With an increased demand for better hostels, those formerly spartan, bunk bed-sleeping accommodations have been compelled to up their game in terms of comfort and competitive pricing. The five Israeli hostels we’ve listed below are centrally located in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, and are not only less expensive than the average local hotel but also clean and hospitable.

www.timesofisrael.com/budget-travelers-get-a-warm-welcome-at-israels-newest-hostels/

Picture: Backpackers hanging out at the Little Tel-Aviv hostel (Courtesy Little Tel-Aviv Hostel)