We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great hostel with lots of potential”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Overstay TLV Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
199 reviews
158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Great hostel with lots of potential”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We picked this hostel as this was the only affordable option in Tel Aviv. It is reasonably close to the sights - Jaffa is like 15 mins walk and beach js 20. Rooms are spartan and adequate. It looks like it is being actively worked on - so the bathrooms have a makeshift feel.
It is kinda hard to find as there are no visible signs :(. Also, quite noisy - sound proofing is terrible and you can hear everything from above and next door making it hard to sleep.
But, the staff are super friendly and helpful and the terrace hangout is fantastic ').
Overall a good choice but could be better I'd the minor annoyances are fixed

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank ThiaTravelvast
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Overstay TLV H, Manager at Overstay TLV Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thanks for your words, we now go into the stage of doing the more fine work on the place, showers included. come back in the summer, i assure you the roof will be a blast.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

187 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    85
    58
    27
    9
    8
See reviews for
3
25
65
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Haifa, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

I've stayed at Overstay twice now, and being a new traveller to Israel, I had an amazing experience here. From outside, it looks like a warehouse (making it a little hard to find at first), but it's so cool inside. There's a rooftop are where you can sit, meet people and the staff play music and cook food up there- it is SO sociable and friendly. I feel really at home here. It's what you get for your money, and for me it's always been a really positive experience. Also, near the beach and Old Jaffa! I say, go for it- hopefully you won't regret it!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Hannah W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Nice and clean hostel for reasonable money. Location is quite good, nice places around to eat and hangout. Friendly staff. Tea/coffee available at all the time. Breakfast could be better (only bread + jam, and hot drinks) but for this money is awesome! I definitely would recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Przemyslaw D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

I stayed a few nights in Overstay, it was so nice, I loved the athmosphere (actually I stayed so much in the hostel that I almost didn't see nothing of the city xd). The personel from the hostel is very nice, many volunteers and parties organised :)
I definetly would recommend it :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank magi68220
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
406 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a great option for solo travellers as all guests gather together on the roof to enjoy beers together each night. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere and is suited to solo travellers or small groups of friends, older travellers may feel out of sorts. The facilities are good, there was some renovations being made when I was there so the place will only get better. It is a 15min walk to Jaffa and the beach but its not a problem in my opinion. Overall a great hostel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
Helpful?
2 Thank LifeAsABackpacker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Even though this is probably one of the cheapest hostels in Israel i believe it is one of the best. The place is clean and well organised because of the staff that live and breath the place. The atmosphere here is amazing because of a family feeling between the guests and the staff. You can rent cheap bikes (really cheap!), the owners love to tell you all about Israel and where to go and then there is THE rooftop. A magical place on the roof the size of halve a football field where you can just sit back and relax. There is enough place to join others and start of a wonderful night or if you want some more privacy, you can do that to. Just amazing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Wouter R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is a new hostel in TelAviv and have potential to be one of the biggest :) (and greatest). a lovely place, with lovely staff, who are very welcoming and willing to help u with everything. They work very hard to build the hostel of their dreams!
The roofterrace is big and has great astmosphere. i love the bike-rental (10 shekel a whole day) which makes going around Tel Aviv sooo easy and relaxt! I will deffo come back :)

Room Tip: I had a dubble bed room, which was small, but clean and the bed was soooo good!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Daisy K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Tel Aviv hotels
0.7 mi away
Margosa Hotel
Margosa Hotel
#1 of 2 in Jaffa
5.0 of 5 bubbles 360 reviews
0.5 mi away
Florentine Hostel
Florentine Hostel
#8 of 92 in Tel Aviv
4.5 of 5 bubbles 390 reviews
0.5 mi away
Milk & Honey Hostel
Milk & Honey Hostel
#12 of 92 in Tel Aviv
4.5 of 5 bubbles 109 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 mi away
Little Tel-Aviv Hostel
Little Tel-Aviv Hostel
#1 of 92 in Tel Aviv
5.0 of 5 bubbles 246 reviews
1.2 mi away
Abraham Hostel Tel-Aviv
Abraham Hostel Tel-Aviv
#2 of 92 in Tel Aviv
5.0 of 5 bubbles 361 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hayarkon 48 Hostel
Hayarkon 48 Hostel
#3 of 92 in Tel Aviv
4.0 of 5 bubbles 653 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Overstay TLV Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Overstay TLV Hostel

Property: Overstay TLV Hostel
Address: 47 Derekh Ben Tsvi, Tel Aviv 6810331, Israel
Location: Israel > Tel Aviv District > Tel Aviv
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 92 Specialty Lodging in Tel Aviv
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overstay is a fun hostel for laid back people. We built it ourselves and keep working on it so no "American standards" here.Age restriction 18<45 its for everyone's happiness. And its a tourist only hostel (=passport+visa is a must). Groups over 10 people should coordinate with management ) Payment in ILS(cash) or credit card ( +3%, no Amex ) Rooftop accommodation available, We are 5-10 minutes from the coolest zones as we see it. Old Jaffa, Flea Market,Jaffa Port and night life area. Hipster Florentine full or bars and clubs. We provide because we like our guests: Free WI-fi.Free Parking. Free toast&spread breakfast. Free computer use. Free coffee/tea. 5Euro/day bike rental. Camping gear rental. Swimming pool(summertime) .Roof top Bar and court yard chillout. Free Shisha night, BBQ on tuesday, shabbat dinner on Friday, movie nights, alternative hebrew lessons, PARTY!. The Overstay is basically a massive concrete ship sailing an industrial island . A former textile factory located just off the border between the founding neighborhoods of Tel Aviv and the Old city of Jaffa, Inside the Overstay is all wooden floors and renovated rooms, dorm and privates. Outside a furnished shaded roof top lounge and yard is street art designed in constant progress with the occasional party taking place . Bathrooms and showers are all new and shared.We have plenty of free parking for cars and bikes.Free walking tour of Jaffa. Basic breakfast is served every morning, we have a furnished kitchen at your disposal and we sell cheap beers and soda. Basically all you need to feel at home and crash after a day or night out in the city.We aim to provide you a home-base from which you can go out and explore the city walking or on our bikes, or just retreat back to upon returning from the countryside,the beach or a night out in the city. Its just 7 minutes walk to the exotic Jaffa Old City and Flea-Market, paved with cafe's and souvenirs at day time, turns into a bustling night life district after sunset. 10 Minutes walk north to Florentin hood, the street art decorated "East Village" of Tel aviv, home for students and artist studios, bustling with clubs and bars at night. The Mediterranean beach is 15 minutes walk to, but renting our 5euro/day bicycles you can make it in less then 5 minutes along the bicycle lane just out our front door. Accommodation Information Notice!We have an age restriction of 18<45.Your children are welcome ( no little ones in the dormitories ).No smoking inside the building.There is always someone at the reception or around. Use of Sleeping bags is forbidden in this hostels, will get you kicked out without refund. Cancellation is free till 24 hours before arrival date, after that it carry a charge of first night. Check out 11:00. You can store luggage till night time, and even stick around till 15:00 but if you intend to wait for you flight here/shower/use internet/kitchen - you will be asked to leave or pay 25nis and you are welcome here till midnight. After that it counts as another night. The Overstay reserves the right to turn away any guest that misbehaves and disrespects other, or just stink. So , if this works for you come overstay with us! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Agoda, Priceline, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets and HostelWorld so you can book your Overstay TLV Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing