Hostels in Palermo, Italy

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

Palermo, the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily in southern Italy, is a charming and vibrant city. Located in the northwest of Sicily, the city is mostly known for its history, architecture, and Mediterranean gastronomy. After you start walking in the streets, you'll feel like you are walking in a giant museum.

The city has wonderful weather that makes it even more attractive. The city is full of life, bursting with cultural spaces featuring arts and music as well as historical sites. You cannot miss the Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina, Palazzo Chiaramonte, Palermo Cathedral, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, San Cataldo's Church, Zisa, and Cuba. There are also the nice squares of the city, Quattro Canti -- four corners -- and Piazza Pretoria with its beautiful Fontana Pretoria. A nice walk through the botanical gardens -- Orto Botanico di Palermo -- is well worth it, as it is the biggest garden in Italy. A strange but interesting place is the Capuchin Catacombs, with mummified corpses. Outside the city you'll find Mount Pellegrino, with nice views from the city and the surrounding mountains and the sea in background.

The city is quite safe for tourists, however keep in mind that this is a city with a lot of corruption and a significant black market -- Palermo is also the capital of the Sicilian Mafia.

Palermo has an international airport that is the main connection to get here and a few maritime connections. By land there is a highway to take you to the east coast; it takes some time to drive around the island to and from Palermo, but it is a better option than the unpredictable local buses.

There is plenty of accommodation in Palermo, as the city is developing toward the tourism industry. Palermo's hostels are usually nice, well maintained, and you can expect friendly people to welcome you. The locals are always available for a short guided tour in the city if you have a motorbike. The hostels in Palermo are growing and you can expect good value for money in a really nice city.

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FAQ about Palermo Hostels

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

A hostel in Palermo costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Palermo with private rooms costs on average $74.
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Your Packing List for Palermo

Your Packing List for Palermo

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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.

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Palermo 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 Palermo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
13 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$74 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Palermo
Pia e Yuri is the cheapest
7 Party hostels in Palermo
Sunshine Hostel is the best rated
Most Palermo hostels are located in
Teatro Massimo, Teatro Politeama
3.3 Average rating of all hostels

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