I am working with an Israeli tutor to get my Hebrew up to speed for my October trip. She's terrific! Her Catholic fiancé is traveling to Israel for the first time in a couple of weeks (arriving on Erev Simhat Torah), and he is planning on a visit of about that length. He needs to save money so is looking for hostels that might run about US $30 per night or so.
I would guess he'll be staying a couple of nights in Tel Aviv, maybe 2-3 nights in the north, and the rest of the time in Jerusalem. He'd like a small place in interesting neighborhoods, if possible. Obviously, with that price range, can't be too picky.
I've never used the hostels, but several of you have recommended some. Any recommendations? I'm trying to help them out, and would appreciate your recommendations as soon as possible.