Hostel in Parma, Italy

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

Parma is located in Northern Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna Region. It is easily accessed by train from the major Italian cities. It has its own airport and its close proximity to Milan facilitates international transportation. Hostels in Parma are not numerous; however, you will be able to find a hostel in Parma that will accommodate your needs.

Besides its famous parmigiano reggiano cheese (the culinary history of Parma is known worldwide not only for its cheese production but also for its delicate, extravagant dishes based on raw or cooked horse meat), Parma has many attractions for tourists who plan to spend some relaxed, quiet time in Italy. A mixture of antique architecture and a peaceful countryside view makes Parma an interesting city to visit while traveling in Italy. A small river, an affluent of the River Po, runs across the city. The climate is mild most of the year and it can be rather cold in winter.

The University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world, hosts a large number of Italian students, giving a breath of young life to a city embedded in ancient-style architecture. Divided in several campuses, a variety of careers can be pursued in Parma.

In la Piazza del Duomo, the artistic center of the city, you can visit The Cathedral of Parma, a symbol of the ancient Italian culture. The “Teatro Regio,” an internationally recognized theater of the opera, also deserves a visit while staying in Parma. For relaxation, nothing better than taking a walk by the Ducal Park, with its gardens, old trees, and the Trianon Fountain.

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FAQ about Parma Hostels

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

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Your Packing List for Parma

Your Packing List for Parma

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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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Parma 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 Parma, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$28 Average dorm price
1 Party hostels in Parma
Parma Luciano Ferraris Hostel is the best rated
7.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Correggio (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Marcaria (39 Km / 24 mi.)

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