Recommended as being one of the "Top 50 best Budget Hotels in The World!!" The independent London. May 2004 (The only place in the "center" East!)

Jaffa Yesterday & Today

Throughout Jaffa's rich history, the port was the gateway to anyone who wanted to visit the Holy Land. Today, Jaffa is a beautiful seaside tourist destination and a great place to start your travels in Israel.

The Tel-Aviv Hostel

Old Jaffa Hostel and Guest House is a great Tel-Aviv hostel for budget travelers exploring Tel Aviv's historical and cultural paths.

Old Jaffa Hostel & Guest House is an old charming building, located just steps away from anything you want in Tel Aviv. Our facilities are comfortable, colorful and quaint. We also provide over 300 sq. meters of rooftop garden space!

Whether you are looking for some private space or communal space, we have plenty of both.

The Surroundings

Just outside our hostel are several new cafes, wine bars, pubs, and restaurants. Whether you're looking for a cheap eatery featuring local cuisine or something high end, it's all here.

Directly across the street you will find the famous Old Jaffa Flea market bustling with tourists and locals shopping for the best deals on antiques, clothes, CD's, rugs and furniture. As night falls, the area turns into one of Tel Aviv's hottest night life spots!

The Surf

If you are looking for a great Tel Aviv beach, you've come to the right place! Our Tel-Aviv hostel is just a 3 minute walk to the beach. Not only is it close by, it is one of the best beaches in Tel Aviv! (see the map)

"Old Jaffa Hostel was my favorite place to stay in Israel. We had a great time relaxing on the roof and the kitchen was very spacious. Our room had a very retro feel and I felt like I had stepped back in time. Just a few blocks away are great cafes and restaurants. I loved it!"
- A. Tucker, Feb. 2010

Looking for Israel guesthouses? Read what some of the guidebooks write about our Tel-Aviv hostel:

LET'S GO: "...a wonderful escape from the massive Israeli hostels that cover Tel Aviv beaches. It really manages to feel like Israel."

LONELY PLANET: "a pleasant Israeli couple have converted a beautiful old Turkish house into the lovely Old Jaffa Hostel."

THE ROUGH GUIDE:" ...excellent, well run..."

REISE-KNOW-HOW: "very clean, friendly and helpful, very good atmosphere..."

The British "Independent" published an article on Tel-Aviv guesthouses, Tel-Aviv hostels and Tel-Aviv hotels on October 31st, 2002. They recommended 4 options for accommodation in Tel Aviv: The Hilton, two three-star Hotels and the Old Jaffa Hostel.