How to choose your accommodation category with israelrail
1. Will I feel comfortable in a hostel in israel?
Unlike many other travel destinations, in Israel it is not unusual for foreign travelers over 30 to stay in hostels from time to time. For good reason! There are some social and financial advantages of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem hostels. One of them is the possibility to prepare hot meals in the hostel kitchen. In general, if you like it louder and younger on average, the hostels are a good place to stay. Whether in Abrahams Hostels, Tel Aviv’s Spot Hostel or Postel Hostel in Jerulsam, Israeli hostels offer plenty of opportunities to make new contacts in the cozy common areas. In addition, some of the hostels even offer regular in-house activities and some are even the starting point for many guided tours of Israel. The majority of hostels are located near the coast or trendy nightlife areas. However, the hostels are not suitable for everyone. Bathrooms, for example, are shared and this is known not to be everyone’s cup of tea. Hostels are particularly suitable for people who are looking for a budget-friendly place to sleep and that can do without excessive luxury. The good thing about lodging in a hostel: more money remains for a nice meal in one of the plenty Israeli restaurants or a nice and unique souvenir on the shuk.
Pros: very good location in the city, fair price-performance ratio, budget-friendly, starting point of many guided tours, suitable for new acquaintances, cooking facilities for hot meals
Cons: shared bathrooms, louder and younger ambiance, not very luxurious
2. What are the pro´s and con´s of a budget hotel in israel?
Budget Hotels are first of all a good compromise. They are not too expensive and still offer a certain standard. For Budget Hotel travelers it is part of their vacation to sip a coffee in a nice hotel lobby in the morning. They enjoy returning to freshly made beds after a long day. They are happy to pay a few dollars extra and still not be able to prepare your own meals. Israelrail works with the Budget Hotel Prima and Prima 75, whose hotels are located near the beach or in hip nightlife areas. So you can jump right into the sea after breakfast or quickly find a chic restaurant in the evening. The atmosphere is dignified, though not overly ostentatious: a good place to sleep and rest during a unique trip.
Pros: very good location in the city, fair price-performance ratio, comfort-friendly, relaxed and quiet ambiance, room service
Cons: no cooking facilities, not so social, could be even more luxurious
3. Is it worth to book a boutique hotel?
Unlike the Budget Hotels, which already offer a certain standard, the architecture and service of the Boutique Hotels is usually more refined. Israelrail cooperates with the Atlas hotel chain (Atlas Arist and Atlas Center Chick). Our selected Boutique Hotels are designed according to a clear color and style concept and sometimes have beautiful terraces. All the advantages of the Budget Hotels can be transferred to this category without hesitation, except that there is something extra here. A welcome drink and lovingly decorated hotel rooms in the best location in the city are also part of that certain something. Boutique Hotels are suitable for guests who want to treat themselves to something special on vacation.
Pros: very good location in the city, fair price-performance ratio, high standard and comfort, relaxed, superior and quiet ambiance, great room service
Cons: no cooking facilities, not so social, not budget-friendly