Jaffa

Tel Aviv
Jaffa showing heritage elements and interior views

Wander the narrow, winding streets of this ancient port district and shop in its flea market where you will find almost anything and everything for sale.

Originally a city in its own right, Jaffa stood well before Tel Aviv was built. Although Jaffa fell into decay in the 20th century, its old-fashioned charms have since been recognized. Restoration of this area has been ongoing since the 1990s, with the waterfront area near the port being a key regeneration area. Visit its cafés and restaurants offering exceptional seafood, among other specialties. Settle in for a long afternoon drink and enjoys views of the ocean, as well as modern Tel Aviv.

In the late 19th century, as people immigrated to Israel and the population increased, Tel Aviv was created. Today Jaffa is considered a district of Tel Aviv, which is now its much larger, shinier cousin. Find a hint of the connection in the city’s official title, Tel Aviv-Yafo, with “Yafo” being the Hebrew name for Jaffa.

The area has some exceptional Arabic architecture. A must-see, as well as a handy navigation aid, is the iconic Jaffa Clock Tower. Enjoy views of it as you experience the hustle and bustle of Clock Tower Square. The area also has many ancient mosques, including Al-Bahr Mosque, built in the 16th century and Mahmoudiya Mosque built in the early 19th century. It is a popular spot for pilgrims.

Get a taste of the authentic Israel by visiting the Jaffa Flea Market. It has been running for over 100 years and is a great place to soak up some culture. Make sure you taste the hummus, reputed to be some of the best in Tel Aviv. The area has a bohemian feel, with galleries and studios lining the narrow streets. Take the opportunity to pick up some unique souvenirs, including antique and craft items.

Jaffa is located at the southern end of Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean coast. Reach it by following the promenade from downtown, or simply hop on a number 46 bus from the main station. When you arrive, head to the Old Jaffa Visitors Centre where you can find out about the history of the city and join a tour.


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Ruth Daniel Residence
Ruth Daniel Residence
47 Jerusalem Blvd, Jaffa, Tel Aviv
The price is $106 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Jaffa, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bloomfield Stadium and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Dizengoff Centre. Jaffa Flea Market and Old Jaffa Antiquities ...
3.5/5Good! (148 reviews)
"Nice and clean room. I would stay again next time I visit Tel Aviv"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Ruth Daniel Residence
The Jaffa, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Jaffa, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
5 out of 5
2 Louis Pasteur St, Tel Aviv
The price is $600 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Located in Jaffa, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jaffa Port, Jaffa Flea Market, and St. Peter's Church. Hatachana Compound and Carmel Market ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Excellent service !!! Amazing hotel"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

The Jaffa, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Setai Tel Aviv
The Setai Tel Aviv
22 Raziel David St., Tel Aviv
The price is $389 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Jaffa, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Jaffa Flea Market and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Dizengoff Centre. Alma Beach and Andromeda Rock are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (236 reviews)
"Very good service , Location perfect"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

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Market House - An Atlas Boutique Hotel
Market House - An Atlas Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
5 Beit Eshel St., Tel Aviv
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $215 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Jaffa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jaffa Clock Tower and Jaffa Port. Rothschild Boulevard and Banana Beach are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (253 reviews)
"Great location and breakfast Very small room"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Market House - An Atlas Boutique Hotel
Margosa Hotel
Margosa Hotel
Avraham Even Shoshan 1, Tel Aviv
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $163 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Jaffa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jaffa Port, Jaffa Clock Tower, and Jaffa Flea Market. Hatachana Compound and Suzanne Dellal Center ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (541 reviews)
Nice but not updated
"Hotel is good, great location and nice. Rooms are small, and old. No USB charging options, limited power outlets and overall not what o was expecting. Price for value doesn’t make sense."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Margosa Hotel
INTA Hotel
INTA Hotel
3 Derekh Ben-Zvi, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District
The price is $137 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Jaffa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bloomfield Stadium and Jaffa Port. Rothschild Boulevard and Banana Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (56 reviews)
Amazing hotel
"Amazing place! Friendly staff! Highly recommend"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

INTA Hotel
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