Hostels in Liguria Hostels in Liguria

You are looking for hostels in Liguria? 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 Liguria 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 Liguria.

All Cities in Liguria

We list every single hostel in Liguria and the world. In total, we have 18 cities in Liguria 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 Liguria 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 Liguria. 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 Liguria

Liguria, Italy, is a region in Italy located in the northwest of the country. The capital city is beautiful Genoa. This area of Italy borders with France with many buses and trains running daily from Côte d'Azur to Genoa, making border crossing very easy for travelers. The majority of the most popular cities in the region are coastal and boast picturesque, colorful fishing villages. The area is great for nature seekers, as both the Alps and Apennines mountains can be found here -- meaning endless hiking opportunities, nature reserves, and parks.

Most hostels in Liguria, Italy, will offer an assortment of outdoor activities from boat cruises to sunset hikes. The most popular destinations for tourists in the area are Genoa, Sanremo, Portofino, and Cinque Terre. If you’re looking for a beach vacation and want to spend time diving or snorkeling, it is best to head to Genoa or La Spezia, as this is where the deepest waters can be found. In Genoa, be sure to explore the nearby fishing village of Boccadasse.

Winter is the off-season in this area, as most travelers come to this part of Italy to enjoy the beach. Yet winter is a wonderful time to visit, as hostels in Liguria, Italy, are much more affordable, tourist crowds are scarce, and the temperature hardly gets lower than fifty degrees Fahrenheit.

Travelers seeking Italian culture will love staying in hostels in Liguria, Italy. Most Liguria, Italy hostels are family run and may offer traditional homemade cuisine or even cooking lessons and wine tastings! Foodies will rejoice to learn that pesto is originally from Liguria! The region is the perfect place to indulge in the Italian sauce that is made up of the perfect combination of fresh basil, pine seeds, olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. As the majority of Liguria is coastal, seafood is also incredible in this region! Friggitoria -- fried small fish and shellfish -- are irresistibly delicious and served in paper cones that are easily transported to the beach. Trenette and trofie pasta come from this region, as does the mouth-watering ciuppin soup. Ligurian cuisine is also responsible for focaccia, a flat, oven-baked Italian bread often topped with onions and herbs. It is common to place a farinata inside the focaccia and add in some pesto.

History buffs will also love staying in hostels in Liguria, Italy. Genoa, the region's capital city, was Christopher Columbus’ home (it's still one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean Sea today). This resulted in the area being quite affluent and there are many beautiful mansions for explorers to see. Hiking enthusiasts will want to head to Cinque Terre, which literally translates to five towns. Most hostels in the area are located in Riomaggiore. For those who do not wish to hike, there are also trains that transport visitors from Riomaggiore to Manarola to Corniglia to Vernazza to Monterosso.

expert for Liguria hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Liguria hostels Lola

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

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 Liguria?

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 Liguria 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 Liguria 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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