Hostel in Positano, Italy

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

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Positano is a beautiful seaside escape on the Amalfi Coast. To arrive at this idyllic coastal location, you can take a coach bus from Naples, Sorrento, or Salerno. Or, during the summer, you can take a ferry from either of the above locations. The ferries are a great way to arrive as you can see the beautiful surrounding areas on the peaceful boat ride over.

Positano is an affluent tourist destination, and as such there are few budget options for hostels in Positano, but those that exist are quality budget accommodations. Positano’s tourist area is very small, and most of the accommodation is found by walking up many stairs to top. Positano is built on the side of a cliff, and thus it is built vertically from the ocean up. If dropped off by bus it is very easy to find your hostel as the hostels are located near the bus stop. However, if dropped off by boat, you must walk up a lot of stairs to reach your hostel. You can be assured that once you arrive, the views at the top will be worth it!

Positano’s appeal is easy to see, it is striking when viewed from the boat. The houses and hotels are so colourful, improbably stacked one on top of another vertically up the cliff. There are also many beautiful flowers and vines everywhere, it shouts paradise. Like most destinations on the Amalfi Coast, the sights can be enjoyed by walking the winding paths along the coast. Many of the beaches require you to pay to enjoy them, however most offer a chair with umbrella and a drink. There are free beaches available if you know where to find them, or if you keep walking until you do! Although, most beaches in Positano do not have sand and are very rocky, so be prepared. You can stroll the streets and check out the local shops, rent a canoe or kayak and explore the pristine clear waters, or you can use Positano as a base to see the rest of the Amalfi Coast, such as Capri.

Don’t miss this town's charming appeal -- book your Positano hostel quickly to avoid disappointment! With limited budget options, make sure you book your Positano hostel in advance, especially during peak season!

Written by local enthusiast for Positano hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Positano hostels Shannon Neuber

FAQ about Positano Hostels

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

A hostel in Positano costs on average $94 for a dorm. A hostel in Positano with private rooms costs on average $254.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Positano, Italy. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Positano, Italy. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Positano such as
  • 3 hotels
  • 1 guesthouse
  • 7 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Positano.

Hostel Brikette is the best rated hostel for partying in Positano.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Positano

Your Packing List for Positano

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Positano 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

Positano 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 Positano, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$94 Average dorm price
$254 Average private room price
$90 Cheapest hostel in Positano
Hostel Brikette is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Positano
Hostel Brikette is the best rated
8.6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Positano - from the Community

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