Overstay TLV

The hostel is a massive ship sailing the concrete jungle of south tel aviv, an oasis in the urban Jaffa. The hostel itself resides in a former textile factory located just off the historic border of the first Tel Aviv neighborhoods and Old Jaffa. We built it with our own hands and work on it everyday to make it nicer and more fun. Inside the place is all wooden floor and we have dorms and privates, AC or not. All new bathrooms and spacious showers are shared. We have both A rooftop sea breeze sun deck upstairs, and downstairs its the chillout yard all sofas, swimming pool in summer , and the occasional party taking place. Here at the hostel we believe in a communal environment. Traveling is our shared passion, and we love having part of our staff be volunteers (many of who are travelers themselves). We are looking for a variety of workers: Reception, Daily Maintenance (cleaning rooms, laundry, etc), Repair Men/Women, and the ALL IMPORTANT Night Receptionist. We also aim to be a home for the (street) arts. Have you got artistic skills? We welcome creative expression in all forms; photographers and graphic designers are especially welcome, and our walls are always ready for new and interesting murals. Come and bring your talent and skills. We are a growing organization; we do our best and learn as we go, from our volunteer family as well as each other. You are welcome to initiate events, offer suggestions and choose projects that best suit your interest and skills.

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Those who are looking for a PARTY PLACE in israel for FREE, Apply now! This hostel was an amazing experience in my life, if you wont believe me, check this hostel instagram account...

15 days ago


wow! where can I start? I found a family here, they do anything to make you feel good and part from the team since the first day. The tasks are very easy and you will never work more than the agreed hours... David is the coolest and easy going manager ever! The atmosphere there is amazing, all the volunteers are quite cool. you won't never regret! Thank you Omer and Danie for your support and for give me the opportunity to be here, the only thing I regret is to not overstay... cheers!

22 days ago


Overstay is an amazing extraordinary hostel with a unique vibe. The place is like a modern art gallery. There are travellers from all over the world visiting Israel and I met so many great people thanks to the Hostel. The atmosphere is super friendly and absolutely chill, David is very nice and understanding manager, the volunteers who run the place create the vibe and it is definitely a party one. The hostel is located nearby Jaffa, a beautiful oriental ancient port neighbourhood of TelAviv. I fell in love with Israel and Overstaying was one of the best decisions in my whole life! Recommend!

24 days ago


I had a great experience at Overstay, the volunteers and staff we are like a family. the manager David is an inspired leader, he makes sure everything run perfectly at the hostel, there are constant communication between the volunteers, stuffs and managers. The atmosphere at the hostel is friendly and respectful. I learned a lot and I had great fun during the volunteering. Please feel free to message me :)

3 months ago


Overstay was one of the best experiences of my life. The atmosphere is super chilled and all the volunteers help each other to work hard and party harder. You can go out to many places in Tel Aviv and you can always have fun inside the hostel with other volunteers and guests. The shifts are very easy and you can always talk with the manager and other volunteers to arrange them if you have other plans. Breakfast and food is included. Israel is an amazing country and is small so you can travel a lot in your days off. Thanks for everything Overstay, hope I can go back soon!!!

6 months ago

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