Hostels in Abruzzo Hostels in Abruzzo

You are looking for hostels in Abruzzo? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Abruzzo hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Abruzzo.

All Cities in Abruzzo

We list every single hostel in Abruzzo and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Abruzzo for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Abruzzo hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Abruzzo. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Abruzzo

Abruzzo is a region in Southern Italy just east of Rome. It stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea in the East. It is divided into four provinces, with its regional capital and second largest city L’Aquila located in the province of the same name. This “greenest region in Europe” has been inhabited by man since the Neolithic period and a third of its area is made up of greenery. In fact, the past decade has seen a sizable increase in tourism, with mostly Europeans, including Italians, visiting the many nature and wildlife reserves, national parks, beaches, and mountains. The ancient towns and castles are another popular point of attraction. To reach the region and travel about, there are airports, ports and many railways. The formerly poverty-riddled region has transformed itself into the first place of highest economic growth rate in all of Southern Italy.

For the budget-minded traveler, there are a ton of hostels throughout Abruzzio offering dormitory as well as private rooms, usually with shared bathroom facilities. Look for the words “Rifugio” and “Ostello” when looking for hostels in Abruzzio. Although a lot of them are a bit pricier than in many other European locations, Abruzzio’s hostels tend to earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from customers. Whether you like to hike through parks, go skiing in the mountains, dip your toes in one of the many lakes, or enjoy the Adriatic coastline, you will find an aptly located hostel to pursue your interests. You will mostly likely encounter kind, helpful hosts and savor the included breakfasts. Most of the hostel accommodations are more reminiscent of B&B’s and have a familial feel to them.

Once you have settled into the Abruzzio hostel of your choice, you are ready to enjoy what nature has to offer, admire the architecture and sculptures, cool off by a waterfall or brave one of the caves. If you don’t know where to begin, consider visiting one of the most popular sites in the region, Rocca Calascio. Here you can hike up a fortress built in the 10th century until you reach the mountaintop castle, or “Castello,” where you can indulge in enchanting views of the surrounding Apennine mountains as well as the age-old town of Calascio. When you make your way back down, you can take a look at the octagonal church of Santa Maria della Pieta. Once you reach the bottom, find a nice restaurant to enjoy a blissful dinner in this magical spot.

expert for Abruzzo hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Abruzzo hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Abruzzo - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Abruzzo. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Abruzzo. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Abruzzo

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Abruzzo?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Abruzzo here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Abruzzo safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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