Ostello Tramonti, La Spezia

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Ostello Tramonti is the perfect quiet spot for those wanting to visit the beautiful Cinque Terre on the cheap. It is a nice hostel with everything you need and helpful staff.

The Location

The hostel is nicely located in the tiny ancient town of Biassa, surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. It's the perfect place to stay for those not wanting to spend a fortune visiting the villages of Cinque Terre. It's a short bus ride from Le Spezia and the hostel offers a free shuttle, so it can be reached with ease. The town itself doesn't have much to offer, with only two restaurants available. The hostel however has its own restaurant and provides delicious food. The pre-booked shuttles to and from Riomaggiore makes everything super easy.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are spacious and have huge cupboard lockers where you can put all of your gear. The beds are comfortable and everything is suitably clean. The hostel provides several private bathrooms and one shared, to make getting dressed in private a plus. The cleanliness seems to be better during the first part of the day, rather than the evenings.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a load of common spaces, making this perfect for solo travelers worried about staying in the remote little town. You can choose from sitting and watching a DVD on the comfy couches or sitting and admiring the view during the day. If the weather permits, there is some outdoor seating to enjoy the serenity. Then you've got the restaurant with plenty of seating to hang around, eat, and drink. There's also a few scattered couches with enough room for all hostel guests to interact. The hostel has a washing machine to use for cheap and towels for rental.


Set in the beautiful surrounds of an old town, it conveniently still provides travelers with everything they might need. The social aspect is fantastic and the restaurant adds to the social atmosphere while providing great options. Despite the remote location, do not hesitate to give Ostello Tramonti a chance to impress. While some may be anxious about traveling to such a remote area, the organized hostel helps ease any anxiety. The organization of the shuttles used by the hostel is impressive.
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Published on 2016-10-30

Loved the drive to the 5Terre.

I thought the staff really try hard to provide quality service. This I do appreciate. I had an issue with getting picked up from riomaggiore which I wasn't happy about. They came down with a different car. I didn't think they were for my hostel. It would be a good idea if the driver calls out the names of people who are missing from his pick up list. I was told it was the brown van. This man came in a white car. When I asked the other people if they were going to the Biassa hostel as they headed for the car they said no but they did go there. So I thought it wasn't for me. If the guy called out names it would have avoided this issue. Otherwise it was very nice. A bit loud at night but I realize it's a lot of young people and I can deal with that. Breakfast was very good. Didn't try the dinners and wish I had.

Age 52 | USA

Clean, friendly, accessible, affordable.

I only stayed one night, but the accommodations were comfortable and getting to Riomaggiore was easy with the help of the hostel, as well as with his directions on how to get there by foot in the morning.

Age 22 | USA

Recommended out-of-town accommodation

Very helpful staff! Convenient shuttle service ensured hiking opportunities in the Cinque Terre. Considerate roommates and friendly hostel community. Would recommended this hostel!

Age 40 | USA

Perfect for budget travelers to see le cinque terre

It is a small hostel, in a small town with not much to do. But it's exactly what you want and need if you don't have a heap if money to blow and you want to see le cinque terre. The guys Andrea and Diego are great, really friendly and happy to help. The beds are comfy, the bathrooms clean and there's always tonnes of hot water, all you really need after a day of trekking through the highlands.

Age 25 | Australian

Great place, mediocre location

The room was great. Very clean, comfortable bed, wifi access, lots of travelers. My complaint was the distance from cinque tierre. We had to pay one euro for the hostel to drive us to the towns (which was only a 10 minute drive) and the hostel had limited shuttles so you had to plan your whole day around the shuttles. I would have preferred to get a hostel in one of the towns and be able to come and go as I wanted. We found a hostel in riomaggiore that was the same price and right in town. Live and learn.

Age 31 | USA

Excellent place to stay at Cinque Terre

Ostello Tramonti was the perfect place to stay when I visited Cinque Terre for several days. It's not in one of the five towns, but rather up in the mountains in its own little village -- a scene I would never have found myself in if it weren't for staying at this hostel. It gave me a view into local life with easy access to likely what you're going to Cinque Terre to see -- the coast and five coastal towns. From the hostel, we were given rides down and back each day, so most of my time was spent running around and between the villages, but the time I did spend at the hostel was always good. Andrea ... he is an excellent hostel manager and guy to meet. I'll be back no doubt.

Age 23 | United States

Great hostel and great staff

This place is awesome. You get an awesome view of la spezia from the dining area in the hotel. The sheets were super clean and the owners are so nice. Great and cheap shuttle service to the sea.

brunella mariotti
Age 51 | italy


Beginning october 2012. I stayed for 2 nights and left with bedbugs, which cost me a lot of money to get rid off and a day in my travel calendar to treat for the bedbugs. No understanding from the staff on the hostel.


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Ostello Tramonti Reviews from the Web

absolutely adored this hostel. kinda tricky to get to, but beautiful location once youre there. the staff is so kind and welcoming and remembers everybody by name. the food is absolutely incredible. bathroom and room are super clean, and theres a ton of storage space and even clothing hangers. wish i could have stayed longer.


It was everything perfect. It has the best atmosphere, everybody is nice and super friendly. I recommend 100% this hostel


I had an absolutely wonderful experience staying at Ostello Tramonti. Being a small hostel, there was a homely atmosphere and the staff were friendly and approachable. The food in the evening really made the hostel stand out; every single dish I had was delicious! The views were amazing, and there are buses that go directly to La Spezia and Riomaggiore. Just prepare to be woken in the morning by a very loud and persistent bell from a nearby church! Grazie a tutti per una bella esperienza


The best, 10/10 I recommend staying here


Everyone should stay at Ostello Tramonti. You escape the business of Cinque Terre when you retreat to this Hostel at the end of the day. Located in the beautiful countryside and easily accessible to La Spezia or Riomaggiore by shuttle bus. The owner Cristiano makes sure that you have everything that you need, and also cooks absolutely delicious meals. The people and atmosphere here were fantastic. I highly recommend this hostel and I would definitely stay again. Thank you for a wonderful time!!


Great host, very attentive, humorous and caring about the well-being of all guests. Also, hes a fantastic cook which you can find out by trying his delicious dinner in the hostel. In case you like to hike, he can offer you good advice concerning the best routes too.

The hostel itself is a homely place with beautiful common areas (dining room, living room, garden/ terrace) where you can meet other travellers.


Great hostel with excellent common area, just a 20 minute bus ride from cinque terre. Highly recommend.


Ostello Tramonti was great. Though short handed the staff was wonderful. They worked hard to make sure that the guests had everything they needed. The rooms and the bathrooms were clean, the food was good and the view from the windows spectacular. It is a good spot from which to make excursions to Cinque Terre. Just know that the bus from LaSpezia to Biassa takes a break from 1:20 in the afternoon until 5:15pm. Then the last bus back from LaSpezia is at 8:30pm. (weekdays)


Lovely people! Fantastic area! Just a short bus journey from right outside the hostel to Riomaggiorie! Such a beautiful place


Along with the great staff, adorable location, and comfortable rooms, I met some awesome people through the hostel's bar space. It is easy to get into cinque terre from the hostel as there is a bus stop right next to the entrance, and the staff are really helpful in helping you find your way. I would definitely recommend staying here as it is not what you would expect!


Great stay! Fun atmosphere in a nice village in the mountains. The staff was amazing and also have a nice bar with craft beer (:


Absolutely loved staying at this hostel. The location was great, in the mountains right between la Spezia and Cinque Terre. There is a shuttle bus that takes you directly To Riomaggiore in less than 15 minutes. The staff was super kind, the cook made delicious food and was always accommodating with my intolerances. We got to spent a lovely night with locals from the village, eat fresh tomatoes from the neighbour Giuseppe and drink homemade wine. Grazie per tutti Cristiano!


This is such a beautiful place! You can tell that the owners put so much love in every detail and they really do everything in order to make you feel safe and comfortable! Lovely people as well, amazing atmosphere and good food! Would definitely come back!!


My experience in this hostel could not have been better. The hostel has a beautiful location in the middle of the mountains, with unforgettable views, and all the areas are very welcoming and with a very nice atmosphere. There is a magic in the town and in the hostel that makes the place unique, it is beautiful! The staff is very friendly and helpful, they were always willing to help us. Even Cristiano, the owner, took me to the hospital very late at night when I had an accident with my foot!


A real hidden gem! I absolutely loved this place, and I will definitely be back again. Really well-located for the Cinque Terre, but away from the crowds in the really lovely locals village of Biassa. The staff are so lovely, friendly, and helpful and you really feel like this is their second home. The vibe is so chilled-out and relaxed, and there is really delicious food in the evening as well as an outside bar which is a nice way to meet people. Couldnt recommend this place more!


Such a nice hostel! Awesome for solo travellers and easy to meet people :)


It was great. Showers are little, so a little hard to follow the rules for drying yourself. A couple more casserole dishes for the microwave would be make a difference for those who intend to prepare their own meals. Would definitely recommend this hostel. The service was excellent.


A fairly large hostel, which invites to hang out in its comfy lounge, offers good valued food and a beautiful view over an unspoilt village in the Cinque Terre. Good location for starting hikes and avoid the crowds of the 5 main villages.


Great place to stay and they provide a very convenient shuttle. They also give very good advice to do the most of your journey at Cinque Terre.


Staff was really helpful and nice ! When you come for the first time at cinque terre, the first day it's complicated to understand everything but they will explain you everything. Also they organize bus shuttle to go to the first village of cinque terre and it is really nice. Food is also great, meeting people also, I had some great nights! But don't expect party all night long haha cinque terre is quiet place. Honestly I had a GREAT time. Only thing I would say it was "not good", is that the bathrooms are to share and there are not enough bathrooms, so you have to wait a lot, and also I would suggest to have bus shuttle a bit later to have the opportunity to see cinque terre by night. For the rest it was good.



WINNER Most Improved Hostel Worldwide 2014!!!

VERY IMPORTANT: Please do not arrive at the hostel to check in or to drop your bags off before 2pm! We close the hostel during this time for cleaning and staff changeover so there will be no one here to unlock the door for you and no facilities available. There are also no public buses leaving Biassa during this time and restaurants and shops in the town are closed so you will not have a way of leaving if you arrive during this time and nothing to do! If you wish to leave your bags somewhere, there are lockers in both La Spezia train station and in front of the train station in Riomaggiore. Please read on for more important information about our hostel.

Ostello Tramonti is situated in Biassa – an ancient town set in the lush green hills that surround the gUlf of Poeti (Golfo dei Poeti). Biassa is the gateway to the breathtaking coastline of Cinque Terre and to the many pathways that cross the hillside. Cinque Terre is accessible from the hostel by foot or we offer a shuttle service. The hostel is also very close to the city of La Spezia (5-10 minutes) and to Portovenere (5-10 minutes).

Ostello Tramonti is the cheapest accommodation in an expensive area and was the highest rated hostel in Cinque Terre on Hostelz.com last year! We opened to guests in April 2002 and have since hosted thousands of visitors from around the world. We have 14 rooms with 4 beds in each as well as one double room – a total of 58 beds. Both floors have bathroom and shower facilities.

All parts of our hostel are accessible by wheelchair, including bathroom and shower facilities. Ostello Tramonti is especially suited to large groups. For people that are travelling with their own form of transport, there is free parking available.

Ostello Tramonti has a restaurant and bar on site where delicious meals are prepared from scratch by our Italian chef for very reasonable prices. The property boasts a large terrace and garden area, as well as a lounge room with books to read, TV and DVDs available to watch and board games to play. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the hostel and we have computers available for guests to use that are also connected to the Internet. We also have a public phone and washing machine available to guests.

Our multi-lingual receptionists will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as give you information on the hiking paths, sightseeing, activities you can do in the area and getting around Cinque Terre.

We offer an efficient shuttle service from the hostel to Riomaggiore - the first village of Cinque Terre. From the shuttle, you can admire the first part of the coastline, with spectacular views from the road. The journey takes about 8 minutes and costs only 2 € per person (return) OR FREE IF YOU STAY 3 NIGHTS OR MORE!! The shuttle bus runs numerous times from the hostel to Riomaggiore in the mornings and from Riomaggiore to the hostel in the evenings. The Ostello Tramonti shuttle can be booked at reception. Between 14th March and 1st November, there is also a public bus service from the hostel to Riomaggiore. From the hostel, you can hike to Riomaggiore and to Portovenere (a gorgeous town by the sea) with stunning views along the way.

A touristic tax of 1.50 € per person, per night applies. We'll pay for you from the second night of your stay!

Please read the information carefully before booking, including how to find us!

This is not a party hostel - for the comfort of our guests, we have a curfew and ask for silence after midnight.

Please do not book this hostel if you are planning on catching an early train from La Spezia or Riomaggiore (before 7:00 am) as there is no public transport and taxis cannot be booked the night before and are not available at this time of the morning.

Check in: after 2 pm
Check out: until 10:30 am
Curfew: 1 am
Lock out: 10:30 am to 2 pm

Cancellation policy:
We accept cancellation or modification of your booking by e-mail only (not by phone) 48 hours before your arrival.

Location and Contact


• On the northwestern hills of la spezia, aside the breathtaking coast of the 'cinque terre'(2km), the hostel 'tramonti' is situated in the ancient hamlet of biassa. The village is situated on the verdant hills surrounding the gulf and it is the main doorway to the 'cinque terre' and to the several pathways crossing the hillside. We also are very close to La Spezia city (5-10 minutes)and to the Portovenere's street (5-10 minutes).
• Leave La Spezia Train Station by the main exit and turn right. Go down the iron stairs (not the stairs in front of the main exit). Pass by the road, take via Castelfidardo on the left and go straight for 300m. You will arrive in Piazza Brin (a square with trees and a fountain in the middle) ,the bus stop is on the left side of the square, close to newspaper kiosk.
• Take bus number 19. The journey time is about 15 minutes.
• Monday to Saturday the bus departs at 6.15am, 6.45am, 7.35am, 11.20am, 12.20pm, 1.15pm, 4:20 p.m.5.10pm, 6.10pm and 8.10pm; Sundays and public holidays: 1:20.
• As limited buses on sunday afternoon and celebrations (only in these days), we offer to reserve a pick up service at 3:00 P.M .Leave La Spezia Train Station by the main exit and turn right. Go down the iron stairs (not the stairs in front of the main exit) and wait us there!
• PAY ATTENTION: it's not a public service, so YOU HAVE TO RESERVE before your arrival by mail or by phone.
• Please note that there are no buses on Easter Sunday or the first of May.
• There are additional services from a different stop. At 2.10pm to 7.10pm (Mon - Sat) and 7:35pm (on Sunday), the bus stop is in Viale Garibaldi,near the traffic light at the crossroad. To get there from bus stop in Piazza Brin, walk on the left side for 300mt. until the crossroad of viale Garibaldi.
• On request, we can drive to La Spezia Central station.Find an arrangement with the staff.
• From La spezia central station the taxi service costs 20,00 Euro for car and for Hostel Tramonti
• We offer a pick-up service to and from Riomaggiore (the first village on the sea,the journey takes 8.min and it costs 2 euro, day/return).If you prefer, contact us by e-mail or by phone to arrange this service before you arrive at the hostel.
• In the case you arrive to the hostel from Riomaggiore (the first village of Cinque Terre), and not from La Spezia, just call us or send a mail and we will pick up you on the top of the village (Lavaccio car parking).
• Railway lines Roma, Genoa,Turin, Bologna, Parma, Genoa, or Florence, Pisa, La Spezia Central Station.
• From Milan: (via Genoa) Take the A7 Milano to Genoa then the A12 from Genoa to La Spezia, or (via Parma) the A1 from Milano to Parma then the A15 from Parma to La Spezia.
• From Turin: Take the A21 from Turin to Alessandria then the A26 from Alessandria to Genoa then A12 Genoa to La Spezia.
• From Ventimiglia: Take the A10 from Ventimiglia to Genoa then the A12 from Ventimiglia to La Spezia.
• From Roma: Take the A1 from Rome to Florence, the A11 from Florence to Pisa and then the A12 from Pisa to La Spezia.
• For all: exit: La Spezia/S. Stefano Magra, direction La Spezia.



Address: Via Fabio Filzi 110, Biassa, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

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Phone Number: +39 392 546 0531
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: From February to November included

Reception Hours: 07:00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. in the morning and 2.30 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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