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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I have really enjoyed my time volunteering in Overstay. Meeting people from other countries, contributing to the overstay chill vibe, and getting to know and work along some amazing people I now call friends. The location was great and the people were fantastic. When I come back to Israel, I know where to overstay. Thanks Omer and David for the great experience. I highly recommend Overstay.

about 1 month ago


It was definitely a fun time! Everyone is really welcoming and open. I made some really good friends there :)
All in all it's a good place to volunteer in Tel Aviv

about 2 months ago


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...

2 months 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!

3 months 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!

3 months ago

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