Positano is glamorous -- just as it is in the movies.
You are looking for hostels in Campania? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Campania hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Campania.
We list every single hostel in Campania and the world. In total, we have 47 cities in Campania 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.
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Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Campania. 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.
From the sprawling city of Naples to the majestic Amalfi Coast, Campania is easily one of Italy’s most beautiful regions and best-kept tourist secret. Campania is located on the southwest coast of Italy, somewhere between Rome and Sicily, therefore peacefully off the typical tourist route. Another draw for Campania is its cheap hostels, allowing for a great location while saving some funds on an otherwise expensive Italian adventure.
Campania’s capital city is Naples (or Napoli), which is also Italy’s third largest metropolis. Naples sits on the coast of the famous bay where Mount Vesuvius looms in the distance. Because of its coastal construction and influx of immigrants, Naples can’t quite keep up with its own growth. Much of the city is overpopulated, run-down, and teeming with trash. Its charm can be found along the bay, in the halls of its archeological museum, and in its mouth-watering pizza. Naples is also, however, the jumping-off point to see the rest of Campania, with extensive trains and bus networks that go all over Capri, Salerno, and Caserta. There are quite a few hostels to choose from in Naples. Some hostels will be closer to the train station, conveniently located but in an especially grimy neighborhood, while others will have safer locations a bit farther from the main transportation routes.
Doable day trips from Naples include Pompeii, the island of Capri, and Salerno. Pompeii is reachable by train and has few hostels itself, so it’s worth taking a round-trip from Naples. The site itself is miles wide in every direction. Plan ahead and wear good walking shoes! On a nice day, take a trip from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, where you might just want to spend the night upon seeing the colorful homes teetering on the cliffs and the umbrella-filled beaches stretching out below. Positano is a gorgeous spot, but has grown massively popular since being featured in “Under the Tuscan Sun;” however, Sorrento, Amalfi, or even Capri would offer views just as stunning and crowds less suffocating. Hostels here will be more difficult to find (there is usually only one true hostel in each of the Amalfi towns, with other accommodation options more similar to bed-and-breakfasts) and more expensive than in Naples, but it may be worthwhile to spend a night or two if you can.
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Positano is glamorous -- just as it is in the movies.
I have visited Sorrento twice. I absolutely love it there, it is one of my favourite places in the whole world. I would strongly reccomend anyone to visit Sorrento and the surrounding area, as it is beautiful and the culture is fantastic! I can't wait to go back!
If you are travelling on your own, do ALL you can to avoid staying close to the station - it is an extremely seedy area. The rest of Naples is beautifully chaotic, and feels much safer. Great food and great people.
Salerno is definitely less dangerous than Naples. I duly recommend it to use it as a base for touring around the area (1 day in Pompei, 1 day on the Amalfi Coast, 1 day in Capri). Salerno has nothing really special to offer, but is quieter than Naples and from the train station to the hostel is a nice walk. From …
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
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 Campania here on Hostelz.com. 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.
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.
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.