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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
- (1 review)
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.
Friendly staff, cool place, but a little bit off the town. Good value for money
Location is close to historic Jaffa, but quite far away from most of modern Tel Aviv. Dorms are basic, but relatively cheap. Bike rental by the hostel is a cool thing (they should get better bikes, though). Their flexibility was really helpful, in the sense that if the dorms are booked out but there are more potential guests, they will create more capacity by just putting additional mattresses in some common area. They opened recently so it's still kind of unfinished, but it looks promising.
positive: - good atmosphere, much space to socialize (organized dinners, access to the roof) - showers and toilets in good condition, no queue - staff was mostly helpful negative: - some rooms are very noisy (walls are thin), we even got a walk-through room - more than 20 minutes walking distance to Tel Aviv center. Tip: Use Google directions for finding buses, because all bus schedules are in Hebrew only! - Bedcovers were smelly, staff told me they "cannot be washed". Sheets were ok.
Located in a car repair shop area, but really close to Old Jaffa, also not far from the Central Bus Station. The hostel is new, so it's still under construction and improving. Rooms are really basic, but the common areas are OK and clean. The staff was very helpful and informative. The main drawback is that the hostel isn't prepared for bad weather. The windows are basically letting the wind and the rain into the rooms.
The hostel is fine, clean with friendly staff. However, I wouldn't recommend staying here in a private room if you actually want to get any sleep. Our room (2) was straight off the main communal area and there may as well not have been a wall, it was so loud with constant noise throughout the night (midnight, 2am, 4am...) I'm sure the dorms are better but I don't know why you'd put private rooms in the noisiest part of the building. Great for partying, not for sleeping. The room was also cold.
Great atmosphere and vibes, very chilled out and welcoming exactly how a hostel should be
Wonderful Hostel. Newly renovated. Excellent Roof deck. Cold beers 24/7. Inviting, Exceptional staff. You can stay here for 10 nights for the price of a modest hotel in Tel Aviv. A budget traveler's oasis. Secure place b/c of large gated courtyard. Awesome guests. A bit more remote than other Hostels, but just a 3 minute bike ride from Jaffa and the beach. Really just a fantastic deal. I see good things to come from the management here.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)