The room itself felt a bit grim. Could have done with serious updating in terms of painting and upgrading beds and bed linen. Room at front with balcony was v noisy but one at back was stuffy and no balcony. When we arrived the top floor was open as outdoor space but afterwards this was always locked. No real kitchen.
Location, friendly and helpful staff, the bright reception area and outdoor bar area, clean showers and loo, decent bottle white wine for 50 shekels, access to beach (5 mins), busses to Central bus station on same road, plenty eating places and shops and wine bars nearby, dizenkof centre (large mall) close by, free breakfast was nice and most importantly for us the price was right. Wifi was fast and available in the rooms. Little mini library of books and some games, free hot water, use of microwave and fridge, a room where luggage can be stored after check out. Pleasantly relieved at how quiet hostel was, heard no noise from other residents.