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The place has a different vibe. Nothing to complain, i would stay there again.
Good and clean hostel with a nice spirit. You can sleep well there, but you can also spend the night drinking beers on the roof. Plenty of showers, good kitchen, tea, coffee, nice people and good prices comparing to other places.
The hostel is quite far away from the city center and it's difficult to find. It's not very clean, the breafast very poor.
Only have very small lockers, which require your own lock. Breakfast is just bread and spreads. Location is close to Yafo, but far away from everything else, and not in an attractive part of town. Staff is mostly friendly, but some of them can be a little sour (not just normal Israeli bluntness). Otherwise the vibe is pretty cool, and it's comfortable.
Warning! Only stay here if you don't mind getting eaten alive by Mosquitos at night. Everything else is fine.
All the staff here are very friendly and helpful. I had one of the Israeli staff helping me to understand a Hebrew website better. And I needed to send a letter and they were able to provide me with an envelope and a stamp for a realistic price. The overall price to stay here is great. Tel Aviv tends to be expensive, but staying here is reasonable. The rooftop is very nice and you can stay up late partying or you can go to bed early and nobody will hassel you.
Nice hostel at a walking distance from HaHagana station and old city of Yafo. We especially appreciated the somehow alternative atmosphere of Overstay Hostel: it's located in an old factory building and has an element of DIY-culture. Latter also manifests in the number of guests that volunteer there for free housing. However this does NOT mean that the hostel would be not clean or so. More things we liked: + big rooftop terrace + late night check-in no problem
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
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the hostel was great :) atmosphere was amazing!
Small, friendly, cleanhostel. all the staff speak english, are willing to answer questions, help you, give you ideas where to go the evening - open atmosphere in the hostel, everybody talks to eaverybody, you meet new people, good breakfast, good and free tee and coffee 24 hours per day, free wlan and internet - situated close to old town Jaffa - I staid there 7 nights - in the evening guests get together on the top of the roof and hang out there on sofas
Liked to stay there and to be so close to old Jaffa. The Staff is nice, the Shabbat dinner was delicious but the toilets haven't been clean't properly in the first three day's of my stay, but after that it got better. And if you have problems with sleeping while its noisy, than that is not your place.
Breakfast is extremly simple, but the athmosphere is very nice. We can recommendation it.
The location is not very good. The organization and their system of work was not very good as well. For the price it's ok, but it could be better.
A bit far away from central Tel Aviv (though close to Jaffa), the neighbourhood does not look very pleasant, nor the buliding of the hostel itself. The common rooms lack place to put your stuff (I was in the upper bed, and there could at least have been a hook let alone a shelf). It is being renovated so should improve with time. Very basic breakfast, some staff friendly, others not so much.
We are aware that it's a hostel, but the noise was unacceptable, and I've stayed at many hostels . We chose a private room, since we had to get up at 3 in the morning and didn't want to disturb people - but the private room is next to kitchen and we could hear every single word from there. When they say that they work 24/7 on making this hostel better, that's true, but though they have been runnning since August, nothing is finished.
It is an excellent hostel with clean sheets and clean toilets and showers. There a lot of funny messages written around to remind the guests that Israel is a desert country, so use water judiciously! one of my best memories was the Shabbat dinner which Enero made for us. You will feel warm and welcoming, a positive and friendly vibe all around Ben Tsvi (the house cat) to entertain you :)
Fine hostel, but nothing spectacular. Great kitchen and pretty clean bathrooms, but the common space inside lacks a bit of character. The rooftop seems like a good space during the summer. Try to avoid dorm room 17 -- there is another room that can only be accessed from inside this room, so the doors are constantly being opened and closed throughout the night, making sleep difficult. I and several others in the room also got insect bites while sleeping, but no way of knowing what kind of bugs.
Cool place to stay, must be awesome in summer with the big Roof top! will definitely come back on my next stay in tel aviv!
Well, the place definitely has potential. We could find everything you'd expect of a hostel. Still, I found the atmosphere sort of lacking... the vibes were missing! Of course, that has to do with the travellers / guests. Then again, there were two staff members that didn't really struggle to change that; they behaved more like guests, running around with a sour face. The staff at the front desk, however, was very helpful, the bedroom was clean. Biggest issue though: very thin walls => loud.