Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv
The owners had already established their hip hostel credentials with the Abraham Jerusalem, which is all-but legendary in hostel circles. Their Tel Aviv counterpart has the same great atmosphere and boasts 380 beds (both mixed and single-sex options are available) – the largest hostel in the city. Although it’s located in the city centre and is close to Tel Aviv’s key nightspots, the Abraham Hostel hosts many of its own events, including live music with the occasional dancing, pub quizzes and a Shabbat dinner every Saturday. Murals of biblical figures, especially the one after whom the hostel is presumably named, adorn the walls of common areas, and swinging chairs and hammocks make up its clean, modern look. Guests congregate on the rooftop where there’s a bar and a good mix of both young and old. A full Israeli breakfast is included in the price, and there’s a shared kitchen for those staying indoors.