Are there any nice hostels in Tel Aviv?
Carol, Try this..... www.hihostels.com/dba/country-Israel-IL.en.htm I've never stayed there, but have found that the facilities at HI Hostels are quite consistent from one property to the next and they're well managed. You could try posting this question on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree board, as they have a larger user base. Happy travels!
The busiest online Israel forum seems to be on Trip Advisor, so look there as well: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g293977-i1733-Israel.html
Tel Aviv is jam packed with cheap to luxurious accommodations for visitors. If you are hunting for good hostels to stay here then you can check out hostel Overstay or Chef Hostel, both can match up with your expectation and budget. However, suppose you do not find the spare rooms in these hostels then you can move on to one good place i.e. boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, which also provides the best accommodation in approximately similar price range.