Hostels in Cinque Terre, Italy

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Get to know Cinque Terre (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Cinque Terre. To help you make friends with Cinque Terre before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cinque Terre -- Five Lands -- is a collection of five fishing villages overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the Italian region of Liguria. The coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare form a national park with some of the most stunning coastal hiking routes in the world, one of the paths connecting all the villages to each others. The area is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the unique landscapes and outstanding cultural value.

Cinque Terre is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and can be conveniently reached by train, as there is a railway station in each of the villages. There is a frequent service from Genova to La Spezia, where you can change to the local train heading for the villages of Cinque Terre.

The accommodation capacity in Cinque Terre is very limited and therefore it is essential to make a booking in advance. Mostly, the quality of Cinque Terra hostels is good and prices extremely high, especially in summer and around Easter. For those traveling on a shoestring, places in La Spezia and even Genova are likely to offer cheaper beds.

All the villages are amazingly pretty, easily accessible, and intending to serve visitors but they are all unique and have a different feel. In a nutshell, Monterosso al Mare is the largest and the most touristy whereas Vernazza is often considered the most picturesque; Corniglia is the only village lacking the direct access to the sea, Manarola has best -- if rocky -- swimming facilities and Riomaggiore is hosting an ancient stone castello.

Written by local enthusiast for Cinque Terre hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cinque Terre hostels Lotta Kauppi

FAQ about Cinque Terre Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Cinque Terre. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Cinque Terre. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Cinque Terre costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Cinque Terre with private rooms costs on average $85. shows all 6 Hostels in Cinque Terre. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Cinque Terre, Italy. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Cinque Terre such as
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Ostello di Corniglia is the best rated hostel for partying in Cinque Terre.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Cinque Terre

Your Packing List for Cinque Terre

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Cinque Terre and Italy.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Cinque Terre Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Cinque Terre, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$85 Average private room price
$29 Cheapest hostel in Cinque Terre
Ostello di Corniglia is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Cinque Terre
Ostello di Corniglia is the best rated
Most Cinque Terre hostels are located in
Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia
7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Manarola (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Vernazza (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Riomaggiore (4 Km / 2 mi.)
La Foce (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Riccò del Golfo (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Levanto (9 Km / 6 mi.)
La Spezia (10 Km / 6 mi.)

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

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