This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Amalfi. To help you make friends with Amalfi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Amalfi is a small town built into the cliffs, surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Amalfi is most easily reached by ferry from Salerno or Naples, Italy. While discovering the beautiful Amalfi Coast, be sure to stop in Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and Capri as these are the most worthwhile stops; best of all, you can visit them all in a few days! Make the most of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, heralded for its coastal beauty!
Amalfi is stunning; multi-colored buildings, beautiful flowers, lush greenery, and the ethereal turquoise blue of the ocean all add to an immense overload of color. Your eyes don’t know where to settle when you gaze upon Amalfi upon arrival by boat. The many buildings are squeezed so closely and tightly on top of each other, for their share of the gorgeous -- and expensive -- real estate. Luckily, there are a couple hostels in Amalfi that won’t break the bank!
Enjoy the beach; stroll through the winding paths; and visit the cute shops, bars, and restaurants. Don’t miss the ancient ruins (dating back from the fifteenth century) of the Torre dello Ziro. The ruins were formerly a castle that was used as a defense for the sea republic of Amalfi. The ruins aren't easily visible from Amalfi's main square, but there are signs posted. You can ask how to reach the ruins from Amalfi's tourist office. It is a hike uphill, but if you’ve got the time it’s well worth the views!
Amalfi is the vacation place of dreams! Reserve your Amalfi hostel early because it can get very busy during the summer and there are limited budget options!
Written by local enthusiast for Amalfi hostelsShannon Neuber