Florentine Backpackers Hostel
Welcome to Florentine Backpackers Hostel!!!
Notice our age restrection 18-40!!!
*Free Coffe & Tea
*Complimentary basic breakfast (toast & spreads)
Florentine hostel is a small and cozy , home style, youth hostel for true travellers and backpackers. Located in the Florentine neighbourhood, it is close to everything! 10 min to the beach, and 15 to center of town
The beach, Old Jaffa and Neve Tzedek are close while Carmel market, Alenbi street, Rothschild street...and many more...are all within 10 minutes walk. The central bus station is a 15 min walk away.
Right around the corner is the Florentine neighbourhood, known for its young vibe, and is a center for many Israeli travelers, artists and musicians.
Reception hours: are Sunday to Friday 09:00-14:00 and 19:00-22:00
Saturdays are on request and subject to change.
However, I am here most of the time, and am usually available on request. Also, you can reach me on my cell phone.
If you are planning to arrive outside reception times, please contact me a day or two before so I can provide information to get in!
Directions and how to get here:
- From Ben Gurion Airport by bus or train:
Take a bus to the central bus station or a train to Tel Aviv, Ha-Hagana train station, which is very close to the central bus station, which you should go to.
From the central bus station it is a 15 min walk to the hostel (Elifelet Street) you can either walk on Salame (Solomon) street (west toward the beach) till you cross Elifelet street and then turn right to Elifelet till you reach Elifelet 10. Or, take bus number 44 or 46 from 4th floor at the central bus station and ask the driver to drop you off at the closest station to Elifelet street. (Ask him for directions...they are usually nice and like to help). Also, from Har Tzion avenue ( close to central bus station) bus number 42 will drop you off at the corner of Salame( Solomon) street and Elifelet street. Then just walk up Elifelet (north) till you reach Elifelet 10.
Sometimes just waiting for the bus takes twice as much time as just simply walking
Taxi (or our pick up service) - be careful of taxi drivers....they usually take advantage of tourists so just know how to bargain, or set a price in advance. A taxi from the central bus station to Elifelet should cost no more than 20 shekels (5 USD, 3-4 Euros'). A ride from the airport to any location in central Tel Aviv should cost around 120 shekels!!! (About 30 U.S.D or 23 Euro). It may cost 10-20 shekels more if it is night time.
It is sometimes possible for us to have a pickup service from or too the airport for 120 shekels and 130 at night, however you must arrange it with us first in advance.
* Age Restriction 18-40 !!
* No smoking inside the rooms (we have a spacious terraced roof)
* Passport is a must! (we keep our place for travelers and friends only)
* Cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance else first night will be charged. During summer season (June-July-August) cancellation policy is 7 days in advance else the order will be fully charged (we apologize for any inconvenience, however summer days are important for us.)
* Check in & out: check-out at 11:00, check-in at 13:00.
Please understand and be respectful of the check-in and check-out times.
Cleaning the rooms isn't easy, and nobody wants to get a room that was quickly cleaned.
Have a wonderful trip!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free City Tour
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Rooms
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
* AGE RESTRICTION 18 - 40: We apologize for the age restriction; however, due to past experience with costumers who didn’t understand the nature and atmosphere of the place, we were obliged to put an age restriction.
* Reception from 9:00 till 22:00
* ARRIVING AFTER RECEPTION TIME: If you arrive after reception hours (22:00) we can only accept reservation of 2 nights or longer.
Guests that will arrive after 22:00 will be charged for the first night in advance and in case that the cc won't work the reservation will be canceled.
Please let us know if you plan to arrive after reception hours so we can send you instructions on how to check in and give you the code for the door.
* NO GROUPS ABOVE 8: We are a small hostel, if you are a group bigger than 8, please contact us so we can see if we are able to host you.
* NO SMOKING INSIDE THE ROOM: Smoking is allowed in our outside terrace. (smoking in the room will result in a fine).
We will charge the first night of the reservation the day of arrival, in case the transaction will not go through we will try to contact the guest VIA email and phone. In case the guest will not respond we will have to try and resell the beds.
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Directions and how to get:
From Ben Gurion Airport: (To Tel Aviv Central bus station)
--Bus or Train-- Take a bus, or a train to Tel Aviv central bus station (Ha-Hagana train station- which is very close to the central bus station).
From central bus station it is 20 min walk to the hostel (Elifelet Street) you can either walk on Salame (solomon/ Shlomo - it has different names) street ( west- toward the beach) till you cross Elifelet street and then turn right to Elifelet till you reach Elifelet 10. Or, take bus number 41 from 4rth floor at the central bus station and ask the driver to drop you off at the closest station to Elifelet street.( ask him for directions...they are usually nice and like to help). Also, from Har Tzion avenue ( close to central bus station) bus number 42 will drop you off at the corner of Salame( Solomon) street and Elifelet street. Then just walk up Eliefelet (north) till you reach Elifelet 10.
Sometimes just waiting for bus takes twice as much time as just simply walking..
--TAXI--- from the central bus station to Elifelet st shouldn't cost more than 30 shekels (8 USD, 5 Euros)
Taxi- be trusty with taxi drivers....they usually take advantage of tourists and charge extra, so just know how to Bargain, or set a price in advance. A ride from the Airport to any location in central Tel Aviv should cost around 150 shekels!!!(About 40 U.S.D or 30 Euro), maybe 10-20 shekel more if it is during night time.
10 Elifelet St
*) you can always call mt cellphone or the hostel directly if you get problems getting here.
Florentin Neighborhood is home to Tel Aviv's young, hip and creative students, artists and musicians. Street art is cover the streets and contributing to its bohemian flair. Florentine's only constant is the change. Little bars and shops are popping up and guarantee for a vibrant night life. The beach is a short 7 minutes walk away and so is the must see sights.