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The Tel Aviv Hostel Offering Comfort on a Budget: The Spot Hostel Review

Updated: Mar 25



In this post, we go through this Tel Aviv hostel’s highlights after staying here in March 2020.

As soon as you start planning your trip to Israel, you will quickly come to realise that accommodation can get quite pricey. Tel Aviv’s vibrant beachside living scene doesn’t come cheap. So when we found The Spot Hostel on our trip in March 2020, we fell in love with the newly built design, LA vibes like neighbourhood and it’s value for money!

 

The location


This Tel Aviv hostel is location in the Tel Aviv Port area, which has all around LA vibes. The newly constructed neighbourhood is known for its vibrant white, perfectly rectangle buildings, somewhat resembling a chic American strip mall. And did we mention it’a a 6 minute walk to the water? The area is plentiful in modern cafes, shopping and the waterfront promenade. Dizengoff Street, a busy, more city-vibe location to explore is also reachable by walking distance.


👉🏼 bonus tip, this nearby Thai restaurant has the best food! Highly recommend trying it if you stay at the hostel.


The location is great if you want to have a more laid back stay, going out for morning coffees and walks along the water.


The rest of the city, including historic Jaffa, you can easily reach by public transport or taxi.

 

The hostel & amenities


This Tel Aviv hostel has a huge space to choose from when it comes to spending time outside your room. There’s a large amount of tables & desks in their lobby/co working area if you want to get some work done, a lovely outdoor patio area, fully equipped kitchen & laundry.

If you’re not up for cooking, there’s a functioning bar, which also serves an Israeli inspired buffet breakfast each morning.


👉🏼 Our recommendation: What we particularly loved is this Tel Aviv hostel's events for it's guests. Join their movie nights in the lobby or our favourite - the Shabbat dinner that’s put on every Friday.

Friday night Shabbat dinner is an important Jewish tradition, during which families gather to have a traditional meal and observe the holy day. Having the opportunity to join such a dinner is such a great way to learn more about the traditions and culture of Israel through stories, foods and customs.


You can join the hostel’s Shabbat dinner by booking a spot in advance through the hostel. The price is about 30 EUR p.p. and includes food & beverage. It’s also a great way to meet fellow travellers!


If you’re looking for other tours & activities whilst here, check out this day trip itinerary to see & swim in the Dead Sea!


 

The rooms

Staying at a hostel doesn’t always mean sharing a room with strangers. Although that was a good way to save money some years ago, it’s not something we do that much of now.


The Spot hostel has a total 10 different sleeping/room options ranging from bunk beds to private family rooms with a sofa & bathroom, so you’re sure to find something suitable.


As a couple, we stayed in a ‘mini room’ which is a small size private double bedroom with a full bathroom. Inside, you’ll have your own private bathroom incl. walk-in shower, large double bed, TV, and storage underneath the bed.

Although there’s not much space in the room to walk around, the new, clean facilities are just perfect for saving a bit of cash & still being comfortable!


Check out the hostel's availability & prices for your planned trip days

 

Getting here


To/From to Hadar Ben Gurion Airport


By taxi

Our recommended route: Reaching this Tel Aviv hostel is most easily done by taxi. A ride costs about EUR and takes roughly 25-50 minutes depending on traffic.

By public transport

You can also use public transport but there is no direct service, meaning you’ll have to catch several buses/trains to get there.

To/From Jerusalem

Getting to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem is easiest done by catching the direct bus, route no 480. Its frequent, cheap and comfy & leaves from Jerusalem’s central bus station.

In Tel Aviv, get off at Tel Aviv-Yafo Arlozorov Terminal : Terminal/Derekh Namir/Recital. From there, grab bus no 55 that stops close to the hotel.


As always, bus routes/times change, so make sure you navigate yourself using google maps, which work great in the main cities of Israel.


Check out The Spot Hostel's availability & prices for your planned trip days

 

Other accomodation options

If you're looking for something else in Tel Aviv, here are some other options to consider:

$ - Cheap and friendly at the Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv

$$ - Relax at the beach at the Shalom Hotel & Relax - an Atlas Boutique Hotel

$$ - Rooftop spa overlooking the beach at the Dream Beach TLV Hotel And Spa

$$$ - Luxury in the Old part of Jaffa at the Market House - An Atlas Boutique Hotel $$$ - Absolute splurge for an unforgettable luxury experience at The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel

$$$ - Experience boutique luxury at the Jaffo Tel-Aviv King Gallery Boutique Hotel

 

I hope you enjoyed & found this article useful! As always, feel free to message us on IG & watch our Israel trip highlights for more tips 📍 Happy travelling team!


 

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