It is true that Tel Aviv is one of the most expensive cities in the world, with real estate prices at a premium. But you can definitely find worthwhile, cheap hotels in Tel Aviv.
The are discount hotels, guest houses and even upscale hostels that are clean, respectable and some that are really special!
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Choosing a cheap hotel Tel Aviv is a great idea if you are thinking of staying in Israel for several weeks or longer. You might find that by compromising a bit on accommodation, Tel Aviv can be a convenient and cheap home base from which to visit the rest of Israel.
It's worth inquiring out about these 4 points when choosing your budget lodging in Tel Aviv, or for that matter, anywhere in Israel:
1. Air Conditioning. Rooms in budget lodging may have air conditioning or just fans. Since Tel Aviv Weather can be really hot and muggy, consider if you want to pay a bit more for an air-conditioned dorm or private room during the summer months.
2. Location. How important to you is the proximity to the beach? Which of Tel Aviv’s different neighborhoods appeal to you most:
3. Free Wifi. How important is free wifi access from your room and from the lobby or common rooms? if Wifi is not included, find out how much it costs.
4. Breakfast. Most hotels in Israel include a large Israeli style breakfast. Budget hotels and hostels may not include breakfast at all, or they may include only coffee, tea and toast or cookies. Find out because food isn't cheap in Israel.
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Note: If you prefer a good hostel, here are our some of the best Tel Aviv Hostels.
62 Hayarkon Street near the beach
There are plenty of hostels near the Tel Aviv beach, but its harder to a decent, cheap hotel
De La Mer Hotel is in the heart of Tel Aviv. Its one of the best cheap hotels in Tel Aviv near the Opera Tower in between Trumpledor and Jerusalem beaches.
Rooms are smallish but decent, clean with comfortable beds.
There is free wifi. And there is also a great baclony for chilling out with nice sea views.
By Tel Aviv standards, it's considered a budget hotel with rooms for up to 2 people with double beds starting at about $100 per room for a couple, a bit more during high season.
They serve good breakfasts too.
The location of Olympia Hotel is ideal - in the heart of the Tel Aviv beach strip. Its a two minute walk from the beach and the Tel Aviv Marina.
The rooms are small but clean and modern. Most of the rooms have new hardwood parquet floors. All the bathrooms have showers and are private.
here is free WIFI in the lobby.
A nice perk is a free Israeli Breakfast served in the restaurant downstairs. Make sure your room includes breakfast!
The cool decor at the Eclectic ApartHotel is just like the name - eclectic. The rooms are small, but newly renovated and comfortable. The family rooms have a nice kitchen and are good value.
Just be aware that Allenby Street is in the heart of busy Tel Aviv, so if you are sensitive to noise, ask for an apartment facing the back, or bring ear plugs!
There are buses close by and you can walk to the beach and the Tel Aviv outdoor markets in 10 minutes. Or take a bus, taxi or bike to almost anywhere.
Ben Yehuda Apartments is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, minutes by foot from the Tel Aviv Marina and the amazing Tel Aviv beaches.
There is a studio, a 1 and 2 bedroom apartment, a duplex and a penthouse apartments. They are all in good condition, the rooms are cozy, and the bathrooms are tiny, but the apartments are excellent value for the price you pay and what you get in return.
Don't be fooled by the 'apartments' in the name - you get full hotel services. Ben Yehuda Apartments are definitely a good choice, especially if you are looking for larger apartments for families or groups of friends.Ben Yehuda Apartments - Best Rates, Reviews, Availability
The Sun City Hotel is conveniently located just a 5 minutes walk from the beach, near a Tel Aviv bike station and several bus and taxi stands.
Sun City provides very good value, at about $90 per room even during peak season. Room are small, but clean. Wifi is free, coffee is served all day long and pastries are served for breakfast.
Allenby is a busy, noisy street and you can hear the bars and clubs, especially on weekends so beware if you are sensitive to noise.Sun City Hotel - Best Rates, Reviews and Availability
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