The Poli House in Tel Aviv might be the new kid on the block, but we’ve got a feeling this fresh, funky, whimsically designed boutique hotel could be creating a bit of a buzz for a long time!
We recently stayed there for a Friday night, and what can we say about its location, other than you can’t get much better! Located on the corner of Allenby Street and Nachalat Binyamin (yes, the pedestrian street that also hosts the twice-weekly artisan’s fair, one of Tel Aviv’s must-sees), you’re in the heart of the action, with the Carmel market, the ‘hood of Neve Tzedek, and Tel Aviv’s legendary beaches just a step away. Seriously, for location you’ll be hard pressed to beat the Poli House.
If you’re in the need for budget, hostel accommodation in Tel Aviv, you’ll be pleased to know there are some mighty fine options available!
Hostels are, of course, an excellent way to really get to know the local area (many in Tel Aviv now offer some very cool tours, providing a terrific insight into areas you’d never typically get to experience as a “regular” tourist), and also meet some cool new people.
The InterContinental David: a true Tel Aviv gem that will take your Israel experience to the next level!
No excuses, the InterContinental David Hotel has to be on your list of must-try hotels in Tel Aviv!
We recently spent a night at the hotel on a recent visit to Tel Aviv, and were blown away with just so many of the aspects of the hotel…not least the location, the service, the views, and the gorgeously renovated rooms!
The Dead Sea Adventure Hostel was opened in the Spring of 2016, and is located in the dusty, desert town of Arad. Run by the affable Gilad, this place is absolutely perfect for those of you looking for some real desert adventure!
I’ll be perfectly honest about the Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv: I wasn’t expecting to be wowed quite as much as I was wowed!
These guys know how to do hostels, that’s perfectly clear (they also own the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem and Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth). They know how to make their guests feel at home, how to host events that help integrate those guests and get those guests socializing, and they know how to keep it all relatively low-cost.
A few years ago, you’d never have considered Nazareth as a true northern stopover on a trip around Israel. You might have bused through, or stopped by for a quick peek at the Basilica of the Annunciation, but that was typically that.
Until one day travel entrepreneur Maoz Inon came along and decided that Nazareth was the perfect spot for a hostel/guest house. Teaming up with local resident Suraida, the grand-daughter of the legendary Fauzi Azar and owner of the original family mansion which dates back some 200 years, the Fauzi Azar Inn was born!
We’ve said it before, but the guys at Abraham Hostels know how to run hostels. And the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem is where it all started, the hostel where Abraham first let Jerusalem travelers rest their weary heads…
We stayed at the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem for 4 nights, straight after spending time at their new Tel Aviv hostel, so if it’s a comparison you’re looking for, you’re going to get it!
If you’re looking for a classy hotel in Jerusalem, we’re going to point you in the direction of the superb Inbal Hotel!
We recently stayed a night at the Inbal Hotel and were won over by a few factors that might just convince you too…the location, with its proximity to the Old City of Jerusalem and the stunningly charming neighborhood of Yemin Moshe (the ‘hood with the windmill – which you might be lucky enough to see from your room!), the great, friendly service, the renovated rooms, and the superb starters at the in-house Sofia restaurant!
If you’re in need of some desert fun, but have a hankering for some eco-friendliness, head to the Desert Shade Eco Lodge in Mitzpe Ramon!
The Port Inn in Haifa is another great option to consider if you’re in Haifa, or looking for a budget-friendly base for a few days from which to explore the north of Israel.
We spent two nights there as part of our 32-day family adventure across Israel, and enjoyed our stay a lot. Although we didn’t stay in the actual dorms or private rooms, we were booked in to the family-sized flats across the road from the Port Inn. Which were quite superb, it has to be said.