Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is an excellent place to stay when visiting the most fun city in Israel.
Abraham Hostel is a very nice and friendly hostel, suitable for solo travelers, couples, groups of friends and families thanks to its big variety of accommodation and facilities.
The hostel is perfectly located in the heart of town; it is very welcoming and it offers many services that will make your stay in Israel a fabulous one.
The first thing that you will see as soon as you arrive is the terrace. Though this is mostly used by people who go there to have a cigarette, it is a nice place to hang out. That’s where Sarah, one of the in-house cats, hang out too.
At the entrance you will find the receptionist desk and a big hall with chairs and tables where you can hang out, wait for friends, check out the map of town or wait for your turn at the Traveler Center. The staff is very polite and friendly and will provide you all the information you need about the hostel and the city.
In this post, I will explain everything you should know about Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv, so that you can make an informed decision when booking.
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15 Things To Know About Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv
Abraham Hostel is nicely located in the heart of Tel Aviv, in Levontin St.. It is a few steps away from Rothschild Boulevard, a street full of shops, cafés and restaurant. From there, you can quickly get to Neve Tzedek, one of Tel Aviv’s nicest neighborhood. The hostel is a 10 minutes walk from the seafront, from where you can easily reach Old Jaffa within a half an hour walk.
In Tel Aviv there is a bike line that goes all around the city: biking is locals’ favorite way of going around town because the city is almost flat. If you are planning to rent a bike, from the hostel you just need to get to Rothschild Boulevard to find the bike lane.
You can book yours here.
How to get to Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv from the airport
If you arrive in Israel by plane you can take the direct train from the airport, it’s only one stop. It will leave you at HaHagana Train Station. From there, you have three options: take a taxi – the most expensive, fastest but easiest way if you are carrying heavy luggage; walk – it takes around 20 minutes; take the bus.
Alternatively, from the airport you can take bus 445. You will need to get off at HaRakevet / Begin road.
GOOD TO KNOW: Please keep in mind that from about one hour before sunset on Fridays until about one hour after sunset on Saturdays (Shabbat) there’s no public transportation in Israel.
If you arrive in Israel during Shabbat, you can book a shuttle bus (pretty much a shared taxi) via Abraham Tours website.
Accommodation at Abraham Hostel
You will find both private and shared accommodation at Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv.
There are four kinds of private rooms: economy, superior, family and junior suites.
Economy rooms are usually quite big, around 22 square meters, and have a private bathroom, a fridge, air conditioning and Wi-Fi connection. You will also find a small closet and a desk with a chair. Economy rooms fit up to two guests.
Superior rooms are bigger and have all the perks of economy rooms but in addition they also have a TV and a queen size double bed and a sitting area. Superior rooms rooms fit up to three guests.
Family rooms can be up for 5 guests, making them perfect for a family or a group of friends. They usually have a double bed, a bunk bed and a crib (upon request). They rest is pretty much the same as in the economy rooms.
Junior suits feature a sleeping room with a double bed and a sitting room with and additional sofa bed. They have a TV and a small kitchen with a sink, a fridge, a microwave and a small stove.
GOOD TO KNOW: Private rooms are only cleaned upon request.
Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv has 4, 6, 10 or 12 beds dorms. They can be mixed or male and females only. Dorms have bunk beds, an ensuite bathroom with toilet, sink and shower; air conditioning; free towels, sheets and lockers. They are cleaned daily.
GOOD TO KNOW: The prices of rooms reported on the hostel website vary depending on availability and season.
The kitchen at the hostel is very big and available for guests use 24 hours a day. There are fridges, pots, pans, utensils and all you need to prepare a meal. There’s also a pantry where you can leave food you didn’t eat during your stay.
The dining room is big and nice: you will immediately notice the colorful paintings on the walls. It’s a nice place to hang out, meat other travelers, and simply relax while having a meal,
Breakfast is included in the price of the room and it is served buffet style. It includes different types of cereals, vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese, bread (that you can toast), jams, butter, salami or ham a selection of drinks such as juices, cappuccino, tea, coffee and milk.
GOOD TO KNOW: All guests are requested to wash their dishes after breakfast. This is done to help the hostel run smoothly, since it is a really huge place and there are many guests. Unfortunately some people don’t seem to be too concerned with hygiene and they don’t care to properly wash their dishes.
Don’t be that kind of guest! Make sure your dishes are properly washed with dish-washing detergent, scrubbed to remove any food residue and properly rinsed. Please be considerate towards other guests and their health. It’s easy to spread diseases via dishes that aren’t properly washed.
Other food at Abraham Hostel
Every Friday the hostel organizes a Shabbat dinner. This is very much an Israeli tradition. Most locals go home to their families during Shabbat, but if you are traveling you may still like to experience what it is about.
Shabbat dinners at Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv cost 50 NIS (around $15 USD) and are cooked home style. They include a soup, salad, a main course (there are vegetarian options), side dishes (vegetables) and a dessert, as well as drinks. The atmosphere is lovely during the meals. Make sure to sign up for the Shabbat dinner at reception a least 12 hours before.
Wednesdays are Indian food nights! Indian chef Lahave Silliman cooks traditional dishes from 7:00 pm onwards.
Last but not least, Abraham organizes Israeli cooking classes every Saturday and Sunday for 75 NIS (around $23.50 USD). You can book yours here.
The bar is located on the first floor. It is open every day from 6:00 pm until late and the atmosphere is friendly and easygoing. It’s the perfect place to relax after a busy day in Tel Aviv – the sofas and hammocks are perfect for that. There are stools, hammocks and armchairs where you can enjoy your drink while having a chat, meeting new people or simply using your laptop.
There also is a pool and a fussball table.
TIP: Make sure to claim your welcome drink!
The rooftop is located on the third floor. On sunny days it’s a great place to relax, have a drink and soak in the sun. Unfortunately it rained a lot when I visited!
The TV room
The TV room is big and equipped with sofas and a huge television. If you don’t want to miss your favorite TV series or want catch up with the news, that’s your spot. It’s actually a nice place to hang out, even if you don’t care to watch TV.
In fun Abraham Hostel trusts – that’s the hostel motto and I can say it is true.
The hostel organizes so many events to keep guests and even locals busy every day of the week.
On Sundays there’s an open jam session; on Mondays you can taste 10 different types of Israeli craft beer for 80 NIS; Tuesdays are cinema days with personal headphones (36 NIS); Wednesdays are for art and wine (100 NIS), on Thursdays there are local musician and deejays. Fridays are all about the Shabbat dinner.
The hostel also organizes a pub crawl every night, for just 50 NIS (less than $15 USD). You can book it here.
Moreover you can have a guide to the best bars and clubs in Tel Aviv every night with free entrance and shots in every bar for 50 NIS.
For more conscious travelers, there is a daily yoga session.
Keep an eye out for special events.
Services to visitors
You can easily travel light if staying at Abraham. Right where the terrace is located you will find washing machines, dryers and irons.
Next to the reception desk you will find a very useful Travel Center where you can book your daily tours (in Israel, West Bank and throughout the region) and get any other information about Tel Aviv that you may need.
I did two tours: one to the Masada, the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi nature reserve, and one to West Bank.
Make sure to read my post “Everything You Need To Know Before You Visit Palestine.”
Shuttle buses are a quick and easy way to get to the hostel, especially during Shabbat.
GOOD TO KNOW: The shuttle doesn’t leave the airport until full so you may have to wait up to an hour. The bus is supposed to run every hour since the arrival of the first guest but I’m not quite sure this rule is respected.
Luggage storage and lockers
There’s a luggage room where you can leave your staff in case you arrive earlier than the check-in time or if you leave later than the check-out time. The luggage room is open to all guests so make sure to lock your staff or use the lockers for to store away any valuables.
Further readings about Israel
Make sure to read my other posts about Israel and the West Bank:
- 21 Absolutely Unmissable Things To Do In Tel Aviv
- Where To Stay In Tel Aviv: Recommendations By An Almost Local
- Tel Aviv Vegan Food Guide: The Best Vegan Restaurants In Tel Aviv
- 29 Things To Do In Jerusalem You Can’t Miss
- The 10 Best Places To Visit During A Trip To Israel
- A Guide To The Things To Do In Haifa, Israel
- 17 Truly Unmissable Things To Do In Eilat, Israel
- A Complete Guide To Israeli Food
- Masada Sunrise Guide: Hiking The Masada Snake Path
- Everything You Need To Know To Hike The Jesus Trail
This post was written by My Adventures Across The World contributor Elisabetta Tavani.
Legal Disclaimer: Elisabetta was a guest of Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv during her stay in Tel Aviv. She wishes to thank them for their hospitality. The views expressed in this post remain hers without any bias.
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