Are you looking for a great Tel Aviv Airbnb? You’re in the right place!
Tel Aviv is my second home, my favorite city in the world and the place I run to any time I can – to spend time with my friends and take in the incredible energy of the city. I have spent so much time there that I truly know it inside out – you could really say I am a local.
While until a few years ago whenever I visited Tel Aviv I’d stay at hostels or hotels and – at times – with friends, in the last couple of years I have preferred looking for my own Airbnb in Tel Aviv. I have stayed in a variety of locations, and I have had my share of great experiences, and a few bad ones.
You see, Tel Aviv is one of the most expensive cities in the world and finding a place to stay that is at the same time charming, nicely located and affordable isn’t easy. Airbnbs in Tel Aviv are a great compromise: oftentimes they are truly charming places (I have stayed in one that was in a beautiful Bauhaus building!); they are comfortable; they give you a great local perspective as the owners will be showering you with local tips; and they are better value for money than a hotel room and even a hostel.
Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start looking for a Tel Aviv Airbnb. In this post, I will give you a brief overlook of the best neighborhoods in town, and select a bunch of incredible Airbnbs in Tel Aviv where you can stay comfortably and safely. Just continue reading!
A Quick Introduction To Tel Aviv’s Best Areas To Stay
Tel Aviv is a mix of old and new with vibrant, varied neighborhoods to match. There are districts perfect for those who love nightlife, and others where historic buildings and UNESCO World Heritage Sites make it perfect for history lovers. Each one is distinct from the next, but they’re all within a comfortable walking distance of the Mediterranean Sea and the city’s beaches, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits you.
Airbnbs can be found throughout these neighborhoods – from the ultra-modern to the incredibly historic. So let’s discover them now!
These are the best neighborhoods in town:
FLORENTIN – Florentin is Tel Aviv’s hipster-friendly neighborhood. This trendy district is all about its myriad of boho hangouts which include cafes, cool bars, pubs and clubs. It’s an eclectic neighborhood situated in the southern part of the city, well away from tourist crowds. Here’s where you’ll find the lively Levinsky Market, which is full of delicious foods and spices to browse. There’s also a handful of historic houses with interesting architecture, as well as street art.
JAFFA – This old neighborhood is technically a whole different city from Tel Aviv, which actually gives it its own small-town atmosphere. In fact, it’s here that the original settlement that went on to become Tel Aviv was first founded. Situated in the south of the city, this ancient port town has associations not just with Bible characters like Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter, but also mythological Greek figures such as Andromeda and Perseus. In fact, Jaffa was even mentioned in Ancient Egyptian letters dating back to 1440 BC! It truly is a truly storied part of the world.
Today Jaffa is known for its crumbling architecture and winding cobbled alleyways. It’s the sort of place that’ll make you want to stop and take photos at every turn.
NEVE TZEDEK – Over in southwestern part of Tel Aviv is the funky neighborhood of Neve Tzedek. It’s here that you’ll find various trendy boutiques, art galleries and cool cafes to hang out in. Neve Tzedek is the best place to stay in Tel Aviv to be in walking distance of both the beach and the bars of Florentin. Packed full of uber-cool Bauhaus-style architecture from the early 1900s, this is a charming oasis in Tel Aviv, a great place to wander and explore.
If you’re arriving in Tel Aviv for the first time ever, Neve Tzedek is a good option as it’s a nice balance between everything the city has to offer. Note, however, that accommodation in this part of town can be fairly expensive.
TAYELET – Taking its name from the Hebrew for “promenade,” Tayelet is a beautiful coastal area of Tel Aviv skirting the Mediterranean Sea. It boasts a three-mile-long stretch of sandy beach with an urban backdrop and coffee shops and restaurants dotted along the boardwalk. Summertime in Tayelet brings sunbathers and swimmers as families and friends come to hang out on the sand. At night, the area becomes a bustling hotspot with its bars and nightlife venues.
It’s also a popular destination for fitness enthusiasts, the sort of place where you’ll see people jogging, playing volleyball or just taking the dog for a walk. If you love being close to the sea, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a nice selection of accommodation here too.
LEV HA’IR – Lev Ha’ir means “Heart of the City,” and that’s exactly what the neighborhood is – the center of Tel Aviv. Situated between the districts of Neve Tzedek, Florentin and Sarona, this is a lively, happening area. Here’s where you’ll find the UNESCO Heritage Site that is the White City, a collection of more than 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings, one of which houses the Bauhaus Museum. As well as being historic, Lev Ha’ir has more recently become one of the city’s best spots for nightlife with numerous bars and late-night hangouts.
KEREM HATEIMANIM – Adjacent to the famous Camel Market, Kerem HaTeimanim means “Vineyard of the Yemenites”, and it was in fact first established in 1906 by Jewish migrants from Yemen. Today this once poor neighborhood has undergone much gentrification, but it is still home to a host of old-fashioned restaurants, many of which still serve up hearty Yemenite cuisine. The nearby Carmel Market dates back to the 1920s, and is the place to buy almost anything. It’s dotted with many down-to-earth street-side bars and cafes.
So now that you know a little bit more about the various neighborhoods that make up the exciting city that is Tel Aviv, it’s time to find you the best Airbnb in Tel Aviv! All the properties I mention are listed on Airbnb, some are listed both on Airbnb and Booking.com. In that case, I have included a link to Booking.com as it is my choice for accommodation bookings.
The Best Tel Aviv Airbnb
This small apartment in the heart of Neve Tzedek is perfect for a solo traveler or for a couple. It is incredibly stylish, decorated in a very eclectic way with touches of modernity among the most classic, traditional interiors. Location is perfect: you will be in the heart of one of the best areas in town and close to the famous Tel Aviv beaches.
Moments away from Jaffa, one of the nicest areas of Tel Aviv, this apartment is perfect for a family as it sleeps up to four guests. Incredibly modern and stylish, it’s located in a new building and comes with a large kitchen perfect to prepare a full meal. You’ll have plenty of room to relax after a day of exploration!
This nice apartment in the heart of Lev’Hair will give you easy access to all the best attractions in Tel Aviv. It has two bedrooms and a bathroom, so it is big enough for a small group of friends or a family. You will also have a large kitchen to prepare your meals – the nearby Karmel Market is a great place to shop for ingredients!
Luxury Duplex Apartment close to Dizengoff Square
This small but sophisticated apartment is located close to all the action of Dizengoff Square – one of Tel Aviv’s most iconic public squares. The apartment itself is a relaxing place to unwind after a day in the city, with enough room to sleep three guests comfortably – there’s one bedroom and one bathroom. It also comes with laundry facilities and a spotless kitchen, as well as the bonus of a private patio garden for evening drinks or morning coffee.
Located in Kerem HaTeimanin, this is a great place to stay if you want to be closer to the beach. In fact, you will enjoy ocean views from the apartment itself. In terms of the actual accommodation, you will have enough space for ten guest, who can all enjoy the large kitchen and dining room and the massive balcony – perfect for a sunset drink.
This nice apartment in Florentin sleeps up to four guests comfortably. It is modern, comes with a massive kitchen where you can prepare your meals, and with lovely views of the surroundings. The area itself is perfect for younger travelers, who will find plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants, along art galleries and lots of eclectic boutiques.
Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs in Tel Aviv, this apartment is situated easy walking distance of both the beach and the old city. It’s also near the flea market, and all the bars and restaurants that come with it.
It’s ideal for a couple, thanks to its one bedroom and comfortable, queen-sized bed. However, it does have enough room to sleep three guests. Situated in an historic building, this is a modern, contemporary apartment with stylish design features.
Stylish Apartment in Historic Building
Situated in a charming historic building, the interiors of this apartment mix its period features with cutting-edge contemporary design. There’s a sleek, minimalist aesthetic running throughout the apartment with its white-washed walls, light wood floors and chic furnishings.
There’s even enough room for five guests to stay here across its two bedrooms. Complete with a gorgeous outdoor terrace and large kitchen, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay in Tel Aviv at this Airbnb.
Another cool Tel Aviv Airbnb set in a historic building, and this one reflects the boho neighborhood of Florentin. Throughout the studio, it’s decorated with bold colors and statement, mid-century modern furniture. In fact, there’s a queen-sized bed and sofa bed allowing up to three guests to stay.
Equipped with everything you need, from fresh towels to luxury linens (and even a coffee machine), staying here means you’ll have the cool restaurants and bars of Florentin at your fingertips during your stay.
Trendy Design Apartment
This super modern Tel Aviv Airbnb is a truly 21st century home. Think monochrome interiors and an impressive use of space, complete with large floor-to-ceiling windows allowing plenty of light to flow in. More like staying in a five star hotel than a regular apartment, this really is a high-end place to stay in Tel Aviv – perfect for a couple who want to enjoy vacationing in style. There’s even a large courtyard that’s perfect for evening meals.
In terms of location, this apartment is situated in Neve Tzedek, meaning you’ll be in walking distance of both beaches and the ancient ‘hood of Jaffa.
Rooftop Suite in Jaffa by the Beach
The vintage interiors of this cool Airbnb reflect the old district of Jaffa where it’s situated, so there’ll be plenty of cafes and restaurants to explore on the doorstep. It’s a spacious apartment set over two levels with a mezzanine floor – perfect for a couple who want a roomy place to stay.
The style of this apartment is all about eclectic, vintage finds resulting in a tasteful bohemian aesthetic. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living area and cool rooftop terrace to enjoy.
Chic Design Apartment
Situated in a Bauhaus-style building, staying in this chic Tel Aviv Airbnb means staying in a slice of the city’s history itself. One of the best things about this apartment is its large balcony, which overlooks Carmel Market. There’s even a hot tub to soak in after a day of exploring the city.
The living space has large windows and a comfy couch to relax on, and there’s enough room for four guests to stay there. Location-wise, it’s just a five-minute walk from this apartment to the beach. It really couldn’t be any more perfect.
Cozy Charming Studio in Trendy Florentin
The location of this Tel Aviv Airbnb is great – it’s just a few minutes’ walk away from the beach, but the surrounding area of Florentin is super fun to explore. Even though this is a studio apartment, there’s still enough room for four guests to sleep comfortably, but it’s probably best for couples who want to spend time relaxing in the trendy interiors. There are plenty of added extras making it extra comfy, and even an outdoor terrace – perfect for a glass of wine or two to kick off the evening before heading out to discover Florentin’s nightlife.
Ancient Apartment in Old Jaffa
Possibly the coolest Airbnb in Tel Aviv, this gorgeous apartment is situated in an ancient building. With the original stone walls and plenty of vintage touches, staying here means you’ll really get to experience the history of this old area.
You’ll have the bars and restaurants of Jaffa to enjoy on your doorstep, as well as the beach which is just a few minutes’ walk away. This place is a great choice for those who like to party, as there is plenty of good nightlife in the nearby area.
Beautiful Apartment in the heart of Jaffa
This may well be the most charming Airbnb in Tel Aviv. Set in the heart of Jaffa, it exudes charm with its vintage tiled floors, eclectic furnishings and high ceiling. Spacious enough to comfortably fit four guests, it has a fully equipped kitchen and two full bathrooms. It’s located in a historic Ottoman building, so you will feel like you are really walking through history.
It’s close to the famous Flea Market of Jaffa and you will have easy access to the beach, cafés, bars and restaurants for a fabulous stay in town.
Lovely studio in Hayarkon
Perfect for a couple or for a solo traveler, this spacious studio has everything you may possibly need for a comfortable stay and is full of character. It’s located right in front of the beach, so you will only be steps away from the Mediterranean and from lots of fun activities – perfect during the summer months. Allenby, Dizengoff and Rotchshild are all within easy walking distance too so you have easy access to bars, cafés and restaurants.
Quiet Apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv
Located in King George street and close to Rothschild Avenue, this Tel Aviv Airbnb is perfect for a solo traveler of a couple looking for a cozy, centrally located place to stay that is at the same time tucked away from the chaos and traffic of the city. It comes with cable TV and Netflix, fast Wi-Fi, and AC. There’s lots of parking space nearby – something that never goes without saying in Tel Aviv!
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