Address: Via Boccioni 13, Praia a Mare, Calabria, Italy
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Dont waste your money either your time !! its actually a house and NOT a hostel, no structure AT ALL , its very dirty, full of cats on the kitchen sink, in the rooms, the hostess forbids you to turn on the heater in the winter, She turns off the hot water in the showers, don't stay there!
I had a very nice week
I loved the quiet location, the walks to the beach, on the beach and into town. Very nice town. Very nice hostel. Thank you, Papi for the delicious, Italian meals. And, the boat trip is a must! My only regret is not having enough of the Italian language.
Don´t stay there
It's nearly 2 years ago I've stayed in this hostel. This hostel is far away from the beautiful beach and the centre and it's a little bit too dirty and disorganized. Well, the pick-up from station is for free but bringing you back is for an absurd price! (Taxi is much cheaper!) All activities they offer, you will find for a better price around the real nice city. Breakfast is included -- also the glass someone found in the pancake; and beware of Silja, the dog, a german girls was bitten by this psycho-dog that never leaves the garden. All-in-all, save your money, look around for some of the small and cheap hotels in the city, and you'll have a nice time in Praia!
Located between Naples and the ferries to Sicily, Onda Road Hostel is a nice stopver for those who dont want to do the long trip to and from Sicily in one go. There is not much of importance for travelers in Praja di Mare.
The pick-up from the train station is a big plus when arriving at Prajas station (they offer this service if the owner or a member of the family has time). A drop-off at the station after check out can be arranged. Otherwise it is a rough, twenty-minute walk to the hostel. There is not much around the hostel and the beach (pebble, not sand) is a five-minute walk. Supermarkets are in the center of town, a fifteen-minute walk away.
Rooms and Bathroom
You are staying at a family's home. The dorms and private rooms are on the first and second floor. Bathrooms are communal. The dorms have single and bunk beds -- first come first take. They have hot water twenty-four/seven, but be aware that young female travelers might occupy the two bathrooms for more than just five minutes.
A kitchen invites travelers to cook their own meals. TV, movies, stereo, and a nice sitting area make a good place to meet people staying. The months between June and September are the best time to meet up with fellow travelers, as the rest of the year the hostel becomes pretty empty. For those who are traveling alone, Silija, the German shepherd lady, will keep you company while guarding the house. A washing machine is outside and if you stay more than three nights, it is free to use.
Onda Road is a nice idea, owned by a well traveled, young Italian woman. The hostel offers some tours to the small neighboring island (it has a blue grotto) and to a Jesus statue. Paragliding and other activities are offered close to the town of Praja di Mare.
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Lockers in Lobby
Lockers in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box
Airport Pickup (€50)
Bike Rental (€5)
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons (1€)
Wi-Fi in Rooms (1€)
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Credit Card Payments
Genders: Males & Females
Max. Age: All Ages
Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages
Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages
Min. Age without Parent: 14
Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: Unlimited
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: all year
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Small (less than 30 beds)