Are You Overpaying For Luxury? Meet the Best Hostels in Italy.

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

best hostels in europe italy

Hostels in Europe have a bad rap.

They bring back college day hallucinations of bunk beds, polyester sheets and cheap beer.

But like you, hostels have grown up; they’ve bought a suit and got a job.

Hostels today don’t just cater to broke ass students and vagabonds: they are an awesome alternative to expensive European hotels.

If Europe is on your radar in the next few years then pocket these Italian addresses. Cause I want you to save money for more important things…like prosecco.

Luxury hostels: 5 beds under 100 bucks.

1) Venice: Generator Hostel

A brand new hostel is born in Venice. She’s part of the ultra-groovy Generator Hostel family (with digs in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg). A gorgeous room, lounge and a bar await you. And you can have a piece of this pie for around 20 euros a night. P.S. See my Venice kayak post here.

best_hostels_generator-venice

2) Sorrento: Seven Hostel

This hostel is located just outside of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast and has an amazing rooftop terrace and bar with a view of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Peninsula. Here’s another Amalfi coast accommodation idea.

best_hostel_sorrento

3) Milan: Ostello Bello

OMG people love to hate Milan, but I love to love Milan. I go for the amazing vintage clothing stores, the ridiculously cool design stores and the awesome vibe of a working Italian city not dripping with “tourist menu” signs. Milan might be the most underrated place to fly into, so don’t miss Ostello Bello if you need a cheap and cheerful Milanese friend.

best_hostels_italy_ostello_bello_milan

4) Florence: Plus Hostel

So — this hostel has two pools, Turkish bath, steam room and a sauna. In a town like Florence, you could spend 500 euros a night and not see a single one of those things in your fancy hotel. See my post about what to do in Florence here.

best_hostels_florence_italy

5) Sicily: Lol Hostel

You can score a beautiful private room in the heart of Syracuse, Sicily for 25 euro. Within minutes of dropping your bags, you could be checking out the ancient Greek temple or tucking into a delicious hot slice at the local pizzeria.

best_hostels_italy_sicily

 

I love you and comments too! Can you add to this list of awesome hostels? Which one would YOU stay at in a heartbeat?

With love + clean sheets,

Bianca

top image: Leela Cyd

Pin it 0


Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class 'thesis_comment' not found in /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/classes/comments.php:184 Stack trace: #0 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/classes/comments.php(49): thesis_list_comments() #1 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/classes/comments.php(35): thesis_comments->comments(Array, 4) #2 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/comments.php(25): thesis_comments->output_comments(Array, Array) #3 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-includes/comment-template.php(1472): require('/home4/italiaq1...') #4 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/classes/loop.php(102): comments_template() #5 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/classes/loop.php(18): thesis_loop->single() #6 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/html/content_box.php(60): thesis_loop->__construct() #7 /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/html/content in /home4/italiaq1/public_html/wp-content/themes/thesis_186/lib/classes/comments.php on line 184