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Hostel of the Sun is much like Naples -- it may look a bit rough on the outside, but once you're in, it's a wonderful place! The hostel is well designed for backpackers with clean, spacious dorms, a lot of common areas, free breakfast, and all of the typical amenities available at reception. Staff welcome you to Naples with a fresh espresso and advice about visiting the city and nearby sights like Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast.
Arriving at the address, you'll find a high-rise building with a small sign at the door that says "Hostel of the Sun" with directions for entering. In the building to the left, there is an elevator or stairs to take to the seventh floor reception. The hostel is located in the center of Naples -- it's one block away from the port, and a five-minute walk to the Historic Center. It is a pretty inexpensive bus ride from the Airport (Alibus to Molo Beverello) and an even more affordable ride on the metro (to Universita stop, then a five-minute walk) from the Garibaldi train station and Stazione Centrale bus station.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Dorm rooms (with four, five, six, or eight beds) and private rooms are available. Note that the rooms may be on the seventh floor (near reception) or on the second, fifth, or sixth floors. Dorms are spacious and clean, with modern metal bunk beds. Some rooms have keycard entry (second floor) and some have no keys or locks. Each bed has a lamp, a nearby outlet, and a storage space (however, the underbed storage spaces are not fully secure). The dorm rooms are located near bathrooms with showers. There are many available bathrooms and they are all a bit different -- some are smaller than others and with more space and hooks for personal items. All bathrooms are regularly cleaned and have hot water with decent water pressure.
There is a large, well-designed common area with a space for couches, two spaces with tables and chairs, and a stocked kitchen. The vibe is retro and chic; you will feel like you are hanging out in a really cool space! There is a bar that opens every night, sometimes with a happy-hour special. Guests can go out for a smoke on a terrace near the bar. Board games, books, a computer, and coffee and tea are available. Staff members play music in the common area and engage with guests, so it tends to be a very social place. The kitchen is open to all guests until midnight (and is occupied in the morning during breakfast). It has everything you would need to make your own meals or just keep your pizza to eat tomorrow.
Come for the margherita pizza and stay for the great atmosphere. Hostel of the Sun is a lovely home base of a visit to Naples. The staff are welcoming, social, and very helpful. The included breakfast, extra amenities, and free dinner three nights a week make this hostel a real bargain. The hostel is wheelchair accessible. It is a big hostel that has many other guests to socialize with. Due to the variety of rooms and amenities available, it is also a good hostel for families and groups.
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on May 11, 2018
Hostel of the sun open in 2001 and quickly become a travellers favourite, recommended by all the major travel guide. Famous for our super friendly staff and homely atmosphere we were recently voted second worldwide hostel by Hostelz.com travellers.
The Hostel is Located in a safe part of Naples just a few steps from ferry terminal and bus station making for easy day trip to Pompeii, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Mont Vesuvius. The Sights of Naples are on our doorstep starting with landmark Castle Maschio Angioino, Royal Palace and the main city square Piazza del Plebiscito and the National Archeological Museum are at just few steps from us. For those who want take it easy our staff are here to make you feel one of the family, during the week you can enjoy our pasta party where we prepare delicious pasta and free wine for all the guests. If you are up for a night on the town join twice a week the DOM'S NITE TOUR starting off with a classic Neapolitan Pizza at the famous Di Matteo than to the Piazza for a few shots than to one of the local clubs to dance the night away.
Location and Contact
• FROM THE TRAIN STATION : Take the R2 bus from the square out side the station and get off on Via De Pretis ( 7 bus stops from the station) once you get off the bus on Via De pretis, the street in front of the bus stop is via G. Melisurgo. We are number 15. • FROM THE AIRPORT: Take the bus call ALIBUS from out side the arrival terminal and get off at last stop PIAZZA MUNICIPIO ( you can get the ticket on board) from there is less than 2 min walk