From check-in to the moment you leave Hostel Ospitalia del Mare, you will feel welcome and find a very clean and spacious place.
The hostel is located in a historic building that used to be a hospital, a nursery, and, in its early days, part of the port (it functioned as a warehouse). Easy to reach on foot from the train station and only a three-minute walk to the beach, Hostel Ospitalia del Mare makes the perfect base for exploring Cinque Terre and Portofino.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Rooms start with two beds up to eight. The rooms are big and come with private bathrooms and are exceptionally clean. Once you get the keys for the room and main doors, there will be no curfew or lock-out.
There is a nice terrace, laundry, a fridge, and not-too-expensive vending machines. The hostel has no kitchen, but the reception will direct you to some of the local restaurants (some give guests of the hostel a 10% discount) with exceptional good and normally priced local food. Breakfast is included, but don't expect too much -- it is the basic Italian hostel tray. There are two for-pay computers for internet. Bed sheets and towels are also included.
Overall, the price is right and it is a great place to recharge your travel battery after much traveling. When you arrive in Levanto, you need to make sure that you show up at the hostel between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday, reception also opens between 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.).