Hostels in San Marino Hostels in San Marino

You are looking for hostels in San Marino? 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 San Marino 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 San Marino.

All Cities in San Marino

We list every single hostel in San Marino and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in San Marino 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 San Marino 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 San Marino. 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 San Marino

Going to San Marino is like entering the pages of a fairy tale, in every sense. The country has a total area of a little over 61 square kilometers and not a lot of hostels, but an overall population of 32,000 people. It prides itself in being the oldest standing constitutional republic of the world, with the foundations of the city dating back to the 3rd century. The enclaved microstate that borders with Italy on each side is considered one of the world's wealthiest states. Accordingly, what you find here is a well taken care of and almost dreamlike town-sized settlement that is perched on the top of a bigger hill. Towering above the Italian countryside, the country does not seem much different to the rest of Italy, but what still makes it different is that it definitely has a majestic and superior air to it.

The most striking sight of San Marino that you will notice from far away already is the castle-like city walls with beautiful watch towers located on strategical corners of the rocky hilltop. With the walls surrounding the historic centre, the city could be the perfect setting for any of your imagined medieval knight and princess stories. Once you step inside the walls of the old city, you will find something of interest on almost every corner. Although space is limited, San Marinians still manage to make good use of it. There is the Piazza della Libertá, an atmospheric Italian-style town square, where, if you are lucky, you might see the San Marinian military practising. And the Palazzo Pubblico, an impressive palace that houses the local parliament. And the Basilica del Santo Marino, an important church with marvellous pieces of art and the local history museum called Museo di Stato, inside which you can learn about the unique past of this city-state.

The rest of the town centre is covered with great shops where you can do your souvenir shopping tax-free. Moreover, the very best aspect of San Marino is definitely the views it offers from almost every corner of the city. At some places steep and rocky, at others covered in greenery, from some of the watch towers, you will have 360 degrees uninterrupted panorama at your feet.

Hostels in San Marino may be more expensive than those you would find in nearby Italian towns like Rimini. This is mostly because there are not many accommodation facilities in the country yet. There are regular buses back to Rimini, which is only a little bit over 10 kilometers away. So an alternative option is to spend the day discovering San Marino and then head back to one of Rimini's hostels for the night. Although there are some cute and atmospheric cafes and restaurants on the main square, the night life is negligible.

On the other hand though, on a clear night, it can be worth staying for the views, not only above the countryside, but above the coastline that is only at an arm's length from here. Sitting on one of the lower walls near the centre, you can not only marvel at the illuminated scenery, but at the same time observe the unique life of a country where almost everybody knows each other.

expert for San Marino hostels

Handwritten by local expert for San Marino hostels JudyM

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

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 San Marino?

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 San Marino 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 San Marino 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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