010 and was voted the ‘8th Best Large Hostel in the World’ in the 2015 Hoscars (the hostel associations’ version of the Oscars).
  • Secret Tel Aviv Members get 5% off all of the above, including their stays at sister Abraham Hostels in Jerusalem and Jesus’s birthplace Nazareth. *

* To get 5% discount use the Secret Password ‘SECRETTLV’ when booking the hostels and tours online, and pick up a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card at the Abraham Hostel Bar to get 5% discount on your drinks, plus discounts in 30 other bars and restaurants across the city!

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There are lots more cool hostels in Tel Aviv:

Abraham is cool, but it’s not the cheapest and the location isn’t for everyone – be sure to also check out the Florentine Backpackers Hostel (cheap, cool lounge and roof to chill out, and really helpful owners), the Overstay Hostel in Jaffa with pool in the summer, the centrally located and charming Chef Hostel Montefiore, Hayarkon 48 near the beach, the Little Tel Aviv Hostel, which is actually located pretty much next to Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv and has a cool bar Hostel 51, and the amazingly located Old Jaffa Hostel on top of the Jaffa Flea Market.

Dorm rooms in all these hostels are 55-100 NIS / night ($15-$30), and private rooms are 200-300 NIS / night ($50-$75).

Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv

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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’.

SOUTH CENTRAL TEL AVIV | Levontin 21, corner of Allenby and Yehuda Halevi | Dorm: 70-99 NIS ($20-$30); private room: 240-350 NIS ($70-$100).

* To get 5% discount use the Secret Password ‘SECRETTLV’ when booking the hostels and tours online, and pick up a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card at the Abraham Hostel Bar to get 5% discount on your drinks, plus discounts in 30 other bars and restaurants across the city!

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Florentine Backpackers Hostel

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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.

Word from the Group:

  • “Florentin, in Elifelet st. It’s an amazing place for a young traveler. Just be prepared for the stairs.”
  • “Hands down: Florentine Hostel. Best hostel experience I’ve had so far and I have returned a couple of times.”

SOUTH TEL AVIV | Elifelet 10 | Dorm: 55-99 NIS ($15-$30); private room: 240-350 NIS ($70-$100)

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Hostel Overstay TLV


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.

Word from the Group:

  • “Overstay tlv is the cheapest ive found, best parties and relaxed, clean and a friendly atmosphere.”
  • “Try Overstay TLV… You’ll def have a good time.”

JAFFA | Ben Tsvi 47 | Dorm: 61-71 NIS ($15-$20); private room: 218-252 NIS ($65-$75)

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Chef Hostel Montefiore


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!

Word from the Group:

  • “Chef hostel montifiore. Amazing food and they have great outdoor space,bar, pool etc.”
  • “strongly recommend chef hostel montefiore.”

CENTRAL | Montefiore 19 | Dorm: 76-116 NIS ($20-$35); private room: 230-290 NIS ($65-$85)

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Hayarkon 48


One of Tel Aviv’s largest and most famous Hostels, Hayarkon is two minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the Shuk. There is a rooftop bar, free wifi, communal areas, and breakfast included.

Word from the Group

  • “Hayarkon 48 is right on the beach and nice staff.”
  • “Stay in hayarkon 48 it’s great and amazing location.”

BEACH AREA | Hayarkon 48 |Dorm: 98-113 NIS ($30-$35); private room: 375 NIS ($110)

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Little Tel Aviv Hostel

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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.

Word from the Group:

  • “Little Tel-Aviv Hostel – it’s the cleanest, most friendly, young hostel in Tel Aviv.”

CENTRAL | Yehuda HaLevi 51

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Old Jaffa Hostel

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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.

Word from the Group:

  • “Old Jaffa Hostel is the best – cheap and pretty.”

JAFFA | Amiad 13 | Dorm: 90 NIS ($25); private room: 250 NIS ($70)

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Milk and Honey Hostel

The Milk and Honey Hostel is a fun hostel with a cool location on the border of South Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Within a 15-minutes walk you can reach Jaffa Market and Jaffa Port, the beach, Neve Tzedek, and Florentine.

Word from the Group:

  • “Milk an Honey is very cosy, but cheap as hell.”
  • “Definitely the BEST hostel in the Jaffa-TLV area, warmly recommended”

JAFFA | Salame 4| Dorm: 90 NIS ($25); private room: 250 NIS ($75)

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Tel Aviv Beachfront Hotel

The location is amazing, across the road from Tel Aviv’s main beaches. But this is more of a cheap hotel than a hostel. If you’re just looking to crash on the beach for your stay in Tel Aviv, and are prepared to rough it a little, this could be a cool option.

BEACH AREA | Retsif Herbert Samuel 78 | Dorm: 109 NIS ($35); private room: 362-402 NIS ($105-$115)

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Bnei Dan Hostel

If you are looking for something in North Tel Aviv, this could be your solution. Just next to Park Hayarkon and a short walk from Tel Aviv University (15 minutes).

NORTH TEL AVIV | Bnei Dan 36

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Find the perfect hostel in your favorite location! 

This guide is part of our series of Best Hotel Guides in Israel. Also check out our guides for Best Hotels in Israel, Best Hotels in Tel Aviv, Best Hotels in Jerusalem, Best Hotels in the Dead Sea, Best Hotels in Eilat; for those looking for boutique hotels we have guides for the Best Boutique Hotels in Israel and Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv; and for those traveling in a budget, we have guides for the Best Hostels in Israel.

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