Hostels in Emilia-Romagna Hostels in Emilia-Romagna

You are looking for hostels in Emilia-Romagna? 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 Emilia-Romagna 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 Emilia-Romagna.

All Cities in Emilia-Romagna

We list every single hostel in Emilia-Romagna and the world. In total, we have 23 cities in Emilia-Romagna 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 Emilia-Romagna 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 Emilia-Romagna. 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 Emilia-Romagna

Considered to be one of the most affluent regions in Europe, this region boasts a very high quality of life. Fast cars and good food are the hallmarks of Emilia-Romagna. It is the production home for the Maserati, the Ferrari, the Lamborghini and other notable high-end cars. The oldest university in the western world, the University of Bologna, is situated in the town of Bologna.

The region is made up of 2 historical sections (Emilia and Romagna) and 9 provinces. These are Bologna, Ferrara, Forli-Cesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Rimini. The capital is Bologna. Plains account for nearly half of the area’s geography. Hills and mountains each are about one fourth of the terrain. There are lagoons and thermal springs in some parts of this region.
Tourism is on the rise in this area, as visitors flock to the seaside towns. The region boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Christian Monuments in Ravenna; the Cathedral in Modena; and Ferrara’s Po Delta.

Getting around in this region is fairly easy since most of the major attractions are along Via Emilia, the East to West road that was originally laid out by the Romans in 187 BC. This road divides the northern plains and the Apennine mountains in the south.

Known as the gastronomic capital of Italy, the region is especially known for its filled pasta and wine. Come for the historic centers. Partake in the seaside nightlife. Just don’t forget to enjoy the incredible food!

Sports lovers should know that the region loves football, basketball and volleyball. Hiking is a fan favorite in this part of the country too. Thousands of hardy souls come to participate in the 25-day hike that is known as the Grande Excursion Apennine.

Accommodations can be as high end as luxury villas and hotels or moderately priced apartments and B&B’s. For those with a smaller budget, hostels are popular. In the rural areas, farm owners have gotten into the tourist trade by offering agriturismos. These are generally rooms in their homes or outbuildings. The term agriturismo is often synonymous with hostel or B&B. Some of the hostels offer pet friendly lodging as well as activities for their guests which might include cooking lessons, wine tasting, or guided tours of the region.

expert for Emilia-Romagna hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Emilia-Romagna hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Emilia-Romagna - 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 Emilia-Romagna. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Emilia-Romagna. 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 Emilia-Romagna

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 Emilia-Romagna?

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 Emilia-Romagna 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 Emilia-Romagna 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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