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Derech Ben Tsvi 47, Tel Aviv, Israel

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305 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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The information provided by the hostel about the location and transportation was really poor. Furthermore, the hostel stuff didn't make our stay better. The cleaning could be improved since the bathrooms and the showers weren't clean at all. Breakfast could be improved as well, since they didn't even have milk.

  • 29th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


great and professional service, a very warm welcome guests, excellent atmosphere - lots of young people and volunteers, evenings organized meetings with attractions


Some power outlets in the room are not working and never gets repaired in my entire week stay there but hopefully they'll do something coz that's very basic. A/C is locked at 26° and it's not keeping the room comfortable to sleep so they provide additional fan which I think doesn't make any sense than just keeping the temp of A/C cooler. Overall it was ok.


The only con is that there is no key/card for the room, so theoretically everyone can enter it any time. Otherwise, the whole hostel is a pro.


Please make a box called free stuff so, if any guy comes to your hostel and didn't have any kind information about the food and hope he would find some like vegetables, fruits, anythings which can be use and helpful for him/her free stuff. Like people those going for check out hostel can left their stuff in free box for others.


I love the atmosphere of this hostel, really nice!


Cool rooftop, breakfast included


the stuff in overstay is very nice and helpful. The rooms are ok, but there are nearly no windows at all. It's a bit far away from nearly anything. You walk 20 minutes at least to the sea, and also the restaurants are not around the corner. But the stuff has very good recommendations where to eat. Jaffa is very beautiful especially the harbor area.


Very friendly staff, nice teracce, goog location.


Breakfast is a big plus!


great for young people

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff, good atmosphere at the roof terrace and in the kitchen. Beautyfully decorated inner spaces.


The staff made the entire experience for me. Friendly, helpful, and eager to include us in their activities and socialise. Would definitely stay there again :)


Very interesting planning of premises. Excellent roof with the place for tent and terrace for breakfasts and parties. Local cat is just awesome. Breakfasts a-la buffet. Very reach and tasty. Fridges are huge and enough for all your stuff. Very beautiful girl-administrator from London. Clean and discreet bathrooms. Available big parking. Pity, that towels were available only for sale, but not for rent. And they were pretty far from clean ones.


Very friendly, young and nice to look at staff. ;-) Bathing beach is an unhurried 15 minute walk away. Our room was very simple: two (narrow) beds, two night tables, AC and 1 power outlet. The walls are very thin (particle board), I bet our next door neighbor could hear me snoring. The doorhandles were a bit waggly and the overall impression of the hostel was: quite simple. But fun. The outdoor terrace with its sofas was great for getting to know other guests and to end a hot and exhausting day


This place would have been nice about 5 years ago. It feels very run down and quite unorganised. It's mostly run by young volunteers who are nice, but don't really care too much about the cleanliness and the facilities. The dorm rooms are very basic (more like jail cells) and are not kept clean. The blankets are gross and not washed between guests. We had an expensive micro fibre hiking towel go missing from the clothes line and the staff didn't seem to care or really try to help us find it.


Nice hostel with a nice roof. The location is not the best, but ok: you are fast in Jaffa by feed and you can walk to the central bus station and Hagana station. But the center of Tel Aviv is a bit far away. The price for a privat room is really fair. So we liked it! P.S. Certainly, 22 NIS for a beer is not fair! 15 NIS would be enough, too.


They forgot our reservation, were very hostile about it, didn't tell us important information which led us go without food for half a day and there was a mouse in our room. The manager was nice, but the majority of other staff seemed like they were tired of their job. The location is basically on a mechanical auto shop, and this was not described with pictures. Overall not satisfactory and we had to leave in the middle of our vacation and spend half a day trying to find a new hostel

  • 20th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you for taking the time to write us a review. true, our volunteers are not workers and they have bad days like all of us. we will investigate the issue! regarding your reservation; at no point it was said that we lost your reservation. you guys booked an outdoor tent in a very stormy night & were suggested to take a room (you also had the option to stay in a tent and you chose not to). in addition, we told you to come to reception if you would like to stay in a dorm but you chose not to.


There was no soul. It was a dark hostel with hardly any light.. there where too many rules and regulation. I was more than one week and even like this, the staff was not so helpfull with me, they can throw or lost your food and nobody gave explanations. Sometimes the volunteers help you more than the regular staff, or sometimes too, the volunteers act like the own the place. The dorm have hardly any electricity plugs and you have to pay for towels. My plan was stay there for 2 weeks but...


No locks avaiable, rooms cannot be locked, the hostel is far away so during Shabat get ready for long walks, the staff at the reception could be nicer, but it is cheap, so for budget traveller this hostel is a good option. The roof top is amazing - nice music, relaxing atmosphere and nice view

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