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A budgeter’s guide to Tel Aviv hostels

Save your shekels for the shuk, we’ve got you covered with cheap, but surprisingly decent hostel accommodations

By Jennifer Greenberg

Traveling in Israel can be expensive, especially in the non-stop city that calls for non-stop spending at the best markets and malls in Tel Aviv. Whether you’re looking to save your shekels for the shuk (using our guide to free things to do in Tel Aviv) or you’re a culture buff and want to spend your hard-earned cash dollars on Tel Aviv’s incredible Israeli culture – hosting some of the best museums in Israel and concerts, staying at one of these affordable accommodations is key. With our budgeter’s guide to Tel Aviv hostels, you’ll even have the chance to take part in free events and Tel Aviv nightlife activities hosted by the hostels themselves.

The best Tel Aviv hostels for your buck

1. Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv

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Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is located in the Tel Aviv City-Centre district, 600 metres from Independence Hall Museum and 700 metres from Shenkin Street. This air-conditioned hostel has a terrace and views of the city. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.All simply furnished rooms feature a refrigerator and a private bathroom with shower. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.Bike hire is available at this hostel and the area is popular for cycling. Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair is a 15-minute walk from Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv, while Meir Park is 1.3 km away. Ben Gurion Airport is 16 km from the property.

2. Florentine Backpackers Hostel

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Set in Tel Aviv’s lively Florentine neighbourhood, this young adults' hostel offers bright dorms and guest rooms, with a cooling fan and free WiFi. Each bed gets a free locker.The Florentine Backpackers Hostel features a spacious common terrace equipped with sofas and tables. There is also a shared kitchen that guests can use free of charge.Guests benefit from free landline calls within Israel, and 2 computers with internet access can also be used on site. Towels and bedlinen are provided free of charge.The Florentine Hostel is a 10-minute walk from Old Jaffa and the flea market. The beach and Rothschild Boulevard are 15 minutes’ walk away. The Florentine district is full of shops, restaurants, students and musicians.


3. Old Jaffa Hostel

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Set in one of the liveliest parts of Jaffa, right in the middle of the famous flea market and 400 metres from the beach, the Old Jaffa Hostel has a shared kitchen and a rooftop terrace with seating lounge.A light breakfast with toast, vegetables, hummus, white cheese, butter, jam, chocolate, coffee and tea is included and served from 08:00 to 11:00 daily. There is a grocery shop 50 metres away, and many restaurants and bars can be found in the immediate vicinity as well.The bus station is only 300 metres walking distance from Hostel Old Jaffa. Tel Aviv city centre and the HaHagana Train Station are 3 km away.

4. Milk & Honey Hostel

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Located 550 metres from the Old Town of Jaffa, Milk & Honey Hostel is located just a few steps from the Noga Entertainment Center with bars and restaurants. The nearest beach is 550 metres away. It offers air-conditioned accommodation and free Wi-Fi throughout.A shared lounge area is at guests disposal. Some rooms come with a private bathroom, while some have a shared bathroom. Free coffee and tea are provided for guests during their stay.Breakfast is available daily.A bus stop can be found in the vicinity. The nearest grocery store is 50 meters away. Jaffa Flea Market is 500 meters from the Milk & Honey Hostel. Florentine Quarter is at a distance of 1 km.


5. Florentin House

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Located in the Florentin district in Tel Aviv, 600 metres from Suzanne Dellal Dance Show Centre, Neve Tzedek, Florentin House is a eco-friendly property with a restaurant, a shared lounge area with kitchen, and free WiFi throughout.The rooms are spacious and come with an en suite bathroom with shower. Some also have a terrace or a balcony. Towels and bed linen are provided free of charge.There is a 24-hour front desk, and the property features bike hire. The restaurant on the ground floor specialises in Asian cuisine.Florentin House is a 15-minute walk from Old Jaffa and the flea market. The beach and Rothschild Boulevard are a 20-minute walk away. Ben Gurion Airport is 12 km away.

6. Little Tel-Aviv Hostel

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Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, Little Tel-Aviv Hostel is situated in the Tel Aviv City-Centre district in Tel Aviv, 300 metres from Independence Hall Museum. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Little Tel-Aviv Hostel features free WiFi .You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.The hostel also offers bike hire. Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair is 800 metres from Little Tel-Aviv Hostel, while Shenkin Street is 800 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Ben Gurion Airport, 11 km from Little Tel-Aviv Hostel.


7. Gordon Inn

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Offering a sun terrace, restaurant and bar, Gordon Inn & Suites is situated in Tel Aviv, 500 metres from the beach and a 10-minute walk from Dizengoff Square. It features elegant, air-conditioned accommodation and free WiFi throughout.The property offers rooms with shared bathrooms, mixed dormitory rooms as well as studios and apartments with a fully equipped kitchenette. Some have seating areas, while others come with a satellite flat-screen TV.Gordon Inn & Suites is 25 km from Ben Gurion Airport.

8. Hayarkon 48 Hostel

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Located in Tel Aviv’s centre, just a 2-minute walk from the beach, the Hayarkon 48 Hostel offers simply furnished rooms and dormitories. Guests will appreciate the free Wi-Fi and 24-hour reception.Fresh vegetables and eggs are served every morning at Hayarkon 48. Guests can also use the communal kitchen, or relax with a drink from the bar on the roof terrace.Other services at the Hayarkon 48 Guesthouse include a lounge with wide-screen TV and pool table, together with token-operated washing machines.Carmel market is a 10-minute walk from the Hayarkon. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is 10 minutes away by taxi.

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