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 Pavia. To help you make friends with Pavia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Pavia is an Italian city located in the Lombardy region of northeastern Italy, located approximately thirty-five kilometers south of Milan. Pavia is a relaxing, historic city, with many interesting touristic sights, such as Boethius and the tomb of Augustine. Pavia is also located in one of the wine regions of Italy, and is a great place to base yourself for day trips to the nearby vineyards. Cycling and hiking are also popular activities in the area. The region has a number of established hiking and cycling trails. Maps and information is readily available at many of the tourist information centres. Hostels in Pavia can also provide some information on the best trails to follow. There are a number of cycle rental and repair shops in the area.
There are a handful of hostels in Pavia, however there are also many other accommodation options, such as B&Bs, hotels, and catered and self-catered apartments. Hostels in Pavia tend to provide the cheapest accommodation option, and usually include free Wi-Fi, hot showers, communal areas, kitchen, lounge area, outside area, and air-conditioning. Most Pavia hostels also provide information and maps of Pavia and the surrounding area. Hostels in Pavia tend to offer dorm rooms of female, male or mixed dorms, as well as private rooms with either a shared or private bathroom. Pavia hostel staff members generally speak some English, however it is always beneficial to know a little Italian, or at least have access to an Italian phrasebook. Hostel and accommodation prices in general, are standard to most of Western Europe. If traveling during the peak seasons, book your accommodation in advance.
Written by local enthusiast for Pavia hostelsKelly Sheldrick