Arrived for the first time in Israel, I was looking for the best Green Hostel in Tel Aviv. After a short research, I found this colourful gate with a Red Dragon on the roof, and that for me was more than a good sign.
Overstay Hostel is a surprise, close to Old Jaffa, after the entrance gate you will be projected a world made up of colours, music and friendly people.
Few steps away from old Jaffa and 15 minutes from the Bus Station. It gives you the possibility to explore the old city and to walk down along the seaside.
If you are planning to reach the city centre, especially at night time, you will need to catch a bus or a taxi.
The Tel Aviv International Airport is only 35 minutes of bus away from the Hostel.
The Hostel is located in an Industrial Area of the city, that means you will have to walk a bit to reach other facilities, but don’t worry that will give you the possibility to explore this incredibly dynamic city.
The confirmation mail provides you with the detailed information to get to the hostel, with the bus numbers and street information, that has been really helpful to find the hostel without using any internet connection. Moreover, the guys at the reception will provide you with a hand-made special map that is illustrating all the landmark points and all the best restaurants in the area.
Basic, some bunk beds and matresses with pillows and the rooms are ready.
I’ve been in the 10 people shared room, with 5 bunk beds, that are the only thing you will find inside the room. The lack of some lockers it’s the reason of the 3 ouf of 5, the rooms could be improved with some comforts.
There is a huge difference with the common areas and the kitchen, they are way better looking than the rooms. Almost all the elements inside the common spaces are made up of recycled materials, that’s amazing.
To be honest, from a such a big hostel I wouldn’t expect it to be so clean.
The bathroom and the showers were always clean, even during the busy hours. If you consider that the hostel, during my stay, was hosting something around 30-40 people all together this fact is impressive.
The kitchen has been clean and organised immediately after breakfast. Food must be labelled before to enter the fridge and this is really important to avoid misunderstanding.
The staff will always welcome you with a smile and a glass of fresh water.
The common spaces are amazing, from the garden, at the entrance, with the camper/bus Bar where to spend time talking with the other backpackers/travellers in front of a beer to the rooftop with the tables where to enjoy a lovely dinner admiring the panorama of Tel Aviv.
The multitude of couches available is perfect to chill and enjoy the free wifi or simply to relax chatting with other people from all over the world.
- Laundry (20 ILS)
- Bike Rent
- Free Luggage Storage
- Shower (20 ILS)
- Free Breakfast
- Pub Tour
- Downstair Bar with cheap Beer
Sustainable Score 5/5
One of the best. The Hostel is an old textile factory, that has been renovated and converted in a great and welcoming place for tourists, artists and explorers.
As I said before, most of the furniture in the common areas, rooftop and of the amazing garden are made up of recycled materials and objects. Not just pieces of design and underground art but functional object, like the camper/bus that is now a bar.
“The most economic hostel in the country”
This was what they told me, the prices of Hotel/Hostels in Israel are higher than Europe, but here you can get a bed starting from 18 USD for night!
Best Green Hostel in Tel Aviv?
Overstay was a pleasant surprise, it’s minimal eco-friendly and cheap. The perfect solution to stay in Tel Aviv.
For this reason, Overstay is the Best Green Hostel in Tel Aviv for 2017!
Book it directly here and enjoy your adventure in Tel Aviv 😉
Have you already been in the hostel? Let me know your impressions!