Where to Stay in Tel-Aviv ?

The vast majority of the hotels are located near the beaches, so don't worry about that. Most of the hotels are also close to the main shopping area of Tel-Aviv and to the city nightlife. There are no really bad neighborhoods to avoid in town, except maybe the central bus station at night, but there are no hotels there.
Anyway, before choosing a place to stay, read opinions of travellers about specific hotels in Tel-Aviv. For Hostels, see later on.

The ideal (theoretical) point to stay in Tel-Aviv

Look at the following map , click on the map to enlarge :
map where to saty tel aviv

I have divided the beaches of Tel-Aviv into 3 parts:
  1. North part : From Tel-Aviv port to Tel-Aviv Marina (Red color on map)
  2. Central part : From Tel-Aviv Marina to the Dolphinarium (Blue on map)
  3. South part:  From the Dolphinarium to Jaffa (Green on Map)
  • Remark: The Dolphinarium is not active anymore (I don't want to disappoint you with expectations to see Dolphins in Tel-Aviv...)
So the ideal point I have chosen (marked as a black circle on the map) is :
Right on the beach, in the central part of Tel-Aviv (where Bograshov street meets the sea), just a walking distance from Dizengoff Center which is one of the main shopping areas and close to the intersections of Rothschild and Hertzel, one of Tel-Aviv's best nightlife zones.
  • To get a feel of the distances : All the beaches on the map = 5 Km.
(See more maps of Tel-Aviv in the maps page)

But this is just one theoretical point. There are many nice zones to stay in Tel-Aviv and since the city is not huge, you will always be near the center. To simplify things, you could either stay :

Possible Zones to Stay in Tel-Aviv :

1. In the north part of Tel-Aviv, close to the beaches :

Look at the following Map, click to enlarge :
map where to saty tel aviv
  • hotel tel avivMore relaxed compared to the central part of Tel-Aviv (everything is relative, Tel-Aviv is not an enormous busy city like London)
  • Near the Yarkon park
  • Near the Tel-Aviv Port leisure area
  • Near cool beaches like Metzizim
Disadvantage :
  • You will probably need to use some kind of transport in order to enjoy the main city nightlife which is in the center and south of the city. Also during daytime you may need transport because most tourist attractions are in the center and south of the city (You can also walk, of course).
See Hotels in the North part of Tel-Aviv and
Hotels in the port area of Tel-Aviv  (You can read opinion of travellers).

You can watch a Video with the Yarkon park and the north beaches of Tel-Aviv

2. In the central part of Tel-Aviv, close to the beaches :

hotel tel aviv Advantages:
  • It is close to most places of interest, you could just walk.
  • Close to nice streets like Rothschild, Shabazi etc
  • Close to the main shopping area, around Dizengoff center.
  • Close to Tel-Aviv main nightlife (Rothschild-Allenby intersection) and more.
  • Close to Jaffa.
See hotels in the central part of Tel-Aviv , choose the ones, on the map, that are close to the beach.

3. In the City Center :

Look at the following Map, click to enlarge :
map where to saty tel aviv

hotel tel avivIt is still very close to the beaches , usually not more than 500 meters. It could be for example near the Dizengoff Center mall.

See Hotels in the center of Tel-Aviv and read opinion of travellers

You can watch a video with Tel-Aviv city center.

hotel tel avivIf you want to live in the most chic avenue of Tel-Aviv, the Rothschild avenue, see the top hotels : Hotel Rothschild 22 or Hotel Rothschild 65, or Hotel Rothschild 71 or Hotel Rothschild 96.
If you want to stay in a Budget hostel very close to the Rothchild avenue, see the Abraham Hostel.

4. In the South part of Tel-Aviv, close to the beaches :

    hotel tel aviv
In the very south of Tel-Aviv, on the beach line, there are mainly big, luxurious hotels like David Continental and Dan Panorama.

See hotels in the south of Tel-Aviv ,choose the ones on the map that are more to the south, near park Charles Clore.

5. In the South part of Tel-Aviv, different neighborhoods and Jaffa :

Look at the following Map, click to enlarge :
map where to saty tel aviv
Jaffa is an old city at the south of the city. Tel-Aviv and Jaffa belong to the same municipality. At Jaffa there is a port, an hill with art galleries and a view over Tel-Aviv. On friday there is a flea market. It is not far from the center of Tel-Aviv, about half hour walk.
See Hotels in Jaffa.
At the south of Tel-Aviv there is the Florentin neighborhood, a place with student spirit. Many bars at night.
See hotels in Florentin.
Neve Tzedek is a pleasant neighborhood of mainly small houses with red roofs and a lot of cafés, it is where Tel-Aviv began, about 100 years ago.
See hotels in Neve Tzedek.
Rothschild avenue is the most pleasant avenue of Tel-Aviv.
You can watch : Video of Neve Tzedek and a Video of Old Jaffa.

Hotel Prices in Tel-Aviv :

Unfortunately, Tel-Aviv is not a cheap city and neither are the prices of its hotels. Tel-Aviv is ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world (but less than London, Oslo or Tokyo). See here examples of prices you could expect in Tel-Aviv.

Hotel Types in Tel-Aviv :

There are mainly 3 types of Hotels in Town :
  1. Hostels, Dormitories, Budget hotels.
  2. Boutique style Hotels
  3. Big and expensive Hotels on the Beach.

Hostels, Dormitories, Budget hotels :

hotel tel aviv There are not a lot of them in town, the big hotels on the beach are much more dominant.
See Hostels in Tel-Aviv and read opinions of travellers.
The one on the photo is Beachfront hostel , it is right on the beach.

hotel tel avivTake note also of Abraham Hostel. It is a high standard hostel, located in a very good postion, near Rothschild avenue.

Boutique style Hotels in Tel-Aviv :

hotel tel aviv This is the hotel category that has most evolved in the last years. These hotels are supposed to be with high standards and be an alternative to the big hotel chains on the beach.
To find Boutique style Hotels in Tel-Aviv : They are everywhere in town. fill the required dates and use the filters on the left.
Use filters like: "Hotel facilities", "users rating", "area" ...

Big Hotels on the Beaches of Tel-Aviv :

hotel tel aviv They are the main skyline of Tel-Aviv beaches.
See luxury hotels in Tel-Aviv.
In the photo: Hilton Tel-Aviv.

See also the page : What to see in Tel-Aviv in order to get a better orientation of the city, note where are the beaches and shopping centers, it may help you to choose an hotel location.

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