A fantastic place to stay in a beautiful town!
I love Cinque Terre, and this hostel was the perfect place to stay. Yes, there are a lot of rules, including a lockout, but why would you want to stay inside -- it's the Cinque Terre! It is extremely clean, and the staff are very friendly, especially if you make the effort to be polite and respectful. The common eating area is huge, and they have board games, travel books, and a book exchange. The only complaint would be the showers -- they are coin operated, and each token is only five minutes. If you need extra time, then each token is 50 cents, but to put the tokens in, you have to get out of the shower, and then get back in, so it is a bit of a pain. However, the great meals in the cafe and the views of the sea from the rooms make this hostel an amazing place to stay.