Hostels in Lake Como Hostels in Lake Como

You are looking for hostels in Lake Como? 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 Lake Como 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 Lake Como.

All Cities in Lake Como

We list every single hostel in Lake Como and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Lake Como 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 Lake Como 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 Lake Como. 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 Lake Como

Visiting Lake Como, Italy, is best in summer, not only because of the better weather but also it's peak season so everything will be open. From September to March, many of the locals businesses and even the Lake Como, Italy hostels and accommodation shut down partially. Lake Como isn't one of the cheapest places to visit in terms of getting there, hostel prices, and the activities available to you when you arrive, so bear that in mind!

The lake itself is beautiful and it's a lovely place to spend a few days, whether you want to go boating on the lake, hike the nearby hills and mountains of cycle/walk around some of the circumference of the lake. It's a lovely place to spend time being active but it's equally good to laze around for a few days and soak up some sun by the lake. Although the hostels in Lake Como, Italy, are generally very basic, you can often visit nearby hotels and pay to use their swimming pools if you want to relax by the pool.

In the way of Lake Como, Italy hostels, there aren't a huge amount of options at Lake Como and they're expensive but the destination is worth it in itself! The ones that are right by the lake are fine, perhaps somewhat limited in terms of facilities. The atmosphere depends on the season so book well in advance as they fill up quickly in summer and try to avoid visiting during winter as the atmosphere will have dropped.
If you visit in peak season then you can find everything you need in the main town where the train station and buses run from -- however this is often far away from many of the hostels in Lake Como, Italy. You can find an ATM here which you will struggle to find when you reach the actual lakeside accommodation area.
In the local area to the hostels you can find small mini-markets to top up on groceries, lots of restaurants (many of which are in hotels and they aren't cheap!), and places to rent bikes or boats.

The hostels in Lake Como, Italy, are full of information and many will provide you with maps so that you can make your way around the lake. As it is so big, it's worth taking a boat or a bus sometimes in order to reach the other small lakeside areas and to make your way back to the main train station.

If you're traveling around Italy, Milan is the best "main" big city from which to get to Lake Como -- you can get a train or a bus and it generally takes under three hours!

expert for Lake Como hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Lake Como hostels Shakesley

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

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 Lake Como?

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 Lake Como 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 Lake Como 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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