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Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is the kind of place that makes you want to hang around and spend a while, and in fact, Tel Aviv itself is a city that’s hard to leave. We had heard about Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv and were so excited to stay there, having just come from its sister hostel in Jerusalem.

Where is Abraham Hostel located?

Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is located a 5-minute walk from a bustling downtown area of Tel Aviv - Rothschild Boulevard, home to wonderful restaurants and rich history. Also within a short walking distance are the trendy Florentine area, lots of public transit, the main central bus station and the Mediterranean waterfront!

After seeing our room (yay, views of the city!), which was spacious and spotless, we climbed the hostel’s big staircases to the roof deck, where we stumbled into a full-fledged happy hour gathering of locals having a beer and watching the epic sunset to the west amid the Tel Aviv skyline. As it turns out, the hostel’s rooftop is so cool that it’s popular among travelers and Tel Avivians alike.

Happy hour at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv

What to do at Abraham Hostel

There are different events every day of the week! After watching the sunset, we got ready for the hostel’s weekly Shabbat Dinner, which was a feast of vegan-friendly food along with some mouth-watering chicken. It was so nice to share Shabbat with so many people from all over the world!

After dinner was over, the hostel’s event space had already been transformed into a concert venue, and we were fortunate enough to catch a performance from Orot, a popular Tel Aviv band, who came to grace several hundred concert attendees with their captivating lyrics and tunes. This was such an incredible way to begin a weekend in the city.

Orot performing at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv Orot performing at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv

If we’d had more time, we would have loved to take part in more that Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv has to offer - Hebrew language classes, group biking tours, open jam sessions, pub crawls, yoga, cooking workshops and other special events like lectures and concerts that are hosted for the general public.

Don’t worry - we also made time for some hammocking while we enjoyed the daily breakfast spread (til 10am) of olives, Israeli salads, fresh bread, fruit, halva (sesame candy) and coffee.

Hammocking at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv Breakfast food at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv Becca hanging out at Abraham Hostel in Tel Aviv

Our Abraham Hostel review

We knew we were in great hands at Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv, from the helpful staff who arranged us an airport transfer early in the morning to the people working at the desk who offered us an Abraham Hostel map of the city!

The city map also has a bunch of restaurant and bar recommendations that all come with a perk like a discount or a free drink. Also, are you going to travel to Jerusalem? Abraham Hostel has another location in Jerusalem!