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Hostel Overstay TLV Reviews

Derech Ben Tsvi 47, Tel Aviv, Israel

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82%

Rating
175 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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69%

Felt a bit unsecure without enough lockers for the number of guests.. and never felt sure of how many people were actual guests, or just randoms hanging out on the rooftop. Atmosphere generally was really great though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear, but we just yesterday finished building another 24 lockers so thats solved. There are no random people here. no locals are allowed in the hostel unless they are close friends that came to the hostel bday party. Wish you would have felt more secure because we are really taking much care of the guests security. mayb next time.

100%

I recommend to Jael to review the slightly confusing payment information they are sending out to customers. Quite frankly, customers don't really need to care what kind of deal the hostel has going on with the booking portal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank man for taking the time to elaborate, we think confusion starts when booking sites call their commission a deposit. and then whatever security we require for paypal reservations seems over the top. we will work on explaining this more clearly. hope you'll come again.

94%

It was simply the best hostel i have ever been, if you like to meet New People, this is your place to go. It so also very clean, the beds are a bit small but its Fine. You will definitly enjoy the rooftop!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow, thanks alot, you just made me smile on this grumpy morning. :-)

80%

Was an awesome hostel- the location was the only downside and after a 30 hour flight a trek around Tel Aviv to find the place was not something I had wanted to do. But that's the only critique- everything else was amazing!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear you had to trek, to whomever else i'd suggest to review our directions mail or just call us and we'd help you get on the right bus. Nevertheless, i must admit thats part of the charm of this place and location...we try to be an oasis, the first flower of many to arrive here in the downtown.

71%

The hostel states that guests can use free lockers, but forgots to mention that they are small, limited in number, and NOT in the rooms. In the room, there was no place to put one's belongings so our roommates clothes etc. were strewn all over the floor. We were also deprived of internet connection, which was quite unfortunate as we needed to do our online check-in at that precise time.

  • 29th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
True, Lockers are the size to fit laptop and a small bag. currently Kwan is building another set of lockers so there would be enough. We prefer to position lockers in the hall way, where they are under camera surveillance. Sorry to hear about the internet, we have changed the infra structure. hope its better now.

80%

Great hostel with great people :)


97%

Hostel Overstay is not only a great place to sleep, but also a meeting place for interesting people and good times. It's a very social atmosphere, but easy to get a good, comfortable night's rest. The staff is super chill and there are always people hanging out on the roof – watching a soccer game, participating in a delicious Shabbat dinner, or sharing stories over a couple beers. Highly recommend it and I will definitely return!

Owner Comment (Hide)
yes man, we hear you and we know we are doing the right thing. thanks man. we'll keep working on it till you come visit again.

80%

I had a great time on the roof with everyone on the night, the staff was nice and everyone was very friendly. It's a unique and creative place to stay.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers man, you were part of the vibe, come back !

57%

They charge you for every little thing. Every 30 minutes someone new is working the desk. Some are very helpful, others charge you more than what they quote for laundry- trying to make a profit off of me- I expect that from the markets, but not at a hostel- very unprofessional.

Owner Comment (Hide)
jjj... my friend, you live in a paranoya movie, no one here is after your shekels. wish you would have notified the manager if you had such a feeling. But on this topic I'd like to note that so as to make the accommodation affordable to all we give our guests the option to pay a cover charge for extras: laundry, towel, AC rooms etc.

69%

The worst part about this hostel is the location - it is in a very industrial zone near to Jaffa but far from downtown Tel Aviv - this makes it hard to go out to clubs/restaurants. The hostel itself is decent - clean rooms and bathrooms and there is a nice rooftop terrace to meet people and relax. Security wasn't great - all the lockers were taken so just had to hide my stuff under my bed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I hear you, thanks for appreciating the hostel, regarding location we live in this area, we like it, i know its not the tourist traps or city center but its close to the beach and we like introducing this up-coming part of the city to tourists. and anyway tel aviv is quite small so by bike you can get there in 10 minutes. Sorry about the lockers, Just today Kwan has started building a new locker hive.

80%

Very good price and nice stuff, but there are two things which can be better. 1. Internet connection is terrible. I stayed 3 days and each day I was disconnected several times a day without any reason - the range was OK. Moreover the speed is random. Sometimes it was almost 0 sametimes up to 3MBit. If you need stable connection better to choose diffrent hostel or buy mobile Internet. 2. Roof is always full of smokers, so if you don't smoke you won't feel good at the best place in hostel.

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
I just brought a kick ass modem-router so hopefully internet will get stabilized. its no simple tast to provide wi-fi to 100 people posting sunset photos. At least the roof was full of smokers and not a closed room. mayb we should put a no-smoke couch on the side. thanks for the idea.

69%

Suitable for a short stay. Basic facilities but ok value.

Owner Comment (Hide)
short stay at the overstay during love parade time ! ouch ! we had much fun though, hope you will join in next time.

100%

It was great place to stay !!!


100%

BY FAR THE BEST HOSTEL I'VE EVER STAYED! Initially i chose the place because of the owners responses to the other reviews. they're hilarious and im so glad i did. The rooftop is an awesome place to kick back and have a beer and meet other people. As a solo traveller i never spent a moment without being surrounded by heaps of cool people. Only problem is that you'll never want to leave. I guess that's why they call it the Overstay. Can not recommend enough. Thankyou Omer and the rest of the team


94%

The place is so cool. The rooms are really new and clean. In the roof there is a terrace in which they do dinners with music, it has sofas...the personal it's really nice. The only problem it's the location that it's not so good, but apart from that, excellent.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you dear. We see our locations as good. but we are local, will make a better effort to tell our guests about it.

86%

i enjoyed every minute in this hostel. beds and sheets are clean, many showers and toilets so there's no crowd in the morning. staff is absolutely great! and you have a rooftop to hang out and a pool outside and a free wifi. and a free breakfast. perfect! would love to go back anytime..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks, Overstay was made for you people!

100%

The best hostel I've ever been, will go again for sure.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Hostel is situated not in the best location, among the autorepair shops and you need to do some walking to get to the beach (however Old Jaffa is quite close). The dorm rooms are very basic and doesn't seem secure (there are a few lockers but not enough for all guests). Still, the atmosphere is great there and the roof is amazing. Staff is friendly and helpful and Sabat dinner is great (don't miss it if you happen to stay in the hostel on Sabat).

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

It seems impossible not to have a good time at overstay. There's a great roof area with couches and a bar, a little miniature pool, a ping-pong table, graffiti everywhere, and signs in the bathroom teaching you Hebrew. The location is not "central," but it's close to old Jaffa, Florentine, and the beach, and there's no better way to see a city than walking through it! I would almost come back to tel aviv just to stay at overstay!

  • 20th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yes, you are one of the backpacker pioneer appreciating israel and overstayed. come back.

60%

The most positive amenities of this hostel are the free wifi available throughout (although it would cut in and out) and the rooftop hangout. Despite the terrible view from the rooftop they have been able to produce an environment suited for a younger free-spirited audience. Arrive before dark for the graffiti covered building is hard to find without a bit of sunlight.

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
In the night we have the RED DRAGON to follow...

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