Olive Tree, Bari

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Olive Tree has a good location and is nice, spacious, and clean, with friendly and helpful staff members!

The Location

Olive Tree hostel is about a ten-minute walk to the Bari Centrale train station and about fifteen to twenty minutes to the Old Town area, where majority of the attractions are. There is a supermarket, plus there are a few vegetable shops located along the same street within walking distance too.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are very large and spacious, and each bed comes assigned with a locker for which they provide a lock and key to keep your belongings secure. The locker is large enough to fit a backpack. The beds are comfortable and have good linens.

There are three different bathrooms, all large, with toilet and shower in all. Most of the time at least one of them is free to use, but it can get a bit busy in the mornings or late evenings when everyone is trying to take a shower; generally it is ok and you never wait long. The bathrooms are well cleaned and are nice bathrooms with good showers.

Common Spaces

The two main common spaces are the kitchen and the balcony. The kitchen is good for use up until 11 p.m. They have all the pots and pans you will need to cook a good meal and there is a fridge as well. In the mornings, breakfast is served here for free until 9:30 a.m (it's a basic cereal and bread meal).

The balcony has tables and chairs spread around it so you can sit about and enjoy the sun and fresh air. It is a really nice place to hang out and relax.


Olive Tree is a really great place to stay in Bari. There is a lot to see and do around the greater area and in the downtown of Bari itself and the staff are really great with helping you to find your way around and see things. There is a sign on the door outside to help you find the place and a buzzer to be let in. The hostel is situated on the first floor of the building, but there is an elevator to help you get there if you need. We would highly recommend it here for a stay in Bari.
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Olive Tree, Bari
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Published on 2017-11-07

Olive Tree Reviews from the Web

Had a really good time staying there, the terrace was really nice and in general it was easy to make friends. The staff was also very nice and helpful! In general I would really recommend staying at Olive Tree!


Overall, it was just perfect. Perfect location, clean facillities, a very nice balcony, cosy atmosphere, free breakfast and AC in each room. People who work in the hostel were absolutely the best. Whenever, I needed something they were always so helpful. If I come back to Bari again Ill definitely gonna stay here again.


Stayed here for one night as I was passing through Bari. The hostel is lovely and the rooms are big and the staff are so friendly. The only downside was I arrived in the evening and felt a bit unsafe on my walk to the hostel as a solo traveller however during the day was no problem at all.


The hostel was nice but it was just super loud. Loud from the streets and loud in general - you are able to hear people whisper in the next room.


Stayed here for a week, nice and close to the train station so easy to do day trips around the Puglia region. Staff were lovely and were helpful letting us keep our bags there after check out because we had a night ferry. Kitchen and free breakfast were great. Dorms pretty spacious, only thing was there were only 3 bathrooms shared between everyone. Overall a good stay.


I had a great stay here and thought that all the staff were super lovely and welcoming. There was a great atmosphere in the hostel and I really appreciated the map and the quick run down of all the best secret spots in Bari as soon as I arrived- it was so helpful! The only negative for me was that walking back to the hostel alone at night as a solo female traveller felt a little bit scary but during the daytime its mostly fine and its easy to walk to most places.


Enjoyed my quick stay here. Nice people and long comfy bunk beds! Would recommend this spot since its close to the train station and not to far from everything else!


I really enjoyed my stay at Olive Tree! The staff were great, helpful and friendly. Great terrace and free breakfast was great when travelling on a budget. The hostel is about a 15/20 min walk to the old town but less than 10 minute walk to the train station. Would recommend this place to anyone and I would definitely stay again!


Amazing hostel! Super cool and friendly staff, in a good location with a nice atmosphere. I reqlly enjoyed my stay and hope next time will be more than just two nights! Highly revommended! :)


This hostel feels like home and all the workers feel like friends! I loved how wholesome the atmosphere was and wish I could have stayed forever!


Really nice hostel in Bari, staff were welcoming and helpful. Also thanks for letting me hang out while waiting for my flight that was a lifesaver!


Met outstanding young people at the hostel - Spanish, Italian, German and English - Anu, Lily and Emiliano (San Francisco). Surprised by all the places I'd been to in their countries - Spoke English well. Tripped the circuits 3 times. Outstanding place and service. Definitely recommend.


Great hostel well situated in Bari, no too far from the beach and about 10 minutes walk to the old town. Staff was really lovely and make you feel at home, everyone speaks English (even though I was prepared to try out my bad Italian). They explain everything and hand you a map and give great recommendations!

The hostel itself is very nice and everyone gets a locker at no extra charge, so you dont need to worry about your belongings. Would definitely stay again if going back to Bari.


The staff were all so friendly, helpful and approachable. I can see why they are always fully booked out. They went above and beyond to help me on my stay there.

Only thing is, it got a bit hot in the rooms


Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights and loved it! We had never stayed in a hostel before so were a little bit worried, however, the olive tree was amazing! The staff were so helpful and friendly and everything was very clean!


Decent place with large outdoor spaces. Bathrooms require a bit of updating and better cleaning. Rooms were clean and large.


The staff was really nice with all of us, trying to help with everything. We could use the bathrooms before and after doing the check in and check out and also leave our backpacks in a secure room. The breackfast was good also. I would stay again here 100%.


The place is super run down. Needs to be fixed up forsure. Met some cool people at this hostel but that had nothing to do with the actual place we just happened to have the same room.

The biggest con was having ac in the room but never having it turned on (it was 38 degrees some days) and if it was on during the night (8 people per room) the staff werent able to put it lower then 22 cause the owner told them off for it. I woke up

sweating every morning.

Also didnt have keys for locker, Id suggest bringing your own big lock as the little ones didnt fit.

Lastly its close to the main station but far from the beach and a decent walk to the old town.


Very nice and chill hostel with super friendly staff. Located very close to train station (good transfer to and from the Bari airport). Nice common area on the patio, rooms with balcony and AC (turn on only during the night), good internet connection.


Really sweet little hostel in a good location close to Bari Centrale and an easy walk to the Old Town. The dorm was super spacious and had a balcony. The bathrooms were also super spacious but some of them werent suuuuper clean. Kitchen was great and pretty well equipped! Nice vibes but a smaller hostel. My fave part was the outdoor courtyard.



The original and the best hostel experience in Bari. Olive Tree was recently rated number 7 in Europe in by hostelword customers and continues to be the favourite destination for backpackers staying in Bari. Just a 7 minute walk from Bari Central Train Station it is perfectly positioned while the young, friendly staff are from Bari and will do everything possible to make your stay a memorable one. Cleanliness is an obsession here and if the staff are not helping out our guests they are cleaning! The rooms are bright and spacious, mattresses new and comfy and the guests kitchen modern and fully equipped. Each guest has a large locker with locks provided at reception free of charge. The large sunny garden terrace has just been refurbished and is a great place to meet other travellers and just chillout. Olive Tree also organises tours to Alberobello, Polignano a mare, Matera and Altamura which are run by the magnificent Gianfranco, the most passionate, knowledgable and funny man you will ever meet!

Free breakfast and city map included.

Cancellation policy: 3 days advance notice.

Cancellation must be made before 8am 3 days prior to arrival date. In the event of a late cancellation or No Show you will be charged the full length of your stay.

Payment upon arrival by cash

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00
Failure to check in before 23:00 will result in the bed being unavailable.
Check out before 10:00
Groups of more than 6 people not accepted

Breakfast and taxes included

Bag storage before check in and after check out is free of charge.

Location and Contact


• FROM BARI CENTRALE (Train Station) - 8 minutes by foot
• Exit the side of the station which reads Uscita Piazza Aldo Moro and walk straight across the roundabout and continue down the street which runs straight ahead past McDonalds on the left hand side. Take the next left onto Via Crisanzio which borders the park which you will see straight ahead. Walk for 4.5 blocks and we are number 90 on the left, 1st floor!
• FROM LARGO SORRENTINO (Bus Station) - 10 minutes by foot
• Arrivals by bus to Largo Sorrentino should enter the train station (Bari Centrale) and walk accross to the other side which exits in Piazza Aldo Moro. Follow the instructions above from Bari Centrale.
• FROM THE PORT - 25 minutes by foot, 15 minutes by bus + possible 30 minute wait
• Take bus 50 from inside the port to Bari Central Station which is the final stop and follow the directions above. You can walk (25 minutes) by exiting the port onto Corso Antonio De Tulio, crossing the road and turning right. Walk for 5 minutes until you reach the castle. Turn left as soon as you pass the castle and walk straight for 4 small blocks until you reach the main road Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Turn right and walk 1 block to tree-lined Via de Rossi. Turn left and walk 9 blocks to Via Scipione Crisanzio. Turn right and walk 1.5 blocks. We are number 90 on the left, 1st floor!
• From the airport there is a train which runs to Bari Central Station every 25 minutes and costs €5. There is also a shuttlebus called Tempesta which runs every 30 minutes from just outside the terminal to the train station and costs €4. Local bus number 16 which leaves every hour also runs to the train station and costs €1.50 but is much slower. From the train station follow the instructions given above. Note the last check in is at 11pm so arrivals to the airport after 10.30pm should take a taxi directly to us which costs €25.
• By car follow the SP73 into the city centre.



Address: Via Scipione Crisanzio 90, Bari, Apulia, Italy

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Phone Number: +393289076005
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning


Hot Showers


Lounge Area


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