When you think about cities with Mediterranean beaches, Tel Aviv probably isn’t that high on the list. However, that’s exactly what they’ve got – miles of awesome beaches in a vibrant metropolis. A great introduction to Israel, the city parties hard with some awesome nightlife. And it’s one of the best gay-friendly cities in the world! There’s also heaps of history and culture, with amazing museums, galleries, markets, and the Old Town of Jaffa!
If there’s one downside – it can be quite expensive here. Luckily, when it comes to accommodation there are plenty of awesome rentals in Tel Aviv. Whether you want to stay in a friendly homestay with locals, an awesome apartment with a sea view, or right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Carmel Market, you’ll find the perfect Airbnb in Tel Aviv for you.
In this post, we’ll take a look at 15 of the best Airbnbs in Tel Aviv. We’ve taken into account different budgets, travel styles, and personalities. We’re sure that there’ll be something that suits you perfectly. Let’s jump straight in and check them out!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Tel Aviv
Luxury apartment by the beach
- > $
- > 4 Guests
- > Air conditioning
- > Cool fish tank!
Stay with friends by the beach
- > $
- > 2 Guests
- > Close to the beach
- > Friendly hosts
Cosy apartment by Carmel Market
- > $
- > 2 + 2 Guests
- > Right by Carmel Market
- > Awesome sea view
Neve Tzedek family apartment
- > $$$
- > 7 Guests
- > 3 double beds
- > Extra space on sofas
Luxury suite with seaview terrace
- > $$$$
- > 8 Guests
- > 4 suites in this penthouse
- > Awesome Mediterranean views!
Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Tel Aviv!
Why stay in an Airbnb?
- Local Experience: While many Tel Aviv Airbnbs are managed by companies, they’re still locally based. Get the best recommendations for your Tel Aviv itinerary that you won’t find in the guidebooks to make your trip truly special!
- Unique Properties: A vacation is a break from the norm, so why not stay in a property that reflects that? Airbnb is where to find the coolest and most unusual places to stay!
- Affordability: Airbnbs offer a lot more value for money than equivalently priced hotels. And with big group stays, you can split the cost multiple ways!
- Safety: It might seem a little weird staying in someone’s house; however, both hosts and guests are vetted by Airbnb reviews to ensure the safety of both. Israel is overall safe, and the Airbnb booking security just adds a little extra to it.
- Airbnb Experiences: Airbnb isn’t just about great places to stay; it also offers incredible local experiences. We’ll show you some of our favourites in a bit.
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The Top 15 Airbnbs in Tel Aviv
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Tel Aviv | Luxury apartment by the beach
Looking for the best Airbnb in Tel Aviv? It’s hard to make that decision, but in terms of a place that ticks all the boxes of comfort, value, and space, this has to be up there. It’s on a quiet street just a block away from the beach, so you’ll be able to get a great night’s sleep while still being close to all the action. The wall-mounted flat-screen TV is a great way to spend a night in… that’s if you’re not too transfixed by the tropical fish!
Finally, if you split this between the 4 people that the apartment can hold, it ends up as a very affordable Tel Aviv Airbnb!
If you have ever wantes to live in a cool city, near the beach, in a modern comfortable space then this is for you.
Best Budget Airbnb in Tel Aviv | Dizing of Square Lovely Apartment
Israel’s biggest city can be frightfully expensive, so here’s a way to keep your costs down. The best Airbnb in Tel Aviv if you’re on a budget is this lovely apartment just off the iconic Dizing of Square. Even though it’s very reasonably priced, the studio has complete access to the host’s kitchen and a Nespresso coffee machine. Perfect to fuel you up for the day ahead!
The apartment lets in lots of light and there are cool bars and restaurants just a hop, skip, and a jump away. It’s right by the beach too. Tel Aviv is a very progressive city in general, but it’s good to know that this apartment is listed as gay-friendly too!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Tel Aviv start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads | Yafo Creative House
Tel Aviv is a digital nomad hub and the tech economy in Israel is huge. When you’re working in a café or a hostel as a digital nomad, sometimes the biggest stay-away sign is that laptop in front of you. You’ll have no such problem here at this awesome creative community centre – Yafo Creative House. It’s by far the best Airbnb in Tel Aviv for those who work and travel, for a number of reasons.
Firstly, there are plenty of spots to work and be social. The wifi is awesome, and the kitchen is well equipped! Who knows, you might get chatting with other digi nomads and make friends and collaborators. There are a couple of rooms available in this property, so if one of them isn’t free, you can always check out the other!
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers | Cosy Room In an urban Chalet
Travelling solo to Israel? It can sometimes get a bit lonely, even when you want your own space. Make sure you give yourself a backup by staying in a busy area (like Florentine), and a private room is always a good option. Also, this is one of the coolest and most unique Airbnbs in Tel Aviv! You could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve ended up in a Swiss mountain retreat, such as the décor of this cool apartment. Since you get a double bed, this is also a great option for couples!
Best Airbnb in Tel Aviv for Nightlife | Stylish Apartment near Rothschild
The best clubs and bars are around Rothschild Boulevard in Neve Tzedek. At just one minute walk away, you can’t get a better Tel Aviv apartment than this if you’re planning to party. In fact, it’s right above one of the city’s coolest nightclubs! If you’re super prepared, you can get some ready meals the day before and keep them in the mini-fridge. Then, cook them and vanquish your hangover in front of your favorite Netflix series on the 55 inch TV! This one is for you if you plan on partying HARD in Israel.
If you’re staying for a few nights and fancy one of them in the flat, you’ve got a good place. There are worse ways to spend an evening than looking out over the city lights from the lofty 5th floor viewpoint!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples | Cosy apartment by Carmel Market
Looking for a romantic Tel Aviv Airbnb close to the market and the sea? We challenge you to find somewhere better than this! Carmel Market is one of the top attractions in the city, and it’s the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and lots of other things. If you stay here, you can fill your bags right to the top – it’s not like you’ll have far to carry them back! Then, enjoy a romantic meal prepared in the kitchen with a sea view. We’ve put 2 + 2 guests as there’s a sofa bed in the living room. However, it’s better suited to a couple!
Best Home Stay in Tel Aviv | Stay with friends by the beach
One of the great things about Airbnb is that you get more than just a place to sleep. And with this cool apartment, you may be lucky enough to leave Tel Aviv with 2 new friends! The hosts at this place have received excellent reviews for how friendly and helpful they are. Not to mention that their awesome apartment is clean, in a great location, and the balcony is awesome! Check out this Tel Aviv homestay for a real and authentic experience of the city.
Runner Up Home Stay in Tel Aviv | Private room in chef’s apartment
Another awesome option if you’re looking for a homestay in Tel Aviv. Not only is the owner a super host, but he’s a chef too. So, you’ll have the option of using a fully equipped kitchen and you might even learn a thing or two about Middle Eastern cooking. The property is in the hip and happening Florentine District, which you can get a good view of from the balcony. Sight’s not the only sense that will be tantalised out there – your nose will love the herb garden!
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Tel Aviv | Nice apartment by Carmel Market
Thinking about a luxury apartment in Tel Aviv? This ticks lots of boxes. Wide-open spaces, big comfy beds, and some plush sofas. You’ve also got a fully equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals. The location is awesome too – think Carmel Market and the Sea right by you! Split this between 4 people, and that slice of luxury becomes a lot more affordable.
Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Tel Aviv | Luxury suite with seaview terrace
This awesome penthouse has loads of space – it’s set across two floors! You’ll probably spend all your time on the terrace though – it’s got awesome views of the city and the sea. You can top up your tan, read a book, or if there’s a few of you chill with a drink and some music! This is a perfect spot for splitting between a few friends. That price may seem terrifying at first glance, but between 6 or 8 people, it’s a lot more manageable. And it’s definitely worth it for one of the best Airbnbs in Tel Aviv period!
Best Airbnb in Tel Aviv for Families | Neve Tzedek family apartment
When you’re traveling with the family, hotel prices can quickly spiral. Especially if you have teenagers that don’t want to share a room with mum and dad. Check out this cool short term rental that’s got space for the whole family – whatever age you’re traveling with. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms mean that everyone gets their own space and privacy. Also, there’s a home cinema system so if you don’t fancy going out, stick on a movie and have a fun family evening together!
Best Airbnb in Tel Aviv for a Group of Friends | Rabin Square Artist Penthouse
This awesome Tel Aviv apartment comfortably has space for at least 4 friends. 3 double beds and a sofa bed in the common area mean that you can easily squeeze more in – depending on how close you all are! It’s not just the sleeping areas that are cool in this flat though – it’s the communal spaces too. From the wide-open living area to the balcony with a beanbag, it’s such a cool place to chill with mates. Let’s be honest, splitting this place 8 ways is going to be a lot more fun than a smelly dorm in a hostel!
This one is perfect for you groups of lads wanting to hit the town in Tel Aviv.
Best Airbnb in Neve Tzedek | Charming Neve Tzedek apartment
Yes, we know you’ve already seen lots of apartments in Neve Tzedek. It is the most popular area of Tel Aviv! However, we couldn’t leave this one off. It’s another of the best Airbnbs in Tel Aviv for a couple, especially one on a budget. It’s quaint, cute, and basic, but its character shines through! The host will be next door to your apartment, so any concerns or questions you may have are dealt with quickly!
Another Great Apartment in Neve Tzedek | Old School Apartment
The last Neve Tzedek apartment we promise! There are just so many great Tel Aviv Airbnbs here. Another great option – suitable for a family or a small group of friends on a tighter budget. Split between four people, you’re almost in the territory of hostel prices. Except, you’ve got your own flat. There’s a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals to keep those costs low too!
Top Value Airbnb in Florentine | Florentine Apartment with balcony
Florentine is arguably the most liveable area of Tel Aviv. Yes, it doesn’t have all the attractions of Neve Tzedek but it does have a laidback and friendly atmosphere. And who wouldn’t want to be part of that?! This cute apartment with a balcony looks out on the district. It’s a great short-term rental in Tel Aviv for either a couple or a solo traveler who wants to explore the city’s most bohemian neighborhood!
What to Pack for your Tel Aviv Airbnb
Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.
Check out our definitive Airbnb Packing list for our top packing tips!
FAQ about Airbnbs in Tel Aviv
Here’s what people usually ask us when they look for vacation homes in Tel Aviv.
Final Thoughts on Tel Aviv Airbnbs
So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Tel Aviv. We think that our extensive list has covered every possible budget, travel style, and group size. However, if you think we’ve missed something off let us know in the comments below!
Whether you want to experience the bohemian vibe of Florentine, stay near all the main attractions in Neve Tzedek, or wake up with a view of the beach, you’ll find the perfect Tel Aviv apartment out there for you, in the perfect area for you.
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep it simple and go for our best value Airbnb in Tel Aviv. The Luxury Apartment at the Beach. It ticks all sorts of boxes! Now, all that’s left is for us to wish you an incredible holiday in Israel. Safe and happy travels!
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