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
- 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
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