Last updated May 20th 2020
Hostels are an affordable way to stay in Tel Aviv, and also a great place to meet new people. A bed in a dorm costs on average $25 per night, and a private room for couples costs on average $90 per night.
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We’ve broken this guide into neighborhoods:
- Rothschild Neighborhood – Luxury and Mid-Range Boutique Hotels
- The Beach – High-Rise Hotels with pools, and Mid-Range Boutique Hotels
- Jaffa – Everything from Luxury Hotels to Hostels
- South Tel Aviv – Boutique Hotels and Hostels
The Rothschild Neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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.
Levontin 21 | Abrahams | Avg price per bed: 84 NIS
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.
Yehuda HaLevi 51 | Avg price per bed: 106 NIS
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.
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.
Port Tel Aviv | Average price per bed: 85 NIS
A sleek hostel in one of the hottest cities, THE SPOT welcomes first-time and seasoned travelers, lone backpackers and families, wanderers and adventurers alike to experience the one-of-a-kind energy of Tel Aviv and the striking diversity of Israel.
Herbert Samuel 78 | Average price per bed: 130 NIS
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.
Hayarkon 48 | Average price per bed: 95 NIS
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.
South Tel Aviv
Hipsters are welcome.
Florentin St 6 | Average price per bed: 180 NIS
One of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the world, Florentin is a rare gem placed in the heart of Tel Aviv. Once your shoes hit the streets, you can’t miss that special vibe that flows through the bars, galleries, the small workshops and designer stores, and especially through and from the locals. Florentin House offers a different experience from other, regular hotels. It aims to deliver the unrefined and authentic spirit of Florentin, alongside a clean, functional and aesthetic vision.
Simtat Beit HaBad 3 | Average price per bed: 380 NIS (Studio)
Welcome to Rena’s House – A House with a story, A History, and A vision. The House was originally built for the textile industry, but as the times changed, so did the house. The old textile factories turned into uniquely designed short term apartments, The old shops turned into Artist’s studios, A restaurant and a live music venue opened. We created a rich urban climate that will allow locals and tourists to meet and interact, that fosters local creation and art.
Elifelet 10 | Average price per bed: 66 NIS
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.
Jaffa, the Biblical port city in present day. Jaffa is where old meets new, and where you will fine unforgettable Hotels and places to stay. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury, the coolest hostels, or anything in between, you can find it in Jaffa!
Amiad 13 | Average price per bed: 85 NIS
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.
Ben Tsvi 47 | Average price per bed: 64 NIS
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.
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.