Tel Aviv Living Secrets | Housing, Apartments and More

Tel Aviv Living Secrets | Housing, Apartments and More

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How do I find accommodation in Tel Aviv?

Finding accommodation isn’t always easy. More than 430,000 Israelis call Tel Aviv home and it can be daunting to find a place to stay in this bustling city. Most people use Facebook as the primary means to rent or lease accommodation. We’ve compiled a list of resources and groups to contact if you’re on the search for a place to call home in the beautiful city of Tel Aviv.

Scenic view of Tel Aviv's coastline, with the beach on the left and the city skyline on the right

Short Term Stays

If you’re looking for short term accommodation, there are existing booking platforms such as AirBnB, Hostelworld, or Booking.com. Prices and availability will vary depending on a number of factors, including the duration of your stay, the time of year, how far in advance you book, and where you want to stay. Summer (May-September) in Tel Aviv is the busiest time of year, so for best results we recommend booking your accommodation as far in advance as possible. 

It can be advantageous to compare room costs on Booking.com or Hostelworld and then contact the accommodation provider directly. Booking platforms will always charge a commission for the reservation, so you will often get a better price if you book directly with the accommodation provider.

Booking.com will cater to a variety of stays and budgets, from hostels to motels to luxury hotels. AirBnB caters to temporary visitors and you can expect to pay more for AirBnB compared to Booking.com or Hostelworld. Again, we recommend booking as far in advance as possible to secure your stay for the time you want to visit. Make sure to read all the Ts&Cs for your booking so that you avoid any hidden costs.

Renting in Tel Aviv – Housing and Apartments

Look for Facebook groups specifically dedicated to housing and apartments in Tel Aviv. These groups often have members posting available rentals or sublets, and there will be 12 month contracts available for those looking for more permanent accommodation. 

Many groups are public, where listings can be viewed without joining the group; others are private and will require you to send a request to join the group before you can view the postings. As these groups are intended for people looking to rent or lease an apartment, you should intend to stay for a minimum of 6 months to establish an accommodation contract. 

Here’s a list of Facebook groups to check out in your search for long-term accommodation:

Public Facebook Groups

Private Facebook Groups

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Tel Aviv Sublets and Roommates

For those looking for temporary accommodation or short-term rentals, search for groups focused on sublets or short-term stays. These groups may have postings for furnished apartments, vacation rentals, or rooms available for short stays. If you’re looking for a sublet, search for groups specifically dedicated to finding roommates in Tel Aviv. Whether you’re looking for your own roommate or to join an existing household, these groups can be a valuable resource for connecting with potential roommates.

Public Facebook Groups

Private Facebook Groups

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Tel Aviv University Housing

If you’re a student, consider joining groups related to Tel Aviv University (TAU). These groups often have posts about available student housing, as well as information about roommates and shared accommodations. Also refer to our links to the general rent/ sublet groups above.

Be Safe!

As with all Facebook groups, be sure to carefully read and follow the group’s rules and guidelines. Additionally, exercise caution and use common sense when communicating with strangers online and when making accommodation arrangements.

Good luck with your search for accommodation and we wish you the best on your next adventure! For more info about what to do in Israel, from events to cafes to tours to activities, check out other articles on Kerem House’s website.

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