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Chef Hostel Tel Aviv Montefiore City Center Reviews

19 Montefiore Street, Tel Aviv, Israel

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83%

Rating
1057 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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66%

Great staff, lovely location and hostel but the owner is dishonest about the price. The advertised price on Hostelworld applies only to the first two nights after which an inflated price applies which they do not mention when you book. For this reason I would stay elsewhere

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

the location is good, close to the beach and rothschild av. We didnt like the atmosphere though, the owner yelled at his staff in front of the guests for some mistake they apparently made. it happened several times that he really critizised them harshly in front of everyone and went on for minutes.


100%

Awesome staff, great ambiance, and definitely a good place to enjoy the city during the day, and come back and meet some cool people from all around the world at night. The epitome of what a hostel experience should be.


83%

Thanks and good luck!


94%

An amazing hostel. It's like coming home. The decoration feel pleasant and the public space is good.. A big cooker with 5 pits too cook on and a great garden. The owner is amazing and friendly. He was around in the morning and afternoon so after this there was nobody too ask for information other then other travelers. There is a good supermarket across the road and you get 10 percent discount when you stay in the hostel. Also they at a special taxi fare too the airport of 120 shekels


97%

The location of the hostel is unbeatable: major sites are within walking distance. The hostel is very cozy and has family feel of it. It is very, very close to nice bars and restaurants! The hostess Esher is very knowledgeable of the city and she is very nice and patient - thank you! I only had one day to visit the city, but, thanks to Esher and the location, I got to see all the major attractions. One minor issue is that there was not much room to put my stuff in the bathroom.


100%

Very nice Hostel, close from everywhere, clean with a good athmospher I will go back!

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice place to explore Tel Aviv.!! : ) Top Location and absolutely recommendable !!

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

We called&they told us a more expensive price over the phone so we booked online instead, I got a confirmation email so we headed to the hostel and got there and went to check in and the lady said that they sent an email a MINUTE after our confirmation email saying that they don't accept check ins at 10pm which is when we just showed up and she was on duty checking us in... Some she made a fuss about it and we paid and slept off our frustration with the hostel. Soft sheets I'll give them that


100%

Chef hostel is definitely a home away from home, great staff & a nice chilled atmosphere. Roy is a great host, knows his food & cooks some pretty awesome food himself. Thanks guys!


100%

a good value for money and prime location.a very nice patio and a very nice atmosphere


54%

The hostel has NO lockers (I am not counting the in room lockable file drawers which are large enough only to place small items (passports, papers etc) and not bookbags, camera equipment, etc., Not having lockers is completely unacceptable in this day and age of hostels and security of customer property. Toilets and showers are too small and do not include needed racks/ledges to place toiletries/ towels, etc. Great location. Free use of computers and wifi works well.


46%

There was no one really around much to help... The people were kind of rude that were around! The construction around was loud and the rooms had no widow coverings so it was very very bright (no naps or sleeping in!) no group activities or social gatherings hard to meet other people.


94%

We've had a great time in Tel Aviv and the Chef Hostel defininitely played a part in it. Our room was fittet w/ a comfy double bed and a bath room. They also offer other rooms - dorms, single bed, etc. On the ground floor is a kitchen and a big, welcoming common room. They also have a backyard w/ a big table and some sofas. So there are plenty possibilities to take a break from walking/ biking around and relax. For Tel Aviv conditions the hostel can be considered affordable. We'll come back!


97%

Great place, great people, great location, great vibes.


57%

The bathrooms could have been cleaned more often and our room was never cleaned in the time we were there. No lockers available and a Laptop was stolen while we were there.


91%

When I go to israel my first stop is always this pleasant hostel. It feels like coming home. The hostel is like a livingroom where everyone is talking with eachother. The staff is incredible helpfull. . Sometimes we had a bbq, good stories and some drinks. Nice memories You are allowed to use the fridge, the beds are really good and the sheets are always clean. The showers with warm water and also very clean. I really had a good time there and i recommend it to everyone. I come back!!

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel ! We are 4 French students and we stayed 2 nights in this hostel, we really liked it. The location is amazing, in a cool neighborhood and 10minutes walking from the beach. The staff is excellent. And the atmosphere as well, we met many foreign people like us. We stayed in the 14 beds dorm, quite big and really comfortable. The price is quite cheap! We definitely recommend this place!

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much.It was a pleasure to host you. Hope we shall meet again.

100%

Great location, cozy vibe, but the highlight is clearly the hosts - warm and welcoming, made us feel them like friends from the start. I kinda miss them already. Great hub to enjoy Tel Aviv, would do it all over again - and love it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much.It was a pleasure to host you. Hope we shall meet again.

100%

This place is home, you automatically feel comfortable around there. The location is great for going out at night, all the bars are about a 5 min walk; the beach is a 10 min walk, the market is 5 mins away The staff is friendly and gives you all the necessary information; sometimes makes food for the guests Everything is very clean and smells good, the rooms have comfortable beds and air-conditioning. There is a hairdryer and even the ironing board! There is a nice porch where you can socialize


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