Tel aviv is not given enough credit for how great of a city it is. Whether you are looking for amazing gelato or to just hang out in the calm ocean then tel aviv is the place for you. People always think of Isreal as being a dangerous place which is only partly true. Tel aviv is pretty far from any of the conflict related areas.
Finding a Hostel
Finding a hostel near the beach in Tel Aviv is quite easy. Depending on the time of the year you should be able to find a decent priced room. Personally, I spent five nights there at less than twenty-five dollars a night. You really cannot beat that price. Flights to Tel Aviv are easy to find as well. Just make sure that if you are flying to or from the middle east you are going to need atleast four hours to get through security. Most airports have one or two checkpoints but the airport in Tel Aviv has four checkpoints.
Old Jaffa is the historical part of the city. It is filled with tons of art galleries and archeological digs. It is called Old Jaffa but for the most part it has been gentrified. Make sure you check out the old clock tower.
The bars in tel aviv can be over the top sometimes which makes it even better. Just keep in mind that the alcohol is more expensive there compared to the other cities in the middle east. If you are in your late twenties, or thirties then there are bars where you can only get in once you are twenty five.
Street art in tel aviv is everywhere! With all of the art galleries in Old Jaffa it is only fitting that there would be a ton of street art there. Wandering around is the best way to explore a city you have never been to before and the street art is a huge plus.
The beaches in tel aviv just cannot be beat. The women are stunning along with the beautiful water. The best part is that you can swim out pretty far to find huge masses of rock to climb on top of. The currents are never strong so you do not have to fight waves or tire yourself out trying to get to them. The middle east sun is extremely strong so sunscreen is a must and you can also rent an umbrella on most beaches. Just be aware of children trying to scam you. What I mean by this is that if you sit on a beach chair someone might come up to you asking for money to sit there. Unless they have a shirt on showing that this is there actual job do not give them money.
Overall tel aviv is a great place to visit. You do not have to speak fluent Hebrew to get around because most people speak English there.